Winter 2020 Basic Mediation Training in Dutchess County
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Winter 2020 Basic Mediation Training in Dutchess County

The Mediation Center of Dutchess County is excited to announce our 32 hour Basic Mediation Training this winter, Thursday, January 30 through February 2nd, 2020 at the Mediation Center, 205 South Avenue, Poughkeepsie NY. This amazing opportunity is exclusively for those interested in becoming a volunteer mediator at the Center. Applicants must commit to our free apprenticeship program (typically a 6 to 9 month process) and one year of volunteering post-certification as a mediator.

1/30/2020 to 2/2/2020
When: Thursday, January 30, 2020
8:30 AM
Where: The Mediation Center of Dutchess County
205 South Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 
United States
Contact: Justin Strock

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The Mediation Center of Dutchess County is excited to announce our 32 hour Basic Mediation Training this winter, Thursday, January 30 through February 2nd, 2020 at the Mediation Center, 205 South Avenue, Poughkeepsie NY.   


This amazing opportunity is exclusively for those interested in becoming a volunteer mediator at the Center.  Applicants must commit to our free apprenticeship program (typically a 6 to 9 month process) and one year of volunteering post-certification as a mediator.  This is an incredible value for both training and hands-on, actual case skills development.  Similar basic trainings and apprenticeships can cost thousands of dollars.  The cost for our training is only $250 and the apprenticeship is free.

The training will include theories of conflict and their relationship to mediator goals, the experience of conflict and its effects, mediation skills practice, mock mediation practice with an experienced mentor/coach, working with high conflict parties, mediating with attorneys and their clients, ethics, humility and confidentiality.  Volume discounts are available for multiple trainees from the same organization, and fees may be reduced for financial hardship.  

In order to be accepted into the training, applicants must do all of the following:
 Attend one of three available orientation sessions on either December 11, 13, or January 6. 
 Fill out and return the attached PDF application to Justin Strock, jstrock@dutchessmediation.org no later than January 3 ,2020 
Consent to a background check.
If you are interested in attending an orientation session prior to submitting a formal application, please email Justin with your name, phone and email contacts, as well as which orientation date you wish to attend.  

The training runs 4 full days, 8:30am - 5:30pm 
Day 1:  Thursday, 1/30/20
Day 2:  Friday, 1/31/20
Day 3:  Saturday, 2/1/20
Day 4:  Sunday, 2/2/20

In case of inclement weather, please also hold 2/6, 2/7, 2/8, 2/9 as backup.  Attendees must attend all four days to be approved for the apprenticeship program. 

For those unable to make these dates, or who cannot commit to our year of volunteering, another training will also be held April 27 - 30, 2020. The April training will be stand alone, without the ability to apprentice or volunteer with the Center, and will be significantly more expensive.

APPLY HERE