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Mock Mediation Club

 

The Mock Mediation Club won 8 awards at the regional competition at Brenau University on October 11, 2014

The Mock Mediation Club won 8 awards at the regional competition at Brenau University on October 11, 2014

Mock Mediation Club

Mediation is a fast growing form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), used in all forms of dispute resolution including criminal, corporate, and other civil disputes.  Victim-offender conferencing and mediation programs designed to reduce school violence have been evaluated and shown to produce a number of positive outcomes for victims, offenders, and community members. Through the Mock Mediation model, students are exposed to a mediation setting in which they simulate the process of mediation to find the best possible solutions to various conflicts.

The Mock Mediation Club of Georgia Southern University was established in the fall semester of 2013,  with the purpose of enabling students at Georgia Southern University to be exposed to Mediation and the skills associated with the process.  Mediation and conflict resolution is a useful skill to students pursuing any avenue of study and the opportunity to engage in the concepts of mediation is provided by the club. To date, the club has received over 30 regional, national, and international awards, including Small Student Organization of the Year.

The practice of mediation prepares students for a variety of professions including criminal justice, business, law, communications, psychology, and much more. By preparing for competitions and on campus events, our members are apt in the skills of communication, critical thinking, negotiation, and collaboration. Mock Mediation Club gives members the ability to utilize skills that have become pertinent in today’s job market.

MMC

PresidentJessica Shanken (Email: js10726@georgiasouthern.edu)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Laura E. Agnich

Mock Mediation in the News

Club Profile in the George-Anne (October 14, 2014)

CLASS Connect Fall 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

Understanding Conflict (September 30, 2014)

The club was recognized by Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States Jaliya Wickramasuriya on May 6, 2014 for training a Sri Lankan mediation team that placed 7th in the world at an international tournament

The club was recognized by the Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States on May 6, 2014 for training a Sri Lankan mediation team that placed 7th in the world at an international tournament

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: 9/6/2017

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