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Basic Mediation Training


In our 2-day Basic Mediation Training, you will learn:

  • How to help disputants resolve a broad range of conflicts, including those occurring in the family, workplace and community. 
  • Criteria/strategies for determining whether mediation is appropriate for particular cases/disputants. 
  • How to effectively prepare disputants to meaningfully participate in mediation. 
  • The origins and dynamics of conflict. 
  • The three critical pieces of information about a dispute a mediator must identify in order to facilitate the resolution of any conflict. 
  • The seven stages through which every mediation passes, and how to guide disputants through them. 
  • Mediator ethics 
  • How to help disputants effectively manage their emotions during mediation. 
  • How to draft disputants' agreements.

Training session is daily from 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Training is held at CMS, 67 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, Ohio, 43215

Continuing Education Credit is available for most professions.


Cost: $395

Advanced Registration Is Required

Review our training calendar and register online. If you would rather register by fax or phone, follow the instructions below.


All refunds are subject to a $40.00 administrative charge and must be requested a minimum of 3 business days prior to training. Fees for registrants canceling less than 3 working days in advance are non-refundable but may be applied toward a future CMS training for up to one year.

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    City of Columbus
  • Columbus Bar Foundation
    Columbus Bar Foundation

    Columbus Bar Foundation

  • Franklin County Community Partnership
    Franklin County Community Partnership
  • Siemer Family Foundation
    Siemer Family Foundation
  • Franklin County Job and Family Services
    Franklin County Job and Family Services
  • Harry C Moores Foundation
    Harry C Moores Foundation
  • Alvis, Inc
    Alvis, Inc
  • VOA VFF
    VOA VFF
  • Volunteers of America
    Volunteers of America