Family Mediation Training 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.

July 2018

 

July 11

Richmond, VA

Theory and Practice of Caucusing in Mediation

Trainer: John Settle

This practical training will explore the “pros” and “cons” of caucusing, and display “best practices” – e.g., how to describe the caucus so that parties understand it’s uses and conditions; how to engage parties (and sometimes their attorneys) in best use of caucuses; balancing parties perceptions of fairness; confidentiality; and pitfalls to avoid.

Email: cmgtraining@cmg-foundation.org

Phone: 804-254-2664

More information is here. 

 

July 16

Richmond, VA

Ethics in Mediation for Mediators and Attorneys

Trainer: Donita King

In this program, we will discuss the ethical requirements pertaining to mediators. We will also take into consideration additional rules that apply to attorneys while serving as a mediator. This program is designed to be interactive. We will review the applicable Rules of Professional Conduct and Standards of Ethics for Mediators. Hypotheticals will then be posed for discussion based upon to include reference to relevant Legal Ethics Opinions.

Email: cmgtraining@cmg-foundation.org

Phone: 804-254-2664

More information is here. 

 

July 18

Richmond, VA

Dealing with Roadblocks and Impasse in Mediation

Trainer: John Settle

This training will provide a list of 80+ “tips and techniques” available to help proceed beyond being “stuck.” Just as important, the training will explore how the basics of good mediation and continuous self-reflection on one’s own contribution to impasse help advancing toward resolution.

Email: cmgtraining@cmg-foundation.org

Phone: 804-254-2664

More information is here. 

 

July 18-22

St. Louis, MO

The Divorce Whisperer: Mediation Training (40 hours)

Trainer: Marta Papa

These trainings will discuss alternative dispute resolution strategies, domestic violence issues, financial and custody matters, and family dynamics. Included will be a variety of videotapes, live demonstrations, lectures and discussions as well as role-play and coaching. Participants will receive a detailed 250 page course manual. The skills learned in mediation training are useful in everyday life, and your role as mediator can keep parties and families out of court, minimizing the strain on their relationship.

Email: info@consideringdivorce.com

Phone:   (314) 862-0202

More information here.

 

July 25-27

Richmond, VA

Basic Mediation Skills

Trainers: Jim Cullen & Hilda Roundtree

This is an intensive 3-day program providing participants with the opportunity to learn basic mediation skills and techniques that are foundational for preparation in all specialized areas of mediation practice. Through a mix of theory and practice, participants will learn the skills, tools and processes used by mediators. Experienced mediators will observe role-play mediations and assist participants to debrief and learn from all simulations. Participants in this program come from diverse professional backgrounds including law, psychology, social work, HR and sectors including non-profit, corporate management, and state and federal agencies.

Email: cmgtraining@cmg-foundation.org

Phone: 804-254-2664

More information is here. 

 

July 27-28

Fairfax, VA

Family Mediation Roleplay Northern Virginia Mediation Service

Trainers: Brian Hirsch and Christine Hissong

Participants will review the family mediation process, observe demonstrations, and practice several case scenarios. These role-plays provide participants with invaluable practice and feedback from seasoned mentor mediators. This program meets one of the requirements for certification to handle JDR and Circuit Court family cases in Virginia.
Prerequisite: Family Mediation Skills (NVMS) or an equivalent 20 – hour basic family mediation training.

Email: isolosi@nvms.us

Phone: (703) 865-7272

More information is here.

 

 

Online Training

 

4 Game-Changing Tips To Build Your Divorce Mediation Practice (1.5 hours)

— available anytime

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!

Email: michael@auritmediation.com

Phone: 480 378-2686

More information is here.

 

 

August 2018

August 8

Richmond, VA

Advanced Property Division for Mediators

Trainer: Donita King

Throughout the program, attendees will discuss and develop potential questions which can be used to help ensure that parties have provided full disclosure of necessary information, that they understand and agree with the decisions being made, and that they have been made aware of appropriate resources.

Email: cmgtraining@cmg-foundation.org

Phone: 804-254-2664

More information is here.

 

August 14

Richmond, VA

Impact of Personality and Culture on the Mediation Process

Trainer: Hilda Roundtree

This program provides an introduction to culture and its impact on both our clients and ourselves as mediators or attorneys. Attendees review the use of standard personality tests such as Myers-Briggs, and have the opportunity to take the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, Kilmann Conflict Style Inventory and the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory. We discuss the value of the different tests available, and the implications on our practice in both family and civil cases.

