Kenneth Neumann

Center for Family & Divorce Mediation

111 West 90th Street, Townhouse B

New York, NY  10024






Director of Training, Center for Family and Divorce Mediation, New York, NY, and Rockland County, NY, 1982 - Present. Founded with two others a not-for- profit family mediation center offering the full range of mediation services including divorce mediation, custody negotiations, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, estate disputes, and geriatric planning. Developed a forty hour training program in divorce mediation that is approved by the Academy of Family Mediators. Trained and supervised the Center's mediation staff. Coordination of public relations program including contact with professional organizations and EAP's. Full-time practice specializing in divorce and custody mediation.

Adjunct Faculty, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1996 - Present . Faculty for the 42 hour basic course in Divorce Mediation and coordinator of the sixty hour, thirty week Supervised Practicum.

Senior Faculty, The Institute for Dispute Resolution of the Seton Hall University School of Law, 1993 - 1996. Faculty for the forty hour training program in divorce mediation, supervising in the sixteen week internship where students mediate using a one-way mirror format.

Trainer and Consultant, Vector Management Systems, New York, NY and Sarasota, FL, 1970 - Present. Trained senior executives in management skills and conflict resolution. Developed with three others the Leader Action Inventory, a widely used instrument that gives managers feedback on how they are perceived by their peers and subordinates. Provide ongoing consultation to individuals, partnerships, and small businesses.

Certifications & Memberships:

     New York State license as a School Psychologist
    Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association
    Approved Consultant, Academy of Family Mediators
    Vice President, Board of Directors, Child Find of America, Inc.
    Approved Mediator, Department of Justice Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
    Member, Association of Conflict Resolution
    Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
    Dispute Resolution Associate, American Bar Association
    Accredited Member and Past President, Board of Directors (1990-92) New York State Council on Divorce Mediation;
        conference chairperson responsible for site selection and program.
    Member and Past Secretary, Board of Directors (1994-2000) Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New
    Member and Past President, Board of Directors (1988-1990) Volunteer Counseling Service, Rockland County, NY;
         agency administers the Office of Court Administration funded by Rockland Mediation Center  


Mediation Training:

Supervised Practicum:  Our 60-hour Practicum is offered in both 20 week and 30 week formats.  It gives students the opportunity to both complete an actual mediation as well as observe several other through a live video hook-up.

Internship:  The Center is now offering an internship for those who have completed both the Basic Training and the Supervised Practicum.  In the Internship, you will work directly with one of the trainers.  You will sit in and co-mediate one or two cases to their completion for a minimum of ten hours.  Following each session there will be a debriefing with the trainer.  In addition you will be supervised on your preparation of the Memorandum and/or the Agreement. 



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