Community Resources

Here you can find helpful links and content for learning more about mediation in the community.


Upcoming Training

For questions or to register for a training listed on the calendar, please contact the training facilitator. Titles marked with an "*" indicate IMA-certified trainings. This list is provided as a courtesy only and should not be interpreted as an endorsement of any trainer or course content.

Upcoming events

    • 03/05/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (MST)
    • Zoom
    • 03/08/2021
    • (MST)
    • 03/11/2021
    • (MST)

    20-Hour Child Custody Mediation Training

    *Basic Mediation is a Prerequisite*

    Instructors: Carol Barkes, CPM

    Training includes: *Power and Control - Domestic Violence *Needs of children * Components of Parenting Plans * Ethics including when to call CPS    *Rules governing Family Law * Firsts Right of Refusal *Psychological issues related to divorce *Role plays

    Dates: March 8, 9, 10, and 11, 2021, 8 am - 1 pm

    Cost: $400 

    Payment: Mail check or money order to: 6126 W State, Street, Suite 303, Boise, ID 83703 or via Venmo to carol-barkes.  

    Contact: To register or for more information, contact admin@carolbarkes.com. 

    IMA Training Approval #2021-03.


    • 03/29/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 04/01/2021
    • (MDT)

    20-Hour Child Custody Mediation Training

    *Basic Mediation is a Prerequisite*

    Instructors: Carol Barkes, CPM

    Training includes: *Power and Control - Domestic Violence *Needs of children * Components of Parenting Plans * Ethics including when to call CPS    *Rules governing Family Law * Firsts Right of Refusal *Psychological issues related to divorce *Role plays

    Dates: March 29, 30, 31 and April 1, 2021, 8 am - 1 pm

    Cost: $400 

    Payment: Mail check or money order to: 6126 W State, Street, Suite 303, Boise, ID 83703 or via Venmo to carol-barkes.  

    Contact: To register or for more information, contact admin@carolbarkes.com. 

    IMA Training Approval #2021-03.


    • 04/07/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 04/14/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 2 sessions

    10-Hour Agreement Writing

    *Basic Mediation is a Prerequisite*

    Instructors: Carol Barkes, CPM 

    This workshop will discuss necessary elements for mediation agreements, analyze prior agreements, develop and critic agreements individually and as a group.

    Dates: April 7 and 14, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm 

    Cost: $250

    Payment: Mail check or money order to: 6126 W State, Street, Suite 303, Boise, ID 83703 or via Venmo to carol-barkes.  

    Location: Zoom

    Contact: Carol at carol@carolbarkes.com or phone 208-477-8973


    • 04/12/2021
    • 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • 04/15/2021
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom

    20-Hour Mediation Course with Domestic Violence

    Instructors: Carol Barkes, CPM and Scott Brand, CPM

    Dates: April12th - 15th, 2021, 12pm-5pm 

    Fee: $400

    Contact: Carol Barkes, carol@carolbarkes.com  or phone 208-477-8973  

    IMA Training Approval #11152020


    • 05/04/2021
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • 05/07/2021
    • 1:00 PM (MDT)

    20-Hour Child Custody Mediation Training

    *Basic Mediation is a Prerequisite*

    Instructors: Carol Barkes, CPM

    Training includes: *Power and Control - Domestic Violence *Needs of children * Components of Parenting Plans * Ethics including when to call CPS    *Rules governing Family Law * Firsts Right of Refusal *Psychological issues related to divorce *Role plays

    Dates: May 4, 5, 6, and 7, 2021; 8 am - 1 pm

    Cost: $400 

    Payment: Mail check or money order to: 6126 W State, Street, Suite 303, Boise, ID 83703 or via Venmo to carol-barkes.  

    Contact: To register or for more information, contact admin@carolbarkes.com. 

    IMA Training Approval #2021-03.


    • 05/17/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 05/21/2021
    • (MDT)
    • Virtual - Zoom

    Virtual Basic 40 Family Mediation

    May 17-21, 2021
    Instructor: Bob Collins
    Location: Zoom
    Fee: $750.00

    The University of Idaho College of Law established the Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution in 1997 to meet the growing demand for high-quality dispute resolution training in the Northwest at a reasonable price. Each year the Institute features nationally recognized faculty.

