Family Mediation Training & Events Calendar

On this calendar APFM lists only training programs 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 on the calendar does not imply that APFM endorses the qualifications of the trainer or the quality of the training except where it is explicitly stated that APFM’s Training Committee has approved the trainers and the program.

Below the list of calendared events you will find online training opportunities available any time.

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.


  • Part 2: Strategic Authenticity for High Conflict Cases
    August 25, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern

APFM’s Free 2022 Town Hall Series, The Power of Authenticity, will explore how our authenticity inside the mediation room makes trust possible. Together, as mediators, we will practice applying core values to our thoughts, actions, and behaviors, to build sustainable trust. We are excited to host a dynamic discussion about the core values that mediation (more…)

Event Phone: 519-252-2772


  • Family Law for Mediators (21 Hours)
    September 6, 2022
    6:00 pm - 9:30 pm Eastern
  • Family Law for Mediators (21 Hours)
    September 8, 2022
    6:00 pm - 9:30 pm Eastern
  • Family Law for Mediators (21 Hours)
    September 14, 2022
    6:00 pm - 9:30 pm Eastern
  • Family Law for Mediators (21 Hours)
    September 21, 2022
    6:00 pm - 9:30 pm Eastern
  • Family Law for Mediators (21 Hours)
    September 27, 2022
    6:00 pm - 9:30 pm Eastern
  • Family Law for Mediators (21 Hours)
    September 29, 2022
    6:00 pm - 9:30 pm Eastern
  • Family Law for Mediators (21 Hours)
    January 30, 2023 - February 1, 2023
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm Eastern
  • Family Law for Mediators (21 Hours)
    June 5, 2023 - June 7, 2023
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm Eastern
  • Family Law for Mediators (21 Hours)
    September 6, 2023 - September 8, 2023
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm Eastern

Location: Online (Ontario) Trainer: Jennifer Suzor Organization Presenting the Program: INSIGHTful Mediation Training Description: This is a course for mediators who are not family lawyers. It is designed to make them more comfortable with family law by understanding it, and more importantly learning how to continue to self study and keep up to date. The (more…)

Event Phone: 519-252-2772


  • Advanced Family Mediation (21 Hours)
    September 7, 2022 - September 9, 2022
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm Eastern
  • Advanced Family Mediation (21 Hours)
    December 5, 2022 - December 7, 2022
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm Eastern
  • Advanced Family Mediation (21 Hours)
    March 6, 2023 - March 8, 2023
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm Eastern
  • Advanced Family Mediation (21 Hours)
    June 21, 2023 - June 23, 2023
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm Eastern
  • Advanced Family Mediation (21 Hours)
    November 1, 2023 - November 3, 2023
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm Eastern

Location: Online (Ontario) Trainer: Jennifer Suzor Organization Presenting the Program: INSIGHTful Mediation Training Description: This is the 21 hour additional mediation training that meets accreditation requirements for accrediting and certifying organizations throughout the world who require more than the traditional 40 basic hours. Our Advanced training features the Insight Approach to mediation, and advanced skills (more…)

Event Phone: 519-252-2772


  • Family Relations in Mediation (21 Hours)
    September 14, 2022 - September 16, 2022
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm Eastern
  • Family Relations in Mediation (21 Hours)
    December 5, 2022 - December 7, 2022
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm Eastern
  • Family Relations in Mediation (21 Hours)
    February 22, 2023 - February 24, 2023
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm Eastern
  • Family Relations in Mediation (21 Hours)
    May 29, 2023 - May 31, 2023
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm Eastern
  • Family Relations in Mediation (21 Hours)
    October 10, 2023 - October 12, 2023
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm Eastern

Location: Online (Ontario) Trainer: Krista Konrad Organization Presenting the Program: INSIGHTful Mediation Training Description: This 21-hour course is for mediators and potential mediators who are not mental health professionals and want to understand and be more comfortable discussing social, psychological and emotional issues in mediation. The course introduces participants to family related dynamics and issues (more…)

Event Phone: 416-593-0210


  • Basic Parenting Coordination (14 Hours)
    September 15, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Basic Parenting Coordination (14 Hours)
    September 16, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Online) Trainers: Elizabeth Hyde, B. Ed., J.D., LL.M., Acc. FM., FDRP PC Jared Norton, M.S.W., RSW. Organization Presenting the Program: Riverdale Mediation Ltd. Description: This interactive two-day workshop explores the fundamentals of the Parenting Coordination (PC) process. It will assist professionals to understand the elements of the PC process, define the (more…)

