Mediation Training

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


The Winnebago Conflict Resolution Center is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. The WCRC also applies for Continuing Legal Education Credits through the State of Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners. Other professional development continuing education credits may be available. 

 

2021-2022 Training Calendar (more 2022 dates to come!)

 

September 20-21 (Each day 8:30am-12:30pm), 2021, Mediation Skills REFRESH, Available ONLINE!

  • 8-hour training for people who have previously received a mediation training
  • Training brochure available here
  • Online registration coming soon!

October (Mondays & Tuesdays: 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26), 2021, Divorce and Family Mediation Training, Madison presented ONLINE

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

November 2-10 (Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 2, 3, 9, 10), Advanced Mediation Training: Elder Mediation, presented ONLINE

  • The return of the wildly popular Advanced Mediation Training, now offered ONLINE! Presented by Michael Rust, J.D. and Jessica Liebau, J.D.
  • 20+-hour training for professionals interested in mediation on issues regarding elder individuals, including: 
    • Probate
    • Guardianship
    • Treatment plan/Care plan
    • Entering into a residential facility
    • and much more
  • Training brochure available here (PDF)
  • Online registration opening soon!

November 15-December 7 (Mondays & Tuesdays: 11/15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, 12/6, 7, 2021), 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

March 8-30 (Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30), 2022, Basic Mediation Training, Online

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

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.  

June 21-22 (Each day 8:30am-12:30pm), 2021, Mediation Skills REFRESH, Online

  • 8-hour training for people who have previously received a mediation training

June 7-11 (Each day 8:30am-4:30pm), 2021, Mediation Skills Training, Online

  • 40-hour training for professionals and/or WCRC volunteers
  • Fulfills Wisconsin Chapter 767 requirements
  • Trainings approved for 44.0 CLEs for attorneys, including 2.0 EPR! 
  • Training brochure available here (PDF)

This is the standard bearer training for the State of Wisconsin, now available ONLINE via Zoom.  This training is only $825 ($775 with early-bird registration) for 44.0 CLEs [including 2.0 EPR!] (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)!

April (Tuesdays and Wednesdays), 2021, Basic Mediation Training, Online

January (Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 9:00am-3:00pm), 2021, Mediation Skills Training, Online

  • 40-hour training for professionals and/or WCRC volunteers
  • Training brochure available here (PDF)

 February and March (Tuesdays and Wednesdays), 2021, Basic Mediation Training, Online

 

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 Wisconsin 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.