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Basic Mediation Training

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Name: Basic Mediation Training
Date: September 18, 2020 - October 4, 2020
Event Description:
The Dispute Resolution Center of Yakima and Kittitas Counties is offering a 40-hour Basic Mediation Training where trainees will receive  instruction in the skills necessary to serve as a neutral third-party mediator, including hands-on experience in mediation and invaluable communication and listening tools that can help in every aspect of their work and home lives.   Additional training that leads to mediator certification will be available to those who complete the course and volunteer for the DRC.
Cultivate Non-adversarial Dispute Resolution Skills
Mediation is an effective way to resolve disputes as an alternative to court, a way where people in the midst of a conflict sit down together to discuss the conflict and develop their own solutions.   With the current divisive atmosphere in the nation, mediation is a great way to cultivate neutral and nonviolent dispute resolution in our community and bring people together. 
Volunteer Mediators Needed
At the DRC, mediators help resolve many types of disputes, including small claims court cases, par­enting plans and parenting issues, marriage dissolutions, landlord/tenant issues, consumer/business issues, family caregiver and other senior issues, parent/teen conflicts, victim/offender meetings, foreclosure cases, and employment, neighborhood, and family disagreements.
Dispute Resolution Center of Yakima and Kittitas Counties
The class will be held via Zoom; audio and video capabilities are required.
Date/Time Information:
September 18-20 and October 2-4, 2020
Fridays 5:30 to 9 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Contact Information:
The cost of this training is $500. A scholarship may be available by application. Community members with bi­lingual English/Spanish language skills are encouraged to apply.
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