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.


LTBB of Odawa Workshops

On May 16, 2024, Northern Community Mediation (NCM) offered a workshop that focused on the various aspects of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. It included topics such as the culture, history, symbolic and sacred qualities, language, medicines, governmental structure and the departments and programs. Phil Harmon, who is the Executive Director, Unit 1 of the LTBB of Odawa Indians and is a tribal member, was the facilitator.

In the fall of 2024, NCM will be offering a follow-up workshop that will focus on the tribal court system. This will be facilitated by Chief Judge JoAnne Cook. Registration will be available in August once the exact date and time have been established.

In the meantime, Call NCM at 231.487.1771 if you have any questions.


State of Michigan

General Civil Mediation Training

The Southeastern Dispute Resolution Services center is offering a 40-hour, general civil mediation training virtually from October 22 – November 1. The hours will be 9:00am to 3:pm with a one-hour break each day Tuesday through Friday for two weeks. This training is a dynamic, interactive program. More than just lecture, it offers participants the opportunity to study and experience new methods for achieving resolution. The training includes learning practical skills, employing immediate “hands-on” experience when applying the principles of successful mediation.

In order to be a mediator in the state of Michigan, one has to take the 4o-hour, general civil mediation training. This training has been approved by the State Court Administrative Office (SCAO).

For those who will be mediating for Northern Community Mediation, the fee is reduced to $250. To register, click on the link below:


General Civil Mediation Training

The Oakland Mediation Center is also offering a 40-hour, general civil mediation training, which will include the dates of November 5 – 7, 12  – 15 and 19 – 21. Details will be posted once that information is available.