Mediation Training

The WCRC is the leader in mediation training in the State of Wisconsin.  

2020 Training Calendar

February 26-28 and March 18-20, 2020, Basic Mediation Training, Madison

  • 40-hour training for professionals interested in general mediation skills
  • Fulfills Wisconsin Chapter 767 requirements
  • Training available through UW-Madison Continuing Studies

May 18-22, 2020, Private Mediation Training, Wausau

  • 40-hour training
  • Training for Wisconsin Judicare - Mediation Services Project
  • For more information, please contact Randy Westgate at Judicare - (715) 842-1681

June 15-19, 2020, Mediation Skills Training, Oshkosh

  • 40-hour training for professionals and/or WCRC volunteers
  • Fulfills Wisconsin Chapter 767 requirements
  • This training approved for 42.0 CLEs for attorneys, including 2 EPR!
  • Training brochure available here (PDF)
  • Online registration (new window) available

This is the standard bearer training for the State of Wisconsin.  This training is only $825 ($775 with early-bird registration) for 39.5 CLEs [application pending] (less than $21 per credit, and even cheaper if you get in on the early-bird registration).  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for the WCRC, this is the training for you (only $150 - or $100 with early-bird registration)!

October 21-23 and November 4-6, 2020, Divorce and Family Mediation Training, Madison

  • 40-hour training for professionals interested in divorce and family mediation
  • Fulfills Wisconsin Chapter 767 requirements
  • Training available through UW-Madison Continuing Studies

Check back or follow us on social media to see updates on future trainings through our collaboration with UW-Madison!


Past Trainings:


Below is a list of some other trainings that the WCRC has provided.  If you are interested in any of these or wish to develop one for your specific needs, please contact the WCRC.  

Advanced Mediation Training: Elder Mediation

"By far, this is the best CLE I have ever taken!"
Elder Mediation Training Participant

For more information please see the training brochure (PDF).

Negotiation Skills Training

Always looking for ways to serve the Winnebagoland community, the WCRC has developed a Negotiation Skills Training.

Professional Mediation Training

You can learn more about this training by downloading the training brochure (PDF).

In-House Mediation Training

This is a variant of the 40-hour trainings above, but tailored to your specific needs.  Provided to groups and organizations ranging from fire fighters to Wisconsin Departments and from Native American tribes to hospital systems this is a fantastic option for organizations looking to develop a stable of people trained in mediation skills to assist in conflict resolution within the organization.

Advanced Mediation Training: Skillful use of Critical Thinking and Standards

This one day workshop was presented by Moira J. Kelly, President of Kelly Consulting, LLC and Michael Rust, Executive Director of the Winnebago Conflict Resolution Center, Inc.  This program was offered to those individuals who had already been trained or were already practicing as mediators who wanted additional skills in an important aspect of the mediation process. 

School-Based Peer Mediation Program

School staff and students learn the fundamentals of conflict management and students are trained to be peer mediators in their schools. With the help of our experienced trainers, each school implements a self-determined peer mediation program choosing the level of involvement for faculty, administration, parents, and students.