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Virtual Domestic Mediation Training & Practicum


In mediation, parties work with a neutral facilitator who directs and moderates their discussion of the issues in their divorce, helping them to address parenting and support of children, spousal support, as well as other matters. The success rate for settlement is high for those who choose to mediate.  During the course, participants will learn the how to effectively do the following:

  • Navigate the Superior courts and mediation programs;

  • Master the mediation process;

  • Comprehend mediation ethics and best practices for domestic cases;

  • Effectively mediation paternity, legitimation, child support, custody, and other domestic issues;

  • Identify the various conflict management styles and how they can be used in dealing with internal and external conflict

  • Define issues, positions, interests, and emotions to assist the parties generate ideas for resolution;

  • Maintain a favorable emotional climate and manage power imbalances in order to bring about a favorable resolution in mediation;

  • Establish a positive tone for resolution by establishing ground rules and guidelines for the mediation session;

  • Effective set an agenda and prioritization of issues;

  • Effectively write mediation agreements; and

  • Build a successful mediation practice

Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution Requirements

To register to complete the virtual domestic mediation and practicum, participants must have the following:

  • Computer (no phone or tablets);

  • Videocam and microphone and

  • High-speed, secure internet (no public WIFI, no hotspots)

To register as a neutral in domestic mediation, an applicant  must meet all the following requirements:

  • Satisfy all requirements for registration in general civil mediation;

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;

  • Successfully complete 42 hours of GODR-approved domestic relations mediation training; and

  • Complete a 12-hour GODR-approved domestic relations practicum taken after successful completion of the domestic relations training. 

What types of cases can I mediate with this training?

Participants will learn how to mediate divorces, legitimation, custody, visitation, child support, and other domestic issues.

Course Registration Information

Training Dates: August 15-19, 2022 (Summer Training) ; September 15-16, 2022 (Summer Practicum)

Cost: $2000.00

Location: Virtually via Live Webinar