Sign up now to learn basic mediation techniques during Ku‘ikahi training
People in conflict often focus on each other as the problem, going head-to-head. Mediation helps them focus on the issues so they can see how they have a joint problem to solve.
Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center in Hilo is offering a chance for the community to learn more about the mediation process through its 2024 in-person Basic Mediation Training from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 23-24 and March 1-2.
Instructed by Diane Petropulos, an experienced mentor mediator, facilitator and trainer, the 4-day training teaches those who participate 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 their value in the workplace.
People from all walks of life are invited to attend.
Upon successful completion of the training, participants can apply to join Ku‘ikahi’s volunteer mediator apprenticeship program.
So whether you want to enhance your communication skills or become a volunteer mediator at Ku‘ikahi, this training provides the tools you need to start resolving conflict in peaceful, lasting ways.
Tuition is $295, with group discounts and individual needs-based scholarships available.