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32 - Hour Basic Mediation Training

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. Classes will be held online via Zoom over the course of 3 weeks.

Dates and Times

This training is broken up into 7 Sessions on Zoom:

  • Wednesday, January 13 from 9:00 am to 1 pm
  • Thursday, January  14 from 9:00 am to 1 pm
  • Friday, January  15 from 9:00 am to 1 pm
  • Thursday, January  21 from 9:00 am to 1 pm 
  • Friday, January  22 from 9:00 am to 1 pm 
  • Thursday, January 28 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm 
  • Friday, January  29 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm 

Cost: $250

If you need financial assistance to attend and you plan to utilize your mediation skills to benefit your community, 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 $75. Scholarship application is part of the registration.

Location: Online via Zoom. Zoom link will be sent to students ahead of training.

Registration is required.

The CMD has shifted to remote based services. We appreciate your patience as we navigate new ways of operating. 

Please email us at or call 503-526-2523 for any inquiries.

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:30 pm.