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  • 40 Hour Basic Mediation Training

40 Hour Basic Mediation Training

  • September 20, 2021
  • 8:30 AM
  • September 29, 2021
  • 3:30 PM
  • Online


40 Hour Basic mediation training 

Online Course. REGISTER HERE

  • Mon, Sep 20, 20218:30 AM  Wed, Sep 29, 20213:30 PM
  • Family and Community Mediation (map)

Interested in becoming a mediator? Enhancing your conflict resolution/management skills? Or, learning how to assist others in resolving their conflict-related issues? If yes, plan to attend this highly interactive practical training. Demonstrations, discussions, exercises, videos, and role-play practice with mediation scenarios are central features of this training in addition to mini-lectures. It will focus on both the facilitative and transformative orientation models. Guest mediator coaches will provide additional guidance and experience in your learning.

Learn new skills, understand how to apply them to your life and to a mediation practice by taking this training. Past participants report an amazing shift in the way they talk, listen and problem solve—at work and in their family life.

FEE : $900 registration fee

CREDIT FEE: For Maine CLE credit, please add an additional $35 to registration fee

TO REGISTER: Click the “REGISTER HERE” link at the TOP of this page to pay by credit card. If you’d rather pay by check, email info@mainefcm.org for details.

Areas of focus include:

  • Conflict theory and stress response

  • Theories and practice of mediation – both facilitative and transformative orientations ➢ Screening for mediation appropriateness

  • Power dynamics and trust building

  • Effective interventions and practice

  • The impact of mediator influence and implicit bias

  • Standards of mediator practice and ethics

  • The professional limitations of mediation practice

  • Online mediation using the Zoom platform

At the conclusion of the training, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion, a commonly accepted state and national standard.

Note: Participants are expected to attend all training sessions to receive a certificate.


KAREN GROAT, Director of Family and Community Mediation, has worked with mediators, families, communities and outside organizations for 20 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. 

PAM WAITE, A graduate of Smith College and the University of Maine School of Law, Pam represented the State of Maine as an Assistant Attorney General primarily in employment and tax matters for over 30 years. A skilled negotiator, she trained to become a mediator and now mediates privately; serves on the court rosters for family matters and foreclosure cases; and also is on the roster as a mediator for the Maine Human Rights Commission and the Maine Department of Education. Pam believes strongly in party self determination and the importance of trying to resolve disputes by agreement as an alternative to engaging in lengthy and expensive litigation. Pam is also the President of the Maine Association of Mediators (MAM).

ERIN CLOUGH, the Mediation Coordinator of Family and Community Mediation, is a graduate of Emory University and the Boston College School of Law. Erin is an experienced mediator, attorney, and guardian ad litem. She provides mediation privately and on the court rosters for family matters, small claims, and evictions.  Erin serves on the Maine Association of Mediators Board of Governors and the Guardian ad Litem Review Board.

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

Hosted by Family & Community Mediation. Co-sponsored by Kids First Center, University of Maine Cooperative Extension with support from USDA.

Thank you for your interest!

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