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.

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: June 3 and 5-8-9-10, 2020 

Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and uncertainty of the situation and the need for social distancing, CNDR have made the decision to reschedule Master the Fundamentals of Mediation Certificate 2020 to next year 2021. Dates will be announced next year!

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. 

Advanced Practitioner Mediation Certificate Training Series

On the UC Hastings campus, CNDR offers high-quality dispute resolution courses on in-depth topics for practitioners. Sessions in this series assume completion of a basic mediation course (Fundamentals of Mediation offered by CNDR in summer), but it is not required to participate.

In this 7-part series, sessions are held three times annually in February, May, and September, and range from 2 – 4 hours each. Sessions begin May 20, 2020, and continue through 2022. Certification available for individuals completing 8 hours of series training annually.

See individual registration pages for more details and pricing. Download information here.

Key components for sessions include:

  • Individual and small group interaction components
  • Q&A
  • Role play demonstrations
  • Practice sessions with experienced coaches
  • Discussions of real-life case studies
  • Individual feedback

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.

More Info

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

Jun 03

CANCELLED- Mastering the Fundamentals of Mediation

DUE TO THE COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) PANDEMIC, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.    The Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR) presents its annual 40-hour comprehensive…

200 McAllister Street
Jun 23

Leadership Lab Certificate (for students only)

Introducing a FREE summer Leadership Lab Certificate for students Looking to polish your communication and negotiation skills while building your resume? Leadership Lab is a…

Microsoft Teams
12:00 pm
Sep 16

Practitioner Mediation Certificate Training Series: Increasing Effective Communication

The Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR) at UC Hastings Law presents its Practitioner Mediation Certificate Training Series: On the UC Hastings campus, CNDR…

200 McAllister Street
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.