Comfort with Conflict: 
Communication and Conflict Resolution Skills for
Your Home and Your Community
A Workshop for Neighborhood Residents

Fence-line disputes? Barking Dogs? Shared Parking Spaces? 
Conflict emerges between neighbors every day


Neighborhood Associations in Bellingham are invited to apply to host a free Comfort with Conflict workshop in 2018. The 2 hour workshops will invite participants to: 

  • Explore the root of conflict
  • Assess their needs and emotional triggers
  • Understand how the body reacts to stress
  • Learn problem solving strategies

“This was a life changing course that has helped me with my employment, family and self. Wonderful instruction delivered to all.”
- 2017 Workshop Participant

The workshops are available at no cost to eligible neighborhood associations, and will be free for participants to attend. To be eligible, associations must be willing to partner with the WDRC, and must be able to promote the workshop to neighborhood residents.

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and must be received by February 28, 2018. Please direct questions to or 360.676.0122 x 115.


Everyone experiences conflict.

The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center is
your community resource for conflict resolution.


Mediation is an opportunity for people to have conversations and come to resolutions around the things that matter most to them. It's confidential, safe, effective, and open to anyone in Whatcom County.

Adult Training

Our  trainings can help you learn how to communicate effectively and work through conflict productively. We offer trainings for professionals, community members, individuals, and groups.

Youth Program

Our youth program empowers young people to build healthy relationships and resolve conflict in constructive and creative ways. We offer trainings for school groups, organizations, and the juvenile justice system.

Call us at (360) 676-0122 to learn more