Mediation Skills 40-Hour Training

Class Dates:  TBD

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: TBD

To register, print and complete the registration form below and mail it to The Congress of Neutrals at the address below with your registration fee OR scan and email the completed registration form to and use the button below to make your registration fee payment. Questions?  Please, call 925-937-3008.

Registration Fee:  Standard: $950.00 | Standard CCCBA / ACBA members: $850.00

Early Registration (Before 2/1/19): $850.00 | Early Registration CCCBA / ACBA Members: $750.00

Non-Profit/Government Employees: $700.00 | Please call to inquire about Student Discounts and other scholarship opportunities.

(Training materials, continental breakfast and afternoon snack included)

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations up to 30 days before the start of the first day of training receive a full refund. No refunds will be given if cancelled after 30 days before the first day of training.

TRAINING OVERVIEW: This intensive, interactive 40-hour training provides both experienced mediators and those new to the field with the perspective and skills necessary to mediate successfully. The course will cover the history and psychology of conflict resolution, mediation theory and the process of mediation in detail. Participants will have the opportunity to develop mediation skills and techniques, improve communication and negotiating skills and learn ways to handle interpersonal dynamics that impede resolution. Mediator ethics and the law governing mediation practice are also explored. Each participant will have the opportunity to practice all phases of mediation. This course will be useful to a wide variety of individuals, including attorneys who represent clients in mediation who wish to develop a better understanding of the process and become more effective advocates.

Please note:  You do not need to be an attorney to take this course.

A NOTE ABOUT OUR MEDIATION MENTORING PROGRAM: Through its Contra Costa County Superior Court mediation program in small claims, unlawful detainer and civil harassment cases, The Congress of Neutrals provides qualified new mediators, who have completed this 40-hour training and who submit an approved application, with a unique opportunity to gain practical mediation experience under the supervision of experienced mediators. For further information on our MMP, please visit our website at

MCLE CREDIT:  The State Bar of California has approved this course for 35 hours of MCLE credit, which includes one hour of ethics and .5 hours of elimination of bias.


Registration Form


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3: Name of School, Government Agency or Nonprofit [if applicable for discounted fee]:

4: Address:

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Please mail your completed application and payment to: Congress of Neutrals, 1390 Willow Pass Road, Suite 190, Concord, CA 94520


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For additional information please check our website at or call us at (925) 937-3008

The Congress of Neutrals, a California non-profit corporation, serves the community by providing professional conflict resolution and mediator training services in Contra Costa and Marin Counties, in Northern California.  Since 2001, our panel mediators have conducted over 9,300 mediations for the Superior Court of California, Contra Costa County. The Congress of Neutrals also operates the Victim Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP) of Contra Costa County for juvenile offenders and in misdemeanor cases.