40 Hour Conflict Resolution and Mediation Certification


Take the first step to becoming 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 dealing with different conflict styles

  • Culture & Cultural Identity: The impact race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, education etc. have on conflicts

  • Mediation Skills: Maintaining impartiality 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

Upcoming Trainings 

Fall 2020 ONLINE Weekly 40-Hour Mediation Certification



Wednesdays 8/26 to 12/9 - 6:00pm-9:00pm PT

**No class on 11/11 (Veteran's day) and 11/25 (the day before Thanksgiving)

Price: $650

Registration FULL.

Coming Soon! Mediation Certification 2021 Dates

*Financial Aid available. Our funds for the financial aid program come from students who pay the full fee, so please consider paying the full fee if you can afford it. For more information, email info@seedscrc.org

*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 transfer your spot to someone else

  • 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.

*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. In the event of a personal emergency or unplanned absence, your certificate will reflect the number of hours successfully completed.

    • The Weekly Trainings: you may only take one day of absence during the training. In the event of a personal emergency or additional unplanned absence, your certificate will reflect the number of hours successfully completed.

  • We do not provide any opportunities to make up missed time.

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2530 San Pablo Ave. Suite A,

Berkeley, CA 94702



Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Note: Physical office closed during Shelter in Place. SEEDS continues to operate and remote services are available.




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