Workshops and Training

Workshops & Training

Training for mediators and board members is offered at both the local and statewide levels.


Advanced Mediation Training
Friday, June 1, 2018

Seated left to right: Bill Malow, Caroline Smith, Karen Cole, Terri Sevener Standing left to right: Ingrid Tomey, Jim Raber

Northern Community Mediation offered an Advanced Mediation Training from 8:00am to 5:00pm at the Bay View Inn in Bay View, MI, which abuts Petoskey, MI. “Potpourri–A Review of the Basics” was divided into eight segments:

  • Opening Statements
  • Agreement Writing
  • Safety & Security
  • Body Language
  • “Sticky Wickets”
  • Tone¬† of Voice
  • Ethics
  • Programs

Of the 32 participants, 24 are mediators for NCM, four are mediators for the Citizen Dispute Resolution Program center in Traverse City, and four are private mediators, three of them being from Traverse City and one from Cadillac.

Next spring, rather than offering another advanced mediation training, NCM will probably offer the forty-hour, general civil training course. This training is required in order to be a mediator in the state of Michigan. Additionally, all mediators are required to take at least eight hours of advanced training every two years.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Jane Millar at 231.487.1771 or

State of Michigan

The Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizen Dispute Resolution Center in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan is offering a forty-hour, general civil training on September 14, 15, 27, 28 and 29. Attendance on all five days is required for certification as a mediator in the state of Michigan. Details of the training and a registration form can be obtained by clicking on the link below:

Information & Registration