New York State Academy of Dentistry

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Basic Mediation Techniques

Basic Mediation Techniques
Date: 6/14/2020
Time: All Day
Short Description: This seminar will introduce practical mediation techniques that may be used to defuse emotional reactivity and closed-mindedness and to create a space for dialogue and resolution.

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The New York AGD Learning Center Presents

"Skillfully Responding To Conflict In Work And In Life Through The Use Of Basic Mediation Techniques "

Date: Sunday, June 14, 2020

 1902 Whitestone Expressway, Suite 204, Whitestone, NY 11357

Course 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Course Code:  153

Presentation by: Mr. Martin Applebaum

After receiving a BA from SUNY at Stony Brook and a MA degree in Asian Studies from the University of Hawaii, Martin Applebaum spent the next five years in the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto, continuing his studies in Japanese philosophy and religion and practicing Zen meditation (which he has continued to do for over 40 years) while teaching English at Doshisha University, Shiga National University and as a consultant with the Kyoto City Board of Education.  
Upon his return to the United States, Martin graduated from Georgetown Law Center and practiced with the law firm of Weil,Gotshal & Manges, specializing in international trade law. Subsequently, he worked as the general manager of the East Asian operations of a U.S. educational software company and as a business development consultant assisting American companies seeking access to the Pacific Rim.  He has guided artists seeking grants through the often formidable grant writing process. Martin took up the practice of mediation, starting as a volunteer mediator with Community Mediation Services in Queens, NY. He has now mediated over two hundred and fifty cases in areas involving contract and business disputes, family issues, including elder care and Surrogate Court estate matters, property disputes, landlord/tenant matters, special education issues, and school conflict. He has also offered conflict coaching in many of these areas

Course Goals and Objectives:

Participants will not only receive valuable conceptual tools but will, through hands-on exercises, have an opportunity to put theory into practice.
Course Objectives: Participants will learn and practice mediation skills that:

1) empower people to resolve their own problems;

2) defuse anger and defensiveness;

3) bring to awareness unconscious assumptions and bias; 

4) go beneath the surface of positional argument to validate the values each person in conflict holds;

5) bring these values into dialogue, fostering deeper, open communication; and

6) dramatically increase the probability of finding common ground through value-based creative problem solving. 

New York AGD is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.  The current term of approval extends from 01/01/2019 to 12/31/2020. Provider ID # 219318