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: Certificate in Conflict Resolution – 12 Hours Undergraduate & Graduate – Classroom & Online
Many Soldiers & Family Members Take the Courses From Ft. Riley & Ft. Leavenworth
Terrie R. McCants Email:

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;
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
Shorey Berlin

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 :Katie Barth: 316-267-3707
Requesting Mediators – Voluntary
225 North Market, Suite 200A, Wichita, KS 67202


Independence, Missouri
Center for Conflict Resolution
Trainings: Interpersonal Conflict Resolution, Core Mediation, Restorative Justice, Circle Facilitation, Restorative Discipline for Schools and Parents, Neighborhood Accountability Board
Practicum: Core Mediation
Contact Info: Debbie Bayless, Mediation Coordinator
1734 E. 63rd St. Suite 305
Kansas City, MO 64130
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: Kathleen Bird, Director
phone: (816) 736-8402
Minimum of 16 hours of formal mediation training to mediate or co-mediate in our small claims court.

Springfield, Missouri
Center for Dispute Resolution, Missouri State University
Trainings: Civil and Family/Domestic Mediation Training twice yearly, Victim-Offender Mediation, Peer/School Mediation, Family Group Conferencing/Family Group Decision-Making, and advanced trainings offered on varying topics

Education: The CDR supports both an Undergraduate and a Graduate Certificate Program in Conflict and Dispute Resolution, offered through the Department of Communication at Missouri State University.

Services: Customized training, program development, facilitation, strategic planning

Contact Information: Dr. Charlene Berquist, Director; Heather Blades, Associate Director

Phone: 417-836-8831
Upcoming Trainings:

JCCC – Training Flyer

KIPCOR – Training Flyer


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