Upcoming Training

Center For Dialog & Resolution

Our 5-Day Mediation Training Program

Center for Dialog & Resolution is offering their Washington Mediation Association Approved Course that will teach you the processes of mediation, communication skills and peaceful conflict resolution.

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

Location: 717 Tacoma Avenue South | Tacoma WA 98402
Dates: FALL SESSION- September 29-October 1 and October 13-14, 2-17
Times: 8:30 am–5:30 pm
Fee: $700 Registration fee (Early Bird & Group Rates available)
CLE credits: $125 for 37.75 (7.75 Ethics)

CEU & Clock Hours also available
Contact: www.CenterForResolution.org

Community Mediation Services in Clark County

Contact: Please contact Executive Director, Community Mediation Services info@mediationclarkcounty.org, Phone: 360-334-5862 or visit: www.mediationclarkcounty.org for program offerings.

DRC of Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties

40 Hour Basic Mediation Training

Basic Mediation Training is for EVERYONE interested in learning how to understand and manage conflict. This is also the first step required to become a certified mediator and to volunteer with us. 


Friday, October 20, 2017  – 5 pm-9pm

Saturday, October 21, 2017 – 9am-6pm

Sunday, October 22, 2017 – 9 am – 6pm

Friday, October 27, 2017  – 5 pm-9pm

Saturday, October 28, 2017 – 9am-6pm

Sunday, October 29, 2017 – 9 am – 6pm

LOCATION: 207 S. Chehalis Street, Suite #301, Aberdeen, WA 98520


CONTACT: 360-532-8950Barbie@drcghp.org

DRC of King County

For more information on upcoming trainings through DRC of King County, check out the website at: www.kcdrc.org

DRC of Kitsap County

For a full list of 2016 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

Basic Professional Mediation Training (40 hours)

Basic Professional Mediation Training (BMT) is an intensive five days of learning to be a neutral third party – a mediator. Participants will learn the facilitative eight-stage mediation model, conflict theory and styles, mediator communication skills, interest-based negotiations, collaborative problem solving, the mediator’s role and principles of conflict resolution. The training integrates lectures, presentations, demonstrations, and coached mediation role plays. Clock Hours, CLEs and college credits are available. This course also meets the mediation training requirements for Collaborative Law professionals. The course is offered in two formats:

  1. Part A (Skills & Mediation Principles) over two day the first week and
  2. Part B (Mediation Process) over three days the following week.
  1. Part A and Part B taught during 5 consecutive days.

Cost: 1. Part A (Skills & Principles) $350.              Early Bird Discount $315   Group Discount (3+) $280.

  1. Part B (Mediation Process) $445. Early Bird Discount $400. Group Discount (3+) $355.
  2. Part A and B $795. Early Bird Discount $715.   Group Discount (3+) $635



Resolving Conflict in the Workplace (6 hours)

Participants will learn tools to manage conflict in the workplace and promote teamwork and cooperation. Key issues covered: Conflict styles, Identification of issues and interests, Communication skills, Four-step conflict resolution process.

Cost: $190. Early Bird Discount: $170. Group Discount (3+) $ 150.

Dates & Locations: October 5, 2017 in Everett


Family Mediation Training (24 hours)

Family Mediation Training teaches mediators how to help families resolve conflicts, with a primary focus on helping couples through a dissolution. Participants learn how to handle emotionally volatile situations, help parents focus on the needs of their children in order to create and modify parenting plans, and mediator techniques for dealing with difficult family cases.

Cost: $450. Early Bird Discount: $405. Group Discount (3+): $360.

Dates & Locations:  October 20-22, 2017 in Everett


Trust in the Workplace: How to Build It, Maintain It and Restore It When It’s Broken (7 Hours)

This one day class focuses on what role trust in the workplace plays. Topics include: Skills and actions that build trust, How trust can be repaired once it is broken, and Maintaining a trusting environment.

Cost: $190 Early Bird Discount: $170. Group Discount (3+): $150.

Date: TBA


Communication Skills for Effective Leaders (16 hours)

Would you like to develop your skills as an effective leader? Whether you are supervising staff, leading a project or wanting to apply for a leadership position in your organization, the way you communicate makes a difference. During this two day workshop you will look at leadership styles, review the benefits of different leadership styles, and learn how to lead conversations that increase understanding and work with a tool that allows you to give feedback in a way that is heard and accepted by others.

