Upcoming Training

2018 Washington Mediation Association Fall Conference:

Opening the Mediation Umbrella: Expanding and Redefining Our Practices.

This year’s WMA Fall Conference will be a dynamic opportunity to learn, network and collaborate. We will have engaging speakers in the morning who will expand our perspectives about our mediation practices. In the afternoon, participants will learn from each other in roundtable discussions on topics important to the practice of mediation.

  • Date: October 11, 2018

  • Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (check in from 8:00 am-8:30 am)

  • Location: Tukwila Community Center.

  • CLE credit will be available upon approval by the WSBA (Conference CLE credits can be applied towards your WMA certification qualifications).

  • Cost: $75 WMA members and Sponsor affiliates; $95 non-members.

  • Register here

Center for Dialog & Resolution

For updates on trainings contact: www.CenterForResolution.org

Community Mediation Services in Clark County

For updates on trainings contact: info@mediationclarkcounty.org

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. Approved for 37.25 CLE Credits (4.75 ethics credits)

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.

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 2018 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

Fall 2018 40-hour Conflict Management and Mediation Training

This 40-hour mediation course is designed to acquaint participants with the philosophy, concepts, process model and specific behavioral skills needed for working as a beginning mediator. Master a collaborative, interest-based mediation model that will assist parties in conflict to find mutually agreeable solutions. This is the foundation course for all DRC volunteer mediators. This class is also applicable for
legal, mental health, and other professionals to satisfy the Standards for Collaborative Practice by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. CLE and ethics (3.0) credits available.



Restorative Circle Trainings

Date: October 29-31 (Mon-Wed)

Contact DRC for more information.


Family Mediation Training

Date: November 1-3, 2018

Contact DRC for additional information or to register.


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

Contact DRC for additional information or to register  


Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County

Collaborative Negotiation Training

This fun and highly interactive 16-hour training provides participants with a foundation in the concepts, processes, and skills of collaborative negotiations. 

  • Dates: September 20 & 21, 2018

  • Times: Thursday and Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Cost: $315

  • Location: TBA

  • Contact: jmiller@mediatethurston.org or call (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: 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

For a list of trainings for summer 2018, please contact: www.nwmediationcenter.com or 509-456-0103 to Register


Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center

Professional Mediation Training
Oct. 3 – 5 & 10 – 12, 2018
Days: Wednesdays from 1 – 5 p.m.
and Thursdays and Fridays from 9 AM – 6 PM

Fee: $650 (or $595 for those registered by September 4, 2018) ($100 deposit needed to register).
Register: call (360) 676-0122

Contact: wdrc@whatcomdrc.org for more information