Mediation Training and Workshops

  • Do you enjoy helping people solve problems?

    Facilitation workshop: Aug. 24

    This six-hour "How to be an Effective Facilitator" training will help you enhance your facilitation skills. An effective facilitator helps a group reach their goals through consensus and engages all members through a process that's productive and efficient. 

    Conflict management training: Oct. 31-Nov. 2

    The 16-hour conflict management training includes skill development in communication, listening and conflict resolution. Experienced instructors offer theory and techniques in an interactive learning environment. Participants must complete the Conflict Management Training Application and submit by Sept. 14 to East Metro Mediation before attending training. Email or call 503-618-3247 to apply. Applicants will be chosen based on interest, ability and willingness to learn; no prior experience is needed.

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    Mediation training

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

    East Metro Mediation'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 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 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 Metro Mediation.

    Mediation workshops

    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 

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