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Rule 31 Mediation Training

Lipscomb University's Institute for Conflict Management offers sessions for Rule 31 Civil Mediation Training, Domestic Violence Training and Family Mediation Training.

As one of the only in-person programs in the Nashville, TN area, Lipscomb's Rule 31 Mediation Training offers participants a in-depth and interactive instruction on mediation in a range of areas. Lead by nationally-recognized instructors, the program is designed to efficiently equip participants with skills they can apply in their professional field. The crossover trainings allows students to be trained in multiple sectors in just a few weekends.

Before considering this training, it is imperative that prospective students read and understand the education and experience requirements set forth by Rule 31, Section 14 of the State of Tennessee Supreme Court and Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission. You can find a list of education and experience requirements in our F.A.Q page. 

Rule 31 Meditation Trainings are ideal for professionals in the following fields as well as those seeking to add a specialty to their line of work. 

  • Attorneys
  • Teachers
  • Social workers
  • Human resources professionals
  • Realtors 
Dr. Allen is truly a phenomenal professor that knows how to navigate real-life conflict situations. It's really helpful when a professor can review the concepts introduced in the literature and studies and be able to demonstrate which ones work and don't work. — Civil Mediation Training Participant

Upcoming Mediation Trainings

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Meet the Faculty and Staff

Tracy Allen

Tracy Allen

Civil Mediation Training Instructor

With over 30 years experience in the field, Tracy Allen is an internationally recognized mediator, arbitrator and ADR trainer. As a former litigator and business tax attorney, Allen brings a wide range of experience to her teaching and lecturing in the field of ADR.

Meet Tracy Allen
Cynthia Greer

Cynthia Greer

Family Mediation, Domestic Violence, and Crossover Training Instructor

With over 30 years experience in the ADR field, Dr. Cynthia Greer brings extensive knowledge and tools to her teaching. Dr. Greer has conducted over 1,350 mediations, specializing in employment-related issues, educational issues, elder and end-of life-issues, and family/divorce issues.

Meet Cynthia Greer
Elizabeth McMillan

Elizabeth McMillan

Rule 31 Coordinator

Elizabeth has had a longtime interest in conflict management. She created her undergraduate major at the University of Tennessee in Conflict Resolution, and after graduating from law school at UT, she earned a Master of Laws in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University. Elizabeth was a litigator with a large Nashville law firm for many years.

Meet Elizabeth McMillan
Tracy Allen is superb, and now a friend and resource. I will recommend this program to colleagues. — Civil Mediation Training Participant

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