The graduate certificate is a 15-credit program that can be taken alone, as a specialization in the master's of public service or with another master's degree, pending approval by the Graduate School.
Mediation as facilitated negotiation, three-party processes vs. two-party processes, interest-based bargaining vs. positional or adversarial bargaining. Concepts will be explored through the use of class role plays, which will be videotaped and critiqued as a part of mediation training.
An exploration of more advanced issues in the practice of mediation, including brokering, emotions in mediation, agenda, joint session, caucuses, agreements and multiparty/multi-issue cases.
The development of conflict between and among individuals, organizations, and governmental units; various models for conflict and types of conflict resolution will be surveyed.
Explores current theoretical and applied issues in mediation. These issues may include communication theories and models, legislative enactments, dispute resolution systems design, and court-connected dispute resolution systems. Case studies provide an opportunity to examine the theory through an applied approach.
Required of all students; for example, an internship may be established with a community mediation center, court system, hospital peer review committee or public school teachers' collective bargaining unit. Placements will be arranged on an individual basis. S/U grade assessment.