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 35-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.

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 35-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: “Fall 35-Hour Virtual Basic Mediation Training”.

Training Information

  • Our training meets the minimum requirements of the State of California Dispute Resolutions Programs Act of 1986 (DRPA) for mediation training.
  • Participants will receive a “Certificate of Attendance” upon completion of the entire 35 hours of training, presented over 5 live virtual training sessions.
  • A “Certificate of Completion” is available for qualified individuals interested in volunteering and completing 180 hours of hands-on mediation/conciliation work at the APADRC.


Live Virtual Training: Conducted over 5 days (3 weekends) from 10:00 AM-5:30 PM (PST).

Day 1: Peace & Conflict Theory, Saturday, December 4, 2021
Day 2: Building Communication Skills, Sunday, December 5, 2021
Day 3: Mediation – Culture and the ADR Process, Saturday, December 11, 2021

Day 4: Application of Mediation in Role Plays, Sunday, December 12, 2021
Day 5: Application of Mediation in Role Plays, Saturday, December 18, 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 180 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 4 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 qualifying individuals interested in training but who are unable to afford the fees. To inquire about an alternative payment method, please complete this Fee-Waiver Application and submit it to Our Programs Manager will reach out to you with an approval confirmation or to discuss alternative options.

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