Mediation has been training mediators for years, so take advantage
of an established program with truly experienced mediators and
We train more
judges, lawyers, military, and physicians, than any other mediation
training program in Texas. Our students come from all Texas
counties and many countries.
Our students' successes say
Testimonials about our trainings are from real people who are
to be identified. Join them!
Dear Dr. Manousso,
I wanted to send a quick note to thank you for putting together two
great classes this past week. I enjoyed learning more about
arbitration and divorce and custody mediation. I especially enjoyed
learning from the experiences of your highly-qualified speakers.
Beverly Cawyer, Mediator
Thanks for a terrific mediation program. Your compassion
for people and commitment to teaching the skills of
mediation to our group was greatly appreciated. The work
you do to train mediators that can facilitate and
empower people to take ownership and resolve their
issues makes our collective society and global world a
better place. You are an inspiration. Have a great
Personal regards, Darlene McElwain
Thank you for your time and dedication to your
calling. I did gain from attending your class and
would recommend it to others.
“Dr. Manousso and her cadre of
mediators at Manousso Mediation helped me to provide new untapped
support to my leaders, peers, and subordinates. It also helped me to
discover things about myself. I recommend Manousso Mediation &
Alternative Dispute Resolution Services to anyone wanting to begin a
new career or enhance the career the presently have. The
professionalism of the instructors was awe inspiring and everyone
left the course with the feeling that they could take on any
problem.” 4 November 2012.
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
Senior Military Human Resource
Manager/Labor Relations Advisor at Lackland United States Air
"As an employer, we are searching for the best and brightest in the
industry. We evaluate job seekers' resumes by assessing their
education and experience related to a position. However, there is a
competitive edge for those who have demonstrated superior
interpersonal and conflict resolution skills."
May 2012. Manousso Mediation trains students in these skills.
Angela Dampeer, MBA
Executive Director, Human Resources
College of the Mainland
Jayne Jones Barstow
Attorney at Law
Offices in Houston, TX and Centerville, IN
I have attended two of your training sessions, Family-Divorce and
Arbitration, and wanted to tell you how much I learned from both. I
think that you go outside the box to give your students a much
better understanding of what it takes to be a successful Mediator or
Arbitrator. I would highly recommend your programs to anyone wanting
to become a Mediator or Arbitrator.
I look forward
to taking another from you as I know it will improve my performance.
I see why HR professionals are
being encouraged to take the mediation
training, the processes for moving from conflict to resolution
are very much applicable to HR employee relations issues.
Thanks for a great class!!
Thank you so much for
the very erudite presentations of the last two trainings. I had a
great learning experience. I want to remind you to enroll me for the
Advance Mediation Training. I look forward to seeing you
God bless! Rev Thaddeus
“Barbara is a wonderful
mediation instructor with superior knowledge of her craft. She
entertains while successfully teaching complicated material. Barbara
is also able to connect with a wide range of personalities which I'm
sure serves her well in mediations.”
March 29, 2010.
Most Continuing Education (CEU) and MCLE available!
MCLE:44 and 3 in ethics.
Arbitration training through
Barnham Graduate School and Seminary Register here.
Next date to be announced soon. 7.5 MCLE-CEU and 1 in
This training is under the auspices of Barnham University and
so it meets the arbitrator CEU requirements of the
Texas Comptroller's Office.
You do not need to be an attorney to arbitrate.
Barnham Graduate Studies and Seminary
will be presenting this training, complemented
by Manousso Mediation and the Houston BBB.
--------------------------------- Advance Family-Divorce Mediation-30 hours September
2015. Dates to be announced. Register here.
30 MCLE-CEU and 3 in
Credentials of Dr. Barbara Manousso
Former president and current board member of the Association for
Conflict Resolution (ACR) Houston Chapter and current Chairman
of the Association of Conflict Resolution (ACR)
International-Health Care Section.
Board member of the Houston Gerontology Society.
On June 25th, 2015, Dr. Manousso will speak at the World
Mediation Association in Berlin, Germany. On June 25th, 2014,
Dr. Manousso lecturered on elder and adult care mediation
at the annual conference of the World Symposium on Elder
Mediation in Halifax, Canada.
September 24, 2014, Dr. Manousso spoke at the Montgomery County
DRC on Elder Mediation. Great audience!!
