ETSU Professional Development to offer civil mediation training in Kingsport

East Tennessee State University’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 from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at the new ETSU at Kingsport-Downtown Center, 300 Clinchfield St., Suite 460, Kingsport, on Thursday Saturday, Sept. 11-13, and Friday through Saturday, Sept. 26-27.

Jean Munroe will conduct the 40-hour course that will focus on 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 behind people’s decision making, 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 $1,445 until Aug. 19 and $1,245 after that date. Those who are already listed as Rule 31 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, click on “currently scheduled courses” and then “Social Sciences” to register online.


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