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

Settlement Conference Panelist Training

Covers: Standards of Conduct, Local Court Rules, Working with Pro Se Parties, Uniform Mediation Act RCW 7.07, Superior & District Court Cases.

  • Dates: August 10, 2017, November 16, 2017
  • Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Location: 717 Tacoma Avenue South, Tacoma, WA, 98402
  • CLEs: 3.5 (.75 Ethics)
  • Contact: www.CenterForResolution.org, phone: (253) 572-3657

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

Contact: Please Call Donna or Barb at 360-532-8950 or donnah@drcghp.org or barbara@drcghp.org for program offerings.

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

Northwest Mediation Center

Contact: Northwest Mediation Center, 509-456-0103 or email nwmediation@gmail.com

Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center

Contact: wdrc@whatcomdrc.org for more information.