This 40-hour General Mediation Training will provide Bowen University Law, Political Science, and International Relations students with an understanding of the mediation process, communication skills, problem-solving skills, agreement writing, and mediation ethics. It will also promote the development of a strong disposition toward nonadversarial conflict resolution. Participants will leave ready to become professional mediators and serve as advocate for the use and institutionalization of mediation in Nigeria. Participants will visit the Georgia State Supreme Court and private Mediation Centers.
While her primary fields of interest include international, environmental and public policy conflicts, Professor Raines is interested in conflict management at all levels. She regularly mediates commercial and domestic relations court-connected cases, facilitates public meetings, facilitates long-term governmental decision-making processes, and designs conflict management interventions for corporate enterprises. In 2007 she was appointed Editor-in Chief of Conflict Resolution Quarterly. Professor Raines frequently presents her work at both national and international conferences and in a variety of academic and practitioner journals. In addition to her academic pursuits, she has designed ADR programs for numerous state agencies in Indiana, trained managers with the United Nations and arbitrators with the European Union, trained judges and attorneys inside and outside of Georgia, evaluated Florida’s mediation training requirements, and has participated in the evaluation of the United States Postal Service’s REDRESS Program. Currently, she is writing two books: One on “Conflict Management for Managers” and one related to “Benchmarking Mediation” (with Jean Poitras).