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


  • Insight Mediation Skills Building
     August 9, 2024
     9:30 am - 4:30 pm Eastern

Location: Online (Ontario) Trainer: Elizabeth Sterritt and Jennifer Suzor Organization Presenting the Program: INSIGHTful Mediation Training Description: This is a full-day intermediate level training for those wishing to understand and apply insight mediation techniques. Insight mediation is a different approach to conflict than traditional interest based and deals with the threat/defend dynamics that are so (more…)


  • Monthly Reflective Practice Group
     August 13, 2024
     9:00 am - 10:30 am Eastern
  • Monthly Reflective Practice Group
     September 10, 2024
     9:00 am - 10:30 am Eastern
  • Monthly Reflective Practice Group
     October 8, 2024
     9:00 am - 10:30 am Eastern
  • Monthly Reflective Practice Group
     November 12, 2024
     9:00 am - 10:30 am Eastern
  • Monthly Reflective Practice Group
     December 10, 2024
     9:00 am - 10:30 am Eastern
  • Monthly Reflective Practice Group
     January 14, 2025
     9:00 am - 10:30 am Eastern
  • Monthly Reflective Practice Group
     February 11, 2025
     9:00 am - 10:30 am Eastern
  • Monthly Reflective Practice Group
     March 11, 2025
     9:00 am - 10:30 am Eastern
  • Monthly Reflective Practice Group
     April 8, 2025
     9:00 am - 10:30 am Eastern

Dates: Second Tuesday of each month, May 14, 2024 through April 8, 2025, 9 AM to 10:30 AM U.S. Eastern Time Location: Online Trainers: Susan Terry, Ellen Waldorf, and Michael Lang 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: 519-252-2772


  • Drafting Skills For Mediators
     August 21, 2024
     6:00 pm - 9:15 pm Eastern

Location: Online (Ontario) Trainer: Jennifer Suzor Organization Presenting the Program: INSIGHTful Mediation Training Description: This 3 hour course is designed for family professionals and Accredited Family Mediators wanting to draft with clarity and precision for clients and other justice partners. This is an essential skill for mediators and is taught by Lead Trainer Jennifer Suzor. (more…)

Event Phone: 519-252-2772


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


  • Mosten Ousky Collaborative Practice Consultation and Study Group
     September 10, 2024
     12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern
  • Mosten Ousky Collaborative Practice Consultation and Study Group
     October 8, 2024
     12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern
  • Mosten Ousky Collaborative Practice Consultation and Study Group
     November 12, 2024
     12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern
  • Mosten Ousky Collaborative Practice Consultation and Study Group
     December 10, 2024
     12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern
  • Mosten Ousky Collaborative Practice Consultation and Study Group
     January 14, 2025
     12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern
  • Mosten Ousky Collaborative Practice Consultation and Study Group
     February 11, 2025
     12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern
  • Mosten Ousky Collaborative Practice Consultation and Study Group
     March 11, 2025
     12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern
  • Mosten Ousky Collaborative Practice Consultation and Study Group
     April 8, 2025
     12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern
  • Mosten Ousky Collaborative Practice Consultation and Study Group
     May 13, 2025
     12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern

Trainer: Woody Mosten & Ron Ousky Organization Presenting the Program: Mosten Guthrie Academy Description: Raise your Collaborative Practice strategies and skills, form meaningful and long-lasting professional connections, and benefit from the insights generated by an interdisciplinary group of practitioners dedicated to their craft. Facilitated by Woody Mosten and Ron Ousky for a third year, 90-minute (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 and Susan Guthrie 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 and a (more…)


  • Case Consultation and Study Group
     October 1, 2024
     12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern
  • Case Consultation and Study Group
     November 5, 2024
     12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern
  • Case Consultation and Study Group
     December 3, 2024
     12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern
  • Case Consultation and Study Group
     January 7, 2025
     12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern
  • Case Consultation and Study Group
     February 4, 2025
     12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern
  • Case Consultation and Study Group
     March 4, 2025
     12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern

Trainer: Forrest Mosten Organization Presenting the Program: Mosten Guthrie Academy Description: Raise your conflict resolution strategies and skills, form meaningful and long-lasting professional connections, and benefit from the insights generated by an interdisciplinary group of practitioners dedicated to their craft. Whether just starting out or after many years of practice, Mediators and Collaborative professionals face (more…)

Event Phone: 519-252-2772


  • Screening for Power Imbalances and Domestic Violence (21 Hours)
     October 2, 2024 - October 4, 2024
     9:00 am - 5:00 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: 508-655-5980


  • 40-Hour Basic Divorce Mediation Training (Zoom)
     October 15, 2024 - October 17, 2024
     8:45 am - 1:30 pm Eastern
  • 40-Hour Basic Divorce Mediation Training (Zoom)
     October 22, 2024 - October 24, 2024
     8:45 am - 1:30 pm Eastern
  • 40-Hour Basic Divorce Mediation Training (Zoom)
     October 29, 2024 - October 31, 2024
     8:45 am - 1:30 pm Eastern

Location: Zoom Trainers: Justin Kelsey, Esq. Ellen Waldorf, Esq. John Fiske, Esq. Kenia Franjul, LICSW Jennifer Hawthorne, Esq. Betsy Ross, LICSW, CGP Victoria C. Spetter, Esq. Kim Whelan, CDFA Julia Nepini, LICSW Organization Presenting the Program: Divorce Mediation Training Associates Description: This intensive 40-hour divorce mediation training class equips you with the skills of a (more…)

Event Phone: 519-252-2772


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

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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