Email: cmgtraining@cmg-foundation.org

Phone: 804-254-2664

More information is here.

 

August 28

Richmond, VA

Graduate School for Mediators

Trainer: John Settle

Come together with peers and our highly experienced group leader, John Settle, to discuss successful mediation practices, ask questions, share information, and analyze ‘difficult’ cases. This workshop will provide strategies on how to overcome impasse, best practices when using caucus, trust-building, managing money demands, apologies, and other relevant topics. We will also explore common ethical issues related to self-determination, impartiality, and confidentiality.

Email: cmgtraining@cmg-foundation.org

Phone: 804-254-2664

More information is here.

 

September 2018

 

September 10

Richmond, VA

Ethics in Mediation for Mediators and Attorneys

Trainer: Donita King

In this program, we will discuss the ethical requirements pertaining to mediators. We will also take into consideration additional rules that apply to attorneys while serving as a mediator. This program is designed to be interactive. We will review the applicable Rules of Professional Conduct and Standards of Ethics for Mediators. Hypotheticals will then be posed for discussion based upon to include reference to relevant Legal Ethics Opinions.

Email: cmgtraining@cmg-foundation.org

Phone: 804-254-2664

More information is here.

 

September 13, 14 & 15

Toronto, ON

Advanced Family Mediation: Theory & Skills (21 Hours)

Trainers: Elizabeth Hyde, B.Ed., LL.M., Acc. FM; Hilary Linton, J.D., LL.M., FDRP. Med-Certified Specialist in Family Mediation, Acc. FM., Cert. F. Med.

This role-play based three-day workshop features experienced mediators, professional actors, experienced coaches and expert guest speakers. It will focus on advanced level skills training and is designed to partially meet the certification requirements of the OAFM, FDRIOand ADRIO. Through lectures, group discussion, video demonstrations, guest speakers, readings, role plays and one-on-one coaching you will learn: Review of conflict and negotiation theory; Advanced strategies and skills for persuasive negotiation; Advanced skills for effective mediation; and more.

Email: frank@riverdalemediation.com

Phone: (416) 593-7100

More information is here.

 

September 14

Greensboro, NC

Mediating High-Conflict Disputes (6 hours)

Trainer: Bill Eddy

North Carolina Association of Professional Family Mediators
This training is based on New Ways for Mediation®, a structured method for mediating high-conflict disputes.

 

Email: Scott Hardy, srhardy@CharlotteMediationGroup.com

More information is here.

 

September 18-20

Richmond, VA

Family Mediation Skills

Trainers: Jim Cullen & Hilda Roundtree

This course provides the basic knowledge and skills required for mediating family matters. This foundational program addresses family systems, child custody, visitation, parenting plans program and support matters and related laws and skills. This is an intensive, interactive program. Participants will learn through discussion, simulations, and role-play.

Email: cmgtraining@cmg-foundation.org

Phone: 804-254-2664

More information is here.

September 21 – 23

Kensington MD

Child Access Mediation Training (20 hours)

Trainer: Carl D Schneider, Ph.D.
This program provides professionals with hands-on training and with a clear framework to enable participants to work effectively with separating, divorcing, and unmarried parents who need to make parenting plans for children. Limit: ten participants.
Phone: 301-581-0330
More information is here.

October 2018

 

October 5

Richmond, VA

Screening for and Dealing with Domestic Violence Issues in Mediation

Trainers: Jim Cullen & Hilda Roundtree

Brief description of program: This course is critical for all mediators especially those working with families in conflict, mediators, lawyers, intake specialists or case managers. Through an interactive format of theory and experiential components, participants will gain an understanding of domestic violence and develop skills to help identify and screen for domestic violence, assess when mediation may /may not be appropriate and, recommended safe termination procedures.

Email: cmgtraining@cmg-foundation.org

Phone: 804-254-2664

More information is here.

 

October 10-12

Richmond, VA

Basic Mediation Skills

Trainers: Jim Cullen & Hilda Roundtree

This is an intensive 3-day program providing participants with the opportunity to learn basic mediation skills and techniques that are foundational for preparation in all specialized areas of mediation practice. Through a mix of theory and practice, participants will learn the skills, tools and processes used by mediators. Experienced mediators will observe role-play mediations and assist participants to debrief and learn from all simulations. Participants in this program come from diverse professional backgrounds including law, psychology, social work, HR and sectors including non-profit, corporate management, and state and federal agencies.

