35 Hour Volunteer Mediator Training
Thursday, August 11th - Sunday, August 14th
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily
Location: Marist College, Student Center
This training is intended for people who live or work in Dutchess County and are interested in becoming volunteers with the Mediation Center of Dutchess County. You must attend a mandatory orientation session, complete the apprenticeship and make a year-long volunteer commitment.
1. Sign up for a MANDATORY orientation. Orientation sessions are held at the Mediation Center at the following dates/times:
Wednesday, July 13, 10am - 11:30am
Tuesday, July 19, 12pm - 1:30pm
Thursday, July 21, 5:30pm - 7pm
Use this link to sign up for the orientation session.
2. Complete an application form for the training, a background check form and submit with payment of $250. Forms will be distributed at the orientation. Some scholarships may be available; inquire when submitting application.
3. Sign up for an individual 30-minute interview and return completed materials to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
The Mediation Center of Dutchess County
147 Union Street, Suite 102
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
ATTN: Basic Mediation Training
About Transformative Mediation and the Volunteer Training:
The Mediation Center of Dutchess County trains mediators in the transformative framework of conflict resolution, first articulated in the book "The Promise of Mediation" by Robert Baruch Bush and Joseph P. Folger. Within this framework, conflict is viewed as a crisis in human interaction and the mediator's role is to help people become clearer, make decisions and see the perspective of the other person whenever possible, oftentimes resulting in a change in the way they relate to each other. One outcome of transformative mediation is a written agreement, however parties may make other decisions about the outcome of the conflict. Transformative mediators help parties think and consider what is important to them, how they see things differently, and what they choose to do about the situation by supporting the conversation between the them.
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For more details about our Volunteer with Apprentice Program, please visit: http://www.dutchessmediation.org/volunteer
For any additional questions, please contact Honey Minkowitz at email@example.com or 845-471-7213 ext. 211.
We look forward to hearing from you!