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The Mediation Program annually offers several training opportunities for mediators and the general public. To be added to the training listserve, email Lucy Pauley at

Basic Mediation Training

October 24-27, Jackson, WY

In partnership with UW Extension, CDE Team, we are hosting this 4-day workshop where you will gain an understanding of the mediation process, learn and practice communication and negotiation skills and participate in mock mediation sessions to sharpen your techniques. Upon completion of the training, you will be a certified mediator through the Wyoming Agriculture & Natural Resources Mediation Program.

For more information about the training, contact Lucy Pauley at 307-777-8788 or Mary Martin at (307) 733-3087.


Mediation Webinars

Opening Statements in Mediation: Yay or Nay?

Join us for our next webinar on Wednesday, September 21 at 11:30 a.m. where we will discuss opening statements and the (possible) trend in mediation of not using them during a session. In the style of mediation that our program conducts and teaches, opening statements are another chance for the parties to hear the other perspective and for the mediator to listen for positions, commonalities and possible solutions. However, some mediators and certain styles of mediation are moving away from the use of opening statements. During the webinar, we'll talk about this trend, the pro's and con's and whether or not it works. This is a topic that I've heard about anecdotally for a while now and I'm curious to see what the research will show. If you are a mediator who has changed how you utilize opening statements, we definitely want to hear from you, too!

As always, there is no charge for the webinar but space is limited. If you'd like to participate, contact Lucy Pauley at (307) 777-8788 or
Wyoming Department of Agriculture