Peninsula Dispute Resolution Center

~ Your community resource for conflict resolution services

Would you like to increase your skills to resolve disputes in your family, work, and community?
PDRC’s 40-hour course is designed for community members and professionals who are interested in developing their conflict resolution skills.

Participants will learn conflict theory and styles; interpersonal and third party communication skills; power imbalances and interest-based negotiation; the principles of conflict resolution and the eight-step mediation model.

The concepts and skills taught in the training are easily transferrable and designed to improve communication and enhance relationships in all settings.

The course combines theory and practice. Students will engage in experiential learning, which includes mock mediations and group discussion.

The course includes a Comprehensive Manual and a Certificate upon completion.

Individuals who complete this 40-hour course are eligible to enter into our mediator practicum. Please contact Renee Riopelle at 360.452.8024 or complete registration form.

Conflict Resolution Through Literature

PDRC provides a new interactive reading program for elementary school children. Select books are read based on another’s perspective of the same conflict. Viewing conflict from various sides begins a new understanding and appreciation about the many viewpoints involved and how each is important and valid.

*Renee Riopelle is the Executive Director of Peninsula Dispute Resolution Center serving Clallam and Jefferson counties. She has been a certified mediator since 1996 and began facilitating trainings for DRCs in Orange County, California beginning 2001. Renee has a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and a Masters Degree in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.

Renee mediates court, neighborhood, family, landlord/tenant and workplace disputes. She has trained volunteers from Basic to Advanced Mediations. She has led and facilitated over 24 Basic Mediation trainings and taught conflict resolution skills at the community college level.

Additionally, Renee draws her experience from her formal education, working with numerous non-profit organizations and conducting over 900 mediations. She is honored to be an instructor for PDRC’s 40-hour Basic Mediation Training.

Please contact Renee Riopelle at 360-452-8024 or to schedule a classroom visit.