Register Now: Professional Mediation Skills Training

This basic professional mediation skills training course will focus on collaborative, facilitative, interest-based mediation.

Participants will learn the extremely challenging practice of mediating with parties in joint session, face-to-face, strategically using caucuses where effective. The mediation process you will study aims to offer substantive, procedural and psychological satisfaction to all parties.

Through a mix of theory and practice, participants will learn the skills, tools and processes used by mediators to assist parties in conflict to find mutually agreeable solutions. We will examine each stage of the mediation process, and participants will engage in simulated mediations drawn from a range of settings.

To enhance learning, coaches will observe participants' roleplay mediations, provide individualized feedback and facilitate debrief sessions. All attendees will be challenged to become more self-aware and to develop new skills to provide better mediation services to clients.


  • Friday, Oct. 6, 2023
    1:30–5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 7 and Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023
    8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 14 and Sunday, Oct. 15, 2022
    8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


  • Alan Kirtley, Associate Professor Emeritus of Law, UW School of Law
  • Christine Cimini, Professor of Law, UW School of Law


  • Kevin Harris, Senion Facilitator, William D. Ruckelshaus Center (Health Policy Practice)
  • Tom Melancon, Strategy Officer/Mediator, Office of National Projects, FMCS


34 Law & Legal and 2 Ethics (1.5 Equity) CLE credits are pending approval by the Washington State Bar Association

Registration fees include:

  • Early Bird (through Aug. 31): $950
  • Standard (closing Sept. 20): $1050
  • New Attorney Registration: $735 (if admitted to the WSBA) after Dec. 31, 2022

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Register for the Professional Skills Mediation Event