Course AvailabilityOnline: $1,495
Online classes are available for 90 days, from the time of purchase.
As a Certified Mediator, you will use your well-honed negotiating skills to resolve disputes between parties involved in a conflict. Mediators may be called upon to apply conflict resolution techniques in a number of settings, including workplaces, construction, healthcare and eldercare. Development of the unique skill set all professional mediators must possess requires effective and highly specialized training. Vista College offers an affordable online training program that you can access from your home, office or wherever is most convenient for you.
Certification Can Have a Positive Impact on Your Career
Successful completion of the program can lead to certification from Mediators without Borders®, a global organization for professional mediators devoted to developing and sharing best practices in mediation. Our program can also be used toward recertification by the Project Management Institute and the HR Certification Institute. Certification validates your expertise and demonstrates your commitment to the mediation profession. Certification can also be an invaluable asset to your career, whether you are seeking advancement opportunities or engaged in your own private mediation practice.
Our Program Offers an Effective Combination of “Book Learning” and Practical Application
We’ve designed our 120-hour Certified Mediator program to provide a well-rounded educational experience. During the first 60 hours, you will become familiar with the various types of conflict and negotiating styles and learn about the stages involved in the negotiating process. During the second half of the course, you will participate in an online internship that will provide you with the practical experience you need to succeed as a negotiator in a real-world setting. The internship consists of moderated webinars where you gain hands-on experience in all aspects of the mediation process via role-playing. You will assume the role of mediator, disputant and observer, which will give you keen insight into what transpires in an actual negotiation session.
Preparation for the Certified Mediator Program
Anyone who is interested in developing strong mediation skills can enroll in the Vista College Certified Mediator course. To gain access to the learning materials and online internship program, you will need a Web-enabled PC or Mac equipped with the Windows XP operating system or later version and the Windows IE Web browser or later version. Your machine must also be equipped with Skype technology, which is available as a free download. We recommend that you allot approximately 2.5 hours per week over a 24-week period to complete the internship portion of the program.
Online Education: The Convenient and Affordable Learning Solution
Studying online enables you to assume total control of your education. Our Certified Mediator course materials are accessible around the clock, so you can study whenever your schedule allows without disrupting your current lifestyle. Online courses are typically less expensive than those offered in a traditional classroom setting, and you’ll also save the time and expense of traveling to a college campus or technical school. The course is facilitated by a team of dedicated instructors who bring an abundance of real-world mediating experience to the teaching process. You will have six months to complete the program, and a six-month extension is available at a cost of $199 if you need more time.