Mediation Training and Workshops

  • Do you enjoy helping people solve problems?

    Basic mediation training course: Fall 2017

    Basic mediation training application

    Course description

    Learn how to help others resolve conflict and gain valuable communication and problem-solving skills. 

    The next basic mediation training will be in February 2018. Applications are due Sept. 1. 

    Conflict resolution skills workshop: November 7

    This free, two-hour conflict resolution skills workshop will introduce professional debriefing and how to utilize active listening and open-ended questions to capitalize on teachable moments and turn opportunities for improvement into commitments for action. 

    Conflict management: 16-hour training

    This conflict management training includes skill development in communication, listening and conflict resolution. Experienced instructors teach theory and techniques in an interactive class.

    For more information or help applying for mediation training, contact us at or 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.