Workshops and Trainings

35 - Hour Basic Mediation Training

January 19, 20, 21, 27, 28, & February 3, 4, 2022

9 AM – 1 PM on Zoom | Cost: $300

Online via Zoom - 7 sessions over 3 weeks

Registration is required

This training will introduce participants to the themes, practices and skills of becoming a mediator in the community. Mediation is a confidential process in which an impartial person, a mediator, helps two or more parties voluntarily work towards a mutually acceptable agreement. Students will learn how to communicate with the parties during case development and mediation, promote understanding, and facilitate the problem solving discussion that helps resolve the dispute. 

Mediation training will cover all aspects of the mediation process. Topics include, but are not limited to: 

  • Conflict resolution in Oregon
  • Theories of conflict
  • Conflict styles
  • Negotiation theory and models
  • Mediation models
  • The mediation process / stages
  • Mediator communication skills
  • Conflict formulations and interventions
  • Active listening skills
  • Questioning techniques
  • Reframing skills
  • Private meetings - types and skills
  • Dealing with difficult situations
  • Power dynamics
  • Ethical standards and behavior
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Writing effective agreements
  • Case management skills
  • Oregon standards of Mediation Practice
  • Preparing parties for mediation
  • The art of reflective practice
  • Cross-cultural awareness

Community Mediator Scholarship or English/Spanish Bilingual Scholarship 

There are two ways to take this training for a reduced cost! Community Mediator Scholarship: If you use conflict resolution skills to help others, and you need financial assistance, you are eligible to apply for a Community Mediator Scholarship. Recipients will be chosen based on self-reported financial need and explanation of how skills will be applied to benefit others in their community. Community can be any group of people you associate with and are a part of culturally-specific, neighborhood, faith-based, etc. Scholarship recipients can attend the training for $100. Scholarship application is part of the registration. Bilingual Scholarship: If you are bilingual English/Spanish and are willing to apply to volunteer at our program, you can attend the training for $100. Just make sure and check the appropriate boxes on the registration form.

Registration is required