The Mediation Center of the Pacific conducts at least two regularly scheduled basic mediation trainings throughout the year that are open to everyone. In addition, Mediation Center trainers will customize a training or workshop at the request of a group, agency or business. The trainings are highly interactive and use demonstrations, simulated situations, role-plays, and large and small group exercises and activities. For more information, call the Mediation Center at 521-6767.
Workshops cover a variety of dispute resolution topics including conflict resolution, mediation and facilitation. These courses focus on developing an individual understanding of conflict and approaches to disputes, basic inter-personal communication and conflict skills, anger management, group dynamics, power imbalances, and maintaining neutrality (objectivity). Longer trainings are available to offer more complete coverage and additional opportunities for participants to role play and incorporate actual work and personal situations into the training. In addition, companies may wish to train employees to assist others in dispute resolution.