Basic Mediation Training

What is mediation?

Mediation is a process of facilitated conversation in which an impartial third party (the mediator) helps people in a dispute talk over their concerns and needs, brainstorm for solutions, and work towards a resolution that will work best for everyone concerned.  Mediation can help build the bonds of trust lost in the dynamics of conflict.

Who can be a mediator?

Mediators come from a variety of backgrounds. Your profession or education does not determine effectiveness as a skilled mediator… solid training, the right attitude, and lots of practice do! Our mediation training provides you with the building blocks you need to become a successful mediator.

How can you become a mediator?

Enroll in basic training basic mediation training, the five-day training is certified by the Office of Court Administration.  Completion of the Basic Training and the Apprenticeship program is required to become a mediator for the Queens Mediation Network of Community Mediation Services. Basic Mediation Apprenticeship Upon completion of the basic mediation training, trainees will be eligible to apply to participate in a 13-week apprenticeship. Based upon individual schedules, apprentices will be offered the opportunity to develop their mediation skills in weekly 2 -3 hour mediations with a trained and experienced mediator/mentor.  Participants will observe, co-mediate and mediate cases which are referred to the CMS center followed by a thorough feedback and debriefing.  Apprentices will also be invited to attend the monthly in-services provided for all CMS mediators.

CMS is certified by the NYS Unified Court System’s Community Dispute Resolution Centers Program.

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Custody-Visitation Mediation Training

Community Mediation Services Training Institute (CMSTI), a renowned training entity with more than 30 years of experience in the field of community and family mediation, announces its custody-visitation mediation training seminar. The Custody and Visitation Training is a specialized, two-day training. This course deals with mediating parental disputes by focusing on the needs of the children and the value and importance of the family.  Completion of the basic mediation training is required before taking this training.

Upon completion of basic mediation training, trainees will be eligible to apply to participate in a 13-week apprenticeship. Based upon individual schedules, apprentices will be offered the opportunity to develop their mediation skills in weekly 2-3 hour mediations with a trained and experienced mediator/mentor. Participants will observe, co-mediate and mediate cases which are referred to the CMS center followed by a thorough feedback and debriefing.  Apprentices will also be invited to attend the monthly in-services provided for all CMS mediators.

This training has been approved by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for 16 CLE credits: Skills – 15; Ethics – 1.

CMS is certified by the NYS Unified Court System’s Community Dispute Resolution Centers Program.

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Divorce Mediation Training

This advanced training requires that participants have completed the 40-hour basic mediation training. The divorce mediation training consists of a sixteen hour training designed to teach mediators the areas required to mediate divorce disputes, including understanding applicable law, parenting plans, support issues, asset division, taxes and writing memorandums of understanding. This interactive training offers exercises and role plays to enhance existing skills and exposure to the material provided in the training modules.

CMS is certified by the NYS Unified Court System’s Community Dispute Resolution Centers Program.

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Mediation Apprenticeship Program

Upon completion of the Basic Mediation Training, trainees are offered the opportunity to participate in a structured mediation practicum under the tutelage of an experienced mentor. Successful completion of this program is a prerequisite to becoming a volunteer mediator at Community Mediation Services, Inc.

Training Schedule

YOUTH JUSTICE TRAINING

NOV 04 - 05

NOV

04 - 05

FAMILY SERVICES EVENT

NOV 22 - 24

NOV

22 - 24

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT TRAINING

DEC 14 - 15

DEC

14 - 15

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