Professional Development at the Peace Institute

Contact Us

Dr. Barry Bannister
Director, The Peace Institute at Green River

Phone: 253-288-3437 
Cell: 253-397-0301 
Fax: 253-333-4972


Kent Station
417 Ramsay Way
Suite 112
Kent, WA 98032

Dispute Resolution Services

Green River Peace Institute and the Dispute Resolution Center of King County have formed a collaborative partnership to provide dispute resolution services and mediator training and certification in South King County.

Dispute Resolution Services

Mediator Certification

The Peace Institute utilizes a co-mediation model in which each session is facilitated by two mediators, at least one of whom is an experienced certified mediation practitioner. To become a certified mediation practitioner, in addition to completing the basic training program, requires a supervised practicum involving observations and co-mediations in addition to a paper-based test and a practical demonstration of competence.

Mediator Certification

Community Dialogue; Restorative Processes

At a time when conflict has become increasingly polarized and dysfunctional, restorative dialogue provides a safe, respectful and effective process to address conflict. It works with small and large groups, strangers or with people who know each other well, even families.

Visit Restorative Dialogue

Specialist Training

Training courses are scheduled annually, or as required by a cohort of at least ten enrollees.

Specialist Training

Anatomy of Peace and Conflict Transformation

Information on the 'Anatomy of Peace' and 'Advanced Conflict Transformation' courses.

Visit Anatomy of Peace