Current & Upcoming Trainings
BASIC MEDIATION TRAINING
This 32-hour training offers instruction in the process of mediation and how to apply advanced communication skills 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 volunteer mediator at Ku‘ikahi, this training gives you the tools you need to start resolving conflict in peaceful, lasting ways. All backgrounds and personality types are welcome!
Our mediators are professionally trained volunteers who donate their time to assist people to find their own best solutions. Since we rely on this exceptional pool of volunteers, we continually seek out new apprentice mediators. Basic Mediation Training is a prerequisite.
This training is offered once annually in Hilo. Our next Basic Mediation Training is PENDING (postponed from our September 2020 dates due to COVID-19).