Basic Civil Mediation
Instructor: Kim Kovach
Location: Boise, ID
Date: May 15 - 19, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Basic Civil Mediation is a 40-hour course that explores conflict resolution, negotiation and mediation theory and practice through lectures, discussions, demonstrations, exercises and role-play. Kovach brings a wide range of knowledge and experience to this course and will ensure a fruitful, dynamic, interactive and enjoyable learning experience.
What You Will Learn
- Fundamentals of effective, ethical mediation practice
- Diverse mediator orientations, goals and styles
- Cutting-edge issues debated in the field
- Strategies for working with attorneys in the mediation process
- Communication approaches in preventing, reducing, and resolving conflicts
- The principles of mediation advocacy from both a mediator's and advocate's perspective
- Negotiation strategies used in mediation
- A deeper understanding of conflict and alternative approaches to addressing disputes
About the Presenters
Kimberlee K. Kovach has over 30 years’ experience in mediation as a leading teacher, trainer, scholar and practitioner. She is a past chair of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and former Chair of the State Bar of Texas ADR Section. Kovach has taught a variety of ADR courses in legal education for 20 years and is the author of a text book for law school use: Mediation: Principles and Practice (3rd ed. 2004). She also is the author of Mediation in a Nutshell (2nd ed. 2010). Kovach has published numerous law review articles, book chapters and short articles on a variety of ADR-related topics. Kovach has lectured extensively and conducted hundreds of trainings throughout the US and abroad. She serves as a mediator, arbitrator and trainer.
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