Over 30 years of Community Mediation service
"We promote peaceful conflict resolution through affordable mediation services and high quality training"
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:
Registration for our Spring 2015 Basic Mediation Training is now open!
The Basic Mediation Training consists of two modules March 5,6, 7 & March 19,20,21 2015. Module one instructs participants in vital communication and conflict resolution skills. The structure is a mixture of lecture, group discussion, and role play. Module two takes trainees though each step of the mediation process. Participants practice their new skills by role playing three times as a mediator and one time as a disputant with outside role players. Hours are as follows: Thursdays 3/5 & 3/19: 1:00-5:30p.m. Fridays 3/6 & 3/20: 8:30-5:00 p.m. and Saturdays 3/7 and 3/21: 8:30-5:00p.m. The cost is $450 per module. The early registration fee (by 2/1/15) is $425 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. Please inquire about discount opportunities. Attorneys: 19 CLE credits are available per module at a cost of $50. If you are a law student or a new lawyer, please see the John E. Huber scholarship: CEUs are also available for social workers, professional counselors and marriage and family therapists at a cost of $50 per module.
We are taking part in Park City Diner and Knight and Day Diner's "Sharing Our Success" (SOS) program. For each meal you have at either location 10% of your bill will be donated to our center! To participate, please call us at 717-293-7231 or email Amirah Mikell, our Communications and PR intern at email@example.com Please include your address so that we can send you the program brochure and swipe card to be used each time you pay your bill, along with a $5 off coupon. We are happy to send you multiple cards that you can give to your family and friends so that they too can participate.
Thank you for your continuous contributions to our efforts in resolving conflicts in our community. We really appreciate your support!
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