Athens Area Mediation Service


Souper Bowl Fifteen held at the Athens Community Center in march, was a wonderful success.  Thank you to the many restaurants, musicians, potters, and volunteers who contributed and to all who attended.

Fundamentals of Mediation Training was attended by 20 people during 5 sessions in February and March, with John Schmieding, Trisha Lachman, Jen Dockham, Danny Yahini,  and Mac Stricklen helping out as trainers.  From  folks attending:
  • "If more people went through mediation training, life would be much less stressful for everyone. "  
  • " I was able to use some of the communication skills with students" 
  • "Working with kids, I think that these skills will be very useful in many situations" 
  • "I loved the training!"
Let us know if you'd like to participate in one of our training series or to discuss a custom training for your group or organization.

Fundamentals of Mediation

The Athens Area Mediation Service will continue to sponsor intensive training in conflict resolution and mediation skills in Athens and in northern Athens County. Those participating will learn to use the listening skills and thoughtfully structured approaches of mediation to respond to a wide variety of conflict situations. Past participants have reported being more effective in addressing conflict in the workplace and in their personal lives.
Our training style is informal, participatory, and fun.  
Over six hundred people have enjoyed this training over the last ten years. 
Who:  Everyone is invited, though  space is limited. 
Where:  On or near campus in Athens.   Other sessions have been 
held at the Glouster library and HAPCAP.
Registration: contact John or Hannah @ 740-594-6169 or

Let's Talk About It - Working Things out in Athens County
Please let us know if you want to learn more about this initiative or participate by calling John 740-517-1978.  This will be a big step toward developing a team of people to respond to situations with neighbors, businesses, family members, couples, co-workers and community issues in northern Athens County.