X. Training and Education
A mediator should acquire knowledge and procedural training in mediation. This includes an understanding of appropriate professional ethics, standards, and responsibilities. Upon request, a mediator should disclose the extent and nature of his or her mediation training and experience.
Reporter Note: The use of the phrase "substantive knowledge" was problematic for some. How is one supposed to know what substantive knowledge or experience might be relevant until the mediation is underway? It is felt that discussion of "training and experience" addresses this issue.
2. Continuing Education
A mediator should participate in continuing education activities and be personally responsible for ongoing professional growth. Mediators are encouraged to join with other mediators and members of related professions to promote mutual professional development.