HMP’s Dual Mission Statement

THE EDUCATIONAL MISSION OF HMP IS:

  • to provide HLS students with comprehensive and ongoing training in the theory and skills needed for effective mediation;
  • to provide HLS students opportunities to apply and teach the theory and skills needed for effective mediation;
  • to provide opportunities for HLS students to learn and practice mediation with members of the community for the purpose of sharing diverse perspectives and experience;
  • to provide a forum in which mediators can exchange experiences and ideas related to mediation;
  • to provide a forum for the collection and dissemination of current information related to mediation; and
  • to maintain an environment that nurtures academic and personal growth.

THE SERVICE MISSION OF HMP IS:

  • to provide a fair and effective process in which disputing members of the community can resolve their own differences;
  • to provide effective mediation services to all parties, regardless of their ability to pay;
  • to provide effective mediation services to local courts and communities;
  • to educate local courts and communities regarding mediation and effective conflict resolution skills;
  • to provide opportunities for volunteers from outside HLS to learn and practice mediation;
  • to provide a forum for mediators to exchange ideas; and
  • to maintain administrative procedures that foster systematic documentation of work and ready access to Program resources.

Upcoming Training

HMP’s basic mediation trainings for the 2019-2020 academic year are:
October 5, 6, 19 & 20, 2019 -or-
February 8, 9, 22 & 23, 2020

HMP Application – Fall 2019

Each applicant accepted for training is required to attend the full 32 hours of basic mediation training and to fulfill a two-semester commitment as a volunteer mediator with HMP, serving local courts in metropolitan Boston.