Lakewood University

Mediation Certificate

Program Highlights
  • 16 Week Program
  • Accredited
  • Instructor Assistance
  • Your Own Success Coach
  • Books Included in Tuition

Mediation and dispute resolution are rapidly growing fields of study and sought after skills in the workplace. This comprehensive course provides the core skill sets necessary for the practice of mediation.

Mediators are neutral parties who help people to resolve their disputes without going to court. Simply said, mediators help both businesses and families resolve conflict. People often use mediators when they wish to preserve relationships, save money, and save time.

Students are guided through the 5 stages of mediation and are asked how these stages apply to actual case studies of mediation. Students learn core people skills such as active listening, impartiality, neutrality, reframing, effective communication, and the management of conflict.

Further, there is no need to take multiple trainings. The Lakewood University Mediation Certificate Program trains its students in business, family, divorce and workplace mediation. Also, all students who complete the Mediation Certificate Program not only receive a diploma and transcripts from Lakewood University, but are eligible to sit for the exam from the National Association of Certified Mediators.

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Program Outcomes
  • Identify various conflict resolution processes
  • Discuss realistic career opportunities available in the conflict resolution field upon successful completion of this program
  • Identify and explain the five stages of mediation
  • Write an opening statement effectively
  • Illustrate barriers to communication
  • Argue negotiation tactics to specific scenarios effectively
  • Utilize active listening strategies
  • Distinguish between various effective strategies for developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrate skills for forming mutually acceptable agreements
  • Construct an effective mediation agreement
  • Interpret ethical issues that may arise
  • Write a mediated divorce agreement
  • Assemble a marketing strategy for a mediation practice
Program Outline
What You Receive

Lakewood University provides everything you need for the Mediation Program. You will receive:

  • Comprehensive Mediation textbooks & study guides
  • Career search & time management guides
  • Open-book, online exams
  • Instructor guidance and unlimited tutoring
  • Your own Student Success Coach!
  • Access to our online library!
  • Networking with Lakewood’s active student and alumni social community
Career Outlook

 In its annual list of best careers, U.S. News & World Report names mediator as a top choice. The US News & World Report highlights a mediator’s important role in settling disputes and conflicts, citing it as a less expensive option than going to court.

It argues that the tough economic times may lead more people to seek out the services of mediators. With litigation costs skyrocketing, more individuals and corporations are turning to mediators to settle their legal disputes outside the courtroom. As the field of alternative dispute resolution expands, mediators are growing in number and popularity. Furthermore, formally trained mediators have excellent employment potential. Employers and private law practices increasingly hire mediators to cut costs and improve efficiency in their legal services. In fact, for many attorneys, leading their clients to mediation proves to be in the clients’ best interest, saving them time, money and undue anguish while allowing litigators to focus on cases that cannot be resolved by mediation.

Employment of arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators is projected to grow 8 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. This projected growth is driven by the fact that mediations and arbitrations are typically faster and less costly than litigation and may be required in certain types of legal cases.

The median annual wage for arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators was $63,930 in May 2019.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators, on the Internet at (visited August 09, 2020).

Program Cost
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Pay in full
Payment in full: $7,400.00
Tuition: $7,400.00

Lakewood University provides all textbooks, study guides, supplemental materials, achievement exams, and instructional support at no cost to the student.

This is a 600 clock hour program with a tuition cost of $12.33 per clock hour (600 clock hours X $12.33 per clock hour = $7400.00 in tuition).

Administrative Fees (in addition to the tuition above)

Application Fee- $75 for degree programs; $0 for vocational programs

Registration Fee – $200 for degree programs; $125 for vocational programs

Library Fee – $100 per degree semester; $250 per vocational program term