Mediation is a voluntary, confidential process that allows individuals to resolve their conflicts with the assistance of a neutral third party. The UMBC Center for Mediation and Conflict Resolution offers mediation services through professionally trained faculty, staff and student volunteers. Each mediation session is conducted by two mediators.

Members of the campus community who are experiencing interpersonal conflicts are invited to contact the UMBC Center for Mediation and Conflict Resolution to explore the possibilities of using the center's mediation services.

Faculty, staff and students who desire to serve as volunteer mediators may contact the center for information concerning mediator training requirements and upcoming training dates. Campus faculty staff and students who have trained with Community Mediation Maryland will be considered via aseparate process.

CMCR Basic Mediator Training

The UMBC Center for Mediation and Conflict Resolution (CMCR) periodically conducts a Basic Mediation Training course, most recently in July 2011. This 45-hour course is open to all UMBC faculty, staff and students. The schedule is identified on the Application for Mediator Training and is updated as training is scheduled.

Questions concerning the upcoming Basic Mediator Training course or the CMCR should be directed to Stephanie Lazarus, CMCR Manager at x55745 or

Information is available on a drop-in basis at the Center for Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office, located in the Administration Building, room 902, online at or via telephone at 410-455-8624.