• "[KIPCOR trainings are] excellent and have direct application possibilities in many different settings."
    - 2005 training participant
  • "The opportunity to learn through activity and interaction allowed for immediate download of a useable application."
    - 2006 training participant
  • "I felt like I had useable skills when I left, which is unheard of for a 4-day training. ...You engage all your senses, intelligences, and modes of learning."
    - 2008 training participant
  • "This was one of the best trainings I have been to and I have been a certified mediator for 8 years. Great variety of topics. Competent presenters. Excellent training!"
    – 2009 training participant
  • "KIPCOR and their excellent staff are the ‘guru’ of mediation training. I have never been disappointed with what they offer."
    - 2009 training participant
  • "Energizing, empowering, exhausting, invigorating – I learned a tremendous amount about myself, others, and relationships."
    - 2005 training participant
  • "I wish I would have done this training sooner in my career—I will address my legal clients differently, and it would be excellent for new lawyers."
    - 2011 training participant
  • "The first day I was not excited about the role plays but those were extremely helpful and inspiring! I loved this class! I have gained new confidence in myself!"
    - 2011 training participant
  • "[Kaufman House] is an awesome home for a wonderful program."
    - 2005 training participant

Training Options

KIPCOR offers professional training on a wide variety of topics from collaborative decision-making to restorative school discipline, and from basic skills for managing interpersonal conflict to advanced skills for working with group and organizational conflict.

Training Shadow

In addition to our regularly scheduled array of courses, KIPCOR staff is available to design and deliver custom-tailored professional development trainings responsive to the needs of each client.

A sampling of courses and educational presentations we have provided follows:

  • ADR for State and Local Agencies
  • Anger Management for Judges
  • Community-Based Environmental Decision-Making: Collaborative Public Processes
  • Consensus-Based Watershed Planning
  • Cool Tips for Hot Situations: Practical Tools for Handling Angry Coaches, Spectators and Players in Youth League Sports
  • Discernment and Consensus in Congregational Settings
  • Elder Care Problem-Solving
  • Facilitating Restorative Group Conferences
  • Managing Self & Others in High Conflict Settings
  • Mentor Mediator Training
  • Multi-Cultural Domestic Mediation
  • Peer Mediation in Secondary Schools
  • Problem-Solving for Congregations and Families
  • Public Policy: A Practical Guide to Consensus
  • Restorative Discipline in the Public Schools
  • Restorative Justice in the Courts
  • Rural Water-Use Disputes: Reaching Agreement in New Ways
  • Territorial Water Disputes – A Kansas Case Study
  • The Changing Face of Kansas: Managing 21st Century Cultural Diversity
  • They Never Taught Us That in Church Leadership School
  • Trauma Workers and Compassion Fatigue
  • Victim-Sensitive Offender Dialogue in Crimes of Severe Violence
  • Water and Natural Resource Disputes: Mediating Multi-Party Conflicts
  • Working with High Conflict Families: From Chaos to HOPE
  • Workplace Conflict: Promoting Positive Communication
Education and Training Community Mediation Center Great Plains Consensus Council Congregational Health