Community Boards is the Bay Area’s mediation training leader, offering a wide range of trainings for both beginning mediators and seasoned ADR practitioners seeking to expand their skills.
Sarah Moss, Mediation and Training Coordinator
Our core training, The Basics of Mediation, is the Bay Area’s most comprehensive and affordable training for those wishing to learn and practice mediation. In addition, Beyond the Basics is an advanced, two-day training that will grow and enhance mediation skill sets.
Our calendar of Conflict Resolution Clinics provide intensive 2-hour workshops covering a wide range of topics.
We also schedule a range of half- and full-day Additional Trainings throughout the year. They give in-depth, highly interactive introductions to important topics relevant to mediators, conflict coaches, and facilitators wishing to stay on top of their game.
Our members receive significant discounts on all trainings. Learn more about joining Community Boards’ Membership Program.
Past Trainers & Their Specialized Subject Matter
We thank these trainers for sharing their vision, expertise, and energy with our community. Through their generosity, Community Boards can continue to offer affordable and expansive training experiences that cover a wide variety of topics relevant to mediation, restorative justice, conflict resolution, personal and professional skill building, best practices, and self care.
- Vanessa Alfaro: Breathing, Grounding & Centering: Practices to Support Yourself and Your Mediation Participants
- Lauren Berning: No Joke: Virtual Improv Comedy Based Icebreakers
- Brittny Bottorff: Root Causes of Workplace Conflict
- S. Brooke Briggance: Mental Health First Aid Certificate Training
- Matthew Cahill: Root Causes of Workplace Conflict
- Doris Chau: Chinese Culture & Values: What Mediators Need to Know for Nurturing Cross-Cultural Agreements
- Ken Cloke: The Art of Asking Questions
- Ken Cloke: What We Can Learn about Conflict Resolution from the Pandemic
- Ashmi Desai: Cultural Appropriation and Appreciation
- Brooke Deterline: Belonging & Connecting Conversations for Peacebuilding
- Katharina W. Dress, M.A.: Creating Connection with Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
- Emily Epstein: Managing Strong Emotions
- Marc Feder: The Chameleon in the Caucus
- John Ford: The Essence of Marketing, Practical Ideas for Mediators
- Perri Franskoviak, Ph.D.: Working with Differences
- Elvia Garcia: The Power of Circles: An Introduction to Circle-Keeping
- Christopher P. Kriesen: Chinese Culture & Values: What Mediators Need to Know for Nurturing Cross-Cultural Agreements
- Crystal Mason: In a Space for Dreaming: Opening Hearts
- Caitlin Meredith: Creating Conversations During Conflict
- Claudia Miller: Bystander Intervention
- Rudeen Monte, M.S.: Conflict Resolution in the Workplace
- Karina De Leon Montes: Mental Health First Aid Certificate Training
- John O’Grady: Working with Differences
- Angela Padilla: Pet-Related Mediation: Social & Emotional Concerns for Pets & Their Owners
- Hansa Patel: Creating Conversations During Conflict
- Antonio Piazza: Less Theory, More Practice: A Trail Guide through the Evaluative Mediation Process
- Donald Proby: Belonging & Connecting Conversations for Peacebuilding
- Steven Rosenberg: Divorce Mediation: Approaches to Ensure Success
- Colin Rule: Mediation Post Covid: The Rise of Online Dispute Resolution
- Stephen M. Spano: Mediating Disputes for People Living with HIV/AIDS & Other Chronic Illnesses
- Charles Spiegel, Esq.: Exploring Four Major Divorce Process Options–to Resolve Other Conflicts?
- Jane Steinberg, M.F.T.: Working with Differences
- Jessica Donguan Tang: Chinese Culture & Values: What Mediators Need to Know for Nurturing Cross-Cultural Agreements
- Mark K. Thomas: An Introduction to Restorative Justice
- Sharon Tom: Bystander Intervention
- Ren Volpe: Pet-Related Mediation: Social & Emotional Concerns for Pets & Their Owners
- Taquelia Washington, L.C.S.W., P.P.S.C.: A Two-Part Virtual Anti-Bias Mini Training
- Julia Weber, J.D., M.S.W.: Domestic Violence & Mediation: What It Is, Why It Matters & What to Do About It
- Cordell Wesselink, M.A.: How to Disagree Online
- Leeland West: Navigating Gender in Conflict
- Jason Wyman: In a Space for Dreaming: Opening Hearts
- Sasanna Yee: A Joy Experience: Breathing and Yoga for Mediators and Other Caregivers