Training & Events

Basic Mediation Training

July 15, 16, 17, 23, 24, 2021

Trainer: Ken Braun

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.  

BMT Summer 2021 Flyer

BMT Registration Form 2021

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


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


Small Claims and Court-related Mediation

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




June 8th, 6-7:30 pm on Zoom (email office for link)

July 13, 2021, 6-7:30 pm on Zoom (email office for link)

August 10, 2021, 6-7:30 pm on Zoom (email office for link)

Sep 14, 2021, 6-7:30 pm on Zoom (email office for link)

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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