30-Hour Basic Mediation Training (Riverhead, NY – Suffolk County, Long Island)

September 15, 16, 17 & 18, 2014 (8:30 am - 5 pm)

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 Sequoia Stalder, Esq.
with Valerie Marvin, Esq.

Hyatt Place East End
451 East Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901

New York CLE Approved
32 CLE Hours (includes 5 Ethics)
For both newly admitted and experienced attorneys

Approved under Part 146 by the NYS Unified Court System’s Office of ADR Programs.*

Join us for a comprehensive 30-Hour Mediation Training that covers the basic theory and skills of mediation in a dynamic and engaging learning environment.

Participants will be introduced to the theoretical grounding underlying effective conflict interventions as well as the practical skills and techniques necessary to assist parties in conflict. Participants will learn to de-escalate negative and unproductive conflict interactions while assisting both parties and their lawyers to engage in productive dialogue, interest-based negotiation and effective decision-making.

This training will address the role of law and lawyers in mediation and will prepare participants to mediate in both court-referred and private contexts.

After completing this training, participants will be eligible to participate in Stalder Mediation’s advanced mediation trainings and continuing education programs.

What Participants are Saying About Our Trainings:

“I loved this training. You covered so much in a short period of time and I really feel like I came away with a solid understanding of the mediation practice.”

“This is an amazing class for those who are seeking to become mediators as it teaches a very logical and effective methodology. However, anyone can benefit from taking this course because it teaches communication skills and how to interact with other people on a daily basis – in essence, how to become a better human being.”

“This mediation program challenged the preconceptions and intellect of everyone who attended. Countless ‘ah ha’ moments were witnessed as students learned about themselves, as much as the ‘process’ of mediation. My tuition, travel and hotel costs were only a fraction of the value I received.”

“I highly recommend this training for any attorney — whether you are interested in mediation or not. The communication skills I learned have made me a more effective fact gatherer from my clients, a more effective negotiator with my adversaries and a more effective advocate before tribunals of every kind.”

About the Trainers:
Sequoia Stalder, Esq.

Sequoia Stalder is a recognized expert in mediation and conflict management. He is an attorney who regularly lectures and teaches in both private and academic settings and has a mediation practice focused on workplace, organizational and family disputes.

Sequoia provides beginner and advanced mediation trainings to a diverse array of professionals including lawyers, judges, therapists, teachers and others. He is certified by the New York State Court System’s Community Dispute Resolution Centers Program to provide 30-hour basic mediation trainings. Both his basic mediation training and divorce mediation training are certified under New York State Court Rule Part 146.

In addition to his private practice and trainings, Sequoia is an Adjunct Professor of negotiation and mediation at Columbia University’s International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution and a faculty member of the Center for Mediation in Law (Center for Understanding in Conflict).

Complementing his private sector work, Sequoia is the Director of Conflict Resolution Services and the Director of the Mediation Training Institute at New York Center for Interpersonal Development, a New York State Court-designated Mediation Center, where he oversees more than 700 mediation cases annually. Sequoia also currently serves as a member of the Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee for the New York State Courts.

Learn more about Sequoia’s practice and trainings at www.staldermediation.com and www.srmediators.com.

Valerie Marvin, Esq.

Valerie Marvin is an attorney, mediator and collaborative lawyer with offices in Greenport and Sag Harbor.  She is also the founder and principal of The Mediation Group, offering mediation and conflict resolution services to families, businesses and organizations in the greater New York Metropolitan area.

Valerie is on the training staff of the Center for Mediation in Law/Center for Understanding in Conflict in New York City.  She is also a consultant/trainer for New York Center for Interpersonal Development, the Richmond County Community Dispute Resolution Center.  In these roles she has assisted in the training of hundreds of lawyers, judges, mental health professionals, accountants and others in the areas of mediation and collaborative practice.

Having completed training in basic and advanced mediation, including substantive training in guardianship mediation, commercial mediation, commercial collaborative practice, family & divorce mediation and advanced trainings in the role of law and self-reflection for conflict resolution professionals, Valerie is familiar with all of the current trends in mediation and conflict resolution.  She is a member of the Suffolk County Supreme Court Roster of Mediators in Guardianship & Elder Care Matters and the Suffolk County Supreme Court Commercial Division Mediator Roster as well as a volunteer mediator with the Education & Assistance Corporation (EAC).

*Note that final placement on any court roster is at the discretion of the local Administrative Judge and participation in a course that is either approved or pending approval does not guarantee placement on a local court roster.

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