Upcoming Training Programs & Events

* Part 146 Approved Course

†Many of the course providers listed on this page also offer apprenticeships.  The ADR Office encourages participation in apprenticeships as they are a proven way to master mediation skills.  Currently, the ADR Office does not approve apprenticeships under Part 146; it does however, approve apprenticeships offered by Community Dispute Resolution Centers.  Please contact the apprenticeship providers directly if you want to learn more about their apprenticeship opportunities. 



*Part 146 Approved for 24 hours of Initial Mediation Training
32 hr. (4 Day) Basic Mediation Training 
Mediator Essentials: Skills for Facilitating Negotiated Agreements
When: August 20, 21, 22, 23 & October 22, 23, 24, and 25, 2019
with the American Arbitration Association
Location: New York, NY
For more information or to register, please call (212) 716-3977, or email: AAAEducation@adr.org.

* Part 146 Approved for 24 hours of Initial Mediation Training
Basic Mediation Training*
Location: Jamaica, NY 
When: October 3, 4, 5, and 6, 2019 
Trainer: Elena Sapora
Community Mediation Services, Inc.
For more information, please visit: Community Mediation Services, Inc. 


Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program (Part 137) New Arbitrator Training 
When: October 17, 2019
with John McCullough, Executive Director New Justice Conflict Resolution Services, Inc.  and Mary Campbell, Fee Dispute Administrator, 10th JD
Office of the Administrative Judge- Tenth Judicial District
Location: 100 Supreme Court Drive,  Mineola, NY 11501
Contact Mary Campbell (516) 493-3321; download the registration application here

*Part 146 Approved for 24 hours of Initial Mediation Training 
3 Day Basic Mediation Training*
with Sequoia Stalder, Esq. 
When: October 21, 22  & 23, 2019
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
For more information or to register, please select the link below:
or call Liz Bonici (718) 947-4036, or email: ebonici@nycid.org
3 Day Mediation Training


Alternative Dispute Resolution: Best Practices
NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers
Presented by: Hon. Elizabeth Bonina and Susan Hernandez

When: October 22nd | 6-8pm
Location: NYC 
FPWA Conference Center 


When: October 29th | 6-8pm
Holiday Inn Plainview 

*Part 146 Approved for 24 hours of Initial Mediation Training
40-Hour Basic Mediation Training*
Location: Edith Macy Conference Center, Westchester N.Y.
Organization: Center for Understanding in Conflict
When: November 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24, 2019
Trainers: Katherine Miller and Sequoia Stalder
Contact email: katherinemiller@understandinginconflict.org
Contact phone: 914-738-7765
For more information, please visit: https://understandinginconflict.org/event/working-creatively-with-conflict-40-hour-mediation-and-conflict-resolution-training-east-coast/



In partnership with the Ackerman Institute, FamilyKind is pleased to offer the FamilyKind Mediation Mentorship Program (MMP), an intensive training designed to give mediators the tools and support they need to open a private practice and to provide high-quality mediation services throughout New York State. To participate in the program participants must have completed 60 hours of mediation training in a certified program relating to family and/or divorce; this must include at least 40 hours of Basic Divorce Mediation Training. Prior experience mediating cases either as part of an apprenticeship or other training program is required to co-mediate in this program.
For more information please visit: http://www.familykind.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Mediation-Mentorship-123115.pdf  and contact Co-director Wendy Silva, at mediationmentorship@familykind.org.


Additional training and events may be listed with the New York State Dispute Resolution Association and the Collaborative Family Law Center.