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Mediation Training and Workshops

  • Are you interested in becoming a mediator or volunteering with East County Resolutions? Want to learn new skills that can help you improve your community? 

    • Mediation Training
    • Mediation Workshops
    Mediation Training

    East County Resolution's Basic Mediation Training Course helps people learn the conflict resolution skills necessary to resolve many different problems.

    • Being a mediator is rewarding; knowing how to work through issues and conflict is a great skill to have.
    • The tools learned in this 48-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 meetings.
    • People of all ages, ethnicity and backgrounds are welcome. People who are bilingual (Spanish or Russian and English) are encouraged to apply.

    Watch mediator Dave talk about why he mediates for East County Resolutions.

    Mediation Workshops

    East County Resolutions 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 

    There is no cost for local residents to attend workshops. Non-local residents pay $10.

  • Upcoming training and workshops


  • Conflict Management Training: Jan. 18-20, 2023

    Learn skills to effectively navigate conflict

    An issue with a neighbor? Struggling with a teen? Maybe things with a coworker could be better? 

    Dates
    • Wednesday, Jan. 18, 9:00 am-3:30 pm
    • Thursday, Jan. 19, 9:00 am-3:30 pm
    • Friday, Jan. 20, 9:00 am-1:00 pm

    The 16-hour training includes skill development in communication, listening and conflict resolution. Experienced instructors offer theory and techniques in an interactive learning environment. You will learn skills to navigate interpersonal conflict and gain valuable tools that can be applied in all facets of life – from the workplace to the home and community.

    How to apply

    Apply by Jan. 13, 2023.

    Application

    Applicants will be chosen based on interest, ability and willingness to learn – no prior experience is needed.

    Costs

    • Free to those in or assisting underserved communities.
    • General public: $400
    • Community leaders in east Multnomah County: $200
    • City employees of Troutdale, Fairview, Wood Village and Gresham: Free
    • Many scholarships available.

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    Conflict Management Training: Feb. 13-15, 2023

    Learn skills to effectively navigate conflict

    An issue with a neighbor? Struggling with a teen? Maybe things with a coworker could be better? 

    Dates
    • Monday, Feb. 13, 9:00 am-3:30 pm
    • Tuesday, Feb. 14, 9:00 am-3:30 pm
    • Wednesday, Feb. 15, 9:00 am-1:00 pm

    The 16-hour training includes skill development in communication, listening and conflict resolution. Experienced instructors offer theory and techniques in an interactive learning environment. You will learn skills to navigate interpersonal conflict and gain valuable tools that can be applied in all facets of life – from the workplace to the home and community.

    How to apply

    Apply by Feb. 6, 2023.

    Application

    Applicants will be chosen based on interest, ability and willingness to learn – no prior experience is needed.

    Costs

    • Free to those in or assisting underserved communities.
    • General public: $400
    • Community leaders in east Multnomah County: $200
    • City employees of Troutdale, Fairview, Wood Village and Gresham: Free

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    Basic Mediation Training: April 5-24, 2023

    The 49-hour training includes skill development in communication, listening and conflict resolution. Experienced instructors offer theory and techniques in an interactive learning environment. Attendees will learn how to mediate a conflict between people to help them reach a resolution and gain valuable skills that can be applies in all facets of life.

    How to apply

    Contact us by Friday, March 17, 2023.

    Applicants will be chosen based on interest and willingness to learn – no prior experience is needed.

    Costs

    • General public: $695
    • Community leaders in east Multnomah County: $400
    • Participants who have already taken the three-day conflict management training with us: $295
    • Up to four people who are willing to volunteer with East County Resolutions for two hours per week for one year: $75 (scholarships available for those with financial hardship)

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    Conflict Management Training: April 5-7, 2023

    The 15.5-hour training includes skill development in communication, listening and conflict resolution. Experienced instructors offer theory and techniques in an interactive learning environment. You will learn skills to navigate interpersonal conflict and gain valuable tools that can be applied in all facets of life – from the workplace to the home and community.

    How to apply

    Contact us by Friday, March 31, 2023.

    Applicants will be chosen based on interest and willingness to learn – no prior experience is needed.

    Costs

    • General public: $400
    • Community leaders in east Multnomah County: $200
    • This training is free for the following:
      • People who provide direct services to vulnerable and marginalized community members in East Multnomah County.
      • People who are Gresham, Fairview, Troutdale or Wood Village city employees, council members or neighborhood association leaders.

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