What previous attendees have to say.. "Of all the mediation training I have attended over the ten years I have been mediating, the NAR program was as good as I have ever seen" "By far the best [training] I have participated in my thirty years in the business" "Finest training in my twenty-six years in real estate" "Superb, first class; hands-on experience invaluable" "So impressed with the training and materials" "Encouraged creativity and 'out-of-the-box' thinking" "The full day of coaching is extraordinary"
The Mediator/Mediation training seminar of the National Association will be held in Chicago June 27, 28, and 29. The National Association has sponsored and conducted this seminar at least once a year since 2000 and the program has been overwhelmingly well received by all who attend.
The seminar will be led by Northwestern University Law School’s Lynn Cohn, Duke University Law School’s René Stemple Ellis, and NAR Educator of the Year Bruce Aydt.
It is an intensive two and a half day learning experience designed to enhance and refine existing mediation skills. The seminar features a full day of three-person mediation simulations guided by individual mediation coaches. The instructional and comprehensive support materials enable participants to serve as mediators for their state and local associations and to share the techniques, skills, and expertise they gain with others. These training efforts coupled with the willingness of those who attend will enable the REALTOR® organization to effectively embrace and provide mediation as a valuable additional dispute resolution tool.
Registration, Attendee Profile, and Fees
To help match the seminar’s content, format, and approach to the experience and needs of each participant, a detailed attendee profile form along with the registration (below; titled "mediation training registration form.doc") must be completed and returned to NAR’s Member Policy Department, attention: Bernice Barajas. Mailing and fax instructions are provided on the registration form. Registration is open only to state associations until February 28, 2012 to send a representative to the program. Openings will be made available to interested local association staff and members after February 28 on a first come, first serve basis. The registration fee is $150 and is nonrefundable after June 1 -- though an alternate attendee can be substituted at no cost.
For the program’s content, format, and approach to match the experience and needs of participants, a detailed attendee profile form must be returned with each registration. Although this is not a fundamentals program, all are welcome even if you have had no formal mediation training.
Reduced rate room accommodations are available at the Courtyard by Marriott Magnificent Mile located at 165 E. Ontario Street which is less than a ten minute walk from the National Association’s offices at 430 N. Michigan Avenue, where the training will be held. Rooms for the seminar are available at a special rate of $169.00 (single/double occupancy). Reservations must be made directly with the Courtyard by Marriott Magnificent Mile by calling 312-573-0800 or 800-321-2211 and reference “NAR’s Mediation Meeting.” Travel agents may not be able to secure the reduced room rate we have negotiated with the hotel.
**Important Note** Participants or their sponsoring organization are responsible for making their own hotel reservations whether at the Courtyard by Marriott Magnificent Mile or elsewhere, as early as possible. Hotel accommodations cannot be guaranteed if reservations are made after June 4, 2012.
United offers 2-10% discount on United, United Express, Continental, Continental Express and United codeshare flights operated by Lufthansa and all Nippon Airways. Good for travel three days before and after the meetings. Book online at Continental.com, and enter tour codeZM87901378 in the Offer Code box.
NAR's United Airlines discount can be used when booking online at www.united.com. Be sure to enter tour code ZM87901378 in the Offer Code Box to get the discount. Tickets may be booked by calling the United Meetings Desk at 800-468-7022 (in USA or Canada), but there will be a $25 service fee for tickets issued via phone. The Meeting Desk is available 7:00am-9:00pm CT, Monday through Friday, and 8:00am-6:00pm CT Saturday and Sunday. Tickets may also be booked through your local travel agent.
On-site check-in on the second floor of the REALTOR®building begins Wednesday, June 27 at 7:45 a.m. with the seminar beginning at 8 a.m. The seminar will conclude by noon Friday, June 29, 2012 permitting attendees to return home that evening.
If you have questions about the training call the Member Policy Department at (800) 874-6500, ext. 8259 or e-mail Bernice Barajas at BBarajas@realtors.org.