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Cultural And Gender Dynamics In Mediation

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This course is an introduction to the complex ways in which cultural and gender issues affect mediation practice. Students will increase their understanding of cultural and gender-based challenges in the field of peacemaking and conflict resolution. They will enhance their communication and mediation skills to more effectively facilitate dispute resolution processes.



This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Cultural Competence

    • Explain the importance of being culturally competent.

    • Describe best practices to be culturally competent.

    Diversity and Communication

    • Describe potential communication issues associated with culturally diverse participants.

    • Describe communication issues caused by differences in mediator and participant cultures.

    • Explain strategies to limit communication conflicts.

    Preparing the Competent Mediator

    • Describe how culture influences the way mediators prepare.
    • Identify cultural resources that can be used to prepare for mediation.

    • Evaluate mediation setting for cultural fluency.

    Skills of Mediation

    • Identify how dimensions of culture influence mediation outcomes.
    • Determine how cultural fluency of a mediator influences a mediation process.
    • Identify best practices that allow mediators to remain culturally competent.

    Dimensions of Diversity

    • Explain dimensions of diversity.
    • Identify personal cultural barriers.
    • Explain the influence of cultural dimensions on communication.
    • Describe the importance of the cultural continuum.

    Imbalance and Conflict

    • Explain power imbalances related to differences in gender, age, race, and socioeconomic factors.

    • Analyze how cultural factors relate to conflict.

    • Explain how to mediate power imbalances.

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