January 20, 2018

Mediation Training in Denver


Jo-Marie Lisa is a professional mediator who has taught the Become a Mediator certification program at CFU for over 10 years.

Colorado Free University offers Mediation Training in Denver that is open to professionals of all types.

Mediation is gaining ground as a humane, cost effective way to resolve disputes and negotiate agreements. Mediators are not advocates for either party and are trained to promote a process that is not adversarial. It is the role of the mediator to stay neutral and to provide a safe place where all parties have a chance to be heard and to have their needs, values and interests matter. In this day and age where so much public dialog is contentious and disrespectful, mediation is a welcome avenue for reaching agreements that all parties can endorse and abide by.

Mediation is used in all manner of legal disputes, but has much wider applicability. Educators, employers, health care professionals, counselors, administrators CPAs and many more professionals find that having mediation skills enables them to solve problems and promote harmony and collaboration in their organizations. Mediation training is useful for those wanting to make it their area of practice as well as others who might incorporate it into the work that they do.

Colorado Free University’s “Become a Mediator: Comprehensive Training” meets the basic training guidelines recommended by the Colorado Council of Mediators and the Mediation Association of Colorado. Topics covered in the workshop include: conflict and its sources, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and mediation, the role of the mediator, communication and facilitation skills, dealing with difficult emotions, and ethics. Through-out the workshops participants will participate in role-playing and get coaching on their skills. The 5-day workshop is co-taught by attorney and professional mediator, Jo-Marie Lisa and professional mediator Theresa Marrone.

Get the details of CFU’ upcoming training, April 13 through 17, 2015 here.

If you want to learn about the possibilities and strategies for developing a career in mediation, hop into Exploring Mediation as a Career on March 14, 2015 or again on April 11, 2015.


  1. Gloria Hebron says:

    Is there any way to take the mediation training online?
    Thank you for your assistance in this matter

    • Our mediation training is a live class, which includes a lot of role-play and interaction to practice the skills you are learning.

  2. I found this page searching for mediation training in Denver. However all of the information seems to be for classes in the past. Do you still offer mediation training?