Upcoming Training

Center for Dialog & Resolution

For updates on trainings contact: www.CenterForResolution.org

Community Mediation Services in Clark County

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.   

DATES: January 27-28 and February 3-4 and February 10, 2018 TIMES: 9 am – 6 pm

LOCATION: Raymond High School, 1016 Commercial Street, Raymond, WA 98577


CONTACT: 360-532-8950;drcghp@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 

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: TBA

Dates:  December 13-14, 2017 in Everett


Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County

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

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.

Dates: January 22-26, 2018 (also held on June 18-22 and October 11-13 & 18-20)

Times: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Location: TBA

Cost: $675.00 WSE/CLEs: Washington State Clock Hours-40   WSBA CLEs-36 ($20 additional fee)

Contact: For more information e-mail jmiller@mediatethurston.org or call (360) 956-1155

Northwest Mediation Center

Winter 2018 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

Dates: Part I – January 19, 20 & 21   Part II – February 2, 3 & 4

(Training is offered on two, non-consecutive weekends, for minimal interference with conventional work schedules)

Contact: www.nwmediationcenter.com or 509-456-0103 to Register

Trainer(s): Leslie Ann Grove, Northwest Mediation Center Staff
Location: The Community Building – 35 W. Main, Spokane, WA 99201

Cost: $649 (Register by December 31 and pay only $610)

Advanced Divorce/Separation Mediation Training
with master trainer ROBERT KIRKMAN COLLINS

Among topics covered are:

·         Parenting Plans and Residential Schedules

·         Dealing with asset and liability distribution

·         Addressing issues specific to family separations

·         Including issues for children in changing family environments

·         Advanced mediator techniques

Date: March 9, 10 & 11, 2018

Cost: $535 (Early Bird Discount: if registered by February 16, $495)

Contact:  509-456-0103 to register

Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center

Contact: wdrc@whatcomdrc.org for more information