Upcoming Training

Washington Mediation Association On-line!

The Mediator’s Café is free to WMA members and is now available to non-WMA members for a fee of $15 per Café session.

Members can RSVP at admin@washingtonmediation.org

Non-Members can purchase your ‘seat’ at: www.washingtonmediation.org/product-category/continuing-education/

Upcoming Mediator’s Cafes. Please specify when ordering:

  • 11/17/21 David Bayliff: Internal Impartiality: becoming introspective about our internal opinions, biases, and triggers so that we can demonstrate external impartiality during mediation.


Center for Dialog & Resolution

Basic Mediation Training

What you will learn: 

  • Conflict resolution and concepts
  • The 8-stage mediation model
  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Mediator role and ethics
  • Negotiation
  • Identifying interests, values and basic needs

Demonstrating the skills taught in this 40-hour class will enable you to explore peaceful and constructive approaches to conflict in the workplace, home, and your community.

37.75 CLE credits or 37.5 clock hours available. Recognized for Continued Learning Credits (CLE, CEU, PDC, Clock Hours) by:

  • Washington State Bar Association (WSBA)
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Social Workers, Therapists, and Counselors
  • Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Educators
  • This course meets the requirements for Washington Mediation Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management

 Next Trainings:
Autumn: September 28-30 and October 12-14
Trainings take place 8:30 am—5:30 pm at the Center For Dialog & Resolution Program

Fees: General registration: $700
Early bird: $650
Group rate: $550/person for 3 or more from the same organization

CLE credits: $125

Register now by filling out the form online at https://centerforresolution.org/


For information on other trainings and special events,  contact: www.CenterForResolution.org

Community Mediation Services in Clark County

For registration information and updates on trainings contact: info@mediationclarkcounty.org

DRC of Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties

Basic Mediation Training

For everyone interested in learning how to understand and manage conflict. Over the course of this training you will learn: conflict styles and your conflict style, why conflict happens, and why it is necessary, communication skills, neutrality and impartiality, confidentiality, principles of conflict resolution, diversity, power balancing, and privilege. This course meets the requirements for Resolution Washington and the Washington Mediation Association.

Format: Taking place on Zoom
Dates & Times:
Friday 11/5 – 9 am – 4 pm (6 hours)
Saturday 11/6 – 9 am – 6 pm (8 hours)
Sunday 11/7 – 9 am – 4 pm (6 hours)
Friday 11/12 – 5 pm – 8 pm (3 hours)
Saturday 11/13 – 9 am – 4 pm (6 hours)
Sunday 11/14 – 9 am – 6 pm (8 hours)
Fee: $550.
Registration: Deadline is October 27. Complete this Google Form to sign up: https://forms.gle/cd5LQyUwzAg8Ka3RA

For information on training and special events, CONTACT: 360-532-8950; drcghp@drcghp.org

DRC of King County

Basic Mediation Training – ONLINE – December 7-15, 2021

This 40-hour course provides the foundational elements of mediating conflicts between coworkers, neighbors, employees, and a variety of interpersonal issues. Learn to be a neutral third party, manage highly charged negotiations, and empower clients to find solutions to problems. Discount for early registration by November 29.

Basic Mediation Training – Online – Dec 2021 – Dispute Resolution Center of King County (kcdrc.org)


Family Mediation Training – ONLINE – November 2-10, 2021

Have you taken the Basic Mediation Training before and are interested in advancing your skills further? This 24-hour course prepares students to mediate divorce and termination of domestic relationships. This advanced training in family mediation for facilitative mediators utilizes the interest-based approach to divorce, dissolution, and parenting plan development. Basic Mediation Training is a prerequisite for this course. Early bird discount available until October 26.

Family Mediation Online Training – November 2021 – Dispute Resolution Center of King County (kcdrc.org)

For more information about trainings at KCDRC, please email drcinfo@kcdrc.org.

KCDRC has paused its Practicum Program, if you are in need of completing this critical step in the certification process, please see the DRC website for application details.

DRC of Kitsap County

Fall 40-hour Professional Mediation Training
is now scheduled for September 23rd-October 2nd 2021
(original dates: September 16-25, 2021)

This 40-hour mediation course is designed to acquaint participants with the philosophy, concepts, process model and specific behavioral skills needed as a beginning mediator, and for mastering essential conflict management skills. What you learn will be core building blocks toward practicing collaborative, interest-based mediation model and for transforming conflict & communication skills in both your personal and professional life.

This 40-hour training meets or exceeds the regional and national standards for professional mediation training toward certification.

