Town Hall Series 2021: Mediator’s Search For Meaning 2.0 — The Family Mediator’s Mind, Heart, And Soul

Experienced professional family mediation trainers worldwide unite for this enlightening three-part APFM Town Hall exploration of the family mediator’s inner self, our beliefs about foundational mediation issues, and the principles that inspire our work in a post-pandemic world. We will explore:

  • Our Collective Mission
  • Our Thought Process
  • Our Guiding Values And Goals
  • Our Roles And Responsibilities
  • How Mind, Heart, And Soul May Or May Not Align With  Our Models, Techniques, And Strategies



Each Town Hall is 90 minutes long.

Part I
How we think and act as mediators

June 17, 2021
Recording below


Part II
Who we are and how we feel as mediators

July 15, 2021
Recording below


Part III
What we believe and why we choose to mediate

August 19, 2021
9 AM Pacific / 12 Noon Eastern

APFM Town Halls 2021

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June 17: The Mind of the Mediator

    July 15: The Heart of the Mediator

      August 19: The Soul of the Mediator

        Participation is Free; Registration is Required

        To register for one or more of these 90-minute online Town Halls, simply complete and submit the registration form below.

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        Each Town Hall will be recorded and available within approximately one week of the live event.

        Call for Questions

        Your extraordinary questions will shape each Town Hall presentation.

        Please submit your questions to [email protected] no later than May 31, 2021.

        Looking for the 2020 Town Halls? Visit the 2020 Town Hall page where you can also find the link to obtain an attendance certificate after viewing any of 2020 Town Halls.

        Past Town Hall Events

        Part 1: The Mind of the Mediator

        How we think and act as mediators

        Recorded June 17, 2021

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        Host: Michael Aurit

        Michael Aurit is President of The Academy of Professional Family Mediators, Co-Founder of The Aurit Center for Divorce Mediation in Scottsdale, Arizona, and an Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law. He is a licensed attorney in Arizona and California. *Biography provided for purposes of verifying Continuing Education credits in your state, if necessary.


        • Nina Meierding
        • Deborah Sword
        • Susan Guthrie
        • Larry Fong
        • Don Saposnek
        • Alex Glassmann

        Part 2: The Mind of the Mediator

        Who we are and how we feel as mediators

        Recorded July 15, 2021

        If the video does not display below, you can also view it here:

        Host: Michael Aurit


        • David Hoffman
        • Michael Lang
        • Jocelyn Wurzburg
        • Tracey-Leigh Wessels
        • Leyla Balakhane
        • Max Markin

        Looking for the 2020 Town Halls?

        APFM partnered with during the onset of the COVID pandemic to provide six groundbreaking and wildly popular Town Hall events for the professional family mediation community.

        All six recording are available for free. Click the button below to learn more.

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