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) There are no future trainings or workshops in the near future.


2) Due to COVID-19, Northern Community Mediation Facilitated an Eight-Hour, Advanced Mediator Training via Zoom on September 11, 2020

The eight hours of training were divided into two segments. Two-and-a-half hours were done asynchronously prior to September 11. The remaining five-and-a-half hours were done synchronously via Zoom. The training focused on two topics: restorative practices and personality disorders at the mediation table. There were 21 participants, of which nine were attorneys and two were from the Citizen Dispute Resolution Center (CDRP) in Sault Ste. Marie.

3) Mediator Round Table from 4:00PM to 5:00PM on Wednesday, October 14

Many people have asked how COVID-19 has impacted the financial health of Northern Community Mediation (NCM). The purpose of this particular round table will be to answer that question. It is not merely a matter of the impact upon 2020, but also2021 as well as 2022. Rest assured, however, NCM is in a relatively stable financial position. Since this round table will be via Zoom, the link will be sent out the beginning of October.

State of Michigan

1) 40-Hour, General Civil Mediation Trining October 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16, 2020 On-Line Only

In order to be a mediator in the state of Michigan, participation in this training is required for both attorneys and non-attorneys. During this training, you will 1) develop essential facilitation skills, 2) learn to engage in strategic negotiation, 3) examine theories and types of mediation, 4) dive into ethical issues related to the role of the mediator, and 5) role play the experience of mediation. This training has been approved by the State Court Administrative Office to meet the 2.411 criteria as required by legislation. Brian Pappas will be the lead facilitator. For registration, click on the link below: