Mediation Training and Workshops

  • Do you enjoy helping people solve problems?

    Facilitation workshop
    Aug. 30, applications due Aug. 16

    Enhance your facilitation skills at this six-hour facilitation workshop. Learn skills and techniques to gain a deeper understanding of the facilitation process from leading pre-meeting to building consensus through creating the action plan and accountability. To register, email Mediate@GreshamOregon.gov or call 503-618-3247.

    Talking politics and religion with family and friends
    Sept. 10 and 17

    Rescheduled from June to September. Summers often mean joyous times filled with barbecues and family gatherings. Tough topics can make those gatherings difficult. This is a free, two-part training to learn how to interact in those situations. This training is from 6:00-7:30 pm on Sept. 10 and 17. Email Mediate@GreshamOregon.gov or call 503-618-3247 to register. 

    Conflict management training
    Oct. 23-25

    Learn conflict resolution skills to effectively manage conflict in this 16-hour conflict management training,. The training includes skill development in communication, listening and conflict resolution. The training cost is $400; partial and full scholarships available. Applications due by Oct. 4. To apply, email Mediate@GreshamOregon.gov or call 503-618-3247.

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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.