Guidelines for Determining Approval of Advanced Mediator Training ADR Plan Oversight Committee for Kent County
The purpose of Advanced Mediator Training (AMT) is for approved mediators to improve their skills and knowledge in the practice of mediation. The AMT subcommittee of the ADR Plan Oversight Committee will assist the ADR Supervisor with decisions regarding approval of trainings under MCR 2.411(F)(4) and 3.216(G)(3) if there is question about qualification. The following is a guideline to assist in the decision-making and is not intended to be all-inclusive.
Most, if not all, of the above-mentioned topics offered by the following entities are approved:
In addition, credit toward the 8 hours required each two years could be as follows:
The rationale for approving these additional activities is that the sub-committee could not differentiate between watching a video presentation and sitting in the audience of the same seminar. Certainly, attendance at the seminar is encouraged and earns the participant full credit toward the AMT requirement. However, the video presentation provides value, and it is reflected in the mediator earning less credit.
If a participant receives credit toward the AMT requirement for attending a seminar, the seminar facilitator ought to receive some credit toward his/her AMT. The ultimate goal is to encourage the development of advanced skills and knowledge through learning and practice.
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