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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 workshop events

  • Conflict Resolution Workshop - Political Bias: Oct. 5 or 15

    What's your role in helping detox political conversations?

    Workshop dates
    • Wednesday, Oct. 5, 6:00-8:00 pm (online via Zoom)
    • Saturday, Oct. 15, 10:00 am-noon (online via Zoom)

    In this class, participants will learn about various cognitive biases and their role in driving polarization. Participants will learn skills, tools and methods to become more aware of their biases and how to manage them effectively.

    The workshops are free for people who live or work in Gresham, Troutdale, Fairview, Wood Village, or unincorporated East Multnomah County and $10 for those who live outside this area. 

    To learn more or register for an online workshop, contact us at or 503-618-3247.

    Conflict Resolution Workshop - Depolarizing Facts: Nov. 9 or 12

    Is it fake news?

    • Wednesday, Nov. 9, 6:00-8:00 pm
    • Saturday, Nov. 12, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

    In this workshop, participants will learn key skills to navigate factual disagreements. This includes bringing uncertainty to factual topics, which breaks out of the typical mentality of right vs wrong or true vs false. Participants will also reflect on how they pursue and determine what is true. 

    To learn more or register for workshop, contact us at or 503-618-3247.

    Conflict Resolution Workshop - Harness Diverse Perspectives: Dec. 14 or 17

    Change the way you think to build peace

    • Wednesday, Dec. 14, 6:00-8:00 pm
    • Saturday, Dec. 17, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

    Join us for a two-hour series on political depolarization where participants will learn more about complexity and systems thinking, replacing black-and-white thinking and learn the keys to overcoming toxic political polarization.

    Event flyer

    To learn more or register for workshop, contact us at or 503-618-3247.