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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.
Thank you, Boë Bowen, J.D.
“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.
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.
Tommy L. Hayes
Tyler, Texas 75703
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
“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.
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has been recognized by
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On February 18, 2015,
this class will be held
in San Antonio at the
Lackland Air Force Base
7.5 MCLE-CEU and 1 in ethics
This training is under the auspices
Barnham University, so it meets the
arbitrator CEU requirements of the
Texas Comptroller's Office.
You do not need to
an attorney to arbitrate.
Barnham Graduate Studies and
will be presenting this training, complemented
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Advance Family-Divorce Mediation
January 20, 21, 22, 2015
30 MCLE-CEU and 3 in ethics.
Parenting Coordinator and Facilitator
hours- Friday amd Saturday, January 23 and 24, 2015.
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and current board member of the Association for
Conflict Resolution (ACR)
Houston Chapter and current Chairman of the
Conflict Resolution (ACR) International-Health Care Section.
Board member of the
Houston Gerontology Society.
longtime member of
Association of Mediators
Texas Distinguished Credentialed Mediator
Association of Conflict Resolution
Texas Mediators Training Roundtable
World Symposium of Elder Mediators
2012 as an Associate Member,
University of Texas Health Consortium on Aging
Reappointed in January 2013
six year term by Governor Rick Perry as a Commissioner for the
Nursing Facility Administrators Advocacy Committee!
Manousso Mediation is proud and pleased to work closely
with all the
Dispute Resolution Centers in Texas,
Harris, Montgomery, and
Bend, as well as the Better Business Bureaus.
paid and volunteer mediators and arbitrators for all programs
our training programs.
has been a
2013, 2014, 2015
sponsor of the
Texas Association of Mediators
June 25th, 2014, Dr. Manousso lecturered on elder
and adult care
mediation at the
annual conference of the
World Symposium on Elder Mediation
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.
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
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
and training. Or your mediation certificate
won't be take you where you want to go.
Credentials count, so should yours!
Manousso Mediation is a credentialed,
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,
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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!"
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What are your conflict
Get a certificate and become a mediator - 40
The perfect graduation gift for high school and college
Basic Mediation Course is 40 hours of
November 17, 18, 19, 20,
and military receive a special "thank you" discount.
The Basic (40
an intensive training
complies with both
Texas Civil Practice & Remedy Code Ann. and the
Texas Mediation Training Roundtable's
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 mediator.
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
44 MCLE and 2
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.
Advanced Course: Family and Divorce Mediation - 30 hours -
This is a pre-requisite for elder and adult
mediation and Parenting Coordination and Facilitation.
October 1, 2, 3, 2014 in
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
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!
Elder Care and Adult Mediation Training
October 22 and 23, 2014 in Houston
Students and new graduates:
conflict resolution training can make your resume
standout in this tough job market. Learn the best
practice negotiation, people, and
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,
Mediators Trainers Roundtable,
and Texas Credentialing Association.
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
as well as commercial mediations,
are held in the evening and weekends, as well as during normal
business hours conflict coaching and mediations.
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.
Visa, American Express, and Master Cards accepted through
Although our rates are accessible, the instruction is priceless!
Rates are listed here.
Mediation sessions in Houston, Texas,
held in Uptown/Galleria or at your location.
for conducting mediations are Greek, French, Ethiopian, Spanish, Arabic,
German, Chinese, and Vietnamese.
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