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The NYSDRA 2017 Annual Conference


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NYSDRA's annual conference is scheduled for October 22-24 at the Holiday Inn Saratoga. We will be celebrating the past, grounding in the present, and imagining the future. There will be two full days of workshops. We hope you will join us.  Click Here for the Conference Agenda.

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A Fond Farewell



Bob Stankus joined NYSDRA in 2016 as the Special Education Mediation Program Manager, and as part of the Lemon Law transition team; he recently announced his (third) retirement. Since 2007 he has been a volunteer mediator and arbitrator in the areas of community, family and Special Education mediation, and Lemon Law and Attorney/Client Fee arbitration. From 2011-2014 Bob served as a Program Coordinator at Mediation Matters, with responsibility for small claims court, Special Education Mediation and Lemon Law Arbitration cases.    He earned a B. A. in Labor Studies from Antioch College, and a M. A. in Legal and Ethical Studies from The University of Baltimore.

Bob has been our cherished anchor man; he brought multiple dimensions of experience and insight into dispute resolution and negotiation, a nuanced understanding of business and agency cultures and personalities, and a wonderfully dry sense of humor. He is also one of those rare people who make professional decisions based on a dispassionate view of what he believes is best for the organization. He has been a positive influence and role model in ways that would surprise him.




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42- Hour ACR-Approved Family & Divorce Mediation Training

2017 NYSDRA Annual Conference -Non-Members

10/25/2017 » 10/28/2017
Basic Mediation Training

New York State Dispute Resolution Association, Inc.
4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 411, Albany, NY 12205
P: (518) 687-2240  |  F: (518) 687-2245