NVMS Training Program 


The Northern Virginia Mediation Service has been designing and delivering intensive skill-based workshops on collaborative practices since 1990. From mediation to large-group facilitation and consensus-building, our workshops offer a wealth of practical skill-based trainings grounded in the theory underlying the practice of collaborative processes.


Getting Started

Basic Mediation, Facilitation & Negotiation Skills

Advanced Practice

Family Mediation Skills

Workplace ADR Skills

Special Topics


2014 Training Catalog (PDF)


New 2014 Training Events

Mediator Graduate School: Shared Experiences and Practices  with John Settle

How to Maximize Results and Influence People with Tracey Cairnie 

Checklist for Understanding and Resolving Conflict in the Workplace with Dr. Dick Cocozza

Unlocking the Power of Feedback with Tara Taylor and Toby Guerin

Powerful Coaching with Cynthia Mazur

Lawyer as Coach: Clients, Ethics, and Fun with Cynthia Mazur


Scholarship/ Financial Assistance

The Susan Shearouse Training Scholarship is available for those in need of financial assistance to attend our classes. Application requests are being accepted for the Spring 2014 cycle.