Mediation Training and Workshops

  • Do you enjoy helping people solve problems?

    Mediation training: March 6-8, 12 and 14, 15 and 16, 19 and 21, 22 and 23

    This 48-hour mediation training includes skill development in communication, listening and conflict resolution. This course meets State of Oregon training requirements for community mediators. The first three days can be taken separately as a Conflict Management Training. You must take the entire training to be trained as a mediator. Email Mediate@GreshamOregon.gov or call 503-618-3247 to register. 

    Conflict Resolution skills workshop; "Navigating Conflict": April 23

    Learn how communication can change the conversation in a positive way with this Conflict Resolution Skills Workshop. This free training will teach conflict resolution skills through communication. Participants will be actively engaged throughout the training with the help of experts that will provide coaching through hands on practice. To register, email Mediate@GreshamOregon.gov or call 503-618-3247.

    Second Home Brown Bag: April 24

    You may have heard about the Second Home Program, a collaboration of East Metro Mediation, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and the Gresham-Barlow School District, to help homeless high school students find stable housing with volunteer home providers. If you are interested in learning about how to help support this program, attend the brown bag lunch information session from 12:00 to 1:00 pm at Gresham City Hall. For more information, email ajenkins@emoregon.org, call 503-261-4583 or visit the Second Home program page on GreshamOregon.gov. RSVP for this event.

    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.