Resolving differences. Restoring relationships.
Peaceful communities are places where people want to live and work. They are secure places to raise children. They are cooperative places capable of great things. And they can only be built by people who understand how to communicate and resolve their differences. The Dispute Resolution Center of West Michigan helps people weave a strong fabric of community that brings peace and joy to life.
We help people solve their differences peacefully and constructively, using the services of a trained mediator. This mediator brings both parties together for discussion, and together they create their own solution to the problem. We can help in nearly any type of situation, including landlord-tenant disputes, educational issues, parenting disputes, employee grievances, disagreements between neighbors, small claims issues, and many more. Scroll down… and explore the rest of our website to learn how mediation can help.
Restorative Practices Training (New! CEU’s for Counselors and Social Workers—6 per day )
2-Day Restorative Practices Training Sessions
Location: Wyoming Public Schools Administration Building, 3575 Gladiola SW, Wyoming, MI 49519
Time: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: $400 for 2 Day Sessions OR $250 for Day 1 or Day 2 Only Session (Lunch & Refreshments Included)
- Saturday, January 25, 2020: Day 1 Session – Introduction to Restorative Practices (RP)
- Saturday, February 1, 2020: Day 2 Session – Using Circles Effectively (Prerequisite: Intro. to RP)
Register Early – Space is limited!
2-hour Advanced Mediator Training (SCAO Approved)
Mediation: Negotiating Under Pressure
Facilitated by Anne Bachle Fifer
This workshop will:
• review the main theories of competitive and cooperative negotiation;
• role play distributive bargaining;
• discuss how to help parties who don’t understand negotiation;
• improve your negotiation skills.
WHEN: Friday February 28, 2020, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
WHERE: RVC Offices Conference Room, 678 Front Ave. NW, Grand Rapids MI
COST: $30.00 (**Free to DRCWM mediators who mediated three cases in 2019 for the Center.)
The DRCWM reserves the right to decline cases it deems inappropriate for its services.