Upcoming Training

Washington Mediation Association

Fall Conference-2020 Vision: Innovations in Mediation

An on-line all-day conference on mediation in the new normal.

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM


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.

Dates: Thursdays September 17 & 24 5-9pm
Fridays September 18 & 25 8:30-5:00pm
Saturdays September 19 & 26 8:30-5:00pm
Cost: $540.00 (Early bird $490.00; Scholarships available)
Student & Group Discounts also available.
Credits: CLEs 35.75 incl 3.0 ethics credits ($25.00 filing fee)
Teacher Clock Hours. Workforce approved training.
Contact: 360-698-0968 or Sophie@kitsapdrc.org
Location: Online via Zoom

For a full list of 2020 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: June 22-25 & July 6-9, 2020,  Monday – Thursday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
plus shorter additional review and practice sessions on July 10, 15 & 16
Cost: $675.00
Contact: info@mediatethurston.org or call (360) 956-1155 for more information.

Additional trainings are being scheduled for late summer, fall and into 20121. 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. After facilitating our Advanced Mediation Training virtually via Zoom with great results in the Spring, we feel confident that this online format will allow for a lively and effective learning environment.

 DATES: September 18, 19, 20 and October 2, 3, 4

TIMES: Fridays (9/18 and 10/2) are 1–5 PM, all other days are 9 AM–6 PM (with 1-hour lunch break)

LOCATION: Zoom/Virtual Learning Format

REGISTRATION FEE: $649 (before September 1 pay early bird price of $599)

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/20-hour-mediation-training

Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center

Offering a variety of online trainings:

Understanding Conflict – Wednesday, August 12th  2:00-5:00 pm
This is a two-part virtual workshop. The second workshop will be offered on Wednesday, August 19th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Cost is $75 per participant, sliding scale available.

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.

Exploring Equity and Cultural Humility

Sponsored Virtual Workshop – Thursday, August 13th, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
We are excited to announce that in partnership with the WDRC, the Whatcom Community Foundation has generously agreed to sponsor the 3-hour REACH workshop: Exploring Equity and Cultural Humility, Thursday July 9th from 1-4pm.
This sponsorship covers the costs for 50 individuals to take part in this virtual workshop. Individual registration for this course is typically $75+ per person and we are grateful that this sponsorship helps make this powerful learning experience accessible to community members regardless of their ability to pay.
This intensive 3-hr workshop inspires and empowers participants to grow and engage in activities that:
  • Honor human diversity
  • Promote cultural self-awareness and understanding
  • Engage in cross-cultural learning activities to gain in-depth knowledge of the history and culture of ethnic and cultural groups
  • Examine historical and institutional power of the “isms” – racism, sexism, classism, etc.
Instructors: Masa DeLara, Heather Jefferson, and Julie Mauermann
To register, please click on the button below.
Spots are limited, so sign-up today! After completing the form, you will be placed on the registration list. Confirmations with instructions to attend will be provided via email. If the event is at capacity, the WDRC will follow up individually.

For more information or questions, please contact our training coordinator at 360-676-0122 or email training@whatcomdrc.org

For a complete and up-to-date list of the many trainings offered, see the Whatcom County DRC website!