Foundations of Mediation Training

January 4 – 6 2017 (1st 20-hours) and

January 18th – 20th 2017 (2nd 20 hours)

This highly acclaimed 40-hour course, (8-5 w/hour lunch) will also include Advanced Mediation Topics, Workplace Issues, and Family Mediation Fundamentals. 


*Please ask about reduced pricing for University Students, High School Students and those who work for Non-Profits.


Registration is OPEN! Click on the link below.

Through it’s training, the CDRC has been molding skilled mediators for over twenty years. This training will provide you with the skills needed to help create a more Positive, and Peaceful Community, as well as provide you with the initial stepping-stones to become a Certified Mediator.

For more Information, Faculty Bios, and Syllabus, please contact: Theresa Doty at dotybasel@gmail.com

Mediation Training Registration



The Community Dispute Resolution Center of Missoula County promotes the constructive resolution of conflict through open communication and shared decision-making.

provides mediation and facilitation services, as well as training opportunities and other conflict resolution resources to the Missoula community and beyond.

What is mediation?

Mediation is a collaborative problem-solving process where individuals and groups resolve their conflicts with the help of a neutral third party known as a mediator.  The mediator facilitates communication so the disputing parties can work toward negotiating a solution.

Mediation provides parties with the opportunity to re-establish communication, craft their own solutions, and, if necessary, develop processes for dealing with future conflict.  Mediation focuses on solving problems, not fixing blame. It empowers parties to create their own solutions.

In an effort to strengthen our community and develop peace-making skills, the Community Dispute Resolution Center of Missoula County provides a variety of mediation services to help disputing parties communicate their interests and needs to one another in a safe and neutral environment. Additionally,  the CDRC sponsors trainings in the Missoula community. As a nonprofit, we are able to offer these services on a sliding fee scale and offer scholarships for trainings, making these services and trainings available to everyone.