Dispute resolution center offering March mediation training

The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center is accepting registrations for its intensive 40-hour course on interest-based mediation in March.

Participants will learn the eight-stage, interest-based mediation model, practice active listening techniques and participate in mock mediations.

The course will be held March 13-15 and March 20-22. On Wednesdays, it runs from 1-5 p.m., and on Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Advance registration is required, and the course fee is $595.

The instructor is WDRC’s executive director, Moonwater, an experienced mediator, facilitator and trainer, Moonwater has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Whitman College and an MPA from Seattle University, where she specialized in nonprofit management.

She serves on Whatcom County’s Law and Justice Council, is a former board member of the Washington Mediation Association, and is co-president of Resolution Washington.

To register or to find more information, call the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center at 360-676-0122.

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