ACR Workplace Section Seeks "Labor & Employment" Mediators to Apply for Advanced Practitioner Status
The Workplace Section launched its first Advanced Practitioner Designation for Workplace Mediators over two years ago. Currently, the Section has over 35 workplace mediator APs who have sole access to the online AP community for case consultation, networking and information sharing. The Section offers advanced workshops at the annual conference of interest to APs.
The AP designation will provide mediators and corporate and government agency program managers with a status that denotes advanced training and experience.
The Mediator referral service provides a list of all current Advanced Practitioner (AP) members of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) who practice in the areas of workplace mediation or arbitration, including labor and employment issues. All practitioners on the list have met strict training and experience requirements:
Training: Approved mediators have completed a minimum of 40 hours of conflict resolution training in addition to three years (or 200 hours) of experience in the field of dispute resolution and collaborative decision-making. Approved mediators have also completed an additional 24 hours of relevant education and training in mediating workplace disputes beyond the basic mediation skills training received four years prior to approval.
Experience: Approved mediators have completed at minimum of 20 solo mediations and 80 hours mediating workplace disputes, with at least four years of experience.
To apply for the Advanced Practitioner designation, the mediator must be a Practitioner member of ACR.
A minimum of 15 hours of volunteer service to the field, including three hours providing guidance, mentoring, or supervision services to other mediators.
How to Apply
Workplace Mediator AP Designation Minimum Standards
Download the Tri-Annual Renewal Form