Family Mediation Training & Events Calendar

On this calendar APFM lists only training programs and events that are relevant for family mediators. We recommend taking a training program about mediation fundamentals and skills before attending a program focused on using mediation skills in work with families.

Listing a program or event on the calendar does not imply that APFM endorses the qualifications of the trainer or the quality of the training/program except where it is explicitly stated that APFM’s Training Committee has approved the trainers and the program.

Times listed are in the Eastern Time Zone.

Interested in Placing your Training on this Calendar?

We’ll need the information below. You can either complete the form at the end of this page or send information to [email protected] in the following format:

  • ​Date
  • Location
  • Title of program
  • Number of hours
  • Trainer(s)
  • Organization presenting the program
  • Brief description of program
  • Email for inquiries
  • Phone number for inquiries
  • Website address for more information

APFM members may list their professional family mediation training programs at no charge. For others, the cost is $39 per event listing.

It can take 3-5 business days to get your listing posted to the calendar once submitted to APFM.

Event Phone: 416-593-0210


  • Advanced Family Mediation (21 Hours): Self-Directed Learning
     April 9, 2024 - May 6, 2024
     12:00 am - 11:55 pm Eastern
  • Advanced Family Mediation (21 Hours): Live Tutorials
     April 25, 2024
     3:00 pm - 7:00 pm Eastern
  • Advanced Family Mediation (21 Hours): Live Tutorials
     May 2, 2024
     3:30 pm - 7:00 pm Eastern

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Online) Trainers: Hilary Linton (JD, LL.M, Acc FM, Cert.FM., FDRP Arb/PC) Lindsay Kertland (BA, LLB, LLM, Acc.FM) Borzou Tabrizi (B.A., J.D., FDRP Med., Acc. FM) Avagene Skervin (B.A, LLB, ACC. FM, NP) Organization Presenting the Program: Riverdale Mediation Ltd. Description: This role-play-based, 21-Hour course features experienced mediators, professional actors, experienced coaches (more…)

Event Phone: 519-252-2772


  • Family Relations in Mediation (21 Hours) - April 2024
     April 17, 2024 - April 19, 2024
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Family Relations in Mediation (21 Hours) - May 2025
     May 7, 2025 - May 9, 2025
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Family Relations in Mediation (21 Hours) - November 2025
     November 12, 2025 - November 14, 2025
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Family Relations in Mediation (21 Hours)- November 2024
     November 20, 2024 - November 22, 2024
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern

Location: Online (Ontario) Trainer: Krista Konrad Organization Presenting the Program: INSIGHTful Mediation Training Description: The Family Relations course has been recently revamped to really focus on the information mediators need to work with separating families, and to enhance the ability of mediator to discuss things such as the needs of their children, their own grief (more…)

Event Phone: (617) 621-7009 x29


  • 
Elder Decisions® Elder Mediation Training (Adult Family Mediation Training)
     April 20, 2024
     11:00 am - 3:45 pm Eastern

Location: Online via Zoom Trainers/Presenters: Crystal Thorpe, MSW, MBA – Lead Trainer Arline Kardasis, MAT – Lead Trainer Joan Braun, Esq. Anna Pollard, LICSW, C-ASWCM Steven M. Cohen, Esq. Malya Kurzweil Levin, Esq. John Holt, Esq. Beth Polner Abrahams, Esq. Organization: Elder Decisions®, a division of Agreement Resources, LLC – A team of experienced mediators (more…)

Event Phone: 519-252-2772


  • Simulated Role Play Course (80 Hours) Week Two
     April 22, 2024 - April 23, 2024
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Simulated Role Play Course (80 Hours) Week One
     June 3, 2024 - June 5, 2024
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Simulated Role Play Course (80 Hours) Week One
     June 20, 2024 - June 21, 2024
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Simulated Role Play Course (80 Hours) Week Two
     July 10, 2024 - July 12, 2024
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Simulated Role Play Course (80 Hours) Week Two
     July 25, 2024 - July 26, 2024
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Simulated Role Play Course (80 Hours) Week One
     September 23, 2024 - September 25, 2024
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Simulated Role Play Course (80 Hours) Week One
     October 7, 2024 - October 8, 2024
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Simulated Role Play Course (80 Hours) Week Two
     October 30, 2024 - October 31, 2024
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Simulated Role Play Course (80 Hours) Week Two
     November 1, 2024
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Simulated Role Play Course (80 Hours) Week Two
     November 14, 2024 - November 15, 2024
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern

