What is Training?

For 20 years, Innovative Alternatives has been training mediators in some of the most cutting edge applications and components of mediation on the market today. This training is appropriate for enhancing one’s personal skills in conflict resolution and assisting others in resolving conflicts productively.

Continuing Education

We provide continuing education credits for LPCs, LMFTs, LMSWs, attorneys and nurses. For more information regarding these courses call us at 713.222.2525 or email Anthony Gress at agress@innovativealternatives.org.

Below is a list of our trainings:

Training We Offer

Types of Mediation Training Offered:

  • Community Based Mediation Training – 40 Hours The prerequisite for all advanced/specialty trainings)
  • Family Mediation Training – 40 Hours (2 days of Family Reconciliation & 3 days of Divorce & Custody Models)
  • Personnel Grievance Mediation Training – 32 Hours
  • Peer Mediation Training for Schools – 24 Hours
  • Victim Offender Mediation Training – 24 Hours

Trainings for Businesses:

  • Multicultural Mediation as Diversity Training
  • Conflict Resolution Skills for the Workplace
  • Creating A Positive Work Culture
  • Managing Difficult People
  • The Meaningful Employee Evaluation
  • Team Building That Means Something
  • Customer Service

Trainings for Schools:

  • Peer Mediation Training & Program Implementation
  • Operation Bully-Proofing Your School
  • Conflict Resolution Training
  • Recognizing Trauma in Students
  • Classroom Management Through Mediation Techniques
  • Working with ADD & ADHD in the Classroom
  • Sexual and Physical Abuse Issues in Student
Business Training

Innovative Alternatives consultants help identify corporate needs and develop a customized plan of action for reducing or preventing costs associated with employee conflict. We offer training, workshops, and mediation services to improve productivity, job satisfaction, employee relations, and reduce tension in the workplace.

Professional Development Training:

  • 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training
  • Establishing Team Norms & Multi-party Mediation Skills
  • Conflict Resolution Skills Training


  • Dealing with Difficult People in the Workplace
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention
  • Stress Management/Avoiding Burnout
  • Multicultural Mediation & Diversity


  • Creating Positive Work Culture & Establishing Team Norms for Interpersonal Conduct
  • Implementation of Internal Corporate Mediation Programs
  • Recognizing Mental Health Problems in the Workplace
  • Team Building & Retreat Facilitation
  • Anger Management Groups
Employability Training

Innovative Alternatives is partnering with United Way at the Bay Area Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) to offer 5 One-Day Classes to develop the indispensable employee:

  1. Resume Development & Job Prospecting

  2. Professional Presentation & Behavioral Interviewing

  3. Conflict Resolution Skills for the Workplace

  4. Customer Service Philosophy & Practice

  5. Multicultural Awareness and Work Relationships

Bay Area FOC is a convenient, one-stop shop designed to help build a successful future through financial education, coaching, employment services, and access to public benefits. Bay Area FOC will help you:

  • Learn how to increase your income and pay down your debts

  • Build your credit and address credit issues

  • Obtain skills to get a better job

  • Connect to community resources and benefits