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Summer School - Mediation Theory and Skills, 2 - 6 July 2018, Hungary

Publish Date: Nov 01, 2017

Deadline: Feb 14, 2018

Mediation Theory and Skills

This program, like its predecessor, will introduce participants to mediation theory and skills and will examine the impact of culture and context on the mediation approach adopted.  Students will study conflict resolution process through multinational examples and perspectives and will examine challenges in designing and delivering dispute resolution initiatives in the dynamic context of emerging democracies, as well as mature, but adversarial, legal cultures.  As the use of mediation grows around the world and as dangerous conflicts continue to proliferate, the relevance of this program, which addresses the development of collaborative dispute resolution processes, becomes more and more heightened.

The continuation of this course also provides an opportunity to build connections for CEU faculty and to offer a convenient mediation training for local students.  It is more and more standard, at least in U.S. law schools, to include programs in ADR and mediation. Ideally, this course can play a much needed role in building capacity for the development of university training curricula as well as practical training in mediation, both at CEU and for institutions connected with our student participants.

Based on feedback from the 2017 program, in 2018 we intend to strengthen the curriculum by expanding course coverage of group conflict. Using facilitation exercises which build on the program’s core mediation model, we will prepare students to manage multi-party complex conflicts.

Among the U.S. faculty for the program are certified mediation trainers and notable ADR scholars. Part of the program design is to give participants the tools to both mediate themselves and to deliver mediation training that is culturally sensitive to the many different environments from which students come.

Target group

The program encourages applications from junior and middle career faculty as well as graduate students and professionals in law, social science, public administration, psychology, social work, public policy, political science, government and labor relations. The course attracts students from around the world, allowing participants to explore conflict resolution from diverse perspectives and contexts.   
While this is an introductory course for mediation theory and skills, it is offered not only for students wanting such an introduction, but also for mediation teachers and professionals who want to examine theories of mediation and tools to implement mediation training.


Undergraduates without a university degree will not be considered.

Language requirement

The language of instruction is English, thus all applicants have to demonstrate a strong command of spoken and written English to be able to participate actively in discussions at seminars and workshops. Some of the shortlisted applicants may be contacted for a telephone interview.

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