Cost: $350 Early Bird Discount: $315. Group Discount (3+) $280.

Location: December 13-14, 2017 in Everett

Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County


Professional Mediation Training

This fun and highly interactive 40-hour training will acquaint you with the philosophy, model and skills needed in order to have a working knowledge of the role of an impartial mediator.  The concepts and skills taught in this training are easily transferable and are designed to improve communication and enhance relationships in all settings.

Date: October 5-7 & 12-14, 2017

Time: Thursday 5:00-9:00 pm & Friday & Saturday 9:30 am-5:30 pm

Location: TBA

CLEs: 36 ($20.00 fee)

WSE Clock Hours: 40 ($20.00 fee)

Cost: $675.00

Contact: jmiller@mediatethurston.org or phone: (360) 956-1155



A special Breakfast Workshop deals with preventing and resolving issues in the workplace. Seats are limited. Reserve your place today.

Time: 7:15-9:00 AM

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Location: Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Avenue SE, Lacey, WA

Cost: $30.00

Contact: jsanders@mediatethurston.org

Collaborative Negotiations

This 20-hour training provides participants with a foundation in the concepts, processes, and skills of collaborative negotiations.  Like any good investment, this training will give you direct, ‘hands-on’ experience building negotiations that will work for you in the present and set the stage for healthier collaborations in the future.  Learn how to use this powerful, common-sense tool to advance your goals and preserve valuable relationships you will need in the future. ​
*No prerequisites required to participate.

Date:  November 8-9, 2017

Time: Wednesday & Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: TBA

Cost: $315

Contact:  jmiller@mediatethurston.org or phone (360) 956-1155


Family Mediation Training

This advanced mediation training prepares you for the increased complexity and high emotions of mediating family conflict. It includes information on state and local laws that govern family mediations and addresses diversity in families, needs of children, domestic violence, ethical dilemmas in mediation, and negotiating parenting plans.

*You must have completed the 40-Hour Professional Mediation Training to take this training.

Date: November 16-18, 2017

Time: Thursday, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday & Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Cost: $350* ($300 for Volunteers at DRCs outside Thurston County) *Discounts are available for current Thurston County DRC mediators, conciliators and other volunteers.  Please call for more information.

CLEs: 17.75 ($20 fee)

WSE Clock Hours: 20 ($20 fee)

Contact:  jmiller@mediatethurston.org or phone (360) 956-1155


Multi-Party Mediation Training

This advanced mediation training prepares you for the increased complexity when conflict occurs between more than two people. It includes information on fostering a productive problem solving environment, making collaborative decisions, structuring meetings for maximum productivity, increasing clear communications, and dealing with conflict on the job.

*You must have completed the 40-Hour Professional Mediation Training to take this training.

Date: December 6-8, 2017

Time: Wednesday, 1:00 pm to 5:00 p.m., Thursday & Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Cost: $350* ($300 for Volunteers at DRCs outside Thurston County)  *Discounts are available for current Thurston County DRC mediators, conciliators and other volunteers.  Please call for more information.

Contact:  jmiller@mediatethurston.org or phone (360) 956-1155

University of Washington School of Law

Professional Mediation Skills Training Program

 This basic skills training course will locate mediation among the array of dispute resolution processes, and examine the differences between facilitative and evaluative mediation.  Participants will learn a step-by-step process to assist parties in conflict to find mutually agreeable solutions.

Location: University of Washington School of Law, Seattle.

Dates: October 13-15, 21-22, 2017

Times: October 13, 2017 – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.;

October 14, 15, 21, & 22, 2017 – 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. each day

CLE Credits: 34.00 Law & Legal CLE Credits; 2.00 Ethics Credit.

Contact:  800-253-8648 or 206-543    0059https://wwwlaw.washington.edu/reg/mediation-skills/



Northwest Mediation Center

For list of current offerings, contact: Northwest Mediation Center, 509-456-0103 or email nwmediation@gmail.com 

Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center

Contact: wdrc@whatcomdrc.org for more information.