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Basic Mediation Workshop is back! Basic Mediation Training Fall 2020 is a Course

Basic Mediation Training Fall 2020

Ended Dec 1, 2020

$1,100 Enroll

Full course description

Due to the current health situation, we’ve decided to move our course offerings to a remote format.  We’ll be doing a blend of live, online (synchronous) activities with asynchronous activities (materials to be read or viewed online at a time of your choosing within a specific window). 

In order to make this possible we’re changing the blocks we use for teaching. As you probably know, we would normally invite you to campus for a 3.5-day workshop.  Now, we’re taking just a little more time and spreading out over several weeks.   

Lead by instructor Susan Terry (see her amazing bio below), we’ll be doing 7, 3.5-hour “live”, remote, units on Tuesday and Saturday mornings from 8:00am to 12:00pm (see the schedule below for details).

We're really excited about this new format for a number of reasons!  Here are a few:


·        Compact, live, action-filled sessions with a cohort group alternating with shorter, recorded learning sessions at your convenience.

·        Two, 3.5-hour and five. 4-hour teaching sessions offered on both weekdays and weekends will make it easier to fit into a busy work and family schedule.

·        Progressive learning that builds on what you already know from your life and professional experience, introduces you to key concepts and practices, familiarizes you with the "shape" and progression of the mediation process.

·        Four, lively, coached and supervised "you are the mediator" sessions.  These "You are the mediator" sessions are powered by professional mediators coaching you through your session, being your guardian angel on your shoulder, giving advice when needed, and then assisting your group in reflecting on the experience.

·        No driving or travel required!  You can do this training from anywhere you have a computer and the internet.


As in our previous Basic Mediation Workshop format, this is not about performance - it is about learning, about being helpful to one another learning, and in having fun!

Join us on this maiden voyage of our new format, a lively, engaging, and deeply rewarding learning experience for anyone hoping to become more proficient at understanding and handling conflict!

The lead instructor is Susan Terry, a giant in the mediation field.  Read more about her here.  Also, see this article in Vermont Woman Magazine featuring Susan.

The schedule is as follows (all live sessions are 8:00am to 12:00pm with two, 15-minute breaks built-in): 


Session title

Date, all times 8:00am to 12:00pm



Live Session 1

Tuesday, November 10th


Getting started.  Welcome, overview, basic concepts and demonstration




Watch videos on basic mediation skills and tools such as listening, reflections, questions, and identifying interests and issues

Live Session 2

Saturday, November 14th


Putting it to use: Skills and tools practice 




Videos on the structure of mediation, preparing roleplays for next class

Live Session 3

Tuesday, November 17th


Practice time!  Navigating the early parts of mediation




Video.  More tools in the toolbox

Live Session 4

Saturday, November 21st


Practice time!  Full simulations session 1

Live Session 5

Tuesday, November 24th


Practice time!  Full simulations session 2




Video: More tools in the toolbox

Live Session 6

Saturday, November 28th 


Practice time!  Full simulations session 3

Live Session 7

Tuesday, December 1st


Practice time!  Full simulations session 4

Contact us about special rates for non-profits, groups and community justice centers.