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: 519-252-2772


  • Excellent Questioning
     July 17, 2024
     6:00 pm - 9:15 pm Eastern

Location: Online (Ontario) Trainer:  Jennifer Suzor and Jared Norton Organization Presenting the Program: INSIGHTful Mediation Training Description: Join Insightful Mediation Training Lead Trainer Jennifer Suzor as she and experienced mediator Jared Norton explore the many ways we can use questions to better understand our clients, their underlying interests and motivations, and lead them to discover (more…)


  • Monthly Reflective Practice Group
     July 18, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern
  • Monthly Reflective Practice Group
     August 15, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern
  • Monthly Reflective Practice Group
     September 19, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern
  • Monthly Reflective Practice Group
     October 17, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern
  • Monthly Reflective Practice Group
     November 21, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern
  • Monthly Reflective Practice Group
     December 19, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern
  • Monthly Reflective Practice Group
     January 16, 2025
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern
  • Monthly Reflective Practice Group
     February 20, 2025
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern
  • Monthly Reflective Practice Group
     March 20, 2025
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern
  • Monthly Reflective Practice Group
     April 17, 2025
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern

Dates: Third Thursday of each month, May 16, 2024 through April 17, 2025, 12 PM to 1:30 PM U.S. Eastern Tim Location: Online Trainers: Hansa Patel, Michael Lang, and Susan Terry Organization Presenting the Program: Reflective Practice Institute International Description: The Reflective Debrief® model developed by Michael Lang and Susan Terry is a structured non-judgmental (more…)

Event Phone: (617) 621-7009 x29


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Elder Decisions® Elder Mediation Training (Adult Family Mediation Training) - June/July 2024
     July 18, 2024
     12:15 pm - 5:00 pm Eastern
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Elder Decisions® Elder Mediation Training (Adult Family Mediation Training) - June/July 2024
     July 25, 2024
     12:15 pm - 5:00 pm Eastern

Location: Online via Zoom Trainers/Presenters: Crystal Thorpe, MSW, MBA Arline Kardasis, MAT 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 who work with older adults and (more…)

Event Phone: 405-569-3105


  • Family and Divorce Mediation Training (40 Hours) - Summer 2024
     July 19, 2024 - July 20, 2024
     9:00 am - 7:00 pm Eastern
  • Family and Divorce Mediation Training (40 Hours) - Fall 2024
     November 15, 2024 - November 16, 2024
     9:00 am - 7:00 pm Eastern
  • Family and Divorce Mediation Training (40 Hours) - Fall 2024
     November 22, 2024 - November 23, 2024
     9:00 am - 7:00 pm Eastern

Trainer: Dr. Rob Keiter Organization Presenting the Program: Keiter Mediation LLC Description: This course meets the training requirements of the Oklahoma District Court Mediation Act to be court-approved as a family and divorce mediator in Oklahoma. This course will also meet the standards for family and divorce mediation training in most states. The financial, legal, (more…)

Event Phone: 519-252-2772


  • Child Support Law In Mediation
     July 23, 2024
     6:00 pm - 9:15 pm Eastern

Location: Online (Ontario) Trainer:  Jennifer Suzor Organization Presenting the Program: INSIGHTful Mediation Training Description: Many accredited family mediators and other professionals working with the legal system want to have a better understanding of family law, drafting and other essential skills. These courses are delivered “live” so questions can be answered and demonstrations are given of (more…)

Event Phone: 519-252-2772


  • 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…)


  • Mediator Strengths
     July 25, 2024
     1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern

Gallup Research shows that when people identify and use their strengths, they’re six times more likely to be engaged at work and three times more likely to say they’re living their best life. For mediators, applying this knowledge is huge. Here’s how knowing and using our strengths can help us: We’re more focused: Being fully (more…)

Event Phone: 519-252-2772


  • Spousal Support Law In Mediation
     July 25, 2024
     6:00 pm - 9:15 pm Eastern

Location: Online (Ontario) Trainer: Cindy Nantais Organization Presenting the Program: INSIGHTful Mediation Training Description: Many accredited family mediators and other professionals working with the legal system want to have a better understanding of family law, drafting and other essential skills. These courses are delivered “live” so questions can be answered and demonstrations are given of (more…)


  • Practice Development Group: Getting Your Practice to Yes
     August 1, 2024
     12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern
  • Practice Development Group: Getting Your Practice to Yes
     September 5, 2024
     12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern
  • Practice Development Group: Getting Your Practice to Yes
     October 10, 2024
     12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern

Trainer: Patrick Kalscheur Organization Presenting the Program: Mosten Guthrie Academy Description: “Getting to Yes” by Roger Fisher and William Ury is a seminal work in the field of mediation and conflict resolution. Mediators know the importance of helping clients identify their underlying needs when working through difficult decisions. Helping mediation clients voice those deeper needs (more…)

Event Phone: 519-252-2772


  • Property Law In Mediation
     August 7, 2024
     6:00 pm - 9:15 pm Eastern

Location: Online (Ontario) Trainer: Cindy Nantais Organization Presenting the Program: INSIGHTful Mediation Training Description: This 3 hour course is designed for Accredited Family Mediators wanting a deeper understanding of mediation in property law or for those in the family justice system working with families and interested in family mediation. Learn more about deductions, exclusions, pre-marriage (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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