Now that the new year is here, many community dispute resolution centers are planning their basic mediation trainings. If you or someone you know is interested in getting started in mediation, one of these courses might be the right fit!
We currently have news of trainings in Beaverton, Gresham, Medford, and Portland. Check the calendar page for the full current list of trainings.
Beaverton: 32-Hour Basic Mediation Training
January 25-26, February 1-2, 8:30-5:30
Location: City of Beaverton Council, 12725 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR
This training will introduce participants to the themes, practices and skills of becoming a mediator in the community. Mediation is a confidential process in which an impartial person, a mediator, helps two or more parties voluntarily work towards a mutually acceptable agreement. Students will learn how to communicate with the parties during case development and mediation, promote understanding, and facilitate the problem solving discussion that helps resolve the dispute. Bilingual scholarships: Attend training at no cost If you are bilingual English/Spanish and are willing to apply to volunteer at our program, you can attend the training for free. Just make sure and check the appropriate boxes on the registration form.
Additional scholarships available – please see our webpage for more information.
Questions: Contact disputemail@bea
Medford: Fundamentals of Mediation 5-day Intensive Training
March 6-8, 14-15, 8:30-5
Learn effective conflict management skills for work, home, and community. This interactive training includes theory and practice of dispute resolution and interest-based negotiation, with individualized coaching to help you master these life-changing skills.
Who Should Attend? Ideal for managers, supervisors, attorneys, paralegals, social workers, public officials, educators, parents, human resource professionals, and anyone seeking to gain advanced skills and experience in conflict management and resolution. Participants who complete this course will be eligible to apply to Resolve as a volunteer and to begin an apprenticeship towards qualifying as a civil mediator.
View the training here (pdf).
$625 (nonrefundable deposit $125) Payment plans and partial scholarships may be available.
Registration: resolvecenter.org or 541-770-2468. Registration deadline is February 19, 2019.
Gresham: 48-hr Basic Mediation Training
East Metro Mediation, March 6-23
Dates: 6 &7, 9-3:30, March 8, 9-1, March 12 & 14, 6-9, March 15 & 16, 9-3:30, March 19 & 21 6-9, March 22 9-3:30, March 23 9-1 (Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Friday and Saturdays)
Location: East Metro Mediation, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway | Gresham, OR 97030
The 48-hour training includes skill development in communication, listening and conflict resolution. Experienced instructors offer theory and techniques in an interactive learning environment.
You will learn how to help others resolve conflict and gain valuable skills that can be applied in all facets of life – from the workplace to the home and community. Attendees will learn how to mediate people that are in conflict to help them reach a resolution. This course meets State of Oregon training requirements for community mediators.
The first three-days (March 6-8th) can be taken separately as a Conflict Management Training. You must take the entire training to be trained as a mediator.
1) $695 – general public
2) $400 – Community leaders in east Multnomah County pay a reduced fee.
3) $75 – Up to four individuals who are willing to volunteer at East Metro Mediation for two hours each week for one year will pay a reduced fee to cover materials. Full scholarships are available for those with hardships.
To Apply: Email mediate@GreshamOregon.gov or call 503-618-3247. Applicants will be chosen based on interest, ability and willingness to learn – no prior experience is needed.
Portland: Basic Mediation Training
PCC, March 8-9, 15-16, 8:30-4:50
Location: PCC CLIMB Center, room 201 |1626 SE Water Ave Portland 97214
Provides a highly interactive training to become a mediator and to develop better communication skills in conflict situations. Learn to use mediation skills to help resolve conflicts in workplace, court, business or community-related disputes. Attorneys can receive CLEs through Oregon State Bar Association. Coaches are used in classes when there more than 10 attendees.
Tuition: $450 + $20 fee (includes manual)
Instructor: Tsipora Dimant, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all who submitted workshop proposals for the 2018 Fall Conference! We had 30% more proposals than last year, covering a wide variety of topics from Diversity Equity & Inclusion to Conflict in the Workplace to the Business of Mediation, and more! Stay tuned this month for more information, including sneak-peaks of select workshops.
And don’t forget to save the date to join us in Eugene November 9 and 10th!
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