    The Basic Family Mediation course is designed to meet the federal and state courts’ requirements for 40 hour basic mediation training.

    Register at uidaho.edu/nwidr

    For more information contact Cindy Maylott at 208-885-6541 or cmaylott@uidaho.edu


    • 06/22/2021
    • 8:00 AM (MDT)
    • 06/25/2021
    • 1:00 PM (MDT)

    20-Hour Child Custody Mediation Training

    *Basic Mediation is a Prerequisite*

    Instructors: Carol Barkes, CPM

    Training includes: *Power and Control - Domestic Violence *Needs of children * Components of Parenting Plans * Ethics including when to call CPS    *Rules governing Family Law * Firsts Right of Refusal *Psychological issues related to divorce *Role plays

    Dates: June 22, 23, 24, and 25, 2021; 8 am - 1 pm

    Cost: $400 

    Payment: Mail check or money order to: 6126 W State, Street, Suite 303, Boise, ID 83703 or via Venmo to carol-barkes.  

    Contact: To register or for more information, contact admin@carolbarkes.com. 

    IMA Training Approval #2021-03.


    • 08/09/2021
    • 3:00 PM (MDT)
    • 08/12/2021
    • 8:00 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom

    20-Hour Mediation Course with Domestic Violence

    Instructors: Carol Barkes, CPM and Scott Brand, CPM

    Dates: August 9th - 12th, 2021, 3pm-8pm 

    Fee: $400

    Contact: Carol Barkes, carol@carolbarkes.com  or phone 208-477-8973  

    IMA Training Approval #11152020


    • 12/02/2021
    • 3:00 PM (MST)
    • 12/05/2021
    • 1:00 PM (MST)
    • Zoom

    20-Hour Mediation Course with Domestic Violence

    Instructors: Carol Barkes, CPM and Scott Brand, CPM

    Dates: December 2nd - 5th, 2021, Thursday and Friday, 3pm-8pm; Saturday and Sunday, 8am-1pm 

    Fee: $400

    Contact: Carol Barkes, carol@carolbarkes.com  or phone 208-477-8973  

    IMA Training Approval No. 11152020.

