IMCR Community Mediation Training
Monday, August 12 – Friday, August 16 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Note: This training is approved by the New York State Unified Court System’s Office of ADR and Court Improvement Programs.
Presented by: Dr. Stephen E. Slate, Executive Director
Cost: $850 dollars payable to IMCR. Registration payments can be made online, by mail or in person. After completing the training, trainees may be eligible to participate in the Center’s apprenticeship program at the additional cost of $600 dollars and volunteer their mediation services with IMCR. Acceptance to the apprenticeship program or to the volunteer panel of mediators is at IMCR’s discretion.
Location: IMCR Dispute Resolution Center, 369 E. 148th Street, Suite Lower Level, Bronx, New York, 10455 in the heart of the HUB. Take the #2 or #5 train to 149th and Third Avenue. By bus, take the 2, 15, 19, 21, 41, or 42.
Credits: 38 NY CLE Approved Skills Credits for newly and experienced attorneys.
Registration: For further information, or to register for this workshop, visit our website at: http://imcr.org
The Center: IMCR Dispute Resolution Center is the first Community Mediation Center in the City of New York, established in 1975 to address interpersonal disputes in a nonthreatening environment as an alternative to litigation. The Institute offers free mediation and arbitration services involving Interpersonal Disputes, Special Education, Early Intervention, Conflict Coaching, Lemon Law Arbitration, and fee related training in areas such as Community Mediation, Conflict Resolution, Train the Trainer and others, thanks to its pool of qualified Independent Contractors.
The Training: The training is experiential, educational, and empowering. It 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. The workshop is designed to enhance trainees’ facilitation skills, explore a wide variety of conflict scenarios through meaningful role plays and provide the necessary tools to improve personal and interpersonal relationships. In order to allow quality development among our trainees, with the exception of Mercy College students, the Center accepts a maximum of 16 participants. After completion of training, trainees may be eligible to participate in the Center’s apprenticeship program and serve as a volunteer Certified Mediator.
- Building Blocks of Self-esteem
- Role of Perception and Conflict
- Values and Stages of the Mediation Process
- Different ADR processes
- Listening and Communication Skills
- Culture and Conflict
- Moving Parties from Position to Interest
- Addressing Parties’ Power Imbalance
- Identifying Domestic Violence
- Dealing With Attorneys and Witnesses
- Drafting Balanced Agreements
- Mediators’ Ethics
The Trainer: Dr. Stephen E. Slate, Executive Director of IMCR, is a CDRCP certified and recertified trainer since 1993. Throughout the years, he has trained hundreds of trainees in both English and Spanish here in the United States as well as in Central and South America. In his 29 years of ADR experience, he has always introduced himself as a student rather than an expert in this never-ending learning field of human interaction.
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Additional Information: Contact Mr. Titus Rich, Jr., IMCR Director of Mediation at (718) 585 – 1190 or Mrs. Joan Morrison, IMCR Bookkeeper at (718) 585-2073.