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

Domestic Relations Mediation Training
June 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 & 23, 2018 – 8:30am – 5:30pm

This 48-hour divorce/domestic training is required for those individuals who want to mediate divorce cases. The training is highly interactive and includes issues specific to divorce cases, such as property division, custody issues, parenting time, and the emotional stages of divorce.

For registration and further information, click on the link below:

Flyer & Registration Form