Past events

03/02/2021 Mediator Mentoring/Peer Consultation
02/18/2021 40-Hour Basic Mediation - Continued
02/08/2021 20-Hour Mediation Course with Domestic Violence
02/04/2021 40-Hour Basic Mediation
02/02/2021 Mediator Mentoring/Peer Consultation
01/21/2021 20-Hour Advanced Mediation Training
01/14/2021 20-Hour Child Custody Mediation Training
01/05/2021 Mediator Mentoring/Peer Consultation
01/04/2021 20-Hour Mediation Course with Domestic Violence
12/01/2020 Mediator Mentoring/Peer Consultation
11/19/2020 40-Hour Basic Mediation (without Child Custody) - Second Session
11/05/2020 40-Hour Basic Mediation (without Child Custody)
11/03/2020 Mediator Mentoring/Peer Consultation
10/19/2020 20-Hour Child Custody Mediation Training
10/09/2020 Mediation: Meeting Today's Challenges
10/06/2020 Mediator Mentoring/Peer Consultation
09/01/2020 Mediator Mentoring/Peer Consultation
08/27/2020 20-Hour Child Custody Mediation Training
08/19/2020 10-Hour Agreement Writing - Third Session
08/12/2020 10-Hour Agreement Writing - Second Session
08/05/2020 10-Hour Agreement Writing
08/04/2020 Mediator Mentoring/Peer Consultation
07/30/2020 20-Hour Advanced Mediation Training
07/15/2020 3-Hour Ethics Workshop
07/15/2020 Agriculture Mediation - Webinar
07/09/2020 40-Hour Basic Mediation - Zoom
07/07/2020 Mediator Mentoring/Peer Consultation
06/22/2020 Mediation in the Workplace - Continued
06/17/2020 Mediation in the Workplace - Continued
06/15/2020 Mediation in the Workplace - Continued
06/13/2020 40-Hour Basic Mediation - Continued - Zoom
06/11/2020 40-Hour Basic Mediation - Continued - Zoom
06/10/2020 Mediation in the Workplace - Continued
06/08/2020 Mediation in the Workplace
06/06/2020 40-Hour Basic Mediation - Continued - Zoom
06/04/2020 40-Hour Basic Mediation - Zoom
06/02/2020 Mediator Mentoring/Peer Consultation
05/09/2020 20-Hour Child Custody Mediation Training - Continued
05/08/2020 20-Hour Child Custody Mediation Training - Continued
05/07/2020 20-Hour Child Custody Mediation Training - Continued
05/06/2020 20-Hour Child Custody Mediation Training - Continued
05/05/2020 10-Hour Agreement Writing - Mediation, Third Session
05/05/2020 Mediator Mentoring/Peer Consultation-Mostly will be a Zoom activity
05/04/2020 20-Hour Child Custody Mediation Training
04/30/2020 10-Hour Agreement Writing - Mediation Second Session
04/28/2020 10-Hour Agreement Writing - Mediation
04/20/2020 10-Hour Agreement writing - Third Session
04/13/2020 10-Hour Agreement Writing - Second Session
04/08/2020 3-Hour Ethics Workshop
04/07/2020 (Mediator Mentoring/Peer Consultation) - Cancelled for April
04/06/2020 10-Hour Agreement Writing - Mediation
03/13/2020 20-Hour Advanced Mediation Training
03/03/2020 Mediator Mentoring/Peer Consultation
02/19/2020 3-Hour Ethics Workshop
01/31/2020 20-Hour Child Custody Mediation Training
01/24/2020 40 Hour Basic Mediation - Second Session
01/10/2020 40 Hour Basic Mediation
11/07/2019 7th Annual APFM Conference
11/05/2019 Mediator Mentoring/Peer Consultation
10/18/2019 20-Hour Advanced Mediation Training
10/04/2019 Mediation: Bridging the Gaps in Communication
10/01/2019 Mediator Mentoring/Peer Consultation
09/19/2019 40 Hour Basic Mediation/Child Custody Training-Second Session
09/19/2019 20 Hour Child Custody Mediation
09/12/2019 20 Hour Basic Mediation
09/12/2019 40 Hour Basic Mediation/Child Custody Training
09/03/2019 September Date Cancelled - Mediator Mentoring/Peer Consultation
08/16/2019 20-Hour Child Custody Mediation Course
08/16/2019 20-Hour Advanced Co-Parenting Mediation Training
08/06/2019 Mediator Mentoring/Peer Consultation
08/02/2019 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training with Co-Parenting Focus
07/19/2019 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training with Co-Parenting Focus
07/12/2019 20-Hour Advanced Mediation Course
