You may register for training through IMCR’s website, imcr.org. You may cancel your registration up to 7 days before the seminar. If less than 7 days a $25 enrollment fee will be deducted. Registration is permitted on the day of the seminar on a space-available basis.
Training to become a mediator is very straightforward. A 40 hour class is taught over two weekends at IMCR Dispute Resolution Center in Bronx County. The cost of the course is $850, which includes workshop materials, seminar instructions. Apprenticeship cost is $600. The course emphasizes a hands-on approach while addressing current trends in mediation. The latest developments in the field are discussed as well as strategies for successful implementation. This workshop is designed to enhance facilitation skills, explore a wide variety of conflict scenarios, and provide the necessary tools to improve personal and interpersonal relationships. The experience is educational, empowering and experiential.
Objectives of the Basic Training:
- To empower participants in the use of mediation as a principled process for dealing with conflicts and the resolution of interpersonal disputes..
- To develop an awareness of the effectiveness of the mediation process and to promote its usage as a positive means for resolving disputes.
- To share valuable skills which transform participant’s attitudes towards conflict and interpersonal relationships.
What is Mediation? Mediation is a free, voluntary, fair, private, and non-adversarial process in which a third party (mediator) listens impartially to both sides and help them work towards a win-win solution.
Why Mediation? Because mediation is empowering, free, fair, less time consuming, private, informal, flexible reasonable, mutually beneficial and efficient. It promotes relationship and does not dwell on the past but rather focuses on the future.
Who are the People Served? Everyone without distinction of age, race, gender, sexual preference, disability income or citizenship.
What Kinds of Disputes are Mediated? IMCR facilitates the resolution of minor criminal allegations and civil disputes which are referred by the Court Dispute Referral Center, Police, District Attorney’s Office and other local agencies. Included, but not limited to are: Land-lord/Tenant, Family member, Consumer/Merchant disputes. A forum is also provided for Child Visitation matters, Lemon Law Arbitration and Special Education Mediation.