Basic Mediation for Intercultural & Diverse Settings

Contact Hours: 

32 Academic Hours


Semester Credits: 

2 (May be offered as Regular Academic 

Credit or Continuing Education Credit)


Class Meeting Times:

Friday & Saturday AUGUST 3 & 4 - 9AM - 4:30PM

Friday & Saturday AUGUST 10 & 11 - 9AM - 4:30PM

(all four days required to complete training)



WAS $895 - NOW $695 ($595 for students)



Legacy Health
1225 NE 2nd Ave., Portland, OR 97232


Office Hours:

Before and/or after class



By the end of the training, participants will:


•  Understand the stages of the mediation process

•  Understand interest-based mediation 

•  Have an overview of other models of mediation 

•  Recognize the importance of flexibility 

•  Have self-knowledge of conflict styles, history, and

   attitudes and how personal experience may influence

   aptitude for an approach to conflict resolution. 

•  Gain historical context of the field of mediation

•  Understand the nature of conflict 

•  Be able to demonstrate use of a variety of open-ended


•  Understand and use VECS, reframing, and paraphrasing

•  Understand ethical issues related to mediation,

   particularly as it relates to confidentiality, self-

   determination, and voluntary participation  

The course introduces students to the themes, practices and skill-building in Mediation with an emphasis on mediation in intercultural and diverse settings. Mediation is a confidential process in which an impartial person, a mediator, helps two or more parties voluntarily work towards a mutually acceptable, self-determined agreement. Students taking Mediation for Intercultural & Diverse Settings will learn how to communicate with the parties to a Mediation, promote understanding, help the parties focus on their needs, and seek creative problem-solving to enable parties to resolve their dispute. 


Mediation promotes principles and practices that empower parties to take control and responsibility for their lives and recognize one another as real persons with real human concerns and needs.  


Mediation, in its essence, is an extension of the negotiation process. As a third party neutral, the mediator employs his/her skills as a specialist in communication, negotiation, facilitation and problem-solving on behalf of the parties to help them address their situation and to meet their expectations. To mediate effectively, it is important for the mediator to understand some techniques of negotiation.


Ms. Tsipora DIMANT

Tsipora Dimant has been a mediator for over 25 years. She has held positions as the Director of Mediation at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) and is currently mediating workplace, community and business disputes for the City of Beaverton. She also provides contracted training and is currently writing a chapter on Mediation for the Oregon Bar Association.