MAA 2023 Training Schedule

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All Upcoming Classes:

30-Hour Advanced Civil and Family Mediation Training

June 24 - 8:30 am to June 26 - 5:30 pm CDT

Specialize in Texas family disputes with our 30-hour Advanced Family Mediation course. Only $850 for 30 CLE & 3 Ethics credits. Navigate family dynamics expertly.

8-Hour Basic Arbitration Training

August 5 - 8:30 am to 5:30 pm CDT

Embark on Texas arbitration with our 8-hour foundational class. For $799, gain 8.25 CLE and 1 Ethics credit. Set the stage for arbitration success in Texas.

8-Hour Advanced Arbitration Training

August 19 - 8:30 am to 5:30 pm CDT

Deepen your Texas arbitration prowess with our 8-hour advanced course. At $799, secure 8 CLE credits & 1.5 Ethics credits.

Child Protective Services (CPS) Mediation Training

August 27 - 8:30 am to August 28 - 5:30 pm CDT

Champion the best interests of children in Texas with our 20-hour CPS Mediation class. Priced at $799, receive 17.5 CLE & 2 Ethics credits. Be a beacon in child protection.

40-Hour Basic Mediation Training

September 9 - 8:30 am to September 12 - 5:30 pm CDT

Master conflict resolution in Texas with our 40-hour Basic Mediation class. At $999, earn 37.5 CLE & 3 Ethics credits. Step into Texas mediation confidently.

30-Hour Advanced Civil and Family Mediation Training

September 23 - 8:30 am to September 25 - 5:30 pm CDT

Specialize in Texas family disputes with our 30-hour Advanced Family Mediation course. Only $850 for 30 CLE & 3 Ethics credits. Navigate family dynamics expertly.

8-Hour Basic Arbitration Training

October 14 - 8:30 am to 5:30 pm CDT

Embark on Texas arbitration with our 8-hour foundational class. For $799, gain 8.25 CLE and 1 Ethics credit. Set the stage for arbitration success in Texas.

8-Hour Advanced Arbitration Training

October 28 - 8:30 am to 5:30 pm CDT

Deepen your Texas arbitration prowess with our 8-hour advanced course. At $799, secure 8 CLE credits & 1.5 Ethics credits.

40-Hour Basic Mediation Training

December 2 - 8:30 am to December 5 - 5:30 pm CST

Master conflict resolution in Texas with our 40-hour Basic Mediation class. At $999, earn 37.5 CLE & 3 Ethics credits. Step into Texas mediation confidently.

30-Hour Advanced Civil and Family Mediation Training

December 16 - 8:30 am to December 18 - 5:30 pm CST

Specialize in Texas family disputes with our 30-hour Advanced Family Mediation course. Only $850 for 30 CLE & 3 Ethics credits. Navigate family dynamics expertly.

40-Hour Basic Mediation Class

The Basic mediation course is a 5-day (8:00 am – 5:00 pm) 40-hour training course offered to the general public, counselors/social workers, educators, HR staff, and attorneys. This course is designed to give individuals the skills and credentials they need to serve as mediators in the State of Texas. The training focuses on practical mediation skills and covers areas of personal injury, employment, intellectual property, and multi-party conflicts, among others. This course meets the standards of the Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable 40-Hour Training Standards as required by the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association. All Course materials will be provided including THE WORKBOOK-a practical and up-to-date reference which includes forms and the materials you need to start a practice.

Price $999.00
37.5 CLE’s / CPE’s / CEU’s hours + 3 ethics hours

40-Hour Basic Mediation Training

September 9 - 8:30 am to September 12 - 5:30 pm CDT

Master conflict resolution in Texas with our 40-hour Basic Mediation class. At $999, earn 37.5 CLE & 3 Ethics credits. Step into Texas mediation confidently.

40-Hour Basic Mediation Training

December 2 - 8:30 am to December 5 - 5:30 pm CST

Master conflict resolution in Texas with our 40-hour Basic Mediation class. At $999, earn 37.5 CLE & 3 Ethics credits. Step into Texas mediation confidently.

30-Hour Advanced Family Mediation Class

This course is a 3-day, intensive (8:00-6:00), 30-hour training fulfilling the Texas Alternative Dispute Resolution Act requirements for mediators doing family mediation and following the standards set by the Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable. The sessions include family law, family dynamics, domestic violence, child development, ethical and practical considerations, and finances in family cases. This course meets the standards of the Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable as required by the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association. Course materials will be provided. (Bring your own Lunch)

Price $850.00
(There is a $50.00 Discount for participants who took our basic class)
30 CLE’s / CPE’s / CEU’s hours + 3 ethics hours
Prerequisite: Basic Mediation Training

30-Hour Advanced Civil and Family Mediation Training

June 24 - 8:30 am to June 26 - 5:30 pm CDT

Specialize in Texas family disputes with our 30-hour Advanced Family Mediation course. Only $850 for 30 CLE & 3 Ethics credits. Navigate family dynamics expertly.

30-Hour Advanced Civil and Family Mediation Training

September 23 - 8:30 am to September 25 - 5:30 pm CDT

Specialize in Texas family disputes with our 30-hour Advanced Family Mediation course. Only $850 for 30 CLE & 3 Ethics credits. Navigate family dynamics expertly.

30-Hour Advanced Civil and Family Mediation Training

December 16 - 8:30 am to December 18 - 5:30 pm CST

Specialize in Texas family disputes with our 30-hour Advanced Family Mediation course. Only $850 for 30 CLE & 3 Ethics credits. Navigate family dynamics expertly.

