Conflict is part of everyday life and impacts all relationships. Learn the nature of conflict and basic skills to be effective in difficult situations to have your needs met and the foundations of the mediation process and what it takes to be a third party to help people in conflict find mutually acceptable solutions. Whether you are in pursuit of being a professional mediator or not, this class provides knowledge and understanding of several aspects that influence human behavior in conflict leaving you with the ability to cope with difficult people and difficult situations more effectively. NOTE: This course is the prerequisite for Professional Mediation and Conflict Resolution Specialist (course 40126). This is part of the 40-hour basic mediation training.