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40-hour Basic Mediation Training

  • University of Maine Cooperative Extension Orono, ME (map)

Sessions are Sept. 23 - Sept. 25, and Oct. 2 - 3. 8:30am-5pm. Price $885.00 - Training is full

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 stress response

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

  • Screening for mediation appropriateness

  • Ways to build and enhance client rapport

  • Effective interventions and practice

  • The impact of mediator influence and bias

  • 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.

Download Mail-in registration form or Register on-line and find the cart at top of page to proceed. Training is FULL, please inquire about next training . Thank you for your interest!


KAREN GROAT, Director of Family and Community Mediation, has worked with mediators, families, communities and outside organizations for over 18 years, specializing in complex family conflict and systems in more than 3500 mediations. An experienced Transformative Mediation trainer and communication coach, she also provides private and court-related mediation and training and is on the Maine Association of Mediators Board of Governors. FCM has expanded statewide in partnership with MAMP to serve Maine’s agriculture and rural communities.

LEAH BOYD is mediator, facilitator and certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication.  She is co-owner of Clarity Services, LLC offering communication-related services to a variety of organizations as well as individuals.  Since 2010 Leah has mediated for private clients, as well as the Maine District Court and the Department of Education.

And other professionals in the mediation field with experience in a variety of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Restorative Practices.