The State of Florida Supreme Court approves Mediation Experts as trainers in the trainer's area of expertise. In addition to being certified as a mediator in their specific category, the Mediator must meet requirements outlined by the Supreme Court Judges, including their certifications, a minimum number of conducted mediations, passing a test, and ultimately working as an assistant trainer for a number of trainings.
A primary trainer is required to be present at all times during the 40-hour training course for new mediators. The training is a combination of review and comprehension of the statutes, rules and regulations governing the practice of mediation.
The trainers also provide specific examples of mediation techniques that include role-playing experience, both as a mediator and as a party going through the mediation exercise.
Before becoming certified, new mediators are required to participate in a mentorship that prepares them for conducting their mediations. I believe the trainer has an obligation to assist in the mentorship requirements and work diligently with my students so they have an enriching and fulfilling mentorship.
My mediation experience has been profoundly enhanced by instruction and trainings offered by some of the masters in the field. I am extremely grateful to them for the opportunity, and consider it a privilege to assist in their work in the alternative dispute resolution process.
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