Dispute Resolution Training for Practitioners & Judges

Superior education and cutting-edge training.

The Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR) offers a variety of mediation and dispute resolution programs to the public, ADR professionals, judges, attorneys, and court administrators. We collaborate on projects with local trainers, non-profits, commercial ADR providers, and government agencies. CNDR also offers customized training to suit your needs – we have you covered from basic certification to advanced ADR topics. MCLE Provider #9545.

Find the UC Hastings Master Calendar of events here.

Master the Fundamentals of Mediation Certificate

Hosted at Hastings annually, this 40-hour comprehensive mediation certification training provides a unique blend of mediation theory, hands-on mediation skills training, and an exploration of the sensibilities and personal qualities required to be an effective mediator. This highly interactive and dynamic course is useful for any attorney who represents clients in mediation to understand the process and to be more effective in representing clients in mediation. No prior training or experience required. More information here.

Instructor: Jessica Notini

Dates: Summer 2021 virtual program dates coming soon…

Advanced Practitioner Mediation Certificate Training Series

An in-depth, 7-part series designed to engage participants on specific topics that are essential in any mediator’s toolkit. Taught by an experienced team, the series will be held three times annually and sessions range from 2 – 4 hours each. Beginning September 2, 2020, and continuing through 2022. Individual session information to the right, or learn more about the series and instructors at the link below.

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International Court ADR Institute

Dates: August 31 – September 3, 2020 

Due to the escalating COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and uncertainty of the situation and the need for social distancing, CNDR have made the decision to postpone the International Court ADR Institute 2020 to an indefinite date.

We appreciate your support, and we are here to help in any way we can. We wish you the best as we weather this storm together.

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International Court ADR Institute FAQ

Select Past CNDR Trainings

  • Mastering the Fundamentals, Basic Mediation Certification
  • Mediation for HR Professionals
  • International Court ADR Institute: Envisioning, Designing, and Implementing Court ADR: A Practical and Theoretical Program
  • International Cross Border Family Mediation
  • Spanish Mediation
  • Advanced Mediation Training
  • Effective Negotiation
  • Mastering the Difficult Negotiation
  • Practice of Conflict Coaching
  • Stealth Facilitation
  • Leadership Academy

Customized Training

CNDR can work with you to design a specialized training that meets the needs of your organization or team, or any of our other training offerings can be provided privately and customized to your group.

Contact CNDR About Your Training Needs

Upcoming CNDR Events

Oct 28

New Frontiers in ADR Speaker Series: John Lande

Guest Professor John Lande will discuss how to go beyond traditional labels, and explore using techniques from both positional and interest based models of risk assessment in complementary ways. Based on his new book, “Litigation Interest and Risk Assessment: Help Your Clients Make Good Litigation Decisions.”

Virtual Event
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Oct 28

Creative Commons: Using Improv to Think on Your Feet

Lawyers are often required to think on their feet. In this interactive class, we will practice techniques shown to increase public speaking confidence and on-the-spot decision making. Co-hosted by the Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR), and the Career Development Office. For students only. You must register in advance.

Virtual Event
3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
Feb 10

Practitioner Mediation Training Series: Handling Emotions Productively

Human emotions are vital in mediation: They let us know what matters, they help us connect with others, and they propel us to action. At the same time, people in conflict often experience intense negative emotions that can derail a mediation. This session will provide a basis for understanding the neurobiology of emotion, as well as provide tools for enhancing the positive emotions – and managing the negative emotions – of participants, attorneys, and mediators themselves.

Virtual Event
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cancellation Policy

For all CNDR events, cancellations on or before 30 days prior to the event will receive a full refund, minus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations after 30 days prior to the event will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations on or after 5 days prior to the event will not receive a refund.

ADA Accommodations Statement

The University of California, Hastings College of the Law is committed to making its facilities and events accessible in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need reasonable accommodations, please contact CNDR at 415-581-8941 or CNDR@uchastings.edu, or the Disability Access Hotline at 415-581-4848 or DAH@uchastings.edu at least two weeks before the event.