Training & Events

Basic Mediation Training

This 40-hour Training is open to the public.  Typical attendees include those wishing to volunteer as mediators at a Community Dispute Center, lawyers, business people, teachers, counselors and anyone who wants to learn constructive ways to deal with conflict.  The concepts and skills of mediation can be applied not only formally as a mediator but individually while informally interacting with others a home, work or in the community.  

This training is interactive and includes exercises, role plays and class discussion.  This training meets all standards set for community mediations within the University of Oregon School of Law, OMA standards and standards for Civil Mediation established by the Oregon Chief Justice order #05-028

Next Training TBA

For more information on future trainings, please contact us.


Already Completed a Basic Mediation Training?

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with Neighbor-to-Neighbor and have already completed a 32+ hour Basic Mediation Training, please fill in the below form and submit to

N2N Volunteer Waiver Form


Court-related Mediation, Small Claims/FED

Small claims courts all across Oregon offer free mediation services to plaintiffs and defendants prior to parties presenting their case before a judge. This training will cover how small claims mediation fits into the broader small claims court process, the implications of mediating in a court process, and the types of cases you will mediate the most in small claims court. N2N’s interactive approach means you will be participating in role plays mediations, group discussions, and activities throughout the training.

Mediation works, and few places are better to advance and hone your mediation skills than in small claims court.

Next Training TBA



November 16, 2021, 6-7:30 pm on Zoom (contact us for link) – Inclusive Language in Mediation

December 14, 2021, 6-7:30 pm on Zoom (contact us for link) – Holiday Connection (TBA)

January 11, 2022, 6-7:30 pm on Zoom (contact us for link) – TBA

Neighbor-to-Neighbor hosts monthly In-Services, alternating monthly between Salem and Corvallis, to bring our volunteers together to provide on-going education, learn from each other, support and build our community of volunteers, and discuss best practices and difficult situations. Open to all volunteers, these In-Services are a great way to strengthen mediation skills and learn from one another’s insights and experiences.



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