Mediation Training

Cleveland Mediation Center

Empower others. Learn to listen. Become a mediator.

Since our inception, Cleveland Mediation Center has been involved in training mediators, initially training those interested in acting as volunteer mediators at CMC. As our reputation in training grew, CMC began to offer mediation training to the general public. We offer our Fundamentals of Mediation Training several times each year, and Advanced Mediation training courses periodically for those who have completed the Fundamentals class.

Fundamentals of Mediation

This highly interactive 20 hour training will provide an introduction to mediation using demonstrations and practice as well as lecture, discussion, and situational case studies. This is a practical course, incorporating a best practices approach to mediating.


Topics include:
Uniform Mediation Act
Active Listening
Five Phase Facilitative/Empowerment Model
Client Centered Approach
Cultural Influences

Mediator Strategies

Cost is $450 for the 3-day training.

2020 Training Schedule:

Spring Session: May 5th - 7th, 2020 (online)

Fall Session: September 1st - 3rd, 2020 (online)

Trainings will take place from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm each day for three consecutive days via the Zoom web conferencing platform.


requirements set forth by the Ohio Supreme Court in Rule 16.

This training has been approved for 18.5 CEUs and 18.5 CLEs, and also meet the training requirements set forth by the Ohio Supreme Court in Rule 16.

For those who have taken our training, we offer support to new mediators through observing mediations via Zoom web-conferencing and providing feedback. 

Contact us at (216) 621-1919 if you have any questions or to schedule a training for your group/organization.


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1701 Payne Ave. Cleveland OH 44114 / phone: (216) 621-1919 / fax: (216) 236-7601