The Mediation Association of Colorado (theMAC) and the Colorado Bar Association (CBA) endorse guidelines on mediator training and education.  The MAC utilizes these guidelines to determine whether a basic mediation training program meets criteria to qualify member applicants for Standard or Professional membership status. 

The criteria for a qualified training course is as follows:

  • The length of the basic mediation course must be no less than 40 hours of hands on training. 
  • The course must include a minimum of 6 hours of participation in mediation role play.
  • The course must include training on the following topics as related to the practice of mediation:
  1. Prevalent Conflict Theory and Dispute Resolution Processes
  2. Ethics and Values
  3. Professional Skills
  4. Communication
  5. Relationship Building and Rapport
  6. Information Gathering
  7. Interaction and Conflict Management
  8. Problem Solving

Professional members of theMAC who provide 40 Hour Mediation Training are listed below.  Their programs have been reviewed and meet theMAC’s guidelines for basic mediation training.  These members may advertise their training programs on theMAC’s calendar.  Individuals interested in a training program should contact the training provider directly.


Monica Lichtenberger
Phoenix Strategies


Trish Elledge
Elledge Group Mediation
Trainings scheduled in May and October annually


Anthony Matthews
Quallo Mediation


Judy Mares-Dixon
Training is offered through the Colorado Bar Association
(303) 860-0608  (CBA-CLE Customer Service)


William Mangrum
BlueJean Mediation
Offers mediation training in the Four Corners area


TheMAC recognizes other training programs that are not listed above.  We encourage and invite you to contact us at if are considering a training program that is not included on this list to find out if it meets our criteria for membership.