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) Four-Hour, Advanced Mediator via Zoom on Friday, September 22 from 8:30am to 12:30pm

Northern Community Mediation is offering a four-hour Advanced Mediator Training titled Understanding the Court System. This training is for non-attorneys and will focus on the local district, circuit, and probate courts, as well as both the state of Michigan and federal court systems.

This training is pending 2.411 and 3.216 SCAO approval

Further information and registration materials will be available the beginning of the summer.

Feel free to contact Dr. Jane Millar at 231.487.1771 with any questions you may have.

2) Four-Hour, Advanced Mediator via Zoom on Friday, October 27 from 8:30am to 12:30pm

Northern Community Mediation is offering a four-hour Advanced Mediator Training focusing on Parenting Time.This training will cover the topics and issues that are unique to parenting time, as well as address the laws that relate to parenting time issues.

This training is pending 2.411 and 3.216 SCAO approval

Further information and registration materials will be available the beginning of the summer.

Feel free to contact Dr. Jane Millar at 231.487.1771 with any questions you may have.


State of Michigan

1) 40-Hour General Civil Mediator Training  Beginning  in February

Through a grant from the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) for the Behavioral Health Mediation Services (BHMS) Program, this 40-hour training, which meets the 2.411 State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) requirements is being offered at no charge for those individuals who will be mediating for one of the Citizen Dispute Resolution Program (CDRP) centers in the state of Michigan. The sessions are being offered from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on the following dates: February 13-15, 20-23, 27-28 and March 1.

For more information and registration, go to BHMS funded SCAO Approved General Civil Mediation Training- February 2023 (constantcontact.com)

2) 48-Hour, Divorce/Domestic Relations Training via Zoom

Conflict Resolution Services is offering the State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) approved 48-hour, Divorce/Domestic Mediation Training from 8:30am to 5:30pm each day on the following dates:
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Thursday, April 27, 2023
Friday, April 28, 2023
Monday, May 1, 2023
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Wednesday, May 3, 2023

The early bird fee for those who register prior to March 28, 2023 is $1,095. After March 28, 2023, the fee will be 1,195.

For those individuals who will be mediating for one of the Citizen Dispute Resolution Centers, the fee will be $500.

Contact Brandie Sigler, Executive Director of Conflict Resolution services, at 231.941.5835 to arrange for the special rate and/or to register for the training.

3) 48-Hour Domestic Relations Mediator Training  in June via Zoom

Through a grant from the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) for the Behavioral Health Mediation Services (BHMS) Program, this 40-hour training, which meets the 2.411 State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) requirements is being offered at no charge for those individuals who will be mediating for one of the Citizen Dispute Resolution Program (CDRP) centers in the state of Michigan. The sessions are being offered from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on the following dates: June 5-8, June 12-15 and June 19-22.

For more information and registration, go to BHMS funded SCAO Approved Domestic Mediation Training- June 2023 (constantcontact.com)

4) 8-Hour Advanced Mediator Training  on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 via Zoom

Dale Iverson, Bob Wright and Anne Bachle Fifer will be offering and Advanced Mediator Training on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 via Zoom. The exact content, registration and cost will be forthcoming. This training will be State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) approved.