2022 Fall Session: September 20th-October 6th, 2022
2023 Spring Session: April 11th-April 27th, 2023
6-9PM | Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings
27 online class hours will be held via Zoom. Audio and video participation will be required. 13 offline trainer-led exercises and discussion will be fulfilled by each participant on their own time throughout the learning process.
Waymakers’ Dispute Resolution Services (DRS) offers this 40-hour online mediation training for individuals interested in mediating in California. Several topics that will be addressed include: the ethics of mediation; listening and communication skills; balancing power within mediation; problem identification; breaking impasse; handling strong emotions or difficult people; and working toward an agreement.
The program exceeds the California Dispute Resolution Programs Act (DRPA) training requirements. Participants who attend every Zoom session, and complete the offline learning will receive a certificate of completion and a thorough understanding of the mediation process. DRS welcomes volunteer applicants who are interested in mediating with the DRS program.
Discussion Topics Include:
- The Stages of Mediation
- Listening and Communication Skills
- Balancing Power
- Problem Identification
- Breaking Deadlocks
- Handling Strong Emotions
- Dealing with Difficult People
- Working Toward an Agreement
- Special Populations
- Ethical Dilemmas
Volunteer hours are optional. Volunteering with DRS is an excellent way to obtain mentoring and gain expertise in the mediation process. For those interested in volunteering, a volunteer application, interview with the DRS Supervisor, and background clearance is required.
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Cancellation Policy: Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be in writing and faxed or postmarked at least three days prior to the first training date for a full refund, less a $25 processing fee.
Partial Refund Opportunity:
Trainees who paid the online mediation training general registration fee may be eligible for a partial fee refund in the amount of $200 if 75 DRS volunteer hours are completed within six months of volunteer application approval.
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