Ms. Thompson is a certified Consultant in Workplace Mediation with MTI and a certified trainer of MTI’s seminars in Third-Party Resolutions and Successful Conflict Conversations. Barbara’s mediation training includes 40 hours of training in Essentials of Mediation and Divorce Mediation and 16 hours of additional training in Advanced Mediation from the Northern California Mediation Center. She has also completed 40 hours of Mediator Training with Rosenberg Mediation Services and 16 hours of Trainer Certification in Managing Workplace Conflict, with Mediation Training Institute International. Additionally, Barbara has completed 24 hours of Conflict Coaching and Mediation Training with Peacemaker Ministries and 14 hours in Fundamentals of Elder Mediation with Jane Iddings, J.D. Her most recent training was 32 hours for her Advanced Certificate in Workplace Mediation from Mediation Training Institute International.
Barbara is also a founding partner and consultant in The Discovery Group, a partnership of consulting professionals that provides consulting, coaching, and training, in the personal and interpersonal competencies that produce measurable results in workplace performance. She has consulted with and trained for major companies and a variety of small businesses, from closely-held family companies to non-profit and educational institutions. The Discovery Group partners are the only instructors approved by Mediation Training Institute International to offer courses that earn California BBS CEU credits for MFTs and LCSWs.