Turning Conflict into Conversation
Alternative Dispute Resolution in Dutchess County
Mediation Center News
40 Hour Transformative Mediation Training for 2015
Thursday, December 3 - Monday, December 7, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily
Location: Mediation Center of Dutchess County
NYS CLE Approved: 36.5 credits (2 ethics)
Training is limited to 15 participants.
Who should take this training?
Lawyers, business owners, managers/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.
What will we learn in this training?
Theories of conflict, The mediator's role as an intervener, Skills practice including reflective listening, Summarizing and checking in, Mock mediation practice with an experienced coach, Cultural competency awareness in mediation, Ethics, confidentiality and other critical topics for mediators, Working with people with high conflict behaviors, Working with parties and their attorneys.
Special Education Mediation
Did you know that mediation is available for families and schools to discuss a child's Individualized Education Plan (IEP)?
Mediation is a process where parties can have a conversation facilitated by an impartial mediator who will not make decisions, but help parties talk about what's important to them, become clearer about options and goals, and understand the other's perspective whenever possible. If parties make decisions, those decisions can be documented in an agreement. Mediation is a process where parties can have a conversation facilitated by an impartial mediator who will not make decisions, but help parties talk about what's important to them, become clearer about options and goals, and understand the other's perspective whenever possible. If parties make decisions, those decisions can be documented in an agreement. Special Education Mediation is offered at no cost to the family or the school. For more information, contact Mary at (845) 471-7213 ext. 207
4th Annual Anti-bullying Youth Summit
We are hosting our Annual Anti-Bullying Youth Summit for students in grades 7-12 at Marist College on Thursdsay, December 10, 2015 and we need YOUR help to make this year AMAZING We are seeking WORKSHOP PROPOSALS from students in grades 7-12 and college to present at the Youth Summit. Proposals are due by Monday, November 2, 2015 and you can download the form (here).
We are also seeking NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2nd ANNUAL UPSTANDER AWARD. The award honors students (individuals) and student groups in grades 7-12 that have demonstrated significant impact through projects or service or have displayed dedication to a concept of bullying prevention, bullying intervention or difference. The nomination is due by Monday, November 2, 2015 and you can download the form (here).
To register students by November 6th, from their school/organization for this event please use this form: Youth Summit Registration Form
If you have any questions, please contact Honey.
Programs are funded in part by the County of Dutchess. Programs funded in part by Dutchess County Youth Services.