Training and Events

2021 Annual Fundamentals Training

Billings Mediation Center is hosting its annual Fundamentals of Mediation Training. This is an affordable, blended training for the busy professional spanning 12 weeks starting January 2021

Early Bird Registration for $600 through November 2020. Standard Registration is $650. MtMA Members Receive $25 discount. 

See the link below for a full description of the training and how it will fit into your busy professional or student schedule. A calendar detailing the course is available upon request at info@billingsmediationcenter.org.


Registration is open at https://forms.gle/kvppS1acZWdyAp97A

State Bar of Montana CLE pending / (previously approved) - 37 Hours

Mediators! Take Your Pick! 

As a very general rule, mediators simply love people and enjoy learning how to do that well. This course is filled with exceptional perspectives on loving others and enhances our work as mediators. RELATIONAL WISDOM 360 (RW 360) has two courses for your choosing and Billings Mediation Center has discount coupons for free enrollment! Take a peek here: https://www.rw-academy.org/ If you are interested in either course -- and the free enrollment coupon - please email info@billingsmediationcenter.org with Subject: RW360.


SUMMER 2020 Family / Divorce Mediation Training

Billings Mediation Center is sponsoring a 6-Week Divorce Mediation Self-Study Course to start Monday, July 27 Sponsored at the low cost of $325. 

Additional information is available at the registration link below. If you haven't already registered, please do so that the video course link and log-in code may be delivered to your inbox. 

This is a group-discounted self-study viewing of the James Melamed (Mediate.Com University) video series according to the training schedule created by Billings Mediation Center to accommodate a group/mediator community.  As such, posting online discussion, "in-person" discussion by Zoom, and Role-Plays by Zoom are part of the schedule. Discussion and Role-Plays by Zoom will occur on Saturday mornings of those weeks as noted on the training schedule. 

The sponsorship of this discounted program allows also for the building of a mediator community within Montana through the discussions and role-plays.  The  additional presentations are designed to satisfy the MtMA certification requirements and especially the need for domestic violence screening required by Montana statute. 
Click here for the registration form or copy/paste this link into your browser:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1MRdypOQxY8jEvowLq0TrQKcm_8XL2LDWv-yGHwVAyuWV2g/viewform

No information is collected until the form is submitted.

Click here for the form.

This course qualifies for CEUs for MtMA certification requirements and continuing education to retain the CM/F (family) designation.   See more information on certification at https://mtmediation.org/mtma-membership-information/

Under the reciprocity rule, the course would also be acknowledged by the State Bar of Montana, having been approved in other states.


Conflict Resilience Project

Volunteer Mediators perform mediation services for small claims cases brought before Yellowstone Justice County. The goal of this project is to reduce the ever-increasing burden on the courts and taxpayers. Moreover, there are benefits to the community as a whole. Read more here: https://www.mediate.com/articles/benefits.cfm.

Billings Mediation Center is thankful for the kind sponsorships of Billings Family YMCA and Wayne Moller (https://billingsymca.org/) for the use of the beautiful conference room for our Spring 2019 training. Additionally, the pro-rated parking passes made available by Judy Johnson at United Properties (https://uprop.net/contact-us/), so that training attendees could safely park and walk to the training.

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Attendees of this Training gave 100% Positive Response to Recommending this Hybrid Training. Based on their response a future training is already being planned. Each training will require a minimum number of attendees, and a maximum number as well.

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Call for Volunteers & Sponsors

Elder Care Mediation Training

If you are a certified mediator or have received Mediation Fundamentals Training, and are interested in becoming trained to perform mediation services under the Elder Care Discharge Prevention Project with Montana Mediation Association, see the attached training schedule. Each training has been or will be recorded and can be accessed with a request and a payment of $10 per training session or $100 for all sessions.

Email ladawnwhiteside@gmail.com for ZOOM invite to the next scheduled session. 

Pay online at mtmediation.org. Click "Donate and request the particular session for $10/ session or "Donate" $100 for the entire series of 11 sessions.


Click here to see the list of sessions


Billings Mediation Center

Recently Certified Mediator LaDawn Whiteside (left) spoke at the Montana Health Association conference in Billings. LaDawn, Kayre Chatellier (not pictured), President of the Montana Mediation Association, and Temple Mc Lean (right) represented facilitative mediation at the conference.

You can donate to Billings Mediation Centre by clicking here.