IMPORTANT INFORMATION PER COVID-19: The Community Boards’ office will be closed for physical walk-ins and in-person services until further notice. We will continue our services remotely during this time.

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.

Primary Contact
Karen H. Lipney, ADR Programs Director | (415) 920-3820 x109
Email Karen at  Please include her name in the subject line.

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.