HandshakeOur mediation course is taught by leading mediation professional, Tsipora Dimant. A hallmark of the training is the individualized coaching provided by a team of professional mediators. The mediation experience comes to life through a comprehensive exploration of concepts, experiential learning, and vivid examples from the instructors’ wealth of practical experience. Learn to use mediation skills to help resolve conflicts in workplace, court, business, or community-related disputes.

In this class you’ll learn how to:

  • Structure a step-by-step mediation process
  • Increase effectiveness in listening to and communicating with people in conflict
  • Help people in conflict reach mutually satisfying agreements
  • Enhance negotiation skills – your own and others’
  • Work with strong emotions respectfully and constructively
  • Develop strategies to deal with various elements of conflict
  • Understand your own response to conflict

Course Planning Guide

  • Summer 2024
    • Date and time: Fridays and Saturdays, June 28- July 27. 8:30am-12:20pm
    • Instructor: Dimant
    • Location: Zoom
    • Tuition: $559
    • CEUs: .4
  • Fall 2024
    • Date and time: Fridays and Saturdays, Oct 4- Nov 2 (no class Oct 11/12). 8:30am-12:20pm
    • Instructor: Dimant
    • Location: Zoom
    • Tuition: $559
    • CEUs: .4

Meet the instructor

Tsipora Dimant

Tsipora has been a mediator and trainer for 30 years. She started her mediation career at Small Claims Court, where she mediated hundreds of cases over 15-plus years. She also directed the Dispute Resolution Department at the Better Business Bureau where she oversaw mediations and arbitration services for businesses and consumers in dispute.

In the last 10 years, Tsipora worked as a mediator and conflict coach at OHSU and the City of Beaverton. Recently she helped launch a peer mediation program for the Oregon Education Association, which serves 45,000 members. She is currently mediating divorce and post-divorce conflicts, and teaching mediation courses.

Her work is focused on helping couples learn new communication skills as they navigate the physical and emotional separation.

Upcoming Course Schedule