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) 2.411 General Civil, 40-Hour Mediation Training

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 is offering this training via Zoom on May 12, 13, 14, 20, and 21, 2021. Each day will be for seven hours of training, totaling 35 hours after the five days. The other five hours will be done asynchronously.

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

For further information and the registration form, click on the links below. If you have further questions, contact Executive Director Dr. Jane Millar at 231.487.1771 or


2) Mediator Round Table from 4:00PM to 5:30PM on Thursday, June 3

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 each of our lives.

3) Advanced Mediator Training from 9:00am to 1:00pm on Friday, September 10

This four-hour, advanced mediator training will combine with the four-hour training offered in March to total eight hours of advanced mediator training. Entitled “A New Way of Looking at Mediation,” the topics will include issues such as empowering the disputing parties, facilitative v. directive mediation, and using mediation for discovery. Further details and registration forms will be available the middle of the summer.

4) Mediator Round Table from 4:00PM to 5:30PM 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) Advanced Domestic Violence Training from 8:30AM to 12:30PM on Wednesday, May 5 & Thursday, May 6

The Community Mediation Center located in Flint, Michigan is offering an Advanced Domestic Violence Mediator Training via Zoom on May 5 & 6. This training has been approved by the State Court Administrative Office (SCAO). For further information and registration, click on the link below.

Further Information