June 15 – 29, MWTTh 5 – 8p 
July 11 - 10a – 2p Conferring of Certificates

To enroll, click here no later than Friday, June 12 and complete the form.  PLEASE ALSO INCLUDE A POSTAL MAILING ADDRESS in the COMMENTS.  Then, while on the site, please pay via PAYPAL the $35 registration and materials fee.  Everyone is required to pay the materials fee before or at the beginning of class.  Please call the center if there are any problems getting registered online.

 There is also a tuition fee that may be waived if you sign a VOLUNTEER AGREEMENT stating that you will volunteer for a minimum of 40 additional hours during the next 12 months in exchange for tuition and to further your training experience.  If for any reason the 40 hours are not met, the full tuition or a prorated amount will be billed to you

Why mediation training?

Entry level career credentialing
Continuing education credit and internships for educators, students, paralegals, attorneys, law enforcement personnel, public & mental health professionals, managers, etc.
Public & community service opportunities
Personal & professional development, acquire or improve conflict resolution skills
Use in creative job/work preparation and outside of the field of mediation

Why CALM mediation training?

  • Meets requirements of CA Business & Professions Code for DRPA funded programs (most longer more expensive college courses do not) including role playing, mock mediations, video and real time observation when available
  • A unique experience into the world of human behavior and conflict resolution including word games®
  • Exclusive focus and materials on violence prevention
  • Designed and taught by an industry professional and experienced practitioner  with degrees law, communication and behavioral science/negotiation & conflict management
  • Appearances by other prominent trainers, mediation gurus, freshly minted up & comers
  • Practical value—a low investment of time and money compared with the greater potential for economic opportunity plus tips and leads on how to get work in related markets
  • Member of Greater Antelope Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of Southern California Mediation Association

More CALM mediation training attributes that set us apart:

  • Focus on participant autonomy and self-reliance—less reliance on government and the courts, relief for courts, and other government services
  • Greater attention to the benefits of privacy and confidentiality
  • Increased awareness of interest-based bargaining versus positional and leveraging strategies in negotiating
  • Emphasis on everyday multi-situational communication skills such as customer service, organizational/management uses, and personal/family applications
  • Exploration of physiological effects of conflict and conflict resolution
  • Nexus to global relations, war and peace

CALM Mediation Trainings

The 40-hour training to 'certify' mediators per the Dispute Resolution Programs Act of the California Business and Professions Code is scheduled throughout the year.

Individuals able to make a serious commitment to completing the training and those who are able to pledge another 40 hours (total 80) to interning/volunteering, are encouraged to apply by going to the
contact page.

Those who commit to the 80-hour program may receive the training with no tuition cost. Those who wish to earn only the 40-hour certificate without further obligation will pay tuition of $195.  All those enrolled will pay a $35 materials fee prior to the first session, unless waived for hardship. Refunds or credits may be requested up to the first session less 10% administrative fee.  After the first session, no refunds are permitted. All applicants* must complete theCONTACT page including NAME, MAILING ADDRESS, PHONE, and EMAIL. COMMENTS should include any prior knowledge, experience or background in mediation and/or other field. Then, proceed to DONATE link to pay for course.
Optional: A resume with photo is highly desirable to be emailed to [info@calmnetwork.org].  If the trainee later becomes a member of the CALM mediator panel, this information will be required.