Our training program offers a full mediation training course, a mediation practicum, a new negotiation and facilitation training, and free monthly in-services on mediation-related topics.

Whether you want to become a mediator yourself or simply learn more about collaborative dispute resolution, we can accommodate you at a reasonable cost. Over half of those attending our Mediation Training are not interested in being mediators, but rather want to learn these skills and strategies to apply to their workplace or their personal lives.

There is no degree requirement for mediation training. Our mediators come from all personal and professional backgrounds.

CDR provides a full Mediation Training several times annually beginning in March. This is a 40-hour Washington Mediation Association approved course. The March and October trainings are over two alternate weekends. This training is a prerequisite for entering the Practicum, the next step in becoming a certified mediator.

Trainees who have completed the mediation training course are eligible to begin a mediation practicum.

2017 Mediation Training (5-day training)

   March 3-5/17-18        July 12-14/19-20       September 29-Oct 1/Oct 13-14

Downtown Tacoma, WA   8:30 am – 5:30 pm 

37.75 CLE credits (7.75 ethics)*, 37.5 Clock Hour credits,

Marriage & family/mental health/social workers   37.5 CEU credits**

Would you like formal training in facilitating parties to work to resolve conflict? CDR is offering a Washington Mediation Association-approved course teaching the process of mediation, communication skills and conflict dynamics to promote peaceful and constructive approaches to conflict and its resolution. Whether in the workplace, home, or in our community, this course will explore skills that can be used in all aspects of your life.

Trainees who have completed the course are eligible to begin the Practicum at CDR to become a certified mediator.

This experiential 40-hour, 5-Day Training includes a comprehensive Manual covering the following Agenda items:

  • Overview of Conflict Resolution systems
  • Conflict dynamics, styles, and resolution concepts
  • The 8-stage mediation model
  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • The role of the mediator, neutrality & bias
  • Positions, interests, values, and basic needs
  • Mediator ethics, protocol, and professional standards
  • Cultural diversity
  • Certificate of completion of training

Trainers combine over 40 years of mediation experience

Attendee testimonials:

“The most beneficial course I’ve ever taken!”

 “I enjoyed the immediate closeness of the class and instructors.”

“As a lawyer and personally, it helped me rethink how I approach conflict”

Registration fee: $700 (* $125 additional for CLE credits.)

Early Bird Registration: $650 (at least 30 days prior to start of Mediation Training paid in full)

Special group rate: $550 per person for 3 or more from the same organization.

**This workshop has been approved for 37.5 CEUs by the Washington Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Provider number is #1975-278.


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