Mediation Training and Workshops

Basic Mediation Training

Training 2014The next Basic Mediation training is February 9, 2016 through February 26, 2016. Applications are due January 15, 2015.

Are you interested in becoming a mediator? Volunteering with East Metro Mediation? Or want to learn new skills that can help you improve your community? Then sign up for East Metro Mediation's Basic Mediation Training Course. Mediators are trained to help resolve conflict situations. Being a mediator is rewarding and knowing how to work through issues and conflict is a great skill to have. East Metro Mediation offers training to people interested in learning the conflict resolution skills necessary to resolve many different problems.

The tools learned in this 42-hour course are useful in work groups, businesses, neighborhoods and families. The training includes working with people individually over the phone, and in face to face meeting situations. This course is required for volunteer mediators at East Metro Mediation.

People of all ages, ethnicity and backgrounds are welcome. People who are bilingual (Spanish or Russian and English) are encouraged to apply.

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There is no cost for local residents to attend workshops. Others pay $10. Pre-register at 503-618-3247 or

East Metro Mediation also gives workshops to organizations, neighborhood associations, businesses, church groups and the community on topics such as:

  • Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • Styles of Conflict Resolution
  • Brain Science and Conflict Resolution
  • Revisiting Red Riding Hood: Different Perspectives
  • Forgiveness: Freedom From Your Past
  • Negotiation for Win-Win Solutions