COVID-19 Update:

All March and April courses will be running in an online format as scheduled. NVMS staff will be in touch with registered participants to confirm details.
We will be offering all courses as scheduled either in an in-person or online format for the rest of 2020. Check back for updates.

NVMS has been providing skill-building courses for professionals and new mediators for over 25 years.

Our highly interactive courses count towards completion of NVMS Professional Certificate Programs and continuing education requirements for mediators and attorneys.

Below are descriptions of the various types of workshops we offer. Click the hyperlinks for specific course listings and upcoming dates.

Fundamental Conflict Resolution Skills Courses

A selection of workshops covering introductory and advanced skills for preventing and resolving conflict in the workplace, at home and in the community.

Mediation Courses

New and aspiring mediators can choose among a selection of basic skills workshops.  More advanced participants can benefit from workshops concerning mediation of complex disputes.

Virginia Mediator Certification Courses

Workshops fulfill requirements for the four categories of the Virginia Court Mediator Certification: General District Court, Circuit Court Civil, Juvenile and Domestic Relations, and Circuit Court Family.