Course Description

This intensive five-day training program equips participants with knowledge and skills essential for successful employment mediation. A comprehensive blend of substantive law and training in mediation process skills prepares participants to become qualified mediators for employment disputes.

By the program’s completion, you will be well prepared to become a qualified employment law mediator. You will also be awarded CLE credits for completion of the training. The Employment Law Mediator Training program focuses first on employment law that is applicable to employment mediation, then on in-depth role-playing to help you learn and practice the skills to facilitate the process. Instruction is available biannually in New York City at the midtown offices of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Dates for Fall 2020 are not yet determined.

Faculty Author

  • Richard D. Fincher, JD
  • Sarah Miller Espinosa, JD

Benefits to the Learner

  • Overview of employment law, including:
    • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
    • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
    • Americans with Disabilities Act
    • Family and Medical Leave Act
    • Fair Labor Standards Act
    • Whistleblower discrimination
  • Examine employment mediation process:
    • Pre-Mediation Intake
    • Opening Session
    • Caucuses
    • Exploring Interests
    • Working through Impasse
    • Framing the Settlement
  • Practice Development

Target Audience

  • Mediators and those aspiring to build a career in mediation
  • Arbitrators
  • Attorneys and lawyers
  • Independent consultants
  • Union representatives and labor relations professionals
  • HR professionals
  • Entrepreneurs who want to mediate
  • Recent graduates interested in becoming mediators/arbitrators
  • Anyone looking to start their own practice as a mediation/dispute resolution professional

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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May 04, 2020 to May 08, 2020
Course Fee(s)
Regular Price $2,195.00
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