Mediation Training

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

2017 Training Calendar

March 6-10, Professional Mediation Training, Milwaukee

  • 40-hour training
  • 42.5 CLEs approved for attorneys

June 19-23, Mediation Skills Training, Oshkosh

  • 40-hour training for professionals or volunteers
  • 39.5 CLEs approved for attorneys, including 2 EPR

October 4-6, Advanced Mediation Training: Elder Mediation, Milwaukee

  • 21-hour training on advanced skills for elder mediation

Rescheduled to 2018, Negotiation Skills Training

  • 2-day training for professionals interested in honing negotiation skills

For more information about these upcoming trainings, see below.  

Advanced Mediation Training: Elder Mediation

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

Back by popular demand, the WCRC's Advanced Mediation Training: Elder Mediation course, held again at The Family Mediation Center in Milwaukee, WI! This course is for those wanting advanced mediator training or who have particular interest in the topic of Elder Mediation. October 4-6 in Milwaukee, WI. Michael Rust will once again be joined by Rachel Monaco-Wilcox to present this 3 day course.

**The Early Bird Registration Deadline has been extended to September 14! Register today!

For more information please see the training brochure (PDF) or you can register online (new window).

Negotiation Skills Training

Always looking for ways to serve the Winnebagoland community, the WCRC has developed a new Negotiation Skills Training to be held in Oshkosh, in 2018.

As the training gets closer, both an online registration option and a fax/mail registration option will become available.  

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.  

Professional Mediation Training

The WCRC is pleased to announce that we are bringing, by popular demand, our extremely popular Mediation Skills course to Milwaukee, WI for the first time!  WCRC Director Michael Rust will be joined by two Milwaukee mediators: Rachel Monaco-Wilcox and Eva Soeka. This course is designed for individuals who wish to add mediation skills to their profession.  This training will be held at Mt. Mary University.  At only $1200 ($1150 with early bird registration) this course represents an $500 savings over the AAA training in Chicago (not to mention the travel)!

You can learn more about this training by downloading the 2017 training brochure (PDF).

Basic Mediation Skills Training

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 (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)!

Interested in learning more? You can download the 2017 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.