Location: Online (Ontario) Trainer: Jennifer Suzor Organization Presenting the Program: INSIGHTful Mediation Training Description: The Simulated Role Play Course has been approved by the Ontario Association for Family Mediation as meeting 80 of the 100 hours required for Supervised Practical Experience required for accreditation with the Ontario Association for Family mediation. It would be an (more…)

Event Phone: 416-593-0210


  • Family Arbitration Law & Skills (40 Hours): Self-Directed Learning
     April 26, 2024 - June 21, 2024
     12:00 am - 11:55 pm Eastern
  • Family Arbitration Law & Skills (40 Hours): Live Tutorials
     May 8, 2024
     4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Eastern
  • Family Arbitration Law & Skills (40 Hours): Live Tutorials
     May 15, 2024
     3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Eastern
  • Family Arbitration Law & Skills (40 Hours): Live Tutorials
     May 29, 2024
     3:30 pm - 7:00 pm Eastern
  • Family Arbitration Law & Skills (40 Hours): Live Tutorials
     June 5, 2024
     4:00 pm - 6:30 pm Eastern
  • Family Arbitration Law & Skills (40 Hours): Live Tutorials
     June 19, 2024
     3:30 pm - 7:00 pm Eastern

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Online) Trainers: Hilary Linton (JD, LL.M, Acc FM, Cert.FM., FDRP Arb/PC) & Borzou Tabrizi (B.A., J.D., FDRP Med., Acc. FM) Organization Presenting the Program: Riverdale Mediation Ltd. Description: It is critical for parenting coordinators and family arbitrators to have a solid grasp of arbitration law and procedure. This 40-hour, highly interactive, (more…)

Event Phone: 908-303-0396


  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators Spring 2024 40-Hour Divorce Mediation Training
     April 28, 2024
     8:30 am - 5:30 pm Eastern
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators Spring 2024 40-Hour Divorce Mediation Training
     May 5, 2024
     8:30 am - 5:30 pm Eastern
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators Spring 2024 40-Hour Divorce Mediation Training
     May 19, 2024
     8:30 am - 5:30 pm Eastern
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators Spring 2024 40-Hour Divorce Mediation Training
     May 29, 2024
     8:30 am - 5:30 pm Eastern
  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators Spring 2024 40-Hour Divorce Mediation Training
     June 2, 2024
     8:30 am - 5:30 pm Eastern

Location: Day 1: SpringHill Suites in Somerset, NJ; Day 2-5 are Online Trainers: William Donahue, Suzanne English, Christine Heer, Anju D. Jessani, Lawrence Jones, Bruce Matez, Ken Neumann, & Jeff Urbach Organization Presenting the Program: New Jersey Association or Professional Mediators Description: New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (www.NJAPM.org) is pleased to announce their Spring (more…)

Event Phone: 519-252-2772


  • Working With Pensions and Contingent Tax Liabilities for Family Law Professionals and Mediators
     April 29, 2024
     1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Eastern

Location: Online (Ontario) Trainer: Kelley McKeating Organization Presenting the Program: INSIGHTful Mediation Training Description: This 3 hour training with Kelley McKeating of McKeating Actuaries allows you to fully understand the valuation of pensions, how and when to engage with experts, how to canvas options for deduction of notional tax and generally engage with clients over (more…)

Event Phone: 626-441-2473


  • Reflective Practice Case Consultation Group (18 Hours)
     May 1, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern
  • Reflective Practice Case Consultation Group (18 Hours)
     June 5, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern
  • Reflective Practice Case Consultation Group (18 Hours)
     July 3, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern
  • Reflective Practice Case Consultation Group (18 Hours)
     August 7, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern
  • Reflective Practice Case Consultation Group (18 Hours)
     September 4, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern
  • Reflective Practice Case Consultation Group (18 Hours)
     October 2, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern

Location: Zoom Number of hours: Over the 12 months total of 18 hours (1.5 hours per month) Trainers: Ellen Waldorf and Laurie Amaya with guest appearances from Michael Lang and Susan Terry Organization Presenting the Program: Reflective Practice Institute Description: Monthly case consultation group using the Reflective Practice Method developed by Michael Lang and Susan (more…)

Event Phone: 519-252-2772


  • Advanced Family Mediation (21 Hours)- May 2024
     May 6, 2024 - May 8, 2024
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Advanced Family Mediation (21 Hours)- December 2024
     December 2, 2024 - December 4, 2024
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Advanced Family Mediation (21 Hours)- May 2025
     May 28, 2025 - May 30, 2025
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Advanced Family Mediation (21 Hours)- November 2025
     November 24, 2025 - November 26, 2025
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern

