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Basic Principles of Mediation

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5/7/2015 to 5/15/2015
When: May 7-8 & 14-15, 2015
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Center for Dispute Settlement
Reynold Arcade Building
16 East Main Street, 2nd Floor
Rochester, NY 14614
Presenter: Sherry Walker-Cowart, NYS UCS Certified Trainer
Contact: Niki Williams
(585) 546-5110 ext. 113

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The Center for Dispute Settlement offers this core training in principles of mediation. It presents an introduction to the principles, theory and application of Transformative Mediation as a peaceful process for conflict resolution. The training affords the participants an orientation to Community Mediation. Sessions introduce the concepts of impartiality, confidentiality and personal commitment which draw from the strengths and experiences of the individual participants.


  • Provide a working knowledge of the premises and principles of Transformative Mediation.
  • Examine the role and functions of mediators.
  • Identify the skills and characteristics required to effectively mediate.
  • Apply the tools and techniques through multiple simulations.


Community members, service providers, educators and people like YOU!

Training provided by Sherry Walker-Cowart New York State Unified Court System Certified Trainer.

Training Fee $800; Deadline Monday, March 30, 2015

Mail registration: Center for Dispute Settlement, Reynolds Arcade, 16 E. Main Street, Suite 800, Rochester, New York 14614. Attn: Training. For any questions, please contact Niki Williams, Volunteer and Training Manager @ (585) - 546-5110 ext. 113. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Following the Basic Mediation Training, successful completion of an Apprenticeship is required to obtain certification as a Center for Dispute Settlement mediator.

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