CLE credits: 33.75, including 4.0 ethics credits ($25 filing fee);
Teacher Clock Hours. Workforce approved training. Student & group discounts available.

Contact: Sophie@kitsapdrc.org for more information as well as discounts and scholarship opportunities.

24-hour Family Mediation Training

Our 24-hour Family Mediation Training offers mediators essential learning on how to effectively mediate parenting plans and dissolutions. We will be focusing on the court processes, paperwork, relevant policies, and heightened emotions involved in these cases while providing opportunities for self-reflection, practical application, and accessibility to the subject matter.
Dates: November 18-20, 2021
Times: 8:30-5:00pm
Location: Online (Zoom)
Cost: $425  (scholarships available, contact training director)
Contact: trainer@kitspadrc.org


Multi-Party Restorative Facilitation Training

Learn how to structure restorative facilitations for groups in conflict. Participants will learn to encourage strategies for self-awareness, self-advocacy among parties, and how to structure a restorative conversation that allow parties to get their own needs met while meeting the needs of others. 

The recommended pre-requisite is our 3-day Restorative Circles Training or pre-approved equivalent. If you have not yet attended a pre-approved Restorative Circle Training, you can still attend this training.
Dates: December 3-4, 2021
Times: 8:30-5:00pm
Location: Online (Zoom)
Cost: $260 (scholarships available, contact training director)
Contact: trainer@kitspadrc.org

For a list of 2022 Trainings and In-Services offered by Kitsap County Dispute Resolution Center, please call or visit the website at https://www.kitsapdrc.org/conflict.training.php


DRC Snohomish, Island & Skagit Counties 

40-Hour Basic Mediation Training – Online Training (ZOOM)

Intensive interactive training in theory and skills necessary to act as a neutral third party: mediator.

Dates & Times: October 12-14 & 19-21, 2021 1:00-5:oopm PST & October 26 & 28 9:00am-5:00pm PST
Cost:$895 (PRIORITY THRU 9/14 $815)
Group Rate: $735.
Scholarships Available
Cancellation fees apply
Credits: available
Contact: Tiffany Littlefield at 425-212-3925 for more information.

Trauma Informed Training 1.0

For details about this training, please see the website:

Dates: November 2 & 3, 2021
Times: 9:00 am- 12:00 pm
Location: ZOOM
Cost: $99.00 (special rates available. Contact training director)


Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County

40-Hour Professional Mediation Training – Online Training

This online training course is for anyone who wants to help others solve conflicts more peacefully, build relationships with neighbors, co-workers, and friends, strengthen professional skills, or become a certified mediator with the DRC. Over the course of 40 hours, you will learn the philosophy, process, and practice of a neutral facilitator. The concepts and skills taught are easily transferable and are designed to improve communication in all settings. 

  • Dates & Times:October 7-9 & 14-16, 2021 Thursday 5pm-9pm, Friday and Saturday 8:30am-5:30pm
  • Cost:$675.00
  • Credits: 35 CLE / 40 Clock Hours Washington State Educators ($20 Processing Fee)
  • Contact:info@mediatethurston.org or call (360) 956-1155 for more information.

Contact: For registration and information on upcoming events, please email: jmiller@mediatethurston.org or call (360) 956-1155

Northwest Mediation Center


Basic Mediation Training

Learn the basic art, craft, science and ethics of facilitating peaceful conflict resolution.
Special Benefit, if you get hooked: completion of Northwest Mediation Center’s 40-hour Basic Mediation course is the main prerequisite for entrance into the Practicum Program leading to Mediator Certification.

INFORMATION509-456-0103 or https://www.nwmediationcenter.com/


Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center


Fall/Winter 2021 Workshops:

Understanding Conflict for Kids (7-12) on September 15, 22, & 29, and Understanding Conflict for Teens (13-18) on September 16, 23, & 30. FREE, held via Zoom, and run from 5:30-6:15pm, parents may attend with youth. Sign up here: whatcomdrc.org/youth

Managing Conflict as a Co-Parent: Wednesday, November 17, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. FREE to Parents in Whatcom County, $25 suggested donation. Read more about this course and register here

Understanding Conflict Workshop: Wednesdays, December 8 and 15, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Course Fee: $95, Sliding Scale Available. Read more about this course and register here

Tools for Tough Conversations Advanced Workshop Series: Tuesdays, October 17th-November 30th, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Course Fee: $40 per session, $200 for full series. Read more about this course and register here

Offering a variety of online trainings.
For more information or questions, please contact our training coordinator at 360-676-0122 or email training@whatcomdrc.org