Learn skills anyone can use to help resolve conflict,                                          and give back to your community!


Victoria Bennett
New York Center for Interpersonal Development 


8:30 a.m. -to- 2:30 p.m. EDT 

Monday, March 18, 2019                                         Tuesday, March 19, 2019                                      Wednesday, March 20, 2019                                  Thursday, March 21, 2019                                          

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Exclusively for Stapleton residents                                                      and community stakeholders.

and it's Free!*

You must complete an application to attend this training at no cost  - $1,350.00 Value

*A committment to serve your community through NYCID Volunteer & Training opportunities is required for acceptance into this free training program - you can contact jstrock@nycid.or for more information on this committment. 

30 Hour Basic Mediation Training

March 2019

Training Days: Monday thru Thursday

Training Dates: March 18, 19, 20 & 21, 2019

New York Center for Interpersonal Development

is pleased to offer:

4 Day Basic Mediation Training
presented by: Sequoia Stalder, Esq.

This is a comprehensive 4 Day 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 New York Center for Interpersonal Development (NYCID). Final acceptance to an apprenticeship or volunteer panel is at NYCID's discretion.
  • Upon completion, participants may be eligible to participate in NYCID's advanced mediation trainings and continuing education programs.
  • This training will address the role of law and lawyers in mediation and will prepare participants to mediate in both court-referred and community contexts.


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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 could benefit from taking this course because it teaches how to improve communication with others and how to better interact with other people on a daily basis – in essence, how to become a better human being."
  • "The training was amazing.  It was so engaging and applicable to so many scenarios.  There was a great mix of students and the trainers really helped the class develop a rapport with each other."
  • "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 would highly recommend this training for any attorney ~ whether you are interested in mediation or not.  The communication skills will make 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.  For the practitioner ~ either as mediator or advocate ~ this training is indispensable."

About the Presenter:
Sequoia Stalder, Esq.

Sequoia Stalder is a mediator and attorney with over a decade of experience mediating complex and high-conflict cases.  Having mediated over a thousand cases, he has dedicated his career to the non-adversarial resolution of conflict and is a recognized expert in the mediation and conflict management field.  He is the founder of Stalder Mediation, a mediation firm in New York City.  Sequoia specializes in family & divorce mediation, business and workplace mediation, and organizational conflict consulting.

Sequoia also holds the positions of Senior Director of Conflict Resolution Services and Senior Director of the Mediation Training Institute at New York Center for Interpersonal Development (NYCID), the New York State Court-designated Mediation Center for Richmond County.  In these roles, he guides over 50 full-time staff and volunteer mediators and oversees all mediation programs and trainings, with an annual caseload of approximately 850 cases and 2500 case screenings.  

Sequoia is one of the most sought after mediation trainers in New York State, and his introductory and advanced mediation trainings are certified by the New York Courts to qualify judges, lawyers, therapists and other professionals to serve as court-referred mediators.  Both privately and through NYCID, Sequoia has trained and counseled thousands of professionals in mediation and conflict management techniques.

In addition, Sequoia regularly lectures and teaches in academic and public settings. He is an Adjunct Professor of negotiation and mediation at both Columbia University’s International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR) and Columbia's Masters Program in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (NECR).  Sequoia is also on the training faculty for the Center for Understanding in Conflict.  He previously served as a member of the Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee for the New York State Courts.