WHAT WE DO AT BRDGES ACADEMY
BRDGES Academy is the first e-learning academic platform of its kind in the globalization of education and discourse for mediators, conflict resolution practitioners, and peace-builders.
We offer global approaches to learning advanced competencies essential for effective inter and intra-cultural mediation and conflict resolution practices. BRDGES’ certifications & courses are online and offered in real-time with participants and faculty from around the world, interacting on-screen and sharing their cultural insights. We designed our process to provide busy professionals a venue in the comfort of their own office or home to receive effective, innovative training. To be skilled and knowledgeable in today’s modern mediation practices, one must have cultural acumen. BRDGES provides the training to meet today’s global intercultural dispute demands.
WE’RE TAKING THE “I” OUT OF BRDGES TO DEVELOP A MORE INTERCULTURAL YOU
BRDGES Intercultural Certificate
Mediation is rapidly gaining worldwide acceptance and universal recognition as the most effective process to resolve disputes and conflicts. In June 2011, every United Nations country unanimously agreed to a UN Resolution supporting the use of mediation in resolving conflicts. In order to use mediation effectively on an international and cross-border level, the world community must learn to better communicate across cultures. BRDGES is created to assist mediators, conflict resolution professionals and advocates as leaders in this world movement by enhancing intercultural skills. The BRDGES Intercultural certificate comprises 4 modules – which are also offered as stand alone courses – and well as a final role play. This will teach you the skills necessary to mediate in this increasingly intercultural and diverse world.
BRDGES Academy is an IMI Qualifying Assessment Program (“QAP”), one of only 30 worldwide. We will assess and qualify you for Certification with the International Mediation Institute (“IMI”) so that you can be listed on the global listing of IMI Certified Mediators. IMI also has an Intercultural Certification for specially-qualified experienced mediators. All of the BRDGES Intercultural Certification modules (also offered as CME/CPD courses) are designed to obtain not only your General IMI Certification but also to qualify you for IMI’s prestigious Intercultural Certification.
The International Mediation Institute ("IMI") Mediator and Mediator (With Inter-cultural Competency) Certifications
IMI is a world-recognized not for profit public interest initiative to drive transparency and high competency standards in the mediation practice across fields, worldwide. BRDGES is approved as both a general and Inter-cultural Qualifying Assessment Program (“QAP”) and (“IC-QAP”) for IMI Certification. By taking and completing BRDGES QAP and Inter-Cultural QAP you can therefore be qualified for IMI Mediator Certification and at the same time the IMI Inter-Cultural Certification. BRDGES offers five modules in order to be assessed for the IMI Inter-Cultural Certification. Four of the five modules can be taken as CME/CPD courses (see below). The fifth certification module is a mediation simulation which must be taken online and is assessed by BRDGES and IMI independent assessors. Learn More
Continuing Mediation Education ("CME") or Continuing Professional Development ("CPD") Courses
In many countries, governmental entities require the mediators or conflict resolution practitioners listed with them to continue their education within certain time periods for a number of specified hours. BRDGES is designed to offer those types of courses globally.
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with Michelle Brenner
with Kathy Komaroff Goodman & Christine Straw
with Lynn H. Cole
with Prabha Sankaranarayan and Mary Jo Harwood
with Rachel Wohl
with Dave Joseph
with Sarah Daitch
with Lynn H. Cole
with Trip Barthel
with Michelle Brenner & Lynn H. Cole
with Ursula Caser
Drawing on firsthand experience and sound research, our faculty emphasize rigorous, academic research combined with relevant best practices for mediators and other mediation advocates.