Location: Online (Ontario) Trainer: Elizabeth Sterritt and/or Jennifer Suzor Organization Presenting the Program: INSIGHTful Mediation Training Description: The Advanced Mediation class allows future mediators to take a deep dive into understanding conflict, particularly the threat and defending dynamics that form the basis of insight mediation. Understanding conflict and high conflict situations, avoiding impasse and working (more…)


  • Top Mediation Strategies: Master Class I
     May 9, 2024
     12:30 pm - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Top Mediation Strategies: Master Class II
     May 10, 2024
     12:30 pm - 5:00 pm Eastern

Location: Online via Zoom (Live and interactive online training) Trainers/Presenters: Forrest “Woody” Mosten Organization: Mosten Guthrie Academy Description: For 45 years, Forrest “Woody” Mosten has been a practicing mediator, trainer and popular author. His approach is based on thousands of hours mediating and continuing wide-ranging interdisciplinary study. Woody has pioneered a toolbox of innovative strategies (more…)

APFM & Mediate.com Present Online Advanced Mediation Training Series

Learn from Prominent Mediators and Earn up to 9 CLE Credits!

Did you know that APFM and Mediate.com have partnered to produce the highest quality online divorce and family mediation trainings available?

If you missed the 2018 APFM Conference in San Diego,  four incredible workshops were recorded live, and are available for purchase now at low introductory pricing. Purchase the full package of divorce mediation strategies from master practitioners in the field:

  • Chip Rose delivers a roadmap for the mediation process he has developed and honed over the past 30 years of his career. Watch trailer.
  • Don Saposnek gives us critical research-based information about mediating with the notorious “gatekeeper parent” and techniques to help the mediator best deal with these challenges. Watch trailer.
  • Jim Melamed condenses a treasure trove of his carefully explained mediation strategies and interventions into 90-minutes of high-impact course material. Watch trailer.
  • APFM President Michael Aurit moderated a fascinating panel discussion with Chip, Don, and Jim, as well as Amanda Singer and Donna Petrucelli. Watch trailer.

Creative Core Financial Solutions

Chip Rose, J.D.
A client-centered approach to considering the many financial issues of divorce and offering practical, hard won suggestions for resolving them. Watch trailer.

Dealing with Gatekeeper Parents

Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D.
Presenting the latest research on gatekeeper parents, then elaborating on specific perspectives and strategies for effectively dealing with them. Watch the trailer.

Maximizing Mediation

Jim Melamed, J.D.
A highly experienced mediator shares his favorite techniques and strategies to help participants through the mediation process. Watch trailer.

Panel Discussion

Moderated by Michael Aurit
Perspectives and insights of experienced divorce mediators considering the critical questions facing the field. Watch trailer.

4 Game-Changing Tips To Build Your Divorce Mediation Practice (1.5 hours)

Trainer: Michael Aurit

Whether you are just opening the doors of your divorce mediation practice, or you have been a professional family mediator for many years, implementing these 4 Game-Changing Tips with potential clients can be game-changers for developing your more successful mediation practice. Partnering with Mediate.com, this program shares the details of The Aurit Center For Divorce Mediation’s positive results from utilizing these modern approaches to practice building.  In addition to improving client retention, these approaches can work to maximize the success of substantive outcomes in mediation, as each “game-changer” is rooted in developing increased trust with potential clients. The course is divided into 4 sections: (1) Developing your brand is everything; (2) First impressions matter – i.e. make your office awesome; (3) Give a strategic, structured yet flexible initial consultation; (4) Make your Agreement To Mediate a Star!

More information is here.

Professional Certification in Trauma and Resilience: Level One (20 Hours)

Florida State University | Learning For Life

Florida State University has launched a new online curriculum for a Professional Certification in Trauma and Resilience: Level One. The curriculum was developed by the Clearinghouse on Trauma & Resilience within the Institute for Family Violence Studies in the College of Social Work. The curriculum enables professionals to develop the knowledge and skills they need to understand the impact of adult and child trauma, along with the keys to resilience. Participants will learn crucial information to improve service delivery to clients, students, human services recipients, patients, and other members of the public.

More information is here.

APFM Training Calendar Submission Form

To request a listing on APFM’s Training Calendar, please fill out the form below. There is no charge for APFM members. The cost for non-members is $39 per event listing.

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