NYSDRA understands the importance of professional development to improve skills and advance one’s career in dispute resolution and conflict management. As a statewide membership organization our organization serves as a leader in its efforts to promote high standards and improve the quality of service offered by practitioners and organization. NYSDRA provides trainings and resources to help individuals acquire the tools they need to excel as a professional.
Training Events: NYSDRA offers training opportunities to meet the needs of a diverse dispute resolution field. Our events provide a unique learning experience by quality trainers.
Teleseminars: NYSDRA' s teleseminars offer convenient training opportunities by phone. These hour-long programs help you explore a cutting edge topic without the cost and time of travel. This page provides resources and supplemental materials to reinforce and expand your mastery of the topic. Following registration you will receive conference call-in numbers and training materials by email. All registrants will receive access to an audio recording of the training.
Job Postings: Use our free career board to post a dispute resolution job or search career opportunities.
Certification: Currently, New York State has no minimum educational requirements for private mediation services, unless offered through a NYS Unified Court system program. In response, NYSDRA developed a certification pilot program in an effort to promote high standards and quality for the practice of mediation.
Mediator Standards: The NYSDRA Mediator Standards of Practice (Standards) are being promulgated to serve as a practical guide for mediators, to provide information to the general public, and to further the professional development of quality mediation services in New York State. The Standards are intended to be an evolving compendium that will expand as the practice of mediation develops in New York State, and as certification becomes available for advanced and specialized mediation practice.