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40-hour Professional Mediation Training

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This interactive 40-hour mediation course is designed to acquaint participants with the philosophy, concepts, process model and specific behavioral skills needed for a working role as a beginning mediator. Master a collaborative, interest-based mediation model that will assist parties in conflict to find mutually agreeable solutions.

This is the foundation course for all DRC volunteer mediators. This class is also applicable for legal, mental health, and other professionals to satisfy the Standards for Collaborative Practice by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. CLE credits (including ethics), and teacher clock hours available.

Early bird registration for the spring 40-Hour course is live. Click on the button below to register. You can always add your name to our contact list for training updates here.

The Early Bird cost of this training is $645. Regular tuition is $695. Scholarships and Group rates available by contacting

The last day for the Early Bird rate for our next training is February 2, 2023 at 5pm; registration closes on February 16, 2023 at 5pm.

Upcoming Schedule

This class runs Thursdays 5-9pm, and Fridays and Saturdays from 8:30am-5:00pm.


“After 32 years of attending professional trainings I have never been as engaged and positively impacted as I was at the recent 40-hour training. It was a great experience. “

Training Participant

“I truly feel the experience was life-changing for me. What I took away from over 20 years of trainings in Human Resources was nothing compared to what I feel I took away from the 40-hour. It all clicked.”

Training Participant