Center for Conflict Management


Civil Mediation Training & Practicum

Kennesaw State University- Continuing Education Center
3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw , GA 30144


June 4-7, 2013

Tuesday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Friday: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm


June 10-11, 2013
Monday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am - 12:45 pm



Practicum: June 10-11, 2013


General Mediation Training

This basic 28-hour mediation workshop focuses on an understanding of the mediation process, communication skills, problem-solving skills, agreement writing, and mediation ethics.  Mediation skills are taught in a highly interactive format through short lecture, group discussion, focused exercises, and coached role-play.  The workshop is designed to prepare the participant for mediation in civil cases.  In addition, this intense four-day experience is designed to hone life skills that can enhance the participant’s ability to interact effectively with others.  The workshop meets general mediation training requirements for registration with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution.  In addition, the workshop is approved for Continuing Legal Education hours (28 regular, 3 ethics, 1 professionalism).


Taught by recognized local and national mediator Ms. Ansley Barton, this workshops will build upon the skills introduced during the General Civil Mediation Training. It provides an opportunity for you to observe, reflect on, and discuss the practice of mediation. The Practicum may be taken in lieu of observing court mediation for GODR registration purposes. Up to 12 hours of Georgia CLE available at cost. Space is limited.


Ms. Ansley Barton, J.D., Mediator, Consultant, Trainer

Ansley Barton is a veteran mediator and mediation trainer.  She is the former Director of the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution and the former Director of the Master of Science in Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University.  Find out more about Ansley and her training at


How do you view conflict?  Many people view conflict as a threat. Asked for words and concepts that they associate with the term “conflict,” few people offer positive terms. However, within most conflicts there is the potential for a satisfying solution.  If managed appropriately, conflict can be a powerful source of energy and creativity.


Ansley Barton, LLC, offers a full range of conflict management services, helping individuals, businesses, educational institutions, and government entities to handle conflict constructively and with confidence. 

  • As mediators we work with individuals to solve problems that bring people in conflict to the table.  In addition, we work to address not only the immediate problem but the deeper issues that may cause continuing conflict and damage relationships.

  • As trainers we offer a wide variety of workshops that help people in education, business, and government develop conflict management skills.  We strongly believe that these skills are life skills that can help individuals in the workplace, at home, and in other relationship.  Through mediation training approved by the Georgia Supreme Court’s Commission on Dispute Resolution, we prepare mediators for work with the Georgia courts and elsewhere.

  • As consultants, we provide a wide array of services to schools, businesses, and government.  Consulting services include facilitation, system design, evaluation, and coaching.

The registration deadline is May 17, 2013. There is limited space so early registration is recommended.

The total cost for the General Civil Mediation Training is $875. KSU employees receive $100 off the Training. KSU Students receive $250 off the training.

Registration for the General Civil Mediation Practicum is $375. KSU employees receive $50 off the Practicum. KSU Students receive $125 off the Practicum. Please note that an additional $25.00 is required for registration with Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution (GODR).

  $875 General Civil Mediation Training, General Registration
  $775 General Civil Mediation Training, KSU Faculty, Staff and Alumni
  $625 General Civil Mediation Training, KSU Students
  $375 General Civil Mediation Practicum, General Registration
  $325 General Civil Mediation Practicum, KSU Faculty, Staff and Alumni
  $250 General Civil Mediation Practicum, KSU Students


Payment is due at the time of registration. The registration fee includes:

  Textbooks and all training materials.

If you have special needs, please contact us by May 29, 2013.

Cancellations before Friday, May 17, 2013 will receive a full refund. Cancellations between May 17, 2013 and May 24, 2013 will be assessed a $300 administrative fee. No refunds for cancellations after May 25, 2013. To cancel your registration, email

GODR Required for all trainings: The fact that a training program has been approved by the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution does not imply that any particular court-annexed or court referred program must or will accept as neutrals those who have completed that program. Trainees have 18 months from the last date of training to apply for registration with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution or the training expires.Please visit to read these rules thoroughly. The workshop is approved for CLE hours (28 general, 3 ethics, 1 professionalism).