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Become a Mediator

What careers are available to trained mediators?

Many mediators establish private practices, particularly if they can couple negotiation skills with extensive knowledge of a specialty area such as construction, discrimination, domestic relations, health care, insurance, landlord-tenant rights or real estate.

Others find employment as mediators with state and local governments, corporations or community mediation centers.

Of course, conflict resolution is a skill valued by all employers, in any job setting.

What education is needed to become a mediator?

The State of Oregon has established minimal guidelines for professional preparation of mediators, including 30 hours or more of basic training demonstrating relevant communication skills, essential mediation techniques, and a practical awareness of cultural issues and professional ethics. The Oregon Mediation Association and other professional organizations typically require additional supervised practical experience.  Advanced training or education is often required to mediate in specialty areas (i.e. real estate, medical/eldercare, restorative justice, etc.).

What are the benefits of completing Marylhurst's Certificate in Conflict Resolution & Mediation?

In addition to completing six upper-division university courses designed to develop your negotiation skills, our conflict resolution and mediation program also requires you to complete a final project or internship, to put classroom learning into practice.

Marylhurst partners with Clackamas County Dispute Resolutions Services, Multnomah County Court, and other organizations to provide opportunities for internships in various community, neighborhood and court mediation settings.

As a Marylhurst University student/alum, you can join the Solutions Group, an organization designed to help you further develop your mediation skills and to network with individuals and organizations.

Finally, you may apply certificate course credits toward completion of  a Marylhurst bachelor's degree, with a major in Communication, Human Studies or Interdisciplinary Studies.

 

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