06/28/2019 20-Hour Advanced Co-Parenting Mediation Training
06/21/2019 40 Hour Basic Mediation - Second Session
06/14/2019 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training with Co-Parenting Focus
06/07/2019 40 Hour Basic Mediation
05/31/2019 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training with Co-Parenting Focus
05/20/2019 Brown Bag Lunch
05/17/2019 40-Hour Advanced Mediation Class with Co-Parenting Focus - Second Session
05/13/2019 Three-Hour Ethics and Mediation Course
05/13/2019 NWIDR 40-Hour Basic Family Mediation
05/13/2019 NWIDR 40-Hour Basic Civil Mediation
05/03/2019 20-Hour Child Custody Mediation
05/03/2019 40-Hour Advanced Mediation Class with Co-Parenting Focus
04/26/2019 40 Hour Basic Mediation - Second Session
04/26/2019 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training with Co-Parenting Focus - Second Session
04/15/2019 Three-Hour Agreement Writing
04/12/2019 40 Hour Basic Mediation
04/12/2019 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training with Co-Parenting Focus
03/29/2019 TWENTY-HOUR ADVANCED CO-PARENTING MEDIATION TRAINING
03/28/2019 25th Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference
03/08/2019 20-Hour Advanced Mediation Course
03/08/2019 20-Hour Advanced Co-Parenting Mediation Training
03/04/2019 20-Hour Elder Mediation Training
02/22/2019 20-Hour Mediation with Child Custody
02/22/2019 40-Hour Basic Mediation Class with Co-Parenting Focus - Second Session
02/22/2019 Domestic Violence Community Training
02/15/2019 40 Hour Basic Mediation
02/08/2019 40-Hour Basic Mediation Class with Co-Parenting Focus
01/25/2019 20-Hour Advanced Co-Parenting Mediation Training
12/11/2018 4th Judicial District Court Family Law Judges Brown Bag Lunch
11/30/2018 Twenty-Hour Advanced Co-Parenting Mediation Training
11/15/2018 A Coordinated Community Response to Intimate Partner Violence
11/09/2018 40-Hour Advanced Mediation Training - Second Session
11/02/2018 Twenty-Hour Advanced Co-Parenting Mediation Training
10/26/2018 40-Hour Advanced Mediation Training
10/26/2018 Forty Hour Basic Mediation Class with Co-Parenting Focus - Second Session
10/12/2018 Forty-Hour Basic Mediation Class with Co-Parenting Focus
09/28/2018 2018 IMA Annual Conference - "Mediation: A Novel Approach"
09/21/2018 Forty-Hour Basic Mediation Class with Co-Parenting Focus - Second Session
09/07/2018 Forty Hour Basic Mediation Class with Co-Parenting Focus
08/24/2018 Forty-Hour Basic Mediation Class with Co-Parenting Focus - Second Session
08/10/2018 Forty-Hour Basic Mediation Class with Co-Parenting Focus
07/27/2018 Twenty-Hour Advanced Co-Parenting Mediation Training
07/13/2018 Forty-Hour Basic Mediation Class with Co-Parenting Focus - Second Session
06/29/2018 Forty-Hour Basic Mediation Class with Co-Parenting Focus
06/08/2018 Twenty-Hour Advanced Co-Parenting Mediation Training
05/18/2018 Forty-Hour Basic with Co-Parenting Focus - Second Session
05/14/2018 Beyond the Room: Mediation via Videoconferencing
05/14/2018 40 Hour Basic Family Mediation
05/14/2018 40 Hour Basic Civil Mediation
05/04/2018 Forty-Hour Basic Mediation with Co-Parenting Focus
03/12/2018 40 Hour Basic Mediation Course with Child Custody Focus
03/09/2018 Forty-Hour Basic Mediation Class with Co-Parenting Focus - Second Session
02/23/2018 Forty-Hour Basic Mediation Class with Co-Parenting Focus
02/09/2018 Brown Bag Lunch
12/11/2017 Advanced 40-Hour Mediation Training: Organizational Emphasis - Second Session
12/04/2017 Advanced 40-Hour Mediation with Organizational Emphasis
11/03/2017 Advanced Forty-Hour Basic Mediation Class with Co-Parenting Focus - Second Session
10/27/2017 Advanced Forty-Hour Basic Mediation Class with Co-Parenting Focus
09/29/2017 Advanced 40-Hour Bsic Mediation Class with Co-Parenting Focus - Second Session
09/22/2017 Advanced 40-Hour Basic Mediation Class with Co-Parenting Focus
