Training Centers & Practicum

HMA Disclosure for Mediation Training and Practicum Opportunities:

Heartland Mediators Association is listing the mediation training and practicum opportunities below that are offered by the membership throughout the states of Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. We urge you to contact the centers for additional information about their background and expertise. We are offering this information as a public service and make no representation about the skill of the training listed below. The training and practicum fee arrangements are not regulated by the Heartland Mediators Association.


Manhattan, Kansas
Kansas State University
Training: CORE – Domestic – Organizational Conflict Resolution – and other courses that make up a Certificate in Conflict Resolution (12 Credit Hours) and a Minor in Conflict Analysis and Trauma Studies.  Our Undergraduate Certificate, Graduate Certificate, and CATS Minor are available on-campus and through global-campus – Classroom & Online
Practicum: Core – Domestic and other.  Please check with the practicum coordinator about opportunities available.
Responsive to the needs of the community, many conflict resolution practitioners, attorneys, civilians, soldiers and family members attend our education, professional development, and practicum learning opportunities.
Contact: David Thompson, Conflict Resolution Program Director, Email: Phone: (785) 532-1477 Address: 309 Justin Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Contact: Sharon Seidler, Practicum Program Coordinator, Email: Phone: (785) 370-5162 Address: 111 Ice Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Manhattan, Kansas
Kansas State University
Training: Certificate in Conflict Resolution – 12 Hours                                                Undergraduate & Graduate – Classroom & Online                                                                  Many Soldiers & Family Members Take the Courses From Ft. Riley & Ft. Leavenworth
David Thompson Email:  (785) 532-1477

North Newton, Kansas 67117

KIPCOR (The Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution) at Bethel College
Training: Core – Domestic – Parent Adolescent – Victim Offender  plus Workplace, Public Policy and other custom courses adapted to governmental agency, business, congregational, or community needs
Practicum : Core – Domestic – Parent Adolescent – Victim Offender
Contact information : Sharon Kniss, Director of Education & Training;
Phone: 316-284-5217;
(See link below on the KIPCOR/Bethel College Conflict Resolution Certificate)

Olathe, Kansas
Domestic Court Services
Kansas Tenth Judicial District
Domestic Mediation Clinical Programs
(practicum, internship, role plays, advanced mentoring)
588 East Santa Fe
Olathe, Kansas 66061
Contact: Elizabeth Mayfield

Overland Park, Kansas

Johnson County Community College
Trainings: Core, Civil, Domestic – Plus Offers Continuing Education Hours to                   Fulfill Kansas Yearly Mediation Approval Process
Practicum: Core, Civil
Contact Information: Tim Frenzel,, 913-469-4420,

Wichita, Kansas
Mediation Center of Wichita
Trainings : Core – Twice a year
Practicum : Core
Contact information :Dennis McHugh: 316-267-3707
Requesting Mediators – Voluntary
225 North Market, Suite 200A,                                                                                                Wichita, KS 67202


Kansas City, Missouri

Center for Conflict Resolution
Trainings: Interpersonal Conflict Resolution, Core Mediation, Restorative Justice, Circle Facilitation, Restorative Discipline for Schools and Parents, Neighborhood Accountability Board, Trauma Resiliency
Practicum: Core Mediation
Contact Info: Gregory Winship
Phone: 816-461-8255 Fax: 816-461-8222
6285 Paseo Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64110
Use volunteer mediators

Liberty (Kansas City north), Missouri
Office of Dispute Resolution, Seventh Judicial Circuit
Practicum:  observation, co-mediation and mediation of civil small claims cases
Contact information: Jenny Riggs
Phone: 816-736-8403
Minimum of 16 hours of formal mediation training to mediate
or co-mediate in our small claims court.

Springfield, Missouri

The Center for Dispute Resolution at Missouri State University
Trainings: Civil and Family/Domestic Mediation (offered twice yearly in October and March; approved for Kansas, Arkansas, and Missouri, among other states); Restorative Justice; Victim-Offender Dialogue; Advanced Mediation Trainings
Educational Programs: Graduate and Undergraduate Certificates in Conflict and Dispute Resolution; Interpersonal Communication and Conflict Undergraduate Major
Contact Info: Dr. Charlene Berquist, Director, or Heather Blades, Associate Director
Phone: 417-836-8831
Mailing Address: Missouri State – CDR, 901 S. National, Springfield MO 65897


The Werner Institute provides an interdisciplinary program leading to master’s degrees and graduate certificates in negotiation and dispute resolution for students from a variety of fields as well as mid-career professionals.

For more information contact us at:
(Office) 402-280-3852

Werner Institute – Training Flyer