Education Services

Advanced Mediator Training Series: Expanding the Mediators Toolbox – Blending Advanced Mediator Strategies

Session ID: 19Test13

  • Start Date

    March 31, 2020 9:00 AM (EDT)
  • End Date

    March 31, 2020 9:00 AM
  • Duration

    0 days
Course Cancelled
Registration Status: CANCELLED

Registration for this program closes on June 05, 2019 12:00 AM

Registration Fee
Price (USD)
General $400.00

Refund Policy



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Charlotte, NC  28210

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Faculty and Summary

Neil Carmichael
Neil Carmichael

American Arbitration Association
Charlotte, NC

Mediation philosophy and mediator style inform a mediator’s ability to develop rapport, establish an empathic connection with, and earn the trust of the parties.  These, coupled with a combination of the mediator’s various strategies are fundamental and critical to the mediator’s effectiveness.  

This one-day, advanced mediator training workshop looks beyond the common “go to” strategies to focus on a blend of strategies that often prove more useful and effective than the traditional “Getting to Yes” model.  Given the variety and uniqueness of individuals, circumstances and disputes in any particular mediation, the strategies discussed in this workshop, while not exhaustive, fall into the following five categories that blend and fuse various strategies:  

  -  Facilitative
  -  Benefactor
  -  Assertive/Directive
  -  Relational
  -  Personas

A central objective of the workshop is to help the experienced and practicing mediator expand the tools in her/his toolkit to become more successful in their mission to (1) help troubled persons, institutions, and parties work through and resolve their conflicts and disputes efficiently and effectively, and (2) deliver exceptional value by navigating the process with keener insight.

As part of its long-standing, ongoing educational mission, the American Arbitration Association grants a limited number of scholarships that cover the cost of educational program registration. Scholarship eligibility is limited to students, government workers, retired professionals, arbitrators/mediators who are no longer active on the AAA roster, and others as may be determined by the AAA. To request a registration fee scholarship, please send an email to Include your current position and affiliation, and a brief description of the basis for your registration fee scholarship request. The American Arbitration Association reserves the right to grant or deny any request based on the information provided by the requesting individual and available space in the program.


If you are an AAA Panelist please note this program does not satisfy your annual Arbitrator Continuing Education requirement.

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Please contact AAA Education Services at or 212-716-3977.