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9/25/2017 to 10/3/2017
When: Monday, September 25, 2017
9:00 AM
Where: Mediation Matters-Albany Office
10 N. Russell Road, 2nd Floor
Albany, NY  12206
United States
Contact: Brennan Frazier
(518) 446-0356 ext. 12

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About the Training:

This 30-hour training meets the guidelines for the New York Office of Court Administration CDRC Program.

·         This highly interactive training will present the theory and skills of mediation and conflict resolution through lecture, small group discussion, role play, demonstration, group exercises, and more.

·         Participants will learn skills and techniques for helping people in conflict including de-escalation, facilitation of difficult conversations, and helping parties engage in collaborative problem-solving.

·         Participants gain an understanding of different dispute resolution practices.

·         Participants will learn about interest-based problem solving and will become more effective problem-solvers.

·         Participation in the course is limited to ensure a quality training experience.

·         Attendance at all four days is required and lunch is provided each day.


About the Trainer:

Elena Sapora is a certified Initial Basic Mediation Trainer by the New York State Unified Court System Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution.  Elena’s school experience with peer mediation allowed her to see the meaning and potential in facilitating direct constructive dialogue, and the realizing of its power to strengthen relationships and communities has driven her dedication to this field.  She has extensive experience in the field of mediation as a practitioner, center director, and trainer.  Additionally, her background in theatre and movement also make this training creatively engaging, meaningful, thoughtprovoking, and fun.


How to Register:

In order to reserve a seat in this training call, email, fax, or mail in the information in the registration form (, along with a $75 nonrefundable deposit.  Reservation in the class is confirmed upon receipt of deposit.  The full payment amount is due on or before September 25th. Registration information should be mailed to 10 N. Russell Road, 2nd Floor - Albany, NY 12206, or faxed to (518) 446-0379, or emailed to  For questions call our Albany Office at (518) 446-0356.

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