October 8, 2014, Dr.Manousso spoke at the International
Association for Conflict Resolution in Cincinnati, OH.
ALERT! When you sign up for a
mediation training, make sure that the lecturers and course
coordinator are distinguished credentialed mediators,
like Dr. Barbara Manousso, and are qualified educators with real
experience. Ask for and read their resumes and verify
their degrees. Make sure that your trainers are also members of
the Texas Association of Mediators, Association of Conflict
Resolution (ACR), Houston Chapter of ACR, and the Texas
Mediation Trainers Roundtable (TMTR. If not, then they are
not qualified to train. Lots of programs pop up, but the
lecturers have no real background in practice or mediation
and training. Or your mediation certificate
won't take you where you want to go.
Credentials count, so should yours!
Manousso Mediation is a credentialed, interactive
quality,skill-based classroom course, taught by experienced
mediators, leaders in the field, and recognized by all major
Don't accept any training program with new, less credentialed,
or anonymous trainers.
Online training is not
accepted or approved by any organizations, panels, or
For the best in ADR training, check out Dr. Manousso's
where connections work!
Have you read our student testimonials?!
Valerie wrote: "Thank you so much Barbara for your instruction
and your example! You are truly a mentor and I am thankful I was
able to learn under your instruction!"
Look on FB for a few of our
students who have established great practices:
Don Tomlinson, Lori LaConta, Melissa Back-Back to Yes,
Valerie Mediates; Craven Mediation; Joiner Mediation; Dove
Mediation.... and more!
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Classes include snacks,
and all materials and notebooks.
Check out the early bird, perk, and student specials in
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Have you taken more than two courses with us?
Ask about our "special"
the third course.
Challenged by the economy, but want to become a mediator.
Ask about our payment and referral plans. We help you make the
classes more affordable:
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and student specials.
The Basic (40 hours) Mediation Course,
an intensive training
complies with both
Texas Civil Practice & Remedy Code Ann.
and the Texas Mediation Training Roundtable's requirements
training. This course is designed to satisfy the 40
classroom hours of training required to mediate court-referred
disputes as indicated in the
Texas Alternative Dispute Resolution Act § 154.052, Tex.
Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Ann. Learn how to become a
Our 40 hours of basic mediation training and certificate
standards meet national and international requirements.
You don't have to practice in Texas to benefit from our courses.
It is international! You don't need to be an
attorney to mediate.
44 MCLE and 2 in ethics and CEU available for Lawyers, CPA, LPC,
Realtors, Human Resource Professionals, and Social Workers!
This program has been approved for CEUs by the Better Business
Bureau Education Foundation for SW.
Family and Divorce Mediation Training
is an advanced course for mediation training in
Divorce & Child Custody, as required to mediate court-referred
disputes as indicated in the Texas Alternative Dispute
Resolution Act § 154.052, Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Ann.
The certification course is 30 hours of training in
family law, family dynamics, child
development, family violence, practice considerations, theory,
replete with skill building exercises and role-plays.
Prerequisite: Basic (40 hours) Mediation
30 MCLE and 3 in
ethics. CEU available!
This program has been approved for CEUs by the Better Business
Bureau Education Foundation.
Elder Care Mediation
is twenty hours of training in standards
of care and communication that will benefit social workers,
hospice workers, nursing home administrators, certified public
accountants, guardians, lawyers, and mediators who seek to
expand their careers and reinforce their resumes.
Students and new graduates:
conflict resolution training can make your resume
standout in this tough job market. Learn the best
practice negotiation, people, and communication skills!
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is alive with
Manousso Mediation's training meets, .... and
exceeds, basic mediation standards
for all over the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and
Central and South Americas.
Exceeds standards of the Texas Association of Mediators, Texas
Mediators Trainers Roundtable, and Texas Credentialing
Our mediators and arbitrators
work and are welcome at the Texas Dispute Resolution Centers (DRC)
and Better Business Bureaus in Texas!
Mediation Services include:
Family and divorce mediations,
as well as commercial mediations, are held
in the evening and weekends, as well as during normal business
hours conflict coaching and mediations.
Conflict Resolution Coaching
is a program available to corporations, non-profit
organizations, and individuals dealing with the need to have
better communication skills. Individual and department wide
conflict resolution diagnostic profiles are available for
personal or organizational review.