20-Hour CPS Mediation Class

MAA’s Institute of Mediation Training’s Child Protective Services Mediation Course is a 2-day intensive course (8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) 20-hour training specific to Mediating Child Protective Services (CPS) cases. CPS Mediation increases meaningful understanding and engagement between parties, codifies decisions regarding children and families, and expedites the process to find permanent outcomes for children. The sessions include the complex parties of CPS mediation, understanding childhood trauma, parent dynamics, ethical issues, and the legal framework of CPS cases. This course fulfills the requirements of the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable for mediators doing court-ordered CPS mediation. Course Materials will be provided. (Bring your own Lunch)

Price $799.00
17.5 CLE’s/CPE’s/CEU’s participant hours + 2 Ethics hours
Class Prerequisite: Advanced Family Mediation

20-Hour Eldercare Mediation Class

Eldercare Mediation Class Elder and adult care mediation is a collaborative problem-solving process, facilitated by a trained, neutral third party to assist older adults and their families in navigating the challenge of aging. A trained elder care mediator can help elders and their families address issues including health and medical care, end of life care and decisions, how to share family care-giving, caregiving schedules and expenses, living arrangements, property maintenance, finances, family business transactions, guardianship decisions, driving concerns, and probate matters such as wills, estates, trusts, and property distribution. Course Materials will be provided. (Bring your own Lunch).

Price $750.00
18 CLE’s/CPE’s/CEU’s hours + 2 Ethics hours
Prerequisite: Basic & Advanced Family Mediation Courses

 

8-Hour Arbitration Class

Mediators and Arbitrators of America (“MAA”) is proud to offer training services in basic arbitration. This intense one-day class focuses on the ethics and principles of basic arbitration. Emphasis is placed on the importance of communicating for arbitrator success. The importance of understanding the terms binding arbitration and non-binding arbitration and the distinction between mediation and arbitration is discussed. Explored are the core tenets of arbitration, including the arbitrator’s opening statement, the oath of all participants, arbitration formats and procedures, the Federal Arbitration and Texas Arbitration Acts, and the enforceability of the provisions. This training program is interactive and participatory.

Price $799.00
8.25 CLE’s/CPE’s/CEU’s hours + 1 Ethics hour

8-Hour Basic Arbitration Training

August 5 - 8:30 am to 5:30 pm CDT

Embark on Texas arbitration with our 8-hour foundational class. For $799, gain 8.25 CLE and 1 Ethics credit. Set the stage for arbitration success in Texas.

8-Hour Advanced Arbitration Training

August 19 - 8:30 am to 5:30 pm CDT

Deepen your Texas arbitration prowess with our 8-hour advanced course. At $799, secure 8 CLE credits & 1.5 Ethics credits.

8-Hour Basic Arbitration Training

October 14 - 8:30 am to 5:30 pm CDT

Embark on Texas arbitration with our 8-hour foundational class. For $799, gain 8.25 CLE and 1 Ethics credit. Set the stage for arbitration success in Texas.

8-Hour Advanced Arbitration Training

October 28 - 8:30 am to 5:30 pm CDT

Deepen your Texas arbitration prowess with our 8-hour advanced course. At $799, secure 8 CLE credits & 1.5 Ethics credits.

Cultural Awareness, Conflict Prevention, & Sensitivity Training

Mediators and Arbitrators of America (“MAA”) is proud to offer training services in the area of cultural awareness, conflict prevention, and sensitivity. This intense 8-hour class focuses on the ethics and principles of alternative dispute resolution, conflict prevention, and the processes of conflict resolution and mediation in the context of cultural awareness and sensitivity. Emphasis is placed on the importance of communicating for facilitator success and neutrality. Explored are the core attributes of communication and key aspects of active listening. The importance of understanding worldview is studied, in addition to recognizing the importance of cultural competencies. Through these cultural considerations, participants are presented with information, demonstration, and practice through role-played scenarios on how to effectively resolve conflicts, and improve workplace communication and team effectiveness. MAA’s program also includes specific communication strategies pertaining to issues of harassment, senior awareness, racial and ethnic disparity, hostility, gender bias, LGBTQ issues, and bullying awareness. Ethical issues and considerations are discussed in depth. Benefits of this program for educational or business organizations include: improving staff morale and retention, administrative and staff relations, relations with the press, relations with other members in the community; and, minimizing litigation. This conflict resolution training program is interactive and participatory.

Price: $799.00
7 CPE’s/CEU’s Hours + 1 Ethics Hour

Sec. 154.052. QUALIFICATIONS OF IMPARTIAL THIRD PARTY. (a) Except as provided by Subsections (b) and (c), to qualify for an appointment as an impartial third party under this subchapter a person must have completed a minimum of 40 classroom hours of training in dispute resolution techniques in a course conducted by an alternative dispute resolution system or other dispute resolution organization approved by the court making the appointment.
(b) To qualify for an appointment as an impartial third party under this subchapter in a dispute relating to the parent-child relationship, a person must complete the training required by Subsection (a) and an additional 24 hours of training in the fields of family dynamics, child development, and family law.
(c) In appropriate circumstances, a court may in its discretion appoint a person as an impartial third party who does not qualify under Subsection (a) or (b) if the court bases its appointment on legal or other professional training or experience in particular dispute resolution processes.