Mediator Trainings

The Dispute Resolution Center offers mediator trainings once per year. Specifically we offer general civil and private practice trainings, advanced trainings, and workshops applicable to effective mediation.

Topics include:

  • Peer mediation
  • Conflict resolution management
  • Restorative practices
  • Michigan Supreme Court approved 40-hour General Civil Mediator Training
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We would love for you to join us for an upcoming training.


A mediator is a neutral third party who can help people in conflict find solutions and come to agreement. Mediators learn skills which can be used in personal relationships and professional situations. Participants will learn:

  • Different kinds of conflict
  • Getting past: “you’re wrong…I’m right”
  • Effective listening and recognizing non-verbal communication
  • Balancing power
  • Using neutral language to express different points of view
  • Cultural and gender issues in mediation
  • Dealing with strong emotions
  • Finding “win-win” solutions
  • Writing agreements that work
  • How to become a volunteer mediator


Download the training flyer here.


Fall 2021 - Check back for updates soon!


Educators, social service providers, health care workers, law enforcement professionals, managers, supervisors, real estate agents and community members.


Online - Virtual


FEE: $995


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This training has been approved by the Michigan State Court Administrative Office.