Elena Bayrock Sapora is a trainer and consultant working with mediators and mediation centers throughout New York State. Incorporating her background in theater and movement, Elena has trained audiences of all ages in mediation, conflict resolution, and communication skills. She respects all learning styles and uses active, energetic, and engaging techniques to support each person as they integrate new learning and skills. Elena got her start in mediation as a teenager, when she initiated the peer mediation program at Thomas Tallis Secondary School in London, England. Since 2005 she has worked extensively with the New York State Community Dispute Resolution Centers Program, including serving as the founding Director of Operations for the New York Peace Institute. Elena is a certified Initial Mediation Trainer by the New York State Unified Court System Office of ADR and Court Improvement Programs.