History of the Mediation Training Institute (MTI)

MTI was founded in 1985 by Dr. Dan Dana, one of the early pioneers in the field of mediation. Dr. Dana developed his unique approaches to preventative mediation as an outgrowth of his doctoral work on the psychological factors in the occurrence of workplace conflict.

Conflict Resolution Curriculum & Delivery

He developed a set of courses and assessments that help managers and employees address conflicts more effectively and taught others how to use these approaches. Dr. Dana’s utilization of the MTI website and online curriculum set the standard for progressive learning techniques within the field.

MTI’s Partnership with Eckerd College

At the end of 2013, Dr. Dana retired and Eckerd College acquired the assets of MTI to go along with its Center for Conflict Dynamics (CCD). Dr. Dana has joined the CCD advisory board and continues to provide significant contributions to improve upon current techniques within the field of conflict resolution and the programs he created.