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Mediation Career Guide: A Strategic Approach to Building a Successful Practice / Edition 1
     

Mediation Career Guide: A Strategic Approach to Building a Successful Practice / Edition 1

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by Forrest S. Mosten
 

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ISBN-10: 0787957038

ISBN-13: 2900787957031

Pub. Date: 09/28/2001

Publisher: Wiley

In this definitive guide, Forrest Mosten—an internationally recognized mediation expert—helps would-be mediators answer the critical question "Do I have the values, skills, personality, and commitment necessary to mediate?"

A comprehensive resource, the book also explores a wealth of timely topics including the need to establish standards of the

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In this definitive guide, Forrest Mosten—an internationally recognized mediation expert—helps would-be mediators answer the critical question "Do I have the values, skills, personality, and commitment necessary to mediate?"

A comprehensive resource, the book also explores a wealth of timely topics including the need to establish standards of the profession, how to maintain confidentiality, the pros and cons of co-mediation, and the place of mediation in the process of court and law reform. Straightforward and reader-friendly, the Mediation Career Guide is filled with practice tips, self-surveys, diagrams, reading resources, a list of training programs and volunteer opportunities, budget forms, and model standards of conduct. This hands-on resource is designed to make the challenging journey of becoming a peacemaker a one-step-at-a-time manageable process.

Author Biography: Forrest "Woody" Mosten is an attorney, mediator, author, and educator who provides training, services,and resources to mediators in hundreds of workshops and seminars across the country through his national network of Mosten Mediation Centers and Mosten Mediation Training courses. He is also an original partner in the groundbreaking firm of Jacoby and Meyers. Woody Mosten has been honored for his work as a leading trainer and practitioner in the field of conflict resolution by the American Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the Beverly Hills Bar Association. He is the author of The Complete Guide to Mediation (ABA , 1997), and Operating a Profitable Mediation Practice (self-published, 1998). His pioneering work in mediation has also been covered in publications worldwide. He can be reached at www.MostenMediation.com

"This volume anticipates and answers all the practical questions about becoming a mediator and provides a map for those interested in successfully traveling the mediation path." (Jay Folberg, professor of law and mediator, University of San Francisco and past president, Academy of Family Mediators and Association of Family and Conciliation Courts)

"For all aspiring mediators who have asked the question "How do I make mediation my career?" this book is for you.'" (Bernard Mayer, partner, CDR Associates, Boulder, Colorado, and author of The Dynamics of Conflict Resolution)

"A complete (how is it that he misses nothing?) and practical guide filled with brilliant ideas, useful tools, 'just go do it' insights, and invaluable advice for all." (Daniel Bowling, executive director, Association for Conflict Resolution)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900787957031
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
312

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Part 1Is Mediation Right for You?1
1Can Mediation Be Your Day Job?3
2Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Mediator?22
3Can You Do the Work?34
4Education and Training46
5Job Opportunities in Mediation66
Part 2Building Your Career as a Mediator73
6Creating Your Mediation Signature75
7Expanding Your Mediation Services91
8Defining Your Target Market100
9Creating a Mediation-Friendly Environment108
Part 3The Nuts and Bolts of Private Practice123
10Setting Up Your Office125
11Strategic Planning and Investing in Yourself133
12Managing Your Practice151
13Marketing Your Practice Effectively170
14What Do You Do Next Monday?184
Epilogue: The Evolving Field of Mediation190
Appendix 1Mediator Self-Survey211
Appendix 2Professional Standards and Model Legislation215
Appendix 3Mediation Training and Educational Programs224
Appendix 4Books and Resources247
Appendix 5Mediation Organizations253
Appendix 6Sample Opportunities in Conflict Resolution262
Appendix 7Sample Budget Forms265
Appendix 8Sample Practice Forms272
Appendix 9Mediation Pledge283
Notes285
About the Author289
Index291

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Mediation Career Guide: A Strategic Approach to Building a Successful Practice 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Whether you are a new or experienced mediator, Mr. Mosten's new book contains a wealth of valuable information. While some of the book deals with the professional decision to pursue a mediation career, most of the book is focused on building a career as a mediator. Mr. Mosten discusses the mediator's development as well as marketing oneself as a mediator. A wonderful reference book for the Alternative Dispute Resolution professional.