8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Thursday-Saturday, December 6-8, 2018

Location:      Midlands Mediation Center
College Place United Methodist Church
4801 Colonial Drive, Columbia SC 29203


Registration Fee:  $250         

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  • Registration deadline: Noon Friday, November 30, 2018. Minimum 6 participants required.
    Confirmation of training will be sent via email no later than Friday, November 30, 2018.

Midlands Mediation Center’s Introduction to Mediation training emphasizes skills necessary for anyone who wants to empower and transform by understanding and resolving conflicts, improving relationships and strengthening families, communities, organizations and workplaces.  Topics covered during 20 hours of classroom instruction and role plays include Dynamics of Conflict, Dispute Resolution Styles, Active Listening Skills and the Mediation Process. This series is open to 10-20 individuals and is well-suited for business, non-profit, human resources, and law enforcement professionals. Seats are offered on a space-available, first-paid, first-served basis.

This course has been pre-approved for 21 hours of recertification credit through HRCI and SHRM.
SHRM Members:  Use Discount Code SHRM for the $50 discount when you register.

Led by former Midlands Mediation Center Executive Diane Frea, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, M.A., and cast of guest presenters.

Food: Lunches will be provided (please provide for your own special needs).  Light snacks and water will be available throughout.

For more information or to reserve a spot, call 803-714-1176 or

Refund Policy
In the event of cancellation of registration prior to November 28, a partial refund (less $25) will be available. After November 28, no refund is offered. However, a paid registration may be applied to a future training series. You must attend all session to receive a certificate of attendance, and no refund will be made for missed sessions.

Disclaimer: This training is not a certification in mediation and does not provide an expectation of work or income from mediation. An additional 20 hours of “lab” observation and co-mediation in semi-monthly small claims magistrate court prepares participants to serve as MMC volunteer mediators. If choosing the 40-hour option, you will need to complete an MMC volunteer mediator application after the classroom portion.