There is a growing need for qualified mediators as the courts, private businesses, public organizations, and families increasingly recognize the effectiveness and cost-saving benefits of mediation. Mediation is an attractive alternative to settling differences in court. Disputing parties can save thousands of dollars and months of wasted time by mediating an acceptable settlement. This course is designed to give professionals the knowledge and skills to provide mediation services. This 3-credit course provides the basic skills needed to practice mediation.