Email: cmgtraining@cmg-foundation.org

Phone: 804-254-2664

More information is here.

 

October 17-19 & 24-26

Corte Madera, CA

Basic Mediation Training (40 hours)

Trainer: Steven Rosenberg

This training covers every step of the mediation process from initial contact to settlement and includes extensive practice sessions with observation and feedback by experienced practitioners. This training has been approved for MCLE credit for Attorneys. To see what prior participants have to say, see: http://www.rosenbergmediation.com/pg16.cfm.

Email: Steven@RosenbergMediation.com

Phone: (415 ) 383-5544

More information is here.

 

October 18-19

Richmond, VA

Circuit Court Family: Mediating Economic Issues in Separation/Divorce

Trainer: Donita King

For most families, divorce has legal, financial and emotional components. This experiential course addresses the knowledge and skills required by mediators working with families who are separating or divorcing. Key topics include the division of assets and liabilities, bankruptcy issues, tax issues, and spousal support. Participants will have the opportunity to review typical forms, documents, helpful resources and sample agreements.

Email: cmgtraining@cmg-foundation.org

Phone: 804-254-2664

More information is here.

October 18 – 22

Kensington MD

Basic Divorce Mediation Training (40 hours)

Trainer: Carl D Schneider, Ph.D.
This course covers the basic content areas of divorce mediation – property division, support and parenting. Extensive use of videotapes for instruction, including tapes of actual mediations. There will be a minimum of six mediation role-plays and a 400-page manual. Limit: ten participants.
Phone: 301-581-0330
More information is here.

October 19-21 & November 3-4

New York, NY

42-hour Basic Divorce Mediation Training (New York, NY)

Trainers: Ken Neumann, Steve Abel, & Ada Hasloecher

The Center’s Basic Training program, offered three times a year, provides a comprehensive introduction to the theoretical and practical issues of divorce mediation. It includes an overview of the emotional process of divorce, the economic and legal issues, and the theory and technique of mediation in divorce-related disputes. A substantial part of our program is the extensive use of role-play exercises where all students get opportunities to be the mediator as well as one of the divorcing parties.

Email: KenNeumann@TeamMediation.org

Phone: (212) 799-4302

More information is here.

 

November 2018

 

November 8-9

Corte Madera, CA

Advanced Mediation Training (15 hours )

Trainer: Steven Rosenberg

This is an interactive, professional training program utilizing simulations, coaching, lectures and demonstrations. The training is designed to supplement and reinforce things covered in Basic Mediation Training and introduce some new concepts. There will ample opportunity to practice in observed role-plays. This training tends to be smaller than the basic mediation training so there is an opportunity to tailor it to specific issues that the participants want to explore. The training has been approved for MCLE Credit.

Email: Steven@RosenbergMediation.com

Phone: (415)383-5544

 

More information is here. 

 

November 14, 15 & 16, 2018

Toronto, ON

Family Mediation Practicum (21 Hours)

Trainers: Elizabeth Hyde, B.Ed., LL.M., Acc. FM; Hilary Linton, J.D., LL.M., FDRP. Med-Certified Specialist in Family Mediation, Acc. FM., Cert. F. Med.

This workshop follows a real case, in real time, from the first email to closing the file, over three days. Students will interact with “real” clients, deal with typical, daily challenges in a family mediation practice, learn how to open, manage and close files, and practice their mediation skills in a realistic and fast-paced setting, with professional feedback from experienced instructors.

Email: frank@riverdalemediation.com

Phone: (416) 593-7100

More information is here.

November 16 – 18

Kensington MD

Marital Property Mediation Training (20 hours)

Trainer: Carl D Schneider, Ph.D.
This workshop is for anyone who wants to mediate the economic aspects of family law cases. The prerequisite for this training, designed for both new and experienced mediators, is a completed 40-hour mediation training. If you are already mediating, the more experience you bring to the training, the more you will get from it. If you are just starting up, this will help. Limit: ten participants.
Phone: 301-581-0330
More information is here.

 

November 27

Richmond, VA

Advanced Property Division for Mediators

Trainer: Donita King

For most families, divorce has legal, financial and emotional components. This experiential course addresses the knowledge and skills required by mediators working with families who are separating or divorcing. