Did you ever have to settle an argument between two of your kids? If you feel like this skill is one of your strong suits, a career as a certified mediator and arbitrator might be a great fit. Arbitrators and mediators solve conflicts for a living. Differences between two parties leads to a lawsuit, the certified mediator and arbitrator help negotiate and collaborate through the dispute. Arbitrators and mediators work in a similar way but an arbitrator actually renders decisions in disputes while a mediator works with the two parties to find a solution. Being an effective arbitrator requires a few very refined skills:
- Conflict Resolution
Certified mediators and arbitrators can work in a variety of settings. State governments, finance and insurance offices and private practices. Training generally involves learning conflict analysis models and specialized training in questioning, reflecting and reframing simulated situations. Interested in learning more? Check out the Certified Mediator and Arbitrator program at Meditec.