Upcoming Training


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, several Organizations have adapted trainings to take place over internet connections. Please contact the training director of your local DRC for details.


Center for Dialog & Resolution

For information on current training schedule 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

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

DRC of King County

KCDRC has reopened 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

40-Hour Professional Conflict Management and Mediation Training

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

4 & 11 March 5-9pm
5 & 12 March 8:30am-5:00pm
6 & 13 March 8:30am-5:00pm
All sessions required for completion.
Full Tuition:
Scholarships Available
Online via Zoom
PURCHASE OF A TICKET WILL AUTOMATICALLY PROMPT YOU TO REGISTER FOR THE ZOOM CALL. Please disregard the times shown for the Zoom call. The class starts at 5pm on March 4th.
Contact: Sophie@kitsapdrc.org


Restorative Circles Trainings for 2021

This three day experiential training will prepare participants to be able to facilitate “Circles” within their communities, in schools, and in juvenile justice settings. Attendees will learn and practice the fundamental elements of circle keeping, such as establishing shared values, the use of ritual and a talking object, relationship, and trust building, and creating a safe space. The circle process is designed to encourage mutual understanding in a wide variety of settings. 

Cost: Regular Tuition $490
Group Rate (2 or more) $415
DRC Volunteer Rate $300
Dates: July 8-10, 2021
Times: Thursday-Saturday 8:30am to 5pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Register: http://www.kitsapdrc.org/
Questions? Call Sue Miglino at 360-265-7220

For a full list of 2021 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 County 

Contact DRC for additional information or to register  


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: April 22-24 & 29 and May 1, 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.

Additional trainings are being scheduled for late summer, fall and into 2021. Please check the website listed on our Find a Mediator page.

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

Northwest Mediation Center

40 Hour Basic Mediation Training – Interactive Online Format  

Basic Mediation Training is appropriate for anyone interested in better understanding and managing conflict. This in-depth training, with highly experienced mediator and trainer Leslie Ann Grove, is applicable to a broad range of professions. This is also the first step to becoming a certified mediator and volunteer with Northwest Mediation Center or other Dispute Resolution Centers across the state. Having facilitated three highly successful ‘virtual’ mediation trainings in 2020, we feel confident that this online format will allow for a lively and effective learning environment. Wherever you may be in the state or country, join us!

DATES: April 9, 10, 11 and 23, 24, 25
TIMES: Fridays (4/9 and 4/25) are 1–5 PM, all other days are 9 AM–6 PM (with 1-hour lunch break)
LOCATION: Zoom/Virtual Learning Format
CLE/ETHICS CREDITS: Yes. Training qualified for CLE Credit (including 3.0 hours Ethics), and ‘clock hours’ for teachers
TO REGISTER: Go to https://www.nwmediationcenter.com/40-hour-mediation-training or call (509) 456-0103 or email info@nwmediationcenter.com

INFORMATION/REGISTER: 509-456-0103 or https://www.nwmediationcenter.com/


Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center

Tools for Tough Conversations – varies by topic
This is a training series for past participants of conflict training programs. Tools for Tough Conversations provides practical tips on applying conflict de-escalation and communication skills at home, work, or in the community. Each supportive learning session is designed to refresh you on key conflict awareness and assertiveness skills and provides ample practice time using scenarios, worksheets and group learning activities, all with the help of trained mediators & facilitators.

2021 Schedule:
Tuesday, March 2 –
Prepare for & Respond to Stress & Conflict
Tuesday, March 16 –
Learn to Listen Fully
Tuesday, April 20 – Explore Biases, Identify Opportunities for Inclusion
Tuesday, May 25 – Practice Speaking Up When it Matters Most
Tuesday, June 29 – Find Common Ground in Times of Difference
Tuesday, July 20 – Respond with Poise in Moments of Crisis

***All Courses in 2021 to be held Virtually from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

Course Fee: $40 for a single class, $200 for the series
Registration Details: www.whatcomdrc.org

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