40 Hour Conflict Resolution and Mediation Certification


Become a Certified Mediator and join SEEDS' 40 Hour Mediation and Conflict Resolution Training. The below options are ideal for individuals looking to learn techniques in how to communicate effectively and be better prepared to deal with conflicts that arise at home or at work.

“This class changed my life and the way that I look at everything.  I use the skills I gained in this class daily. I plan to work in the conflict resolution field and because of this training not only has my professional life changed for the better, my personal and family relationships have improved” - Tim Long, 2012 graduate of the Mediation & Conflict Resolution Skills Training Course


Topics and Skills to be Covered Include:


  • Communication Skills: Active listening, empathizing, asking clarifying questions, checking assumptions, identifying possible solutions

  • Conflict Styles: Identifying and supporting with different conflict styles

  • Power, Culture, and Identity: The impact race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, education etc. have on conflicts and mediation

  • Mediation Skills: Fostering multi-partiality and respect, identifying and framing issues, facilitating communication and negotiation, dealing with power dynamics, biases, feelings, and assumptions

  • Model of Mediation: SEEDS Mediation model

  • Practice Sessions: Extensive mediation practice in small groups with coaching

  • Hands-on Practice: Time to practice new skills through role plays and experiential activities

This training is registered on sam.gov.

Upcoming Trainings 
Tip: register early, these trainings typically fill at least 6-8 weeks in advance.

Fall 2022 Weekly Training

40-Hour Mediation Certification ONLINE Training

WHERE: Zoom (link to be sent following registration)


Wednesday Evenings

August 31 - November 16, 2022

EXCEPTION: The training will be held Thurs, Oct. 6, in place of Wed, Oct. 5 (Yom Kippur).​


6:00 - 9:00pm PST

This training features 36 hours of in classroom training participation and 4 hours of supplemental, self-directed curriculum. Certificates will reflect the number of hours completed.

Price: $650*

We are still accepting financial aid applications!

Financial Aid applications due by August 10 for the Fall 2022 Training. Inquire at info@seedscrc.org.

More 2023 training dates coming!

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*Financial Aid available. Our funds for the financial aid program come from students who pay the full fee, so please consider supporting community and equity by paying the full tuition. Folks who are seeking financial support should first fill out our financial aid form prior to the workshop registration. Folks who demonstrate financial need and are approved for financial aid will be sent a registration code for their application.


For more information, email info@seedscrc.org.

Training Policies and Disclaimers

Training Cancellation Policy:

  • If you cancel 28 days (4 weeks) or more before the training, your fee will be refunded, minus a $25 processing fee

  • If you cancel 14- 27 days before training, 50% of your fee will be refunded

  • If you cancel within 2 weeks (1-13 days), there is no refund; however, you can offer your spot to someone else within your network

  • If you cancel once the training begins, there is no refund or credit voucher. Exceptions may be made in case of emergencies - contact the office for more details.

  • SEEDS cannot offer transfers to another training at the participant request.

Training Absence Policy:

  • In order to complete the 40-hour certification for:

    • The Intensive Trainings: you may not take any time of absence during the training to fulfill the requirements for a 40-hour certificate. In the event of a personal emergency or unplanned absence, your certificate will reflect the number of hours successfully completed. We do not have availability to make up missed time.

    • The Weekly Trainings: Up to 3 hours (one class) can be made-up through the completion of assigned material. In the event of a personal emergency or additional unplanned absence, your certificate will reflect the number of hours successfully completed.

Content Disclaimer:

  • These introductory trainings of mediation feature content and discussion regarding race, power dynamics, and privilege in society.

  • Folx attending these trainings including trainers come from various lived experiences and understandings.

  • BIPOC and other marginalized folx do not have to carry the additional burden of educating anyone while attending.

  • Please know that you have autonomy to engage and care for yourself as you need for your own wellbeing.

Recording Disclaimer (Online Trainings):

  • Portions of these trainings will be recorded for internal and external training purposes.

  • SEEDS will only capture lecture portions of the trainings and will not be capturing personal information.

  • You may turn off your video when speaking if you would not like to be recorded during a recorded section.

  • Participants will NOT receive a copy of the training recordings.

Health Protocol (In-Person Trainings):

  • Coming to the public soon!