Our BMT course is structured in two parts. Part 1 is web-based with course content provided via our website 'Trainee Portal' - developed for online self-study. Part 2 is a practicum with course content provided via classroom instruction at our main offices located within the Deschutes Children's Foundation (DCF) Rosie Bareis Community Campus in Bend. This part has been developed to included classroom lectures, group discussions, and role play scenarios. For more on the DCF Rosie Bareis Community Campus, click here.
Part 1 enrollment is now open. All self-paced instruction must be completed prior to attending Part 2 classroom instruction. Upon enrollment, our staff will walk you through the login and signup process to gain access to the Trainee Portal. Part 2 will commence on Friday, April 12th through Sunday, April 14th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm daily. Continental breakfast is included each morning and a one hour lunch break is planned daily.
Join our lead trainer, Mr. Jim Ruff, Community Solutions staff members, and several volunteer mediators as they present this comprehensive 32 hour course. We include mediator perspectives on a wide range of case work, insights into the business of mediation as a practice, and in depth discussions on the skills and tools needed to successfully mediate in Central Oregon. If this sounds like something you'd like to pursue, go to our 'News/Upcoming Events' page above to register today.