Skip Navigation
HCC Main Campus
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia MD, 21044
Laurel College Center
312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 205
Laurel, MD 20707
Gateway Business Training Center
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia MD, 21046
Take a Virtual Tour
Take an interactive look at HCC's campus

Mediation & Law


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) May 02-May 18 6:30PM-9:45PM Gateway Campus XI-114 7740 #4207
Saturday classes meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Register Now
Conflict Resolution POISE Under Pressure
This course presents a tool for ethical decision-making for mediators captured in the acronym “POISE”. Course content includes how to identify an ethical dilemma and use of the tool in resolving ethical dilemmas. Workshop format includes discussion and applied exercises. Note: This course covers material congruent with Judicial Rule 17 Continuing Education requirements and the MPME mandate for Continuing Education in mediation ethics. Topics include: basic definitions of “ethics” and of “ethical dilemma,” terms and ideas that make up the acronym POISE, and how to use the POISE tool when making ethical decisions, in the role of mediator. .2 CEUs.
Tuition: $99 (includes $59 in fees*)
Wed Mar 27 6:30PM-8:30PM Gateway Campus XH-114 7760 #6058
Register Now
Legal Issues That Face Meeting Managers
This course will review legal issues from the perspective of a meeting manager, but not meant as legal advice. The problem topics to be discussed include music performance licensing fees, attrition, cancellation clauses, force majeure, union issues, ADA requirements and other pitfalls to avoid. Remember to always consult an attorney with legal questions.
Tuition: $45 (fee based, no waivers)
Thu Jun 06 6:30PM-9:30PM Laurel College Center XB-120 M1624 #0694
Thu Jul 25 6:30PM-9:30PM Laurel College Center XB-120 M1625 #0696
Register Now
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: $180 (includes $140 in fees*)
Apr 17-May 24   Online XO-304 4750 #5873
May 15-Jun 21   Online XO-304 4751 #5874
Jun 12-Jul 19   Online XO-304 4752 #5875
Jul 17-Aug 23   Online XO-304 4886 #1138
Aug 14-Sep 20   Online XO-304 4887 #1139
Register Now

Stay Connected

Learn about Aristotle's three modes of persuasion strategically and avoid our own argument blind spots whenever we advocate for what we believe or need.

Learn more about the Lecture Series at HCC!

Giving makes a difference! Your support helps students along their pathways to success.