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.

Local

1) 2.411 General Civil, 40-Hour Mediation Training via Zoom

In order to mediate in the state of Michigan, individuals are required to take the 2.411 General Civil, 40-hour Mediation Training. Northern Community Mediation (NCM) offered this training via Zoom on May 12, 13, 14, 20, and 21, 2021. Each day lasted for seven hours of training, totaling 35 hours after the five days. The other five hours were done asynchronously.

During the training, the causes and  levels of conflict and responses to conflict were covered. Additionally, skills in communication, negotiation and mediation were discussed. All of this culminated in the mediation process.

For future opportunities to participate in the 40-hour, general civil training, contact Executive Director Dr. Jane Millar at 231.487.1771 or jane@northernmediation.org

2) Advanced Mediator Training via Zoom

In order to maintain credentials, mediators in the state of Michigan are required to participate in at least eight hours of advanced mediator training every two years. In February, NCM offered a 4-hour, advanced mediator training titled “The Mediator’s Health & Well-Being.” In June, another 4-hour training was offered focusing on “Parenting Time & Divorce Issues & Nuances.”

Dates and topics for future advanced mediator trainings are in the planning, but the specifics have yet to be solidified. If you are interested in these trainings, either check this webpage on a regular basis or call NCM at 231.487.1771 so that your name can go on a list of interested participants


State of Michigan

1) 8-Hour Advanced Mediation Training via Zoom on Wednesday, January 26, 2022

On Wednesday, January 26, 2022, Anne Bachle Fifer, Bob Wright and Dale Iverson are offering an 8-hour, advanced mediation training via Zoom.  This training has been approved by the State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) required by MCR 2.411 (F)(4) and MCR 3.216 (G)(3). One hour of the training will be done asynchronously prior to the training, with seven hours synchronously via Zoom. For further information and registration, click on the link below:

Additional Information & Registration

2) 40-Hour, General Civil Mediation Training via Zoom in March, 2022

This training is scheduled from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on the following dates: March 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 21. Participation in all ten days is required to meet the 40-hour criteria. This training is free, but limited to 20 participants. For further detail and registration, go to
http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=qfymg5cab&oeidk=a07eixxss6g9675784c

3) 40-Hour, General Civil Mediation Training via Zoom in March, 2022

This training is scheduled from 8:30am to 5:30pm on March 15, 16, 17, 18, and 21. Participation in all five days is required to meet the 40-hour criteria.

For further information, go to the Resolution Services Center website at www.rsccm.org

4) 48-Hour, Divorce/Domestic Mediation Training via Zoom in June, 2022

This training is scheduled from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on the following dates: June 6-9, 13-16, 21-23, and 28-30. Participation in all 14 days is required to meet the 40-hour criteria. This training is free, but limited to 20 participants. For further detail and registration, go to
http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=qfymg5cab&oeidk=a07eixxss4z02653d7d

5) 48-Hour Domestic, 40-Hour General Civil, 4-Hour Advanced, 8-Hour Advanced and Conflict Management in Special Education Training

The Oakland Mediation Center will be offering the above mediation trainings throughout 2022. Each will be offered at least twice throughout the year. For details, go to training.calendar22