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.

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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 a range of professionals who deal with people in conflict, and 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.

Instructor: Jessica Notini

Dates: Summer 2021 Session Cancelled

Advanced Practitioner Mediation Certificate 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 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 Cross-Border Family Mediation Training

Taught by Melissa Kucinski, this program is open to family mediators who want to advance their mediation skills to work more productively with families where cross-border parenting issues arise. This training will help family mediators spot potential issues that require additional discussion and consideration between the parents, and help the mediator have a more sophisticated understanding of how to approach these complex multi-jurisdictional situations. The training will cover the legal and practical aspects of international custody, child relocation, and child abduction that may arise when a family’s background includes more than one jurisdiction. Learn more about the training.

Dates: This virtual 14-hour training will be held in 4-hour blocks over the course of 4 days.

  • June 21 & 22, 2021 – 9:30 AM—1:30 PM PST
  • June 28 & 29, 2021 – 9:30 AM—1:30 PM PST

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How to Disagree Online

So many of us are relying on social media to keep connected with others during these challenging times, yet few of us know how to effectively disagree online, and there’s so much to disagree about! Join this interactive workshop where we’ll discuss better ways to disagree online. Trainer Cordell Wesselink will go over simple techniques that can help you keep friends, and create openness to other ways of thinking. There will be practice and group discussion to cultivate ideas for more effective ways to disagree online. Open to the public, and free for the UC Hastings Community.

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International Court ADR Institute

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Upcoming CNDR Events

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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.

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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

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.