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4/27/2015 to 5/1/2015
When: April 27 - May 1, 2015
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Where: DRC’s Ulster Office
657 Aron Court
Kingston, NY 12401
Contact: Roz Magidson, MPA, Executive Director of Dispute Resolution Services
(845) 294-8082 ext. 27

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The Dispute Resolution Center (DRC), serving Orange, Putnam, Sullivan & Ulster Counties, announces a Spring Basic Mediation Training & Apprentice Program. The five-day training is certified by the NYS Office of Court Administration.  

Class size is limited, ACT NOW and REGISTER!

Training:    32-hour Basic Mediation Training
Dates:         April 27, 28, 29, 30 & May 1, 2015 (Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm)
Trainer:      Roz Magidson, MPA 
Location:    DRC’s Ulster Office:  (Ample Free Parking & Nearby Accommodations Available)
Tuition:       $750.00; $350.00 Early Bird Spring Promotion until March 31st for In-County Residents seeking a place on DRC’s Mediator Panel.

ABOUT THE TRAINING:  The Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) invites you to attend a comprehensive 32-Hour Mediation Training that covers the basic theory and skills of mediation in a dynamic and engaging learning environment. Participants will be introduced to the theoretical grounding underlying effective conflict interventions, as well as the practical skills and techniques necessary to assist parties in conflict. Participants will learn to de-escalate negative and unproductive conflict interactions while assisting parties to engage in productive dialogue, interest-based negotiation and effective decision-making.

The training includes conflict theory and styles, active listening techniques, the mediation process, the role of the mediator, ethics, the role of law and lawyers in mediation, and more. The material will be presented through lecture, demonstration, role play and practice.  Our approach starts you on the path to becoming a skilled mediator who is able to mediate in court-referred, community and private contexts.  


$375 P/P* Early Bird Spring Promotion: Registration and payment must be completed by Tuesday, March 31, 2015. This rate is available only for in-county residents seeking a seat on DRC’s Mediator Panel. *On April 1, 2015 tuition returns to the standard rate.

$750 P/P STANDARD TUITION for all others.

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE? While the focus is on developing DRC’s volunteer mediator panel, this course is for anyone who is interested in enhancing their communication and conflict resolution skills. It is appropriate for legal and business professionals, healthcare and mental health professionals, educators and public service professionals, as well as non-profit professionals and homemakers. Students, veterans and retirees are encouraged to participate.  The training is invaluable to people who want develop their leadership skills or just want to communicate more effectively at home, at school, on the job or in the community. 

*Limited scholarship is available based upon class space and personal need.  Completing an application and proof of eligibility is required. Veterans and students are encouraged to inquire.  Please contact DRC for assistance and an application by phone or email: Phone: 845-294-8082 ext.28 or email:     

Information and applications are also available online at DRC’s website:

ABOUT DRC’S APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM: Successful completion of the Basic Mediation Training and DRC’s Apprenticeship Program is required in order to be considered for the DRC’s mediator panel. Information is available upon request or at

ABOUT THE TRAINER: Roz Magidson, MPA is the Executive Director of the Dispute Resolution Center, serving Orange, Putnam, Sullivan and Ulster Counties. She has been a lead trainer since 1990 and is certified by the NYS Court System’s Community Dispute Resolution Centers Program to provide basic mediation, custody mediation, and parent child mediation. Roz has a BA in Education and Communication from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Public Administration from Marist.

APPLICATIONS FOR TRAINING AND SCHOLARSHIP: Applications for the training, apprenticeship or scholarship may be obtained by calling or emailing any of DRC’s locations listed below. You may also visit the website at: to either download or complete the forms online.

For more information contact: Roz Magidson, MPA, Ex. Director, Dispute Resolution Services at 845-294-8082 X27 or

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