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Four-day volunteer mediator training for people who live or work in Dutchess County. For more information, visit the event website.

8/11/2018 to 8/15/2018
When: Saturday, August 11, 2018
8:30 AM
Where: Mediation Center of Dutchess County
205 South Ave.
Suite 200
Poughkeepsie, New York  12601
United States
Contact: Mary Mulligan
(845) 471-7213 x207

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35 Hour Volunteer Mediator Training

Saturday, August 11 - Tuesday, August 14; 8:30am - 5:30pm (daily)

Location: Mediation Center of Dutchess County

205 South Ave, Suite 200

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

 

Business owners, manager/supervisors, teachers, administrators, customer service representatives, attorneys, social workers, parents-anyone can benefit from learning a new approach to understanding conflict and skills that help address conflict constructively.

 

People who live or work in Dutchess County and want to become volunteer mediators for the Mediation Center. You must attend a mandatory orientation session, complete the apprenticeship and make a year-long volunteer commitment.

To Register:

To train as a non-volunteer: Contact Mary Mulligan at mmulligan@dutchessmediation.org or 845.471.7213 x207 to reserve a place and request an application. Some scholarships may be available; inquire when submitting application. Complete an application form for the training and submit with payment of $550 to the Mediation Center of Dutchess County by August 3rd, 2018.

 

To become a volunteer mediator with the Center: Sign up for a mandatory orientation. Orientation sessions are held at the Mediation Center at the following dates/times:

  • Wednesday, July 11th, 5:30pm - 7pm
  • Monday, July 16th, 11am - 1:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 1st, 10am - 11:30am

Complete an application form for the training and submit with payment of $250 by August 3rd, 2018. Forms will be distributed at the orientation or you can contact mmulligan@dutchessmediation.org to download an application. Some scholarships may be available; inquire when submitting application.

 

Please note, due to limited capacity, the Mediation Center of Dutchess County cannot accept every applicant to its volunteer program. You will be notified after the training whether or not you have been accepted for apprenticeship. We encourage prospective volunteers to apply again in the future.

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 them.

About the Trainer:

Jody Miller is the EEO/Human Rights Officer for Dutchess County and was the Executive Director of the Mediation Center of Dutchess County for 16 years. She has worked closely with courts and the community to develop and provide mediation and conflict resolution training programs over her more than 20 years in the alternative dispute resolution field.

 

Jody is an adjunct professor of mediation at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and is a Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation. She is the author of the chapter, "Choosing to Change: Transitioning to the Transformative Model in a Community Mediation Center," in the publication, Transformative Mediation: A Sourcebook: Resources for Conflict Intervention Practitioners and Programs, Association for Conflict Resolution/Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, 2010. She has been a presenter at conferences throughout the United States, as well as in Italy and China.

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