Workshops and Trainings

Workshops & Trainings

The participants plus the facilitator in the Zoom training.

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


1) Advanced Mediator, 4-Hour Training, Friday, March 5, 2021 via Zoom

Between difficult mediations and the challenges of COVID-19, mediators can find themselves feeling considerable stress. This workshop will focus on tools that mediators can use to ease the stress in their lives. Humor, exercise reflection and resilience are just a few of the topics that will be covered. Of the 4 hours of training, 50 minutes will be done asynchronously prior to March 5

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2) Second Advanced Mediator, 4-Hour Training

In order to ensure that mediators can get eight hours of advanced mediator training, Northern Community Mediation will offer a second 4-hour, advanced mediator training either in the late spring/early summer or early fall.

3) Mediator Round Table from 4:00PM to 5:00PM on Thursday, April 15

With the amount of divisiveness in our country, it is important that we  listen to the views of those who do not draw the same conclusions as we do. In order to do so, we need to inwardly reflect upon our own opinions and viewpoints. This Round Table will provide each of us the opportunity to investigate what white privilege means personally to each of us as well as how white privilege impacts our lives.

4) Mediator Round Table from 4:00PM to 5:00PM on Thursday, September 23

Northern Community Mediation is fortunate to have two women who both received their law degrees in Australia. Emily Hoffman is one of our Board members and a mediator for Northern Community Mediation. Brooke Jacoby was born in Canada but lives in Petoskey and has recently joined our Board of Directors. At the Round Table, they will discuss the similarities and differences between the law in Australia, Canada and the United States.

State of Michigan

1) Child Protection Mediation Training

In order to mediate Child Protection Mediation cases, a 16-hour specialized training is required. This training is being offered through the State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) from 9:00am to 1:00pm on Thursday, February 18, Friday, February 19, Monday, February 22 and Tuesday, February 23. Anyone  interested in taking the training should contact Dr. Jane Millar at 231.487.1771.