Basic Mediation Training

Mediation Training

Join us this February as the Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center (APADRC) brings you a virtual basic mediation training experience that will change your communication patterns for life!

If you would like to enroll in the 25-Hour training, or have already been accepted into our volunteer Conflict Resolution Specialist internship, please register here.

For more information on this training, please feel free to send us an email with the Subject Title: “Spring 25-Hour Virtual 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 25-hour Virtual 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 the minimum requirements of the State of California Dispute Resolutions Programs Act (DRPA) for mediation training.
  • Participants will receive a “Certificate of Attendance” upon completion of the entire 25 hours of training, which is a combination of online, self-directed material and live virtual training sessions.
  • A “Certificate of Completion” is available for qualified individuals interested in volunteering and completing 160 hours of hands-on mediation/conciliation work at the APADRC.
  • There are two portions to the training: guided self-study and live virtual training sessions.


Guided Self-Study Materials: provided 1 week prior to the first virtual live training session, to be completed at each participant’s own pace.
Live Virtual Training: Conducted over four afternoons from 12:15 PM-5:15 PM.

Day 1: Peace & Conflict Theory, Thursday, February 25, 2021
Day 2: Building Communication Skills, Friday, February 26, 2021
Day 3: Mediation – Culture and the ADR Process, Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Day 4: Application of Mediation in Role Plays, Thursday, March 4, 2021


Training Costs

  • General Registration: $665.35
  • Non-profit/government Organization Registration: $565.35
  • Students (w/valid ID) & Senior Citizen Registration: $465.35
  • APADRC volunteers and interns: $25 administrative fee. Limited availability determined by financial hardship and qualification. Training fee waived with completion of 160 hours within 4-6 months immediately following the last training session and tendering of $25 non-refundable administrative fee. (Payment of Full Regular Training fee ($665.35) is required if volunteer hours are not completed within 6 months) For information on volunteering or interning with the APADRC, please see our volunteer page.
  • Discounts may be available to organizations sending more than three individuals to the training.

Fee Waiver

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 our Programs Manager at for more information.

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