09/11/2017 40 Hour Basic Mediation Training with Child Custody Focus
08/25/2017 Advanced 40-Hour Basic Mediation Class with Co-parenting Focus - Second Session
08/23/2017 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training - Second Session
08/16/2017 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training
08/11/2017 Advanced 40-Hour Basic Mediation Class with Co-parenting Focus
07/21/2017 Advanced 40-Hour Basic Mediation Class with Co-Parenting Focus - Second Session
07/14/2017 Advanced 40-Hour Basic Mediation Class with Co-Parenting Focus
06/23/2017 Advanced Forty-Hour Basic Mediation Class with Family Law Focus - Second Session
06/09/2017 Advanced Forty-Hour Basic Mediation Class with Family Law Focus
05/19/2017 UCCR 19th Annual Symposium
05/15/2017 Basic Civil Mediation
05/15/2017 Forty Hour Basic Family Mediation
05/08/2017 40 Hour Basic Mediation Course with Child Custody Focus
04/07/2017 Advanced 40-Hour Basic Mediation with Family Law Focus
03/24/2017 FORTY-HOUR BASIC MEDIATION CLASS WITH CO-PARENTING FOCUS
03/17/2017 ADULT FAMILY MEDIATION
03/10/2017 FORTY-HOUR BASIC MEDIATION CLASS WITH CO-PARENTING FOCUS
02/24/2017 Forty-Hour Basic Mediation Class with Co-Parenting Focus
02/24/2017 BROWN BAG LUNCH
02/10/2017 Forty-Hour Basic Mediation Class with Co-Parenting Focus
01/15/2017 IMA Certified Professional Mediator (CPM) Applications Due
11/04/2016 Forty-Hour Basic Mediation Class with Co-parenting Focus
10/28/2016 ELDER MEDIATION AND FAMILY COMMUNICATION
10/21/2016 Forty-Hour Basic Mediation Class with Co-parenting Focus
10/15/2016 IMA Certified Professional Mediator (CPM) Applications Due
10/07/2016 Forty-Hour Basic Mediation Class with Co-Parenting Focus - Second Session
09/23/2016 Forty-Hour Basic Mediation Class with Co-Parenting Focus
09/16/2016 2016 IMA Conference - "Breaking Through"
08/26/2016 Forty-Hour Basic Mediation Class with Co-Parenting Focus - Second Session
08/19/2016 ELDER CARE MEDIATION
08/12/2016 Forty-Hour Basic Mediation Class with Co-Parenting Focus
08/06/2016 Family Law Mediation - Boise State University
07/30/2016 Family Law Mediation - Boise State University
07/30/2016 Free Mediation Day
07/30/2016 Facilitating Groups in Conflict - Boise State University
07/29/2016 Forty-Hour Basic Mediation Class with Co-Parenting Focus - Second Session
07/23/2016 Family Law Mediation - Boise State University
07/22/2016 ELDER CARE MEDIATION
07/16/2016 Transforming Culture Conflict - Boise State University
07/16/2016 Family Law Mediation - Boise State University
07/15/2016 Forty-Hour Basic Mediation Class with Co-Parenting Focus
07/09/2016 Family Law Mediation - Boise State University
06/25/2016 Art of Collaborative Leadership - Boise State University
06/24/2016 Forty-Hour Basic Mediation Class with Co-Parenting Focus - Second Session
06/18/2016 Culture and Conflict - Boise State University
06/11/2016 Negotiation Theory & Practice - Boise State University
06/10/2016 Forty-Hour Basic Mediation Class with Co-Parenting Focus
06/09/2016 Brown Bag Lunch - 4th Judicial District
06/04/2016 Human Factors in Conflict Management - Boise State University
05/17/2016 Mediation Ethics in Case with Domestic Violence
05/16/2016 Basic Family Mediation - University of Idaho (Boise)
05/16/2016 Basic Civil Mediation - University of Idaho (Moscow)
05/16/2016 The Role of Apology, Forgiveness, & Reconciliation in Advocacy & Mediation
05/15/2016 IMA Certified Professional Mediator (CPM) Applications Due
04/22/2016 Forty-Hour Basic Mediation with Co-Parenting Focus - Second Session
04/08/2016 Forty-Hour Basic Mediation with Co-Parenting Focus
04/05/2016 IMA Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
03/11/2016 ELDER CARE MEDIATION
03/03/2016 FORTY-HOUR BASIC MEDIATION with CO-PARENTING FOCUS
02/25/2016 Brown Bag Lunch -- 4th Judicial District
