DATES (Participants must attend all four days):
- Thursday, January 7
- Friday, January 8
- Monday, January 11
- Tuesday, January 12
Workshops run from 2 – 6 PM each day (participants must attend all four days).
VLA’s MediateArt Training Program is a four-day intensive workshop of basic mediation training for attorneys, artists, arts administrators, and other professionals with an interest or background in the arts.
Participants will learn effective mediation skills, particularly as they relate to art-related issues, through observing mock-mediations, engaging in mediation simulations, and receiving feedback from program faculty. The workshop will focus on “deal mediation” negotiation, facilitative leadership skills, and resolution of disputes without resorting to litigation.
Following the completion of the program, participants will be eligible to take part as mediators in VLA’s MediateArt Program, as matters arise. For more about VLA’s MediateArt, see below.
About VLA’s MediateArt: MediateArt is VLA’s alternative dispute resolution, contract negotiation, and negotiation counseling program. A vital program since 1998, MediateArt offers members of the arts community an alternative, non-litigious setting in which to resolve their arts-related disputes, with the assistance of neutral, VLA-trained mediators.
For more information on mediation as a form of alternative dispute resolution, and on VLA’s particular MediateArt model, please click here.
Continuing Legal Education: Attorneys attending this mediation training program may be eligible for up to 16 CLE credit hours. (8 Areas of Professional Practice, 6 Skills Credits, and 2 Ethics Credits). To receive CLE for this training, all sessions must be attended. This program is “transitional” and thus newly admitted attorneys are qualified to receive CLE credit. Course materials will be emailed in advance of the program in e-book format. Please note that if you wish to receive CLE Credit, you must purchase an attorney ticket (Legal Professional Non-Member or Legal Professional Member).