Welcome CMS Mediators!!!


Please take advantage of this page to keep up-to-date with mediation programs, training opportunities, and other events that might be of interest to you!


Upcoming Opportunities:

1)  The April Mediation In-Service is being held on Monday, April 19th from 6pm to 8pm.  The meeting will be held in the CMS 2nd floor lounge and will feature Director Michelle Leonard speaking about changes in the CMS approach to mediation over the years and ways for mediators to stay connected to the model.  Please call Peggy Russell at 718-523-6868 ext. 252 if you plan to attend.

2)  The ACT Program (Assisting Children through Transistion) is still seeking new trainers!  Sharon Osbourne is compiling a list of qualified mediators who are interested in becoming ACT trainers.  Please call or speak with Sharon directly for more information!

Volunteers Needed:

The CMS staff is working hard to increase awareness of our free mediation services to members of the community!  We’ve put together some brochures and flyers advertising our services but now we need your help!  If you are interested in meeting with Parent Coordinators from your local schools to deliver these materials and promote CMS mediation services, please contact Sharon Osbourne @ 718-523-6868 ext. 269!

Mediation Newsletter Archives:

Please click here to view our archived editions of the Mediation Newsletter!

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Mediation Topic of the Month:


February marked the start of a mini-series in the Newsletter which we have continued in our April issue.   This series aims to spotlight the individual and shared experiences of becoming a mediator.  What did we learn in our first real mediation?  How did our new role as mediator impact our other roles—professionally or otherwise?  After 3 mediations or 300, what is still exciting about the process?  What still makes us nervous?

Our diligent reporters (i.e. staff members!) have been hard at work soliciting reflections from fellow mediators.  Please enjoy the excerpts in the Newsletters and consider sharing your own by posting below!

Please feel free to share your stories online!


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