Going to court can be costly and time consuming. Conflicts between employees can significantly cut down on job performance. As a skilled mediator, you can be the essential tool to solving conflicts like these. Career training can be easy to find and there is a relatively short time commitment--often just 40 hours for a basic course, 20 more for advanced study.
Conflict Resolution Career Training
But that's not the whole story. Successful, sought-after mediators have a bachelor's or master's degree in conflict resolution and mediation or a background in law, business, counseling, or public policy. Any number of mediation organizations, colleges, and universities offer programs ranging from workshops to post-graduate study. Courses may include:
- Methods of conflict resolution
- Using conflicts as catalysts for change
- Effective communication
- Negotiation theory
- Conflicts in schools