Workshops and Training

Workshops & Training

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


Forty-Hour, General Civil Mediation Training

Northern Community Mediation will offer the 40-Hour, General Civil Mediation training in Petoskey, MI. The State Court Administrative Office has given tentative approval that the training meets the standards as set forth by the Michigan Supreme Court for 2.411 general civil and basic community mediation training.

The dates and times of the training are as follows:
Wednesday, May 29 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, May 30 from 8:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, May 31 from 8:00am to 5:00pm

Wednesday, June 5 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, June 6 from 8:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, June 7 from 8:00am to 5:00pm

Registration forms will be available in January 2019. For more information, contact Dr. Jane Millar at 231.487.1771.

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

Advanced Mediator Training
Wednesday, November 7
8:30am – 5:30pm

Resolution Services Center in Lansing Michigan is offering an 8-hour advanced mediation training. The topics to be covered are Dealing with Difficult Personalities, Mediation and Brain Science, Safety Planning in Civil & Domestic Cases, Case Law Updates, and much more.

For more information and to register, click on the following link:
Registration and flyer for November 7, 2018 training

Child Protection Mediation Training
Thursday, November 15 & Friday, November 16
9:00am – 5:30pm


Child Protection Mediation Training is being offered by the State Court Administrative Office on Thursday, November 15 and Friday, November 16 from 9:00am to 5:30pm. This training is a full two-day, intensive skills-based training. Participants must commit to attending the entire two-day program. For registration and application forms, click on the links below.

Training Application Child Protection November 2018

Training Registration Child Protection November 2018