Skill Development Courses

These courses teach the skills and techniques of interest-based mediation. Learn a practical and structured process for helping people in conflict find agreeable solutions. The methods are useful with all kinds of conflicts, including interpersonal, workplace, family, neighborhood, business, and intercultural.

  • Conflict Management course - September 2019
    This course is for those interested in managing interpersonal conflict in the workplace or at home. This 2-day course will provide conflict resolution models and interactive exercises to help you manage conflict constructively.
    Cost: $500.
    Location: Clackamas Community College. (Limited seats available)
    Participants will be eligible for continuing education units through Clackamas Community College.
  • Mediation course - September 2019
    Learn the process and skills of mediation through role-play exercises with professional coaches. This 5-day, 40-hour training includes and builds off the Conflict Management course.
    Cost: $1,250.
    Location: Clackamas Community College, Oregon City. (Limited seats available).
    Participants will be eligible for continuing education units through Clackamas Community College.
  • Family Law Custody and Parenting Mediation Training. October 2019
    This 5-day, 40-hour course is for those interested in mediating custody and parenting issues. Topics include: General family mediation knowledge and skills; knowledge and skill with families and children; adaptations and modification for special case concerns; and specific family, divorce and parenting information.
    Pre-requisite: Must have completed a Basic Mediation training of at least 30 hours.
    Cost: $1250.
    Location: Clackamas County Public Services Building, Oregon City
  • Family Law Financial Issues Training. January 2020
    This 5-day, 40-hour course is for those interested in mediating legal and financial issues in separation, divorce, and family reorganization in Oregon. Topics include: Property division, asset valuation, public benefits law, domestic relations income tax law, child and spousal support, and joint and several liability for family debt; Basics of corporate and partnership law, retirement interests, personal bankruptcy, ethics (including unauthorized practice of law), drafting, and legal process (including disclosure problems), and the needs of self-represented parties, the desirability of review by independent counsel, recognizing the finality of a judgement, and methods to carry out the parties’ agreement.
    Pre-requisites: Must have completed a Basic Mediation training of at least 30 hours, and at least 40 hours in a domestic relations custody and parenting mediation curriculum consistent with these guidelines by the State Court Administrator.
    Cost: $1250.
    Location: Clackamas County Public Services Building, Oregon City
  • Court Systems Training for Family Law Mediators. March 18, 2019
    This 4 ½ hour workshop is for those interested in mediating Court Connected Family Law matters in Oregon who have already completed the our Family Law Custody & Parenting or Financial Mediation trainings.
    Cost: $135.
    Location: Clackamas County Public Services Building, Oregon City. Register online here.
  • The Male Experience. May 4, 2019
    This 3 hour workshop will provide an examination of the boy and male experience. It presents scientific, historical and statistical information that challenges commonly held myths about what really works as interventions with boys/youth/men. This training is designed for both experienced professionals and people new to the field of working with boys. It will help you stretch and grow as a mentor, parent, friend, counselor and has broad applications for your roles outside of work as well. IN this workshop you will increase your knowledge of brain and biological differences between boys and girls, increase your awareness of how these differences impact on boys’ behavior and their response to treatment interventions, increase your awareness of personal bias’ we all carry toward boys and the impact these have in the context of a professional relationship.
    Cost: Free for volunteers with Clackamas, Multnomah, or Washington County Restorative Justice or Mediation programs. $90 for others.
    Location: Oregon State Bar, Tigard. Register online here.

Contact

For more information, contact Erin Ruff, Lead Trainer at eruff@clackamas.us or 503-655-8852

Wait List

To receive more information about these trainings as they are scheduled, sign up on our wait list here.

Register

Visa and MasterCard are accepted over the phone: 503-655-8415, Option 1. 

Checks are payable to: 
Clackamas County Resolution Services (CCRS) Attn: Amy Herman 
2051 Kaen Road, Suite 210, 
Oregon City, OR 97045 

For more information, contact 503-655-8415, Option 1, or email rs@clackamas.us.