Event Phone: 519-252-2772


  • Fundamentals of Family Mediation (40 Hour Basic)
    October 17, 2022 - October 21, 2022
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Fundamentals of Family Mediation (40 Hour Basic)
    September 18, 2022 - September 22, 2022
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Fundamentals of Family Mediation (40 Hour Basic)
    January 23, 2023 - January 27, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Fundamentals of Family Mediation (40 Hour Basic)
    May 8, 2023 - May 12, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern

Location: Online (Ontario) Trainer: Jennifer Suzor Organization Presenting the Program: INSIGHTful Mediation Training Description: This course is the 40-hour basic family mediation training required to become an accredited or certified mediator with the Ontario Association for Family Mediation (OAFM) and other accrediting bodies throughout the world. You will learn how to be a family mediator, (more…)

Event Phone: 519-252-2772


  • Simulated Role Play Course (80 Hours) Week One
    September 19, 2022 - September 21, 2022
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Simulated Role Play Course (80 Hours) Week One
    October 6, 2022 - October 7, 2022
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Simulated Role Play Course (80 Hours) Week Two
    November 10, 2022 - November 12, 2022
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Simulated Role Play Course (80 Hours) Week Two
    November 24, 2022 - November 25, 2022
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Simulated Role Play Course (80 Hours) Week One
    March 13, 2023 - March 15, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Simulated Role Play Course (80 Hours) Week One
    April 6, 2023 - April 7, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Simulated Role Play Course (80 Hours) Week Two
    May 1, 2023 - May 3, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Simulated Role Play Course (80 Hours) Week Two
    May 25, 2023 - May 26, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Simulated Role Play Course (80 Hours) Week One
    July 12, 2023 - July 14, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Simulated Role Play Course (80 Hours) Week One
    July 24, 2023 - July 25, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Simulated Role Play Course (80 Hours) Week Two
    August 9, 2023 - August 11, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Simulated Role Play Course (80 Hours) Week Two
    August 24, 2023 - August 25, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Simulated Role Play Course (80 Hours) Week One
    September 13, 2023 - September 15, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Simulated Role Play Course (80 Hours) Week One
    October 2, 2023 - October 3, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Simulated Role Play Course (80 Hours) Week Two
    November 8, 2023 - November 10, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Simulated Role Play Course (80 Hours) Week Two
    November 23, 2023 - November 24, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern

Location: Online (Ontario) Trainer: Jennifer Suzor Organization Presenting the Program: INSIGHTful Mediation Training Description: This 10 day course is offered on the following Dates: Week One: September 19-21 & October 6 and 7, 2022 Week Two: November 10-12 & November 24 and 25, 2022 Week One: March 13, 14, 15 and April 6 and 7, (more…)

Event Phone: 519-252-2772


  • Screening for Domestic Violence and Power Imbalances (21 Hours)
    September 26, 2022 - September 28, 2022
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm Eastern
  • Screening for Domestic Violence and Power Imbalances (21 Hours)
    October 31, 2022 - November 2, 2022
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm Eastern
  • Screening for Domestic Violence and Power Imbalances (21 Hours)
    February 15, 2023 - February 17, 2023
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm Eastern
  • Screening for Domestic Violence and Power Imbalances (21 Hours)
    June 7, 2023 - June 9, 2023
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm Eastern
  • Screening for Domestic Violence and Power Imbalances (21 Hours)
    October 16, 2023 - October 18, 2023
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm Eastern

Location: Online (Ontario) Trainer: Jennifer Suzor Organization Presenting the Program: INSIGHTful Mediation Training Description: In this 21-hour course we take a deep dive into the difficult subject of domestic violence and teach mediators how to screen for Power Imbalances and Domestic Violence. Training will help mediators enhance their intake process to provide a safe process (more…)

Event Phone: 416-593-0210


  • 10-Hour Update on Identifying, Assessing and Managing Power Imbalances and Risk In FDR 9/30/2022
    September 30, 2022
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm Eastern

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Online) Trainers: Hilary Linton, J.D., LL.M., FDRP. Med-Certified Specialist in Family Mediation, Acc. FM., Cert. F. Med. Elizabeth Hyde, B. Ed., J.D., LL.M., Acc. FM., FDRP PC Organization Presenting the Program: Riverdale Mediation Ltd. Description: This one-day intensive program is designed to provide the bi-annual training on “screening for power imbalances” (more…)

Event Phone: 416-593-0210


  • Advanced Parenting Coordination (14 Hours)
    October 20, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • Advanced Parenting Coordination (14 Hours)
    October 21, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Online) Trainers: Elizabeth Hyde, B. Ed., J.D., LL.M., Acc. FM., FDRP PC Jared Norton, M.S.W., RSW. Organization Presenting the Program: Riverdale Mediation Ltd. Description: This interactive two-day workshop explores more advanced aspects of the of the Parenting Coordination (PC) process. It will assist professionals to identify challenging characteristics of high conflict (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.

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