Dr. Randall Kinnison offers the required 40 hours of basic mediation training several times each year required by most US states. The training is designed for those seeking to pursue a career in mediation as opposed to training for volunteer work at a dispute center. Dr. Kinnison has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level. The training manual has proprietary material developed by Genesis Mediation. The 40 Hour Basic Mediation Training meets or exceeds the state requirements for the states of Oregon, Washington, North Dakota, and Colorado.
The new online hybrid 40 Hour Basic Training is taught with content online and two days of face-to-face interaction. Required reading for the training: Getting to Yes by Fisher and Ury and The Anatomy of Peace by the Arbinger Institute. Basic topics covered online include: