USAO to Host Free Mediation Training

USAO to Host Free Mediation Training


CHICKASHA – Every conflict needs resolution and behind every resolution is a mediator. To that end, the University of Science and Arts is hosting a free basic mediator training course Feb. 7-9 in the Emerson Room.

While focusing on the practical application and mastery of communication skills, the Early Settlement Mediation program also will touch on conflict and mediation theory. The training in Austin Hall 109 mostly will consist of role-play and interaction with others.

Participants will train and interact with individuals from varied backgrounds and diverse skills. The three-day course is open to the public and no pre-training or personal background is required for enrollment.

However, candidates should have good communication skills and be available to volunteer a small portion of their time in the community in which they live. Participants also should have the ability to maintain neutrality and confidentiality.

Although a professional appearance is expected when mediating, the course is informal, so casual dress is acceptable.

The course is funded by the administrative office of the Supreme Court of Oklahoma in conjunction with the Oklahoma Dispute Resolution Act of 1983.

Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. Feb. 7. Seating is limited so individuals interested in participating should contact Kathy King at (580) 310-5674 or