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.
PART ONE: Is Mediation Right for You?
1. Can Mediation Be Your Day Job?
2. Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Mediator?
3. Can You Do the Work?
4. Education and Training.
5. Job Opportunities in Mediation.
PART TWO: Building Your Career as a Mediator.
6. Creating Your Mediation Signature.
7. Expanding Your Mediation Services.
8. Defining Your Target Market.
9. Creating a Mediation–Friendly Environment.
PART THREE: The Nuts and Bolts of Private Practice.
10. Setting Up Your Office.
11. Strategic Planning and Investing in Yourself.
12. Managing Your Practice.
13. Marketing Your Practice Effectively.
14. What Do You Do Next Monday?
EPILOGUE: The Evolving Field of Mediation.
APPENDIX 1: Mediator Self–Survey.
APPENDIX 2: Professional Standards and Model Legislation.
APPENDIX 3: Mediation Training and Educational Programs.
APPENDIX 4: Books and Resources.
APPENDIX 5: Mediation Organizations.
APPENDIX 6: Sample Opportunities in Conflict Resolution.
APPENDIX 7: Sample Budget Forms.
APPENDIX 8: Sample Practice Forms.
APPENDIX 9: Mediation Pledge.
About the Author.