Mediator & Mediation Training

Given the ongoing health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, our September 9-11, 2020 Mediator/Mediation in-person training in Chicago will not be held.

We recently surveyed our registrants, and 75% of respondents indicated they would prefer an in-person training likely held in 2021, as opposed to participating in a virtual training. We plan to announce the rescheduled dates in November during the all-virtual 2020 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, and will open registration for the training on in mid-January, 2021.

Video Testimonials

View videos endorsing NAR's Mediation Training from association staff and members who attended in 2018.


This intensive two-and-a-half day learning experience is designed to enhance and refine one’s existing mediation skills. The seminar features one full day of three-person mediation simulations, guided by individual mediation coaches. The training is led by Northwestern University Law School’s Lynn Cohn, Duke University Law School’s René Stemple Trehy, and NAR “Educator-of-the-Year,” REALTOR® Bruce Aydt. The training empowers attendees to share dispute resolution techniques, skills, and expertise with others. The instruction and comprehensive support materials also enable participants to serve as mediators and ombudsmen. 


Prior experience or training in mediation is helpful for attendees, but not required.

Comments From Previous Attendees:

"This is the best training that I have ever attended."

"Fabulous training."

"Superb demonstration of talent that exists in our industry."

"Unbelievable in the best sense of the word."

"So good I want to attend again."

"Instructors were excellent at drawing out the participants and removing any feeling of being judged or concerns of being evaluated."


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