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. 

1) 30 hr. (4 Day) Basic Mediation Training*
*Part 146 Approved for 24 hours of Initial Mediation Training
with Sequoia Stalder, Esq.
October 22, 23, 24 & 25, 2018
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday
For more information or to register, please select the link below:
4 Day (30 Hour) Basic Mediation Training, or call Liz Bonici (718) 947-4036, or email: ebonici@nycid.org

2) Elder / Adult Family Mediation Training*
*Part 146 Approved for 16 hours of Additional Mediation Training
October 23-25, 2018
Elder Decisions®, a division of Agreement Resources, LLC
with Arline Kardasis and Crystal Thorpe

Location: Newton, MA
For more information, or to register for this program, please visit our website,
or call (617) 621-7009 x29.

3) Arbitration Training for Part 137 Arbitrators and Mediators
October 3, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM registration to 5pm
Where: NYCLA Home of Law, 14 Vesey Street (between Church Street and Broadway)
With: Lewis Tesser, Chair Joint Committee, Mediator and Arbitrator; Simeon H. Baum, Former Chair, Joint Committee; Member of Board of Governors for Part 137 state-wide; Litigator and President, Resolve Mediation Services, Inc.; Lester Brickman, Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; Lela Porter Love, Professor of Law and Director, Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution and the Cardozo Mediation Clinic, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
To register: Please email your resume and cover letter highlighting any relevant experience to: Elizabeth Biberman, FDRP Program Administrator, at ebiberman@nycla.org

4) Arbitration Training for Part 137 Arbitrators
Friday, September 28, 2018
TIME: 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
PLACE: Richmond County Bar Association
25 Hyatt Street, Suite 203, Staten Island, NY 10301
with Arthur T. Matthews
All registrants should watch the orientation video prior to the CLE. The link for the orientation video is ​ http://ww2.nycourts.gov/admin/feedispute/faqs.shtml#fdrp. Please remember to write down the viewer confirmation code.



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.