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.

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.

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 Parenting Coordination (14 Hours)
     March 21, 2024 - April 8, 2024
     12:00 am - 11:55 pm Eastern

Dates: Program open from March 21 – April 8, 2024 for self-directed learning. Live, interactive tutorials on March 28 & April 8, 2024 (PM Sessions) Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Online) Trainers: Hilary Linton (JD, LL.M, Acc FM, Cert.FM., FDRP Arb/PC) & Dr. Shely Polak (Clinical Social Worker & Family Mediator) Organization Presenting the Program: Riverdale (more…)


  • Introductory Collaborative Interdisciplinary Training
     March 27, 2024 - March 29, 2024
     12:00 pm - 5:30 pm Eastern

Location: Online via Zoom (Live and interactive online training) Trainers/Presenters: Forrest “Woody” Mosten, Anne Lucas, MA, LMHC, and David Harper, C.P.A. Organization: Mosten Guthrie Academy Description: Discover a New Path in Your Professional Career with Mosten Guthrie Academy’s Inaugural Collaborative Practice Training. Our unique program is specifically tailored for divorce professionals, family law attorneys, therapists, (more…)

Event Phone: 519-252-2772


  • Family Law for Mediators (21 Hours)
     April 3, 2024 - April 5, 2024
     9:00 am - 6:00 pm Eastern
  • Family Law for Mediators (21 Hours)
     November 4, 2024 - November 6, 2024
     9:00 am - 6:00 pm Eastern

Location: Online (Ontario) Trainer: Cynthia Nantais Organization Presenting the Program: INSIGHTful Mediation Training Description: Our Family Law course has been rated as exceptional because of the devotion of our training team to making this content relevant and understandable. Whether you are taking this course to meet the accreditation requirements or re-taking it so that you (more…)

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 16, 2024
     3:00 pm - 7:00 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 17, 2024 - April 19, 2024
     9:00 am - 6:00 pm Eastern
  • Family Relations in Mediation (21 Hours)
     November 20, 2024 - November 22, 2024
     9:00 am - 6:00 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: 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…)


  • 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…)

Event Phone: 519-252-2772


  • Fundamentals of Family Mediation 2024 (40 Hour Basic): September
     September 9, 2024 - September 13, 2024
     9:00 am - 6:00 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…)


  • 40-Hour Family and Divorce Mediation Training
     September 16, 2024 - September 20, 2024
     12:30 pm - 5:00 pm Eastern
  • 40-Hour Family and Divorce Mediation Training
     September 23, 2024 - September 27, 2024
     12:30 pm - 5:00 pm Eastern

Location: Online via Zoom (Live and interactive online training) Trainers/Presenters: Forrest “Woody” Mosten, Susan Guthrie and Christina McGhee Organization: Mosten Guthrie Academy Description: Mosten Guthrie flagship 40-Hour Family and Divorce Mediation Training gets rave reviews from both experienced divorce professionals and those just starting out in mediation, Collaborative practice, and coaching. Top-notch instructors, innovative materials (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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