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Spring 2023 Basic Mediation Training (virtual):

Part I – April 14, 15, & 16

Part II - April 28, 29, & 30

Register online here:

or, over the phone by calling 509-456-0103 Ext 3. 

(The next BMT 40-hour training will be offered in Sept 2023)

Leslie Ann Grove
Executive Director, Northwest Mediation Center
and Northwest Mediation Center staff

Training Location (when in-person):

The Community Building – 35 W. Main, Spokane, WA 99201



(Training is offered on two non-consecutive weekends
for minimal interference with conventional work schedules. 
Participants must complete both Part I and Part II.)

Learn the basic art, craft, science, and ethics of facilitating peaceful conflict resolution.
Special Benefit (if you get hooked!): Completion of Northwest Mediation Center’s 40-hour Basic Mediation course is the main prerequisite for entrance into the Practicum Program leading to Mediator Certification.

 Who will benefit from this training?

 Teachers – Counselors – Attorneys – Ministers – Social Workers
Human resource staff – Supervisors and Managers – Business Professionals
Customer Service and Sales Persons – Law Enforcement

Training content includes:

  • Convening skills – how to invite parties to the table

  • Conflict theory – how and why conflicts are born and grow

  • Conflict styles — analyzing approaches to conflict

  • Neutrality and Confidentiality — hallmarks of the process

  • Ethics, conflict resolution process, & techniques — helping parties craft resolutions

  • Agreement writing — helping parties memorialize their agreements

  • Mediation and the Law —

    • how laws effect mediation

    • and how mediated agreements effect litigation

  • Role plays — trying out new skills in mock mediation sessions

  • And much more!

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