15 hours of online training, 15 hours of in-person sessions, and 2 office orientations later… our fall interns and volunteers are here and ready to take your calls! We are proud to introduce 9 new interns and 1 volunteer (Katherine Yoo, attorney) in addition to our three long-term volunteers.
This fall, they bring the following additional languages to the mediation room: Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, and Spanish.
Our trainings included lectures on Conflict Resolution 101, facilitated discussions on Culture and Communication Styles, extensive Role-Plays, and lots of learning and laughter.
In the words of Julia Blandon, one of our volunteers, “The mediation role play I had to partake during my APADRC training was very helpful because it provided me with a glimpse as to how the process of mediation works, as well as showing me how to properly mediate issues.”
Congratulations to all of those who finished the training, we are honored to have you on board with us this fall..