Training

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.

Individuals


WVDRC also provides training in mediation theory and skills to anyone interested in acquiring the skills for use in their own personal or professional life, and to all who wish to be among the pro bono (volunteer) certified mediators used to staff WVDRC mediation sessions. This training covers the philosophy, concepts, and skills needed for a working knowledge of the role of a third party, neutral mediator. These skills are highly transferable, helping to improve communication and enhance relationships at home, in the workplace, and in the community at large.

Organizations and Businessess


WVDRC provides training in conflict resolution skills to improve communication and conflict resolution capabilities. These trainings are designed to present the concepts, philosophy, and skills needed for a working knowledge of conflict and peaceful resolution.

Mentor Qualifications


Mediators are certified according to the policies and requirements of Resolution Washington, (the Washington State Association of Dispute Resolution Centers), and Washington Mediation Association.

Become Certified


Additional training is required for Family Law Mediators, Small Claims Mediators, and all mediation specializations.

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Train

To become a certified mediator, individuals must register for and successfully complete 40 hours of classroom Basic Mediation Training (BMT).  Those who complete the classroom hours then take a comprehensive, open-book, written exam that is scored by the trainer.

Once the exam is successfully passed, trainees may become interns and begin their volunteer service to the WVDRC.

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Internship

For those wishing to become certified as a mediator, besides completing the 40 hour class and passing a rigorous written exam, each person must undergo a rigorous and robust internship.  Additionally, the intern must write a self-assessment and meet with the Certification Committee to review his/her status in completing the requirements to serve as a mediator.

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Educate

Both interns and mediators are expected to participate in on-going professional education and training.  The WVDRC makes available webinars, speakers and other resources to help interns and mediators meet this requirement.

Custom Training


Custom Training in all areas of Conflict Skills is available to suit the needs of your organization. Call (509) 888-0957 to discuss your needs.

Training Schedule

20-hour Family Mediation Training*
Winter 2018  -  January 5-7, 2018

40-hour Basic Mediation Training
Spring 2018  -  April 6-8 and 20-22, 2018

20-hour Family Mediation Training*                                                                                                                Summer 2018 -  June 15-17, 2018

40-hour Basic Mediation Training                                                                                                                 Fall 2018  -  October 5-7 and 19-21, 2018

 

*This is an advanced training. Prerequisite: 35-40 hour Basic Mediation Training required.

For additional information contact us.
View and print the Basic Training Brochure below.

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