We offer a variety of "next level" seminars, including Building a Profitable Mediation Practice, Domestic Violence in Mediation, Advanced General/Civil Mediation, Advanced Divorce and Family Mediation, and our one-of-a-kind Train-the-Mediation-Trainer seminar for mediators who want to teach mediation. As the ONLY training organization providing mediation training in Alabama with courses approved by the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution (to qualify as a Registered Mediator) in General/Civil Mediation, Domestic Relations Mediation and Domestic Violence Mediation, plus a host of advanced training courses, we are uniquely qualified to provide the training you'll need throughout your mediation career.
Comprehensive. Innovative. One-of-a-Kind. And Fun! Our Teaching Mediation: Train-the-Mediation-Trainer seminar will teach you how to develop, market and present mediation training. Whether you want to train new mediators, teach advanced mediation in CLE or CME courses or use speaking engagements to grow your mediation business this course is for you! Developed by Troy Smith over a decade ago it remains the ONLY course we are aware of that covers content development, training delivery and the business aspects of Teaching Mediation.
At Your Location
Flexible and affordable! With On-Site Training, you can bring any of our single-day or multi-day training programs to your firm, organization or group. We can customize the length and content of one of our existing courses -- or create a course just for you. Whether you want to provide a private training for your team or you want to save the expense and time of traveling to one of our programs (or both), On-Site Training is a great option. Let us create a course that meets your needs today.
Presented by Troy Smith
Celebrating Our 25th Anniversary
Training Alabama's Mediators
For Individuals or Organizations
If you're serious about starting or growing a mediation practice, you'll probably want to take multiple courses. In fact, nearly 75% of those who take an introductory course with us choose to attend another seminar within a year. So, to make training as affordable as possible, we now offer the Unlimited Seminar Pass which allows you to attend ANY seminar we offer for one low price. We have both Individual Passes as well as a Firm/Group Pass for your law firm or organization. If you eventually plan to attend 2 or more seminars - or want to have a group trained within your firm or organization - this is your absolute best value!
20-Hour Mediation Training
Presented by award-winning mediator and trainer Troy Smith, the 20-Hour General/Civil Mediation Seminar meets the training requirements to become a Registered Mediator in Alabama. Since 1995, over 2500 Alabama mediators, attorneys, judges, HR managers, insurance adjusters, realtors and other professionals have completed this fun, informative and engaging seminar. Find out why this course has been Alabama's most-attended and most popular General/Civil Mediation training for over 25 years!
Divorce and Family
40-Hour Mediation Training
The 40-Hour Divorce and Family Mediation Training Seminar is the ONLY program in Alabama that meets the qualifications to become both a Registered Domestic Relations Mediator AND a Registered General/Civil Mediator in Alabama. This seminar is for attorneys, judges, mediators, counselors, therapists, financial experts, clergy and ANYONE who wants to be a mediator or learn about mediation and conflict resolution. No prerequisite to attend. Presented by Troy Smith
and Sally Bowers.
Mediation CLE, Inc. educates and motivates new and experienced mediators through the design and delivery of high-quality, engaging and affordable introductory and advanced mediation training seminars, online content and resources. As the ONLY training organization providing mediation training in Alabama with courses approved by the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution (to qualify as a Registered Mediator) in General/Civil Mediation, Domestic Relations Mediation and Domestic Violence Mediation, we're uniquely qualified to provide the training you'll need throughout your mediation career.
For over 25 years, Mediation CLE, Inc. founder and president, Troy Smith, has trained the vast majority of Alabama's most successful and profitable mediators. In fact, over 82% of the Alabama mediators registered with the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution (as of January 2020) have completed training with Troy! With over 3000 course graduates in Alabama alone -- and over 5000 course attendees nationwide -- Troy has set the standard for mediation training in Alabama and nationally since 1995. Learn more about Troy and what participants have said about his training programs here.
Our mediation training programs are interactive, skills-based courses that focus on teaching the essential principles of mediation. with an emphasis on the practical skills used by mediators to resolve conflicts. This hands-on approach enables participants to learn – and practice – the skills that will enable them to become successful mediators and attorney-advocates in mediation.
As a pre-approved CLE provider with the Alabama State Bar, every course we teach is approved for CLE credit in Alabama. In fact, our programs are approved for continuing legal education credit [CLE] in every state where application has been made and meets the training requirements of many local, state and federal mediator panels. Courses are presented in a flexible format and are adapted to meet the requirements of the state in which the course is offered. In addition to open-enrollment seminars, our programs are available on-site and have been presented as in-house seminars for law firms, bar associations, government agencies, hospitals, law schools and universities.
WHAT OTHERS SAY
About Troy Smith and Mediation CLE, Inc.
Mediator and Arbitrator
Schreiber Law Firm/ The Neutral Solution
Troy’s classes ALWAYS deliver! All of us have attended meaningless CLE and professional training classes that we wish we hadn’t paid for or wasted time attending. Not true with Troy. Not only engaging and informative, Troy’s classes have consistently allowed me to become better at conflict resolution!
Attorney and Mediator
Medina Law Firm, LLC
I have been to numerous mediation seminars since I became a mediator in 2001. I can say that, without a doubt, Troy's seminars top the list. Troy's teaching style, course materials, and presentation are excellent. I always feel engaged and motivated. I never feel like I'm being lectured to -- instead, I am part of the process. Having been to at least six of his seminars, I can attest that he is a gifted trainer. The time spent will go quickly and enjoyably.
Attorney and Mediator
Nika Gholston Law, L.L.C.
Troy is an excellent mediation coach and consultant; his courses and materials are the best I have seen nationally! Troy's presentations are well-organized with clear instruction and cover a wide variety of topics and practical exercises. Troy has been an invaluable resource to my practice for many years. I highly recommend Troy, and Mediation CLE, with no hesitation.