Basic Mediation Training Fall 2017

Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) of Orange, Putnam, Sullivan & Ulster Counties 

is pleased to offer:


–          This is a comprehensive 30 Hour Basic Mediation Training that is designed to cover basic and advanced theory and skills of mediation.
  • After completing this training, individuals may be eligible to participate in a mediation apprenticeship and serve as a volunteer mediator with Dispute Resolution Center (DRC.) Final acceptance to an apprenticeship or volunteer panel is at DRC’s discretion.
  • Upon completion, participants will be eligible to participate in DRC’s additional mediation trainings and continuing education in-service
  • This training will prepare participants to mediate in both court–referred and community



LOCATION: Dispute Resolution Center 210 East Main Street Middletown NY 10940

COST: For Attorneys: $1,250.00 with CLE’s

For Non-Volunteers:  $750.00

For Volunteers: $125.00 (interview required)

FOR REGISTRATION/APPLICATION:  Orange, Putnam, Sullivan, Ulster

FOR MORE INFORMATION: In Orange County: 845-343-8082; Putnam: 845-225-9555; Sullivan: 845-794-3377; Ulster: 845-331-6136

ABOUT THE TRAINER:  Sequoia Stalder, Esq.

Sequoia Stalder is a mediator/attorney practicing in New York City. Sequoia is the Director of Conflict Resolution Services and the Director of the Training Institute at New York Center for Interpersonal Development, the Richmond County Community Dispute Resolution Center. In this role, he oversees all of New York Center’s mediation programs and trainings, with a yearly caseload of over 800 cases.

He is also a principal of Stalder Mediation, a private mediation firm in New York City. His areas of specialization are family and divorce mediation, business mediation and workplace and organizational conflict consulting.

As a recognized expert in mediation and the dynamics of conflict, Sequoia regularly provides beginner and advanced mediation trainings to a diverse array of professionals including lawyers, judges, therapists, teachers and others. He regularly lectures on mediation and related topics in law schools, courts, non-profits, government and social-service organizations. Sequoia is certified by the New York State Court System’s Community Dispute Resolution Centers Program to provide 30-hour basic mediation training. Both his basic mediation training and divorce mediation training are certified under New York State Court Rule Part 146.

In addition to his work as a private trainer and as Director of New York Center’s Training Institute he is an Adjunct Professor of mediation and negotiation at Columbia University’s International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution and a member of the training faculty for The Center for Understanding in Conflict (Center for Mediation in Law).

Sequoia sits on the Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee of the State of New York Office of ADR and Court Improvement Programs. He is a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, the New York State Dispute Resolution Association and the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association.

PAYMENT AND REFUND POLICY:  Payment and registration deadline is one week before the start of the class. Credit cards, check, or cash accepted. Registration is complete when: 1) payment is made in full; 2) an application and interview have been completed; and 3) confirmation of registration has been received. Refund Policy:  100% refund with written cancellation received two weeks before start of class. 50% refund with written cancellation received one week before start of class. No refunds after class begins.  DRC reserves the right to cancel the training at any time due to low enrollment or unforeseen circumstances and a full refund will be provided.

ABOUT DRC’S APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM:   Successful completion of Basic Mediation Training and DRC’s Apprenticeship Program is required in order to be considered for DRC’s volunteer mediator panel. 

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