Ideally, mediation can be given an unlimited amount of time, effort, and patience in order to achieve positive outcomes for the parties. Unfortunately, the situations that we (and our parties) face are often less than ideal. Can mediation still be an effective tool in a short timeframe, with little opportunity for pre-work and multiple sessions? It can, if it’s done right! This training explores the best practices for making mediation work quickly without compromising its principles, and acknowledges the limits that we simply can’t exceed if we are to offer a quality process. You CAN get from referral to agreement in thirty minutes; but it isn’t easy.