THANK YOU to everyone who supported our end of the year fund drive. Special thanks to our two anonymous donors, and to all who joined us!

Mark your calendars for our Annual Wine Tasting, April 30, 2015 at Southern Season.


News Flash!  Executive Director Frances Henderson's interview on WCOM about how businesses can use mediation.  Listen here.

Meeting Facilitation by Andy Sachs in The Peacemaker (June 2014) newsletter of Dispute Resolution Section of NC Bar

Have an interpersonal or group dispute? Tell us about it.

Read our 2014 Annual Report.


Upcoming Trainings

Communication and Conflict Resolution

Participants will explore the nature of conflict in various settings and recognize the value of good communication skills in applying different approaches to conflict. When: Thursday, March 19th, 2015 9:00am-4:00pm. Where: OWASA more »

Mediation Lite

We may find ourselves an unwilling observer to conflict in action—whether as a manager of arguing employees, as a fellow neighbor to others in a dispute, or as a parent of fighting children.  In this one-day workshop we will introduce more »

Mediation Applied

This one-day workshop is a follow-up to Mediation Lite for individuals interested in further tips and role-playing experience, as well as a refresher for mediators.  Scenarios used for practice will focus on workplace and more »

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"The openness and friendliness of all at the Center made this a valuable experience."