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


Brian Benevento
Manager, Civil Court Coordinator
New York Center for Interpersonal Development 


8:45 a.m. -to- 5:15 p.m. EDT

 Monday, May, 13, 2019
Tuesday, May 14, 2019                                 Wednesday, May 15, 2019                                   Thursday, May 16, 2019                                         

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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

May 2019

Training Days: Monday thru Thursday

Training Dates: May 13, 14, 15 & 16, 2019

New York Center for Interpersonal Development

is pleased to offer:

30 hr. Basic Mediation Training
presented by: Sequoia Stalder, Esq.

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 New York Center for Interpersonal Development (NYCID). Final acceptance to an apprenticeship or volunteer panel is at NYCID's discretion.
  • Upon completion, participants will 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/attorney practicing in New York City.  He is a principal of Stalder Raich, a mediation and conflict consulting firm in New York City.  His areas of specialization are family and divorce mediation, business mediation and workplace and organizational conflict consulting.

Sequoia is also currently the Director of Conflict Resolution Services and the Director of the Training Institute at New York Center for Interpersonal Development (NYCID), the Richmond County Community Dispute Resolution Center.  In this role, he oversees all of NYCID’s mediation programs and trainings, with a yearly caseload of over 800 cases. 

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 NYCID’s Training Institute, he is an adjunct professor of mediation and negotiation at Columbia University 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.