Basic Mediation Training

When communication breaks down and conflict arises, how can you address it constructively?
What steps can you take to improve your communication and conflict resolution skills?

The APADRC offers a 40-hour Basic Mediation Training with an emphasis on building cross-cultural competency. Open to all members of the community, this highly interactive training introduces effective communication strategies, multicultural conflict resolution and peace theory, along with a full day of role plays with coaches from the APADRC – preparing you to be a neutral mediator in community conflicts.

Training Information

  • Our training meets and exceeds the minimum requirements of the State of California Dispute Resolutions Programs Act for mediation training.
  • Participants will receive a “Certificate of Attendance” upon completion of the entire 40 hours of training, which is a combination of online, self-directed material and in-person sessions.
  • A “Certificate of Completion” is available for individuals interested in volunteering and completing 200 hours of hands-on mediation/conciliation work at the APADRC.

How to Register

If you would like to purchase the full 40-Hour training, or have already passed an interview with someone from APADRC, please go to  40-Hour Basic Mediation Training Registration.

For more information on this training, please e-mail at with the Subject Title: “Fall Basic Training”. Registration ends on September 10, 2018.

There are two portions to the training: online and in-person sessions. The dates for fall training are:

September 17-22 (self-paced training, to be completed before Day 1 in-person training)
September 24-28 (self-paced training, to be completed between Day 1 and Day 2 in-person trainings)

Day 1: September 23, Sunday (8:30am – 5pm)
Day 2: September 29, Saturday (8:30am – 5pm)
Day 3: October 14, Sunday (8:30am – 5 pm)


  • Regular Registration: $625 general / $425 student, senior, low-income
  • APADRC volunteers and interns: $25 administrative fee (non-refundable).  For information on volunteering or interning with the APADRC, please check out our volunteer page.
  • Discounts may be available to organizations sending more than one individual to the training.

Fee Waivers

The Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center (APADRC) is committed to both maintaining and encouraging diversity in our body of community mediators through our fee waiver program. There are limited partial and full fee-waivers available for individuals interested in training but who are unable to afford the fees. Please contact Essie Martsinkovsky at for more information.


If you are interested in training with the APADRC as a volunteer or as part of an Internship you can apply by sending an email to  Applicants will be contacted promptly for an interview.

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