Continuing Education

Six Rivers strives to inspire learning and involvement by teaching conflict resolution skills to our community. Our educational opportunities focus personal development of skills such as active listening, detoxifying language, and identifying interests. In teaching these important lessons, we strive to create a strong foundation for our mediators and community members to work from in promoting healthy conflict resolution.

Interested in developing your conflict resolution skills? Six Rivers has a variety of skill building opportunities through our monthly Continuing Education class series. Whether your goals are to become a paid mediation practitioner or improve your listening or negotiation skills, these classes led by local professionals and mediators will provide amazing learning experiences for you.

40-Hour Basic Mediation Training, April 2017

This 40-hour training is designed to teach participants the skills necessary to act as mediators in the facilitative model of mediation. Participants will receive a detailed mediation manual.

Contact us for scheduling and registration information: 541-386-1283, ext. 1 or email

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Feeling like your mediation skills are a little rusty? Want to get more mediation experience before you start mediating real cases? Mediation Practice Groups are a wonderful way to further your mediation skills by practicing with other volunteers. During practice groups you will be asked to participate in mediation role plays and will not only gain experience in mediation, but will also be presented with opportunities to learn from other volunteers with varying levels of expertise.

Practice groups start by brainstorming areas or concepts that participants would like to focus on for the session and then move into informal mediation role plays. After the role play is complete, the group will devote time to discussing techniques and methods and their efficacy. Mediation Practice Groups will allow you to stay current and comfortable in your practice to ensure skilled and experienced mediators for our community.

Conflict Coaching
Active Listening Skills
Framing and Reframing
Breaking Impasse
Co- Mediation
Balancing Power
Listening to Non-verbals
Workplace Mediation
Cross Culture Mediation
Youth Mediation through Wasco County Youth Services
Manufactured Community Dwelling Mediation
Contract Law and Mediation
Mediation and Counseling
Culture and Conflict
Communication Education
Engaging Youth in Conflict Resolution
Supervised Visitations
Mandatory Reporter Training