Mediation Training and Workshops

  • Do you enjoy helping people solve problems?

    Free two-part training: Talking politics and religion with family and friends: June 18 and 25

    Summers often mean joyous times filled with BBB's and family gatherings. Tough topics can make those gatherings difficult. This is a two-part training to learn how to interact in those situations. This training will be held at Gresham City Hall from 6:00 - 7:30 pm on June 18 and June 25.  Email Mediate@GreshamOregon.gov or call 503-618-3247 to register. 

    Facilitation workshop: Aug. 30 (applications due Aug. 16)

    This six-hour facilitation workshop will help you enhance your facilitation skills. Participants will achieve skills, techniques and gain a deeper understanding of facilitation process from pre-meeting to building consensus through creating the action plan and accountability. To register, email Mediate@GreshamOregon.gov or call 503-618-3247.

    Conflict management training: Oct. 23-25

    In this 16-hour conflict management training, you will learn conflict resolution skills to effectively manage conflict. The training includes skill development in communication, listening and conflict resolution. The cost of the training is $400; partial and full scholarships available.Applications are 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.