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      December 10, 2019

      Tuesday   8:30 AM

      1824 Montgomery Highway South
      Birmingham, Alabama 35244

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      Seating in this course is strictly limited to 16 participants. This is the ONLY time this class will be offered in Alabama for the rest of 2019. Register early to confirm a seat in the course. When the course sells out, we will begin a wait-list in the event of cancellations.   ABOUT THE COURSE “Mediation Success: Developing a Profitable Mediation Practice" is a nuts-and-bolts seminar designed to teach you everything you need to know to start, grow and sustain a profitable mediation practice. Mediation is a growing field but breaking in - and staying in! - can be difficult without the right tools and strategies. This hands-on, highly interactive seminar will enable you to develop your customized plan for success!   WHO SHOULD ATTEND This course is open to anyone interested in learning how to start, grow or sustain a profitable mediation practice. You do NOT need to be a current mediator or have previous mediation training to attend this program. If you are just beginning to explore the possibilities of a career in mediation, this is a excellent course to begin that journey.   LOCATIONMarriot Courtyard Hotel -- Hoover, AL (Birmingham)1824 Montgomery Highway SouthHoover, AL 35244205-988-5000If you need a room at the hotel, call 205-988-5000 and ask for the Mediation CLE group rate. SCHEDULE8:30-4:00 PMCheck-in begins at 8:15 am.Lunch is on your own from 12:00-1:00 pm. COURSE HIGHLIGHTS Core Competencies of a Profitable Mediation Practice Strategies for Starting Your Mediation Business Selecting a Business Name Defining and Developing a Niche Practice Area Pricing Your Services and Fee Strategies Budgeting, Expenses and Avoiding Start-Up Financial Mistakes Low and No-Cost Marketing Getting Your First Five Cases: Essential Steps for Success Developing Your Intake Process Managing Your Mediation Calendar Working with Mediation Partners Building an Online Presence Establishing Yourself as a "Mediation Expert" Branding YOU! Joining Mediator Referral Lists Avoiding Ethical Issues Developing a Marketing Plan Increasing Profitability Over Time Expanding Your Market Geographically Developing Positive Word-of-Mouth Marketing Without Advertising Using Technology Financing Your Mediation Start-Up How To Do Market Research Case Studies of Successful Mediators Identify Growing Areas in Mediation Strategies for Making Money When You are Not Mediating Using Speaking Engagements to Build Your Business Turning Pro-Bono Opportunities into Paying Mediation Clients Forms and Documents for a Successful Practice Online Tools to Help Manage Your Practice Hiring Staff vs. Going Solo Strategies for Non-Lawyer/Mediators Strategies for Lawyer/Mediators  Working with Pro Se Clients This course is highly interactive. Our small class size will allow YOU to ask questions and will allow the instructor to tailor the information to YOUR needs and circumstances. Additionally, all participants will be eligible for a FREE, post-seminar consultation with the instructor for up to 1-hour of individualize discussion to review your goals and assist you in your next steps.WHAT'S INCLUDED In addition to the all-day seminar, you will receive: A comprehensive course binder with over 70 pages of key information covered in the seminar Forms and documents for use in your practice Certificate of completion Discounts on future training programs A post-seminar 1-hour consultation with the instructor by telephone (if desired).   CLE and OTHER PROFESSIONAL CREDIT This course is approved for 6 hours of CLE credit in Alabama, including 1 ethics hour. If you need CLE credit in another jurisdiction (or CE credit in another profession) we will provide you with documentation at the seminar so that you can self-report and apply for credit. Our seminars have been approved for CLE credit for nearly 25 years and are routinely granted credit for out-of-state attendees. Please call or email registration[at[ with questions or concerns.   YOUR SATISFACTION IS ABSOLUTELY 100% GUARANTEED We've been training mediators in Alabama and nationwide for 25 years – over 7000 mediators, attorneys, judges and other professionals have attended our programs! We are so confident that you will enjoy the seminar that we make this promise: If, after completing a program with us, you are not satisfied with the seminar content or presentation by the instructor, simply return your training materials to the seminar leader on the final day of training and your enrollment fee will be refunded! No problem, period! We know of no other mediation training organization that offers this type of money-back guarantee on mediation training.   FACULTY This seminar will be conducted by Troy Smith. Troy began mediating over 27 years ago and has been a mediation trainer for over 25 years. Over 7000 individuals have completed his training programs nationwide.   REGISTRATION TRANSFER and CANCELLATION POLICY Full Refund. Your seminar fee is fully refundable if you cancel your registration 21 or more days prior to the first day of the seminar, less a $50 administrative fee. All cancellations must be received in writing or via email. Reschedule Anytime. If you must reschedule your attendance at a seminar -- even at the last minute -- you may transfer your registration without additional cost to another equally priced seminar within 24 months of the date of your original program. All reschedule requests must be in writing and received prior to the start of the seminar. (No-shows will not be eligible to reschedule). Substitutions. If you are unable to attend a seminar for which you have registered, you may send a substitute in your place. If you need to send a substitute, we ask that you notify us at least 1 day in advance of your seminar, if possible. Event Cancellation. In the highly unlikely event that Mediation Media, Inc. must cancel or reschedule a program for which you are registered for any reason, we will refund your registration fees or transfer your registration to another program, whichever you choose. Mediation Media, Inc. is not responsible for participant expenses related to a program cancellation.   PAYMENT POLICY For online registrations, payment by credit or debit card or PayPal is due at the time of registration. If you prefer to register with a credit or debit card by phone, call 214-901-5888. If you would like to pay by check, please call 214-901-5888 to register by phone. We will hold your seat for 7 days awaiting payment. Payment must be received within 7 days or your registration will be cancelled.   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION If you have questions not answered here, email registration[at] and we will be happy to assist you. Or, call (214) 901-5888.

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