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10/21/2015 to 10/25/2015
When: October 21 - 25, 2015
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: New York Peace Institute’s Brooklyn Mediation Center
210 Joralemon Street, Suite 618 (the Municipal Building, between Court Street and Adams Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Presenter: Rebecca Price, Esq.
Contact: Christina Dizon
(212) 577-1740 x113

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If you’re applying for a scholarship, submit only the Diversity Scholarship Application. The deadline to apply for the Winter Session is Nov. 1, 2015. 

New York Peace Institute’s Diversity Scholarship is committed to building a representative mediator pool that reflects the diversity of our clients. Scholarships are open to applicants who are in financial need and represent racial and ethnic diversity.

We consider the following factors:

  • Financial need, in particular those who are low-income and who have experienced economic obstacles to educational opportunities.
  • Racial and/or ethnic diversity. We hope to build a mediator pool that reflects the incredible diversity of New York and the different communities across the city
  • New York City residency.

Program Details:

Our 5-day Basic Mediation Training lays the groundwork for anyone interested in becoming a mediator, enhancing their conflict resolution skills, or working to become a volunteer mediator with our Institute. During the training we explore questions like: What is mediation and how does it compare to other forms of alternative dispute resolution? What are the core skills I need to be an effective mediator? What are the foundational values of mediation? What is my role as a mediator? What makes a successful mediation? Through group discussion, hands-on exercises, lecture, and role-play, you’ll have the chance to engage with these and other critical questions, and practice new skills with support and feedback from experienced mediators and trainers.

Our basic training isn’t your typical program: pop culture, drawing, movement, discussion and role-play are central features of our training. And because we’re in the business of developing professional mediators, we structure our program to ensure that our trainees have lots of time to practice the skills they’re learning, ask questions, and wrestle challenging concepts to the ground. We limit our trainings to 28 participants to maximize the amount of interaction our trainers can have with participants and to facilitate exchange and learning between participants.

Our lead trainer, Rebecca Price, is certified by the NYS Unified Court System’s Community Dispute Resolution Centers Program to provide Basic Mediation Training, and she’s supported by a phenomenal training team including: Brad Heckman our Chief Executive Officer, Allison Attenello our Training Director, and other experts on staff. The training is widely recognized in New York and beyond, and individuals who participate in this training are eligible to apply for ourApprenticeship Program.

Our 40-hour course runs over five days from 9am-5pm each day. The training is held at our Brooklyn Mediation Center in the Municipal Building located at 210 Joralemon Street, Suite 618 in downtown Brooklyn. We provide breakfast and lunch during the five days of training.

Key Content:

  • Enhancing communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Distinguishing between various dispute resolution practices and mediation
  • Examining the core values of mediation and putting them into practice
  • Understanding conflict response styles
  • Distinguishing between parties’ positions and interests
  • Identifying negotiable issues
  • Helping parties engage in creative problem solving
  • Examining how cultural issues affect conflict
  • Drafting a quality mediation agreement
  • Assessing balance of power issues between parties

CLE Credit:
New York attorneys can receive 40 CLE credits in Skills for completing the Basic Mediation Training.

Part 146 Approved:
Our Basic Mediation Training is approved under Part 146 by the New York State Unified Court System’s Office of ADR Programs. Please note that final placement on any court roster is at the discretion of the local Administrative Judge and participation in a course that is either approved or pending approval does not guarantee placement on a local court roster.

Program Fees:
Basic Mediation Training: $1450*

*Join our training and receive a free 1-year membership to the National Association for Community Mediation (  Membership benefits include access to the nation’s largest clearinghouse of resources for mediators, access to exciting webinars and other events, and being part of the nationwide community mediation movement.

Financial Aid available to those who qualify. Please view our Scholarship Application for eligibility details.

Time: 9am-5pm each day.

Location: New York Peace Institute’s Brooklyn Mediation Center, 210 Joralemon Street, Suite 618 (the Municipal Building, between Court Street and Adams Street) in downtown Brooklyn.

Buzz about our Basic Mediation Training:
“I attended the Basic mediation Training and it was one of the most engaging, creative, amazing trainings I have ever attended. I have participated in thousands of trainings and usually find myself distracted and bored. However, this 40-hour training kept me involved and actively learning from start to finish!” ~ Vivian Huelgo, American Bar Association, CDV Chief Counsel

“I thoroughly enjoyed the training, and I apply everything I learned in my daily work. The training is exceptionally well prepared and is an important step in any mediator’s journey.” ~ Lara Khalifé-Dagher, Senior Conflict Resolution Officer, United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services

Get in touch with us:
Questions? Contact our Administrative Assistant Christina Dizon:

Disability Accommodation:

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in training you may make a request on training registration forms (available on our website), in another written format, or orally.  The Training Director will contact you directly to discuss your request.  If you have questions regarding our disability accommodation request process please contact Christina Dizon at or at (212) 577-1740 x113.

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