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Basic Mediation and Conflict Resolution Skills: 40 Hours

Register by April 11 and receive a $50 early bird discount.

Howard Community College offers this 40-hour training, which provides a comprehensive overview of conflict resolution and intensive/interactive mediation skills building and satisfies the training requirement for designation by Maryland Circuit Courts as a mediator. Training involves small group discussions and exercises, coached role playing, videos, and lecture. Manual provided. Please bring lunch for Saturday sessions. Instructor Barbara Blake Williams has a private practice and has served as court-appointed mediator for several courts. She holds an M.P.A. in public administration, M.Ed. in counseling, and a J.D. 4.0 CEUs.

Tuition: $925 (includes $290 in fees*)
Thu, Fri & Sat (see Sat hours below) Apr 30-May 16 6:30PM-9:45PM Gateway Campus XI-114 7777 #5847
Saturday classes meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Conflict Resolution Neutrality
This course examines the elusive concept of “mediator neutrality.” Workshop format is interactive, exploring the ethical and behavioral hallmarks of mediator neutrality through class discussion and analysis of mediation videos. Note: This course covers material congruent with Judicial Rule 17 Continuing Education requirements and the MPME mandate for Continuing Education in mediation ethics. Topics discussed will be different concepts meant by mediators when they talk of “neutrality,” three aspects of neutrality important to consider in the practice of mediation (process, content, and relationship), and mediator behaviors which convey a sense of neutrality. .2 CEUs.
Tuition: $99 (includes $59 in fees*)
Wed Dec 11 6:30PM-8:30PM Gateway Campus XH-113 7720 #1945
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Mediating Property, Finance and Fiscal Future: Marital Property Issues in Divorce

Divorce has many dimensions, some of them financial. This course is for mediators who want to help spouses contemplating separation and divorce discuss financial issues and distribution of marital property. Topics include Maryland law on spousal support and marital property, distribution of assets, tax consequences, ethical issues, special topics, and relevant mediation skills. Class format: small group exercises, discussions, simulations, video, and lecture. Successful course completion satisfies training requirements regarding marital property issues under Maryland Judicial Rule 17-104(d). Instructor Barbara Blake Williams has a private practice in mediation. She is the past president of the Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution and an assessor member of its Certification Committee. She subscribes to the Maryland Program on Mediator Excellence and is an Advanced Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution. Refund policy does not apply. Register by Jan. 16 for a $50 Early Bird Tuition Discount.

Tuition: $690 (includes $590 in fees*)
Sat, Sun (Sunday hours see below) Feb 01-Feb 09 9AM-4:30PM Hickory Ridge XH-108 7758 #5821
Sunday Hours: 12:30pm-4:15pm
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Paralegal Certificate Program

Earn a Continuing Education Certificate of Completion for Professional Development. Discover what it takes to start a paralegal career. Students will discuss legal terminology, analysis, briefs, and explore contract law. This introductory level course does not fill any prerequisites for certification. After you register, please create an online account at ed2go. com/howardcc. This is where you will access the course. For more information, please call 443-518-4680.

Tuition: $190 (includes $145 in fees*)
Nov 13-Dec 20   Online XO-304 4042 #5043
Dec 11-Jan 17   Online XO-304 4043 #5044
Jan 15-Feb 21   Online XO-304 4250 #7094
Feb 12-Mar 20   Online XO-304 4251 #7095
Mar 18-Apr 24   Online XO-304 4252 #7096
Apr 15-May 22   Online XO-304 4253 #7097
May 13-Jun 19   Online XO-304 4254 #7098
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