RECOURSE Mediation Services conducts conflict resolution and communication skills workshops in these areas:

  • Basic Mediation Skills
  • Advanced and Specialized Mediation Skills
  • Customized Conflict Resolution and Prevention Training
  • Youth workshops


Basic Mediation Skills Training

This 32-hour experiential training is conducted on two consecutive weekends to accommodate most work schedules, and teaches the basic skills required to successfully mediate disputes.

Call (707)525-8545 or email to register now.

RECOURSE uses and teaches an interest-based model of mediation in which participants learn skills that surface the underlying needs, concerns, fears and desires of all parties in the conflict.

26 MCLE general credits for legal professionals are available for this training. Contact us at (707) 525-8545 about Continuing Education credits for other professions.

Schedule for 2017 – Basic Mediation Skills (Cost – $400) – 26 MCLE credits

Scholarships available for bi-cultural Spanish speakers willing to volunteer

  • January 21 & 22, January 28 & 29, 2017
  • April 22 & 23, April 29 & 30, 2017
  • September 16 & 17, September 23 &24, 2017

Advanced Skills Training 

“Resolving the High Emotion Conflict” – 4 MCLE credits

  • February 18, 2017
  • May 27, 2017
  • October 21, 2017

8.30am -1pm

Cost: $150 (Discounted for existing RECOURSE volunteers)

Call (707)525-8545 or email to register now.

“Getting High Resolution Rates in Landlord Tenant Evictions” – 2.5 MCLE credits

March 25, 2017

9am – noon

Cost: $100 (Discounted for existing RECOURSE volunteers)

Call (707)525-8545 or email to register now.

Customized Training

RECOURSE will provide training in conflict resolution, conflict prevention and mediation, customized to your needs. For instance, we have trained property managers, service delivery staff in local non-profits, local government health care workers and members of professional associations, and others who require practical skills to manage and prevent conflict.

Price depends on length of training and number of participants.

Youth Workshops

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We are currently developing workshops in conflict prevention and anger expression, parent-teen negotiation skills, and information seminars on a variety of topics.

Registration will be open summer 2016.