Over 30 years of Community Mediation service
"We promote peaceful conflict resolution through affordable mediation services and high quality training"
Fall 2014 Basic Mediaiton Training
The Basic Mediation Training consists of two modules: September 25-27 and October 9-11. Hours are as follows: Thursdays 9/25 and 10/9: 1:00-5:30p.m. Fridays 9/26 and 10/10: 8:30-5:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9/27 and 10/11: 8:30-5:00p.m. Communication, conflict resolution skills (Module 1) will be taught in addition to the mediation process and several role plays (Module 2). The cost is $425 per module. The early registration fee (by 9/1/14) is $400 per module. Friday and Saturday lunches are included along with drinks, snacks and program materials. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions/allergies. Both modules are recommended and Module 1 is a pre-requisite for Module 2, but Module 2 is not required. If you are able to only attend the first module, you may do so and take the second module at our next basic mediation training. 20 CLE credits are available per module at an extra cost of $30 per module. To register, please go to: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=6ldh5ieab&oeidk=a07e9bb6xh654fc2bb5
Q: What is mediation?
A: Mediation is a dispute resolution method where a neutral third party (the mediators) help the disputants to reach a mutually acceptable resolution. The mediators create the safety; physically, emotionally, intellectually, and in the process, necessary for the disputants to exercise self-determination. They ask questions, validate each party’s point of view, search for interests underneath the positions taken by the disputants, and assist the participants in finding and analyzing options for resolution. The mediators do not make recommendations, nor do they give their own advice or opinions. They are in charge of the process and are responsible for the quality of the process, while the disputants are in charge of the outcome. Mediators empower disputants to evaluate each option thoroughly before making decisions.
Q: Who should use mediation?
A: Anyone having trouble communicating and working out an issue with someone else should consider mediation. The types of cases we handle include neighbors, friends, family, divorce/custody, workplace, landlord/tenant and real estate.
Q: Why come to mediation?
A: Mediation is a quicker and less expensive way to solve disputes than going through the court process. General mediations are only $25 per party for a 2 hour session. Business and real estate mediations are $200 per party for a 2 hour session. Divorce and custody mediations are $50 per party for a 1 hour pre-mediation session and $125 per party for each 2 hour mediation session.
For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call us at 717-293-7231 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to check out our website www.lancmed.org and connect with us via our social media sites:
Our Fall Divorce Mediation Training will be held November 13-17, 2014. This 40 hour training led by Carl D. Schneider, Ph.D. is approved by the Association for Conflict Resolution. The course instruction is my lectures, videos, discussuion and role plays. The prerequisite for this advanced training is a 40 hour Basic Mediation Training ( to learn more about our Fall Basic Mediation training: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e9bb6xh654fc2bb5&llr=6ldh5ieab ).
If you register by October 10, 2014 you will receive the early registration discounted price of $1425. The cost of the training after October 10, 2014 is $1500. Pennsylvania CLE credits (38 substantive and 1 ethical) are available at a cost of $57. Please inquiry about scholarship opportunities. Fee includes a manual that comes with a CD containing mediation forms for your use, breakfast, snacks and lunch along with other program materials. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions/allergies. To register please go to: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e9jk34h4245a7abe&llr=6ldh5ieab
We would also like to thank our speakers, Bill Stratton, Grayford Gray, Dianne Flory and Chef John Moeller.
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Remembering the Mastros Scholarship Dinner
Above: Barbara Spiegelberg (board member) and her guests enjoying their dinner
Above: Former Board President, Bill Stratton speaking about his time working with LMC and the Mastros'.
Thank you to all of our Corporate Sponsors, Friends and Supporters who helped make this wonderful Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner happen!
-Emerald Advisers (Dan Moyer)
-Nick and Jean Selch
-Lancaster County Association of Realtors
-Millersville University Office of Social Equity & Diversity
-Patrick and Rebecca Cheuvront
-Tom and Becky Poremba
- Edward Carskadon
-Charles F. Snyder Funeral Homes & Crematory
-Adrienne and Carlos Melendez
-Mr. and Mrs. Danny Slaton
-Jeff and Jane Druce