- 40 Hour Basic Mediation Training in Portland, Oregon is scheduled for September 30th to October 1st from 9AM-6PM daily.
- Training in Denver, Colorado is scheduled for October 15th and 16th.
Dr. Randall Kinnison and Dr. Kurt Risley offer the required 40 hours of basic mediation training several times each year required by most US states. The training is designed for those seeking to pursue a career in mediation as opposed to training for volunteer work at a dispute center. Dr. Kinnison and Dr. Risley have both taught at the undergraduate and graduate level. The training manual has proprietary material developed by Genesis Mediation. The 40 Hour Basic Mediation Training meets or exceeds the state requirements for the states of Oregon, Washington, North Dakota, Alaska, and Colorado.
The new online hybrid 40 Hour Basic Training is taught with content online and two days of face-to-face interaction.
Required reading for the training: Getting to Yes by Fisher and Ury, The Anatomy of Peace by the Arbinger Institute, and The Peacemaker by Ken Sande.
Basic topics covered online include:
- Definitions and Spectrum of ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution)
- Roles of a Mediator
- Principles of Interest-Based and Values-Based Mediation
- Definition and Sources of Conflict
- Conflict Styles
- Matrix and Testing of your own Conflict Style
- Stages of Mediation
- Factors of Resistance
- Written Agreements
- Mediation Skills
- Power in Mediation
Live training consists of role playing and discussion of content material. Students must complete the online section before they can attend the live training.
If you wish to pursue a career in mediation, Advanced Training is recommended after completing the 40-Hour Basic Training. Then, specialty training in your mediation area of choice, along with mentoring and supervision. You will need to consult your state guidelines for professional mediators for specific requirements. You will find the requirements on the website of your state mediation association. Advanced training and specialty training is offered in Elder Care and Estate, Divorce and Family, Business, and Non-Profit. Dr. Kinnison also offers a one-day workshop entitled “Successful Principles of Building a Mediation Practice.”
Checks can be made payable to:
Bridge Builders Christian Resolutions
7307 SW Beveland St.
Tigard, Oregon 97223