Serving our community for more than 35 years

35 Hour Basic Mediation Training

Mediation training is useful for applying conflict resolution skills at work, at home or in any challenging situation. Our training provides a comprehensive approach to conflict resolution that includes:

  • Conflict theory
  • The Experience of Conflict and how to work with it effectively in mediation
  • Core Mediation Practices and Skills
  • Mock Mediation Practice
  • Cultural Competency
  • Ethics and Confidentiality
  • Working with Parties with High Conflict Behaviors
  • Working with Attorneys and their Clients

About Transformative Mediation:
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.

Two options:

Non-volunteers/ Professionals

Volunteer with apprenticeship* Must attend 1 orientation session. (Not presently offered at this moment)

*Volunteers must live or work in Dutchess County and make a volunteer commitment of 1 year to the Mediation Center. Click here for more information on the Volunteer Mediation Training Program

**Placement on any court roster is at the discretion of the local Administrative Judge and participation in a course that is Part 146 approved does not guarantee placement on a local court roster.