Basic Mediation Training Starts Sept. 22

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Interested in becoming a mediator? Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center’s annual “Basic Mediation Training” begins Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. The 32 hour training is led by Diane Petropulos, M.A. and Catherine Lampton, M.A., two experienced mentor mediators, facilitators and trainers.

People in conflict often focus on each other as the problem, going head to head. Mediation helps people focus on the issues, so they can see they have a joint problem to solve.

Over four days, learn the process of mediation and how to apply advanced communication skills—such as active listening, summarizing and rephrasing, and using open-ended questions—to help parties resolve differences.

This interactive training is perfect for anyone who wants to communicate more effectively personally and professionally, become a better negotiator and problem-solver and increase your value in the workplace.


Whether you want to enhance your communication skills or become a volunteer mediator at Ku‘ikahi, this training gives the tools you need to start resolving conflict in peaceful, lasting ways.

Upon successful completion of the training, participants may apply to join Ku‘ikahi’s mediator apprenticeship program.

About the Instructors


Diane Petropulos, M.A., is a principal in ADRinACTION, offering mediation, facilitation, and training services (in the areas of mediation and workplace conflict). She has developed and conducted trainings throughout Hawai’i, and is a former lecturer at the master’s level in the Human Resource Management Program at UH-Manoa. Diane has mediated hundreds of circuit, district, and small claims court cases for Maui Mediation Services, and currently serves on their Board of Directors.

Catherine Lampton, M.A., is a principal in Mediation&More, offering mediation, facilitation, and training services for individuals and groups. A speaker on listening, communication, and conflict resolution, she is the former coordinator of the student mediation center UH-Hilo and HCC, and has been training people to mediate since 2006. Catherine has mediated hundreds of cases referred through circuit, district, and family courts. Currently she is a doctoral student researching listening and ethical leadership.

The tuition for the training is $325 and group discounts and individual needs-based scholarships are  available. Add $15 for attorneys seeking 6 CLE credits + 1 Ethics credit


Pre-Registration is required and you can download the application form here or contact Erika at (808) 935-7844 x 1 or [email protected] to register or to request a scholarship application.

Ku’ikahi Mediation Center is located at 101 Aupuni Street, Suite PH 1014 B-2, in Hilo.

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