Court Certification

NVMS has been training mediators and enhancing individual conflict resolution skills for 30 years.

Conflict resolution skills are invaluable in our personal lives, at work, and in our communities. They give us the power to make a choice about our own behavior, the insight to better control difficult interactions with others, and the ability to act as a neutral third party in assisting others in resolving their disputes. 

Programs At-A-Glance

NVMS designs and delivers intensive skill-based workshops to help people talk through conflicts when they arise. We offer training that helps individuals take themselves, their teams, and their organization to the next level, by saving time that’s often wasted on disagreements.

Our training is designed to teach the fundamental skills and processes to prevent, manage, and resolve conflict, including how to hold difficult conversations, disagree constructively, and communicate effectively. Through our programs, you will gain the confidence to identify, prevent and resolve conflicts before they negatively impact your organization and your life.


Workshops are designed with the adult learner in mind – combining theory, observation, experiential exercises and practice opportunities for meaningful and enduring learning. Courses are led by Conflict Resolution Subject Matter Experts with an average of 20 years of experience. Certificates of Completion are provided at the end of every session. Workshops are also approved by the Virginia Supreme Court for continuing mediator (CME) and by the Virginia Bar for continuing legal (CLE) education credits.

Who should attend? Individuals interested in enhancing their conflict resolution skills at work or in their practice. CatalogCalendar


Professional Certificates are training programs designed to help you be job-ready. Expert instructors will lead you to complete a series of rigorous courses and earn a Certificate you can share with your professional network and potential employers.

Who should attend? Individuals in supervisory or management positions, ombudsman, human resource specialists, EEO specialists, and consultants.Federal Workplace MediationConflict in the Workplace


Mediation certification is required for all mediators looking to accept court-referred cases in the state of Virginia. Skill-building training and mentorship will prepare you to work as a mediator within the court system.

Who should attend? Individuals interested in becoming Virginia Certified Court Mediators.Requirements


Community of Practice (CoP) events provide practitioners with the opportunity to learn from others doing this work in the region. Sessions include expert panels, skill-building activities, and peer feedback opportunities.

Who should attend? Conflict resolution practitioners (mediators, facilitators, restorative justice practitioners, trainers).Upcoming Events


Conflict resolution skills are critical to building efficient teams and healthy work environments.

Team members learn the skills to identify, prevent, and resolve conflicts before they negatively impact the team’s performance. Programs are tailored to the needs of your team and can be delivered at your organization.Contact Us


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Training Information Session

This interactive program will provide an overview of the NVMS training opportunities in mediation and other conflict resolution processes for individuals and teams.RSVP Here

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Informational Interview

Can’t make the Training Information Session or perhaps you have additional questions you’d like answered? Our practitioners are happy to talk about their experiences with you. Contact us for additional information and scheduling.Contact Us