In addition to promoting and offering mediation as an alternate peaceful means of conflict resolution in the community, Wenatchee Valley Dispute Resolution Center provides training and community education programs.
Conflict is a normal part of life every day. Our trainings offer you, as educators, community leaders, counselors, human resources staff, managers, parents, teens, and all interested parties an opportunity to develop conflict resolution and/or mediation skills. Our learning experiences are designed to be highly interactive with a mixture of lecture, discussion, demonstration and participant role-playing with feedback from instructors and peers.
Each year we offer 40-hour Basic Mediation Training (BMT) to those interested in learning about mediation and about becoming a certified mediator. For those who complete the WVDRC BMT training and are interested in continuing their mediation training, we make available a 20-hour Family Mediation Training.
We offer community education programs for our mediators and community members wishing to learn and practice communication and conflict resolution skills.