Mediation Services of Adams County

Mediation Services of Adams County (MSAC) is a locally-based organization in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, composed of a board and certified volunteer mediators who provide training in mediation and negotiation skills, as well as conflict resolution services for individuals and groups in the Gettysburg area.

What happens in mediation?
Mediation is an alternative form of dispute resolution that allows two people locked in conflict to resolve their issues peacefully. To learn more about what happens in mediation, visit our About Us page. To find mediation locations in Adams County or to learn about available training sessions, click the links at the bottom of this page. To set up a mediation session, please call our Intake Coordinator at 717-334-7312.

MSAC Mission
The mission of Mediation Services of Adams County is to promote peaceful coexistence in Adams County through the principles of mediation, recognition and acceptance of differences, and productive communication.

MSAC Core Values

Our organization is composed of people who are committed to alternative dispute resolution. We believe in dignity and respect for all people involved in a dispute. We believe that effective mediation can transform relationships, truly enabling life changes.

Our services are available to all regardless of socio-economic class, ethnicity or other considerations. While ability to pay is a secondary consideration, we believe that some investment by every participant is vital to a successful mediation. We will not knowingly put people at risk, either as participants or as mediators.


Annual Conflict Resolution and Mediation Training

Mediation Services of Adams County announces that their 3-day workshop, originally scheduled for February 28, March 1, and March 2, 2018, has been postponed until the fall.

MSAC will continue to hold Conflict Resolution and Mediation Training annually in order to provide opportunities for local organizations to gain expertise in communication, facilitation, and solution of internal and client problems. For custom-designed training, contact MSAC at 717-334-7312. 

About MSCA Annual Training

Topics include conflict styles, active listening, communication skills, negotiation, mediation, and role-plays, which are extensively employed in order to practice resolving disputes of various types. Professionally trained and certified mediators from Mediation Services of Adams County will conduct all training sessions.

Dispute resolution skills are useful in the workplace, family, service organizations, municipalities, and community agencies. Mediation in particular is a dispute resolution technique designed to resolve problems which develop between people in many different settings. Individuals sit down with a trained mediator and work towards a mutually agreeable solution. Negotiation is a more informal one-on-one approach useful in everyday life.

The cost for the workshop is $275. Non-profit organizations and churches may send one person to the training for $75; however, additional participants from that agency must pay the regular registration fee. Fees should be paid under the aegis of the sponsoring organization. Anyone who has previously taken the workshop and wishes to refresh his/her skills may enroll free of charge but should register using the current registration form.  Lunches are included in the registration fee.

For more information, or to obtain a registration form, call 717-334-7312 or e-mail mediationac@yahoo.com  Updated registration forms will be made available at the Adams County Library, the YWCA and this website when workshop dates and location are finalized.


Mediation Locations in Adams County

2018 Training Information

Conflict Coaching


Intake Coordinator: Mary Kay Turner

Webmaster: mediationac@yahoo.com