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2022 Mediators' College

2022 Mediators' College

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 1:00 PM (CDT) to Friday, July 8, 2022 at 3:00 PM (CDT)

Event Details

The IAIABC is proud to offer an all-virtual workers’ compensation mediation program in 2022. This comprehensive program will dive into the unique area of workers’ compensation mediation.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn from an experienced faculty, learn and practice new skills, and share ideas with a cohort of peers engaged in workers’ compensation mediation across the United States. The program will consist of live and recorded sessions, self-paced modules, reading assignments, and discussion sessions.

Participants who complete the full program in 2022 will receive the Workers’ Compensation Mediators’ College digital credential.



Wednesday April 13th

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Self-Paced Work

  • What is Mediation?
  • Setting Up a Mediation
  • Ethics
  • General Role as a Mediator
  • Opening and Closing Statements

Live Virtual Session: Pre-Mediation and Introduction

Thursday, April 28

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CT

Self-Paced Work

  • Reflective Listening
  • Remote Mediation

Live Virtual Session: Storytelling

Friday, May 13th

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CT

Self-Paced Work

  • Qualities of a Successful Mediator
  • Effective Communication and Asking Questions

Live Virtual Session: Reality Testing

Friday, May 27th

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CT

Self-Paced Work

  • Neuroscience of Conflict
  • Dealing with Difficult Parties
  • Knowing Your Role as a Mediator

Live Virtual Session: Dealing With Adversity, Negotiation, & Settlement Agreements

Friday, June 10th

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CT

Live Virtual Session: Pre-Mock Mediation Prep

Friday, June 24th

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CT

Mock Mediation

Friday, July 8th

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CT

Program Instructors:

Brian Holmes, Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
Debbie Blevins, Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission
Liz Crum, HP Law, LLC.
Linda Gillen, Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission
John Lewis, Alabama Workers’ Compensation Division
Theresa McGowan-Sroczyk, Montana Department of Labor and Industries, Employment Relations Division
Patrick Pendleton, Alabama Workers’ Compensation Division