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

2018 Training Dates:

1st Session: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 (8:30 AM–4:30 PM)

2nd Session: Thursday, March 1, 2018 (8:30 AM–4:30 PM)

3rd Session: Friday March 2, 2018 (8:30 AM–4:30 PM)

230    Greenamyer Lane, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Mediation Services of Adams County has announced the dates of its annual 22-hour Conflict Resolution training. Beginning on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM, the event will extend over a period of three days at Adams County Department of Emergency Services, located at 230 Greenamyer Lane east of Gettysburg, PA 17325. The second session will meet Thursday, March1 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. The third session will continue on Friday, March 2 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

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 per person ($245 for early birds, if payment is made by February 16, 2018). 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 Or click here. Registration forms are also available at the Adams County Library, the YWCA, and this website. You may also register online.

Please make all checks payable to Mediation Services of Adams County.


Mediation Locations in Adams County

2018 Training Information

Online Workshop Registration

Print 2018 Training Application

Conflict Coaching


Intake Coordinator: Mary Kay Turner

Webmaster: mediationac@yahoo.com