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Washington Mediation Association Newsletter

 President’s message

Summer is coming to an end but we have lots of things to look forward to in the fall.  On September 20, President Elect Jim Pearman and I will speak on land use and public policy mediation at the Dispute Resolution Center of Yakima and Kittitas Counties.  We will enjoy visiting with our fellow mediators in Yakima. The next day, September 21, is International Day of Peace.  Look for events in your area commemmorating this day. Conflict Resolution Day is October 18.  This day promotes awareness of mediation and other creative, peaceful means of resolving conflict. WMA will host a webinar for our members in honor of Conflict Resolution Day.  I look forward to celebrating these days with you.
Courtney Kaylor

Conflict Resolution Day
and Upcoming Webinar

This fall we will promote awareness of peaceful means of conflict resolution on Conflict Resolution Day on October 18.  WMA will join with many other Washington organizations to recognize this day.  In honor of Conflict Resolution Day, WMA is excited to host a webinar for its members.  Look for date, time and other details upcoming in our September newsletter. 
 International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace was established by United Nations resolution in 1981.  The first celebration of this day was in September 1982.  The day is devoted to comemmorating and strengthening the ideals of peace within and among peoples. Recognize International Day of Peace individually or with others in your community. Find local events, or post your own, at
New and Renewing Members and Certifications

Congratulations to our Certification Renewals: 
Ann McBroom, Diane Adalbert,Linda Shulman,Richard A. Morris,Richard Barrier & Robbie Kunreuther.
Welcome to new members:  Fredrick Arcala, Robin Ballard, Brian Graunke, Richard Welt. Loren R. Caudle from Phoenix House in Lewiston, Idaho.
Thank you to our renewing members Diane Adalbert, Sandra Barto, Cheryl Cohen, Patti Dinsmore, Comm. Stephen Gaddis Ret., Diana Hornbogen, Tabitha Jensen, Denise Knapp, Ann McBroom, Barbara Hanhouraii, J.D., John Shaffer, Vivien Sharples, Linda Shulman, David Stewart, Kathlenn Strum, Six Rivers Community Mediation, Marti Kantola, Lynn C. Tuttle, Melanie Nelson (formerly Berquist).



Upcoming Trainings and Events

Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) of Kitsap County is offering the following trainings:

  • 40-Hour Professional Mediation Training: October 11-13 and 18-20.  The class runs two consecutive weeks, Thursdays 5 pm – 9 pm and both Friday and Saturday, 8:30 am – 5 pm.  Tuition is $745 for early bird registrations (prior to 8/31/12).  Regular tuition is $795. The last day to register is 9/24/12.
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Training: September 20, 5-9 pm; September 21, 8:30 am – 5 pm; September 22, 8:30 am – 5 pm. Tuition is $250 per person, $200 for volunteers of other DRC, $150 for volunteers of Kitsap County DRC.  14.5 CLE credits applied for.
  • For more information and to register, visit the Kitsap County DRC’s web page (link here).

Dispute Resolution Center of Snohomish, Island and Skagit Counties is offering the following trainings:

  • Resolving Conflict in the Workplace: October 5, 9 am – 4 pm.  Tuition is $160.
  • 40 hour Basic Professional Mediation Training: Upcoming training in Downtown Everett on October 19-21 & 27-28.  Upcoming training in Mount Vernon on November 5-9, 2012. Tuition is $765 and classes run 8:30am-5:30pm each day.  CLE credits and Clock Hours are available.
  •  24 hour Family Mediation Training: September 14-16, 2012 in Downtown Everett.  Tuition is $415 and classes run 8:30am-5:30pm each day.  CLE credits are available.
  • For more information or to register visit the Snohomish, Island and Skagit County DRC website at

Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) of Thurston County is offering the following trainings:

  • 40 Hour Professional Mediation Training: October 11-13 & October 18-20, Thursday, 5:00 pm -9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.  The training fee is $625.  Approved for CLE credit through the WSBA (37.5 total credits, including 2 ethics credits).
  • Family Mediation Training: November 8-10, Thursday 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.  The training fee is $315 general, $155 for Thurston County DRC volunteers.  Approved for CLE credit through the WSBA (17.75 total credits including 3 ethics credits).
  • RRR-Revisit Mediator Essentials: November 30, Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  The training fee is $90 general, $45 for Thurston County DRC volunteers.
  • Multi-Party Mediation Training: December 5-7, Wednesday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Thursday and Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  The training fee is $315 general, $155 for Thurston County DRC volunteers.
  • For more information or to register,visit the Thurston County DRC website

King County Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) is offering the following trainings:

  • Fall Basic Mediation Training: September 5, 6, 10, 12 and 13, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm.  34.5 CLEs including 1.75 ethics.  37.5 CEUs for mental health professionals.  Early tuition is $800 with CLEs/CEUs, $800 without credits.
  • Mediating with Interpreters & Non-Native Speakers of English:  September 19, 3 -6 pm.  Tuition is $35 (standard), $60 (with CLE or CEU credit) or $30 (DRC volunteer).
  • Compassionate Listening: October 24, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm.  Tuition is $159 general, $139 with WMA member discount.
  • Restorative Circles: November 5, 2012, 8:30 am -5:30 pm.  Tuition is $159 general, $139 with WMA member discount.
  • Crucial Conversations: November 29 and December 1, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm.  Tuition is $499, $479 with WMA member discount.
  • For additional information and to register, go to the King County DRC website at

Mediation and Settlement Center (Pacific and Grays Harbor Counties) is offering the following trainings:

Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution is offering the following trainings:

  • Basic Mediation Training: October 12-14/26-27 in Tacoma. Tuition is $650 for Early Bird Registration (prior to September 28th) This training teaches mediation skills to promote community conflict resolution.  Also, 38.25 Continuing Legal Education (CLE’s), and 40 Clock Hour credits are available.
  • Settlement Conference Panel Training: September 25 and December 4, 9 am to 1 pm (requires application and letters of recommendation).
  • For more information visit the Pierce County DRC website at

Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center is offering the following trainings:

  • Professional Mediation Training:  October 4-6 and 11-13, Thursdays 5 pm to 9 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 9 am to 6 pm.  Tuition is $550 (early registration by September 5), $595 (general).
  • Understanding Conflict: November 7 and 14, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  Tuition is $75.
  • For additional information, visit
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