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

The CDRC 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.



Foundations of Mediation Training

January 4-6 and 18-20, 2017

(Split Session)

January 4 – 6 2017 (1st 20-hours)


January 18 – 20 2017 (2nd 20 hours)

Wed, Jan 4th – 1 pm – 5 pm
Thurs, Jan 5th – 9 am – 5:30 pm
Fri, Jan 6th – 9 am – 5:30 pm
Wed, Jan 18th – 1 pm – 5 pm
Thurs, Jan 19th – 9 am – 5:30 pm
Fri, Jan 20th – 9 am – 5:30 pm

This highly acclaimed 40-hour course features multiple instructors covering: Basic and Advanced Mediation Techniques, Workplace Issues, and Family Mediation Fundamentals.


*Reduced pricing for University Students, High School Students and those who work for Non-Profits.  EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT  of 10% for registrations confirmed by DECEMBER 15, 2016.  Also offering group discount!  $500 deposit required at time of registration.

(CEU’s and CLE’s Pending)

The CDRC has been molding expert mediators for over twenty years. This training provides the skills needed to help create a more positive and peaceful environment as well as the initial stepping-stones to become a Certified Mediator.

In my 30 years of federal service this is absolutely the best training I have taken. I can immediately apply what I learned to my workplace situations.” – USDA Job Corps Teacher

Registration is OPEN! To register, or for more information, please contact us at: