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. Non-WMA members can sign up to attend on our website www.washingtonmediation.org.

9/15/21 Marcus Lang & Felicia Staub: The Art of Asking Questions: how the careful, yet creative wording of questions can impact a mediation.

10/12/21 Eve Palay: Gender Diversity: the impact of working with varied communities in mediation.

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


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

DRC of King County


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.

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.

  • Dates: July 8-10, 2021
  • Times: Thursday-Saturday 8:30am to 5pm
  • Location: Online via Zoom Cost: Regular Tuition $490
  • Group Rate (2 or more) $415
    DRC Volunteer Rate $300
  • 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, 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.

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


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