We help people have difficult conversations.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. - Mother Teresa
We help organizations mobilize ideas into actions.
Before everything else, getting ready is the secret to success. - Henry Ford
We inspire youth to resolve their own differences.
I do not like that man. I am going to have to get to know him better. - Abraham Lincoln
Community Solutions - formerly Central Oregon Mediation - serves the communities of Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson counties in Central Oregon. We help people have difficult conversations by providing a variety of comprehensive mediation, facilitation, and education programs focused on improving communications needed during life's more difficult moments. As a long-standing community dispute resolution center (CDRC), our staff and more than 35 volunteer mediators are highly qualified and capable people who continue to offer standard-setting programs and customer service.
Our Basic Mediation Training (BMT) course dates and details for 2020 are set! This 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 the Bend campus of Central Oregon Community College (COCC). This part has been developed to included classroom lectures, group discussions, and role play scenarios. For more on the Bend Campus of COCC, click here.