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Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center

206 Prospect St., Bellingham, WA



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Understanding Conflict Workshop


This workshop is designed to develop participant’s awareness of their approach to conflict, and to increase their skills to better manage conflict as it arises. The course is applicable to the home, community, and workplace. Learning objectives: • Listen actively and assert your needs. • Understand your response to conflict. • Communicate effectively in high-stress situations. Training dates are February 13 & 20 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. $95 fee. Workshop held at the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center. To Register, contact the Program Manager at 360-676-0122, e-mail, Or, register online at


• Wed 2/20/19 at 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Parent-Teen Mediation Training


A 3-day skill-building course in mediating conflicts between teens and their parents or guardians Learning Outcomes: • Handling emotionally volatile situations • Navigating power imbalances • Awareness of complex family systems and adolescent development • Facilitating conversation around common parent-teen issues • Advanced communication strategies Topics Covered: • Complex family systems • Adolescent development • Communicating with parents and teens • Recognizing and dealing with power • Rapport building • Unique parent-teen mediation process Course Fee: $350 $300 for those registered by February 15th by 5:00PM ($100 deposit needed to register) Tuesday, March 13th-15th, 9:00am-6:00pm To register, contact (360) 676-0122 or Or, register online at


• Wed 3/13/19 - Fri 3/15/19 at 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Exploring Equity and Cultural Humility


As human beings, regardless of race, class, gender, or myriad other differences among us, we each need safety, connection, respect, and to be heard. It’s hard to stay open and welcoming of perspectives that differ from our own. This workshop inspires and empowers participants to grow and engage in activities that: • Honor human diversity. • Promote cultural self-awareness and understanding. • Engage in cross-cultural learning activities to gain in-depth knowledge of the history and culture of ethnic and cultural groups. • Examine historical and institutional power of racism, sexism, classism, etc. Course Fee: $75 Tuesday, March 28th, 2:00pm-5:00pm To register, contact (360) 676-0122 or Or, register online at


• Thu 3/28/19 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM