Civil mediation training

ETSU's Office of Professional Development will offer civil mediation training approved by the Tennessee Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission (ADRC). The sessions will meet on April 4, 5, 18, 19 and 20, from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily in the East Tennessee Room of the D.P. Culp University Center.

Jean Munroe will conduct the 40-hour course that covers employment, contract, business, personal injury, sexual harassment and community issues. Other content includes requirements of Rule 31, the mediation process, negotiation styles and methods, the reasons people make specific decisions, the basics of neurolinguistics, increasing one’s emotional intelligence and ways mediators can market themselves.

Munroe has been a mediator since 1991. She was approved in 1998 by the Tennessee Supreme Court ADRC to train Rule 31 mediators, and she has conducted over 100 mediation training sessions.

This training is of benefit to attorneys, teachers, social workers, psychologists, executives, ministers, law enforcement officers, or anyone else dealing with conflict resolution.

The fee for the session is $1,245 for the Rule 31 training. A discount of $100 is offered to those registering before March 15. Those who are already listed as Rule 31 family mediators may take 16 hours of crossover training for $450 or $400 for those who have trained previously with Munroe.

To register, or for further information, contact the ETSU Office of Professional Development at (423) 439-8084 or toll free at (800) 222-3878, or visit


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