02/19/2016 FORTY-HOUR BASIC MEDIATION with CO-PARENTING FOCUS
02/16/2016 Ada County 4th District Court Mediation Lunch and Learn
02/12/2016 FORTY-HOUR BASIC MEDIATION with CO-PARENTING FOCUS
01/29/2016 FORTY-HOUR BASIC MEDIATION with CO-PARENTING FOCUS
01/15/2016 ELDER CARE MEDIATION
01/12/2016 Lunch and Learn
11/14/2015 Mediating Differences: A 40 Hour Training
11/05/2015 Mediating Differences: A 40 Hour Training
10/30/2015 Elder Care Mediation
10/23/2015 Second Session - Advanced Basic Forty-Hour/Co-Parenting Focus Mediation Training
10/22/2015 The Academy of Professional Family Mediators
10/09/2015 Advanced Basic Forty-Hour/Co-Parenting Focus Mediation Training
10/07/2015 Association for Conflict Resolution 2015 Annual Conference
09/25/2015 Second Session - Advanced Basic Forty-Hour/Co-Parenting Focus Mediation Training
09/18/2015 2015 IMA Conference - "Mediation: Out of the Shadows into the Spotlight"
09/17/2015 Brown Bag Lunch -- 4th Judicial District
09/11/2015 Advanced Basic Forty-Hour/Co-Parenting Focus Mediation Training
08/28/2015 New Elder Care Mediation Training
08/21/2015 Advanced Basic Forty-Hour/Co-Parenting Focus - Second Session
08/07/2015 Advanced Basic Forty-Hour/Co-Parenting Focus
07/24/2015 Basic Forty-Hour/Co-Parenting Focus Mediation Training
07/10/2015 Basic Forty-Hour/Co-Parenting Focus Mediation Training
06/26/2015 Basic Forty-Hour/Co-parenting Focus Mediation Training
06/05/2015 Basic Forty-Hour/Co-parenting Focus Mediation Training
05/15/2015 Basic Forty-Hour / Co-parenting Focus Mediation Training
04/24/2015 Advanced Twenty-Hour Co-parenting Mediation Training
04/17/2015 Brown Bag Lunch -- 4th Judicial District
04/16/2015 ABA Section of Dispute Resolution / Spring Conference 2015
03/20/2015 Basic 40 Hour / Co-Parenting: Part 1
02/21/2015 40 Hour Basic Mediation w/ Co-Parenting Focus
02/13/2015 IMA Luncheon
02/07/2015 40 Hour Basic Mediation w/ Co-Parenting Focus
01/23/2015 ELDER MEDIATION & FAMILY COMMUNICATION
11/14/2014 IMA LUNCHEON
11/14/2014 ELDER CARE MEDIATION TRAINING FACILITATING ADULT/FAMILY CONVERSATIONS
11/07/2014 2014 IMA Conference
11/01/2014 Twenty-Hour Child Custody/Co-parenting Mediation
10/27/2014 Workplace Mediation: Facilitating Conflict Resolution, Reconciliation, and Resilience
10/24/2014 Basic Forty-Hour / Child Custody Focus Mediation Training
10/10/2014 Facilitating Adult Family Conversations
09/26/2014 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training
09/12/2014 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training
09/06/2014 20-hour Advanced Co-Parenting Mediation Training for Blended Families in Transition
08/15/2014 20-hour Co-Parenting/Child Custody Mediation Training
08/12/2014 IMA Board Meeting
08/08/2014 NO IMA LUNCHEON
08/01/2014 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training
07/26/2014 The Mediator's Assessment of Safety Issues and Concerns in Domestic Violence
07/18/2014 IMA Summer Networking/Luncheon
07/11/2014 NO IMA LUNCHEON
07/11/2014 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training
07/11/2014 20-hour Co-Parenting/Child Custody Mediation Training
07/09/2014 IMA Board Meeting
06/21/2014 IMA Board Meeting
06/21/2014 The Mediator's Assessment of Safety Issues and Concerns in Domestic Violence
06/17/2014 Parenting Time - Mediation Training
06/13/2014 NO IMA LUNCHEON
06/13/2014 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training
06/06/2014 Co-Parenting/Child Custody Mediation Training
09/26/2013 Conference Resource Table Sponsorship
02/09/2013 IMA Board Meeting
02/01/2013 FORTY HOUR BASIC MEDIATION
01/12/2013 IMA Board Meeting
01/12/2013 Advanced Co-parenting for Blended Families in Transition
01/09/2013 Training & Education Committee meeting
10/05/2012 IDAHO MEDIATION ASSOCIATION 2012 CONFERENCE


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