Event host: New York Peace Institute
Basic Mediation Training

Basic Mediation Training

When: September 12-16, 2018 @ 9-5pm (Wed-Sun)

Where: 210 Joralemon, Suite 618, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Program Details:
Our 5-day Basic Mediation Training lays the groundwork for anyone interested in becoming a mediator, enhancing their conflict resolution skills, or working to become a volunteer mediator with our Institute.

During the training we explore questions like: What is mediation and how does it compare to other forms of alternative dispute resolution? What are the core skills I need to be an effective mediator? What are the foundational values of mediation? What is my role as a mediator? What makes a successful mediation?

Through group discussion, hands-on exercises, lecture, and role-play, you’ll have the chance to engage with these and other critical questions, and practice new skills with support and feedback from experienced mediators and trainers.

Our basic training isn’t your typical program: pop culture, drawing, movement, discussion and role-play are central features of our training. And because we’re in the business of developing professional mediators, we structure our program to ensure that our trainees have lots of time to practice the skills they’re learning, ask questions, and wrestle challenging concepts to the ground.

We limit our trainings to 28 participants to maximize the amount of interaction our trainers can have with participants and to facilitate exchange and learning between participants.

Our 40-hour training runs over five days from 9am-5pm each day. We provide breakfast and lunch during all five days of training.

Key Content:

  • Enhancing communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Distinguishing between various dispute resolution practices and mediation
  • Examining the core values of mediation and putting them into practice
  • Understanding conflict response styles
  • Distinguishing between parties’ positions and interests
  • Identifying negotiable issues
  • Helping parties engage in creative problem solving
  • Examining how cultural issues affect conflict
  • Drafting a quality mediation agreement
  • Assessing balance of power issues between parties

CLE Credit:
New York attorneys can receive 40 CLE credits in Skills for completing the Basic Mediation Training.

Part 146 Approved:
Our Basic Mediation Training is approved under Part 146 by the New York State Unified Court System’s Office of ADR Programs. Please note that final placement on any court roster is at the discretion of the local Administrative Judge and participation in a course that is either approved or pending approval does not guarantee placement on a local court roster.

Program Fees:
The cost of this training is $1625. Full payment secures your spot in the program. 

If you are interested in paying incrementally, you can choose the $625.00 or $1000.00 option. Full payment must be received two weeks before the first day of training. If we do not receive full payment before this date, you forfeit your spot and will not be refunded.

Contact our Director of Training, Will Nassau, at [email protected]

Payment Policy:

Non-U.S. Participants: Individuals who are located outside of the U.S. need to pay by wire transfer and are responsible for absorbing the $15 fee for international wire transfers, along with any additional transfer-related fees. Please contact Elena-Margarita McCalla at [email protected] for wire transfer details.  

Refunds: Program fees will only be refunded in full if a program is canceled by New York Peace Institute. 

If a participant withdraws from the program more than 30 days prior to the first day of training, New York Peace Institute will refund the participant's payment minus a $250 cancellation fee. 

If a participant withdraws from the program less than 30 days prior to the first day of training, program fees will not be refunded. Participants will owe the full fee to the New York Peace Institute.

Deferments: In the event that you cannot attend the training you registered for and want to defer your enrollment to a future program date, New York Peace Institute will consider this request on an individual basis. New York Peace Institute does not guarantee that it can grant deferment requests. Trainees who request a deferment less than 30 days prior to the start of the program may incur additional program fees. 

Withdrawals, requests for refunds, and requests for deferral must be made in writing to Will Nassau at [email protected]

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Additional Contributions:
If you are unable to attend or prefer to make a contribution, please enter a donation amount.




For questions regarding this event contact Will Nassau
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 212-577-1740 x117

9/12/2018 9:00 AM to 9/16/2018 5:00 PM
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