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40-hour Basic Mediation Training

  • Westrum House 22 Union Park Road Topsham, ME, 04086 United States (map)

FEBRUARY 6, 7, 8, 14 AND 15, 2019 | 8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.


Learn new skills, understand how to apply them to your life and to a mediation practice by taking this training.  Areas of focus include:

  • Conflict theory and management

  • Theories and practice of mediation – both facilitative and transformative orientations

  • Screening for mediation appropriateness

  • Ways to build and enhance client rapport

  • The impact of mediator influence

  • Standards of mediator practice & ethical issues

  • The professional limitations of mediation practice

Past participants report an amazing shift in the way they talk, listen and problem solve—at work and in their family life.

At the conclusion of the training, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion, a commonly accepted state and national standard.  Participants are expected to attend all training sessions to receive a certificate.


KAREN GROAT, director of Family and Community Mediation formerly with the Opportunity Alliance has worked with mediators, families, communities and outside organizations for over 17 years, specializing in complex family conflict and systems in more than 3500 mediations.  An experienced Transformative Mediation trainer and communication coach, she provides private and court-related mediation services, and is on the Maine Association of Mediators Board of Governors.

DAVID C. WEBB, Esq. is a lawyer/mediator specializing in family, special education and real estate disputes.  He is a frequent writer and speaker on the subject of mediation and conflict resolution, and has taught programs on mediation and conflict management at the University of New Hampshire, Israel College and PCI College in Dublin, Ireland. 

And other professionals from the mediation field with extensive experience in a variety of Alternative Dispute Resolution practices.

Co-Sponsored by Family & Community Mediation
Hosted with Volunteers of America Northern New England