ACCORD, A Center for Dispute Resolution, Inc. will be hosting a 32-hour basic mediation training on October 18th, 19th, 20th & 25th, 2019. If you are interested in learning about conflict management, effective communication and alternative dispute resources, please contact our office for more information on why mediation is so important to our community and how you can be a part of the team. Scholarships may be available to qualified individuals to help offset the training costs. Contact Debbie Wahl at 724-5153 ext. 304 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
The training will be conducted by Duke Fisher, lead trainer for the Skidmore College Project on Restorative Practices to schools and universities nationwide. In 1999, he founded Learning Laboratories, an independent training venture that finds creative ways to address difficult topics including workshops on restorative justice, family conflict resolution, responding to discrimination, and building collaborative teams to assemble care for children of various abilities. He has brought powerful workshops to schools, universities, conferences, prisons, agencies, and to graduate students at Hofstra Law School, where Duke was until recently, a Special Professor of Law. Duke is the 2007 “Lawrence P. Cooke Peace Innovator Award” recipient and is recognized for his never-ending search for creative methods to support effective learning.
ACCORD has been providing mediation and other dispute resolution programs in Broome and Tioga Counties for 37 years. These services, most of which are free to the public, have helped individuals, families and businesses resolve a wide array of conflicts. ACCORD also offers conflict resolution/communication trainings to businesses and organizations. Private donations, the United Ways of Broome and Tioga Counties, the Unified Court System and Court Improvement Programs support ACCORD.