DRAWING ON FIRSTHAND EXPERIENCE AND BEST PRACTICES
In our continuing education courses, BRDGES’ faculty emphasize rigorous academic research, practical inter-active experiences, and best practices. We place a high value excellence in our intercultural training for mediators, mediation advocates and all those who practice resolving conflicts, large or small.
All of BRDGES Academy’s continuing education courses are virtual, with only one exception- our video on women and trauma. Across the globe, conflict resolution practitioners wanting to better understand how cultural differences impact conflict resolution are accessing our courses to improve their intercultural skills…… and, to add credentials to their practice. It is easy and inexpensive to share BRDGES cultural insights from the comfort of home or office. This means that all of your global classmates are in digital communication between each other’s computers at a specifically-appointed time and link. Your instructor works with you experientially and online during this class-time period.
BRDGES offers Courses for Continuing Mediation Education (“CME”) or Continuing Professional Development (“CPD”)
We do not conduct initial training to become certified in mediation . However, in many countries, governmental entities require that professionals working in conflict resolution stay current in their professions and practices. Many governments also require their conflict-resolution professionals to continue their education within certain time periods for a number of specified credit hours. For example, for mediators, this is called Continuing Mediation Education (“CME”). For other conflict resolution professionals such as attorneys, judges, arbitrators, human resource specialists, social workers and psychologists, to name a few, BRDGES offers courses on resolving cross-cultural conflict for Continuing Professional Development (“CPD”) credits.