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We empower people to come together -- to talk and to listen,
to explore options, and to find their own best solutions.

Workshops & Trainings

Please see our events page for a list of upcoming community workshops and trainings. Also listed is our Free Brown Bag Lunch Series of talks and other public educational programs.

In addition, we offer customized trainings, talks, and presentations. We can design a private educational program to meet the needs of your business, non-profit organization, school, government agency, or community group. For more information, please contact Al-Qawi Majidah, Program Coordinator: majidah@hawaiimediation.org. For a sample list of workshops & trainings offered, please click here.

Basic Mediation Training

Our 32-hour Basic Mediation Training offers instruction in the process of mediation and how to apply advanced communication skills--such as active listening, summarizing and rephrasing, and using open-ended questions--in order to help parties resolve differences. People in conflict often focus on each other as the problem, going head to head. Mediation helps people focus on the issues, so they can see they have a joint problem to solve.

Learn a variety of conflict resolution and prevention techniques in this interactive training--through lecture, group discussion, hands-on exercises, and mediation simulation practice. Whether you want to improve your communication skills or become a mediator, this training gives you the tools you need to start resolving conflict in a peaceful, lasting ways. All backgrounds and personality types are welcome!

All of our mediators are professionally trained volunteers who donate their time to help people find their own best solutions to a wide variety of issues. Since we rely on this exceptional pool of volunteers to provide mediation services, we continually seek out potential new Apprentice Mediators from the community at large. Basic Mediation Training is a prerequisite.

This training is offered once annually in Hilo. Our next Basic Mediation Training is scheduled for September 7, 8, 14, 15, 2019.

Basic Mediation Training 2019 - Application (click to download)

Basic Mediation Training 2019 - Event Flyer (click to download)

To register or inquire about a scholarship, contact Erika at (808) 935-7844 x 1 or erika@hawaiimediation.org.

Advanced Mediator Trainings

Mediators who successfully complete the Basic Mediation Training and Apprenticeship Program qualify for free continuing education opportunities. Specialized trainings are held periodically to develop skills required for certain types of cases, including domestic mediations (divorce, child custody, shared parenting time), employee and employer civil rights cases, and mediations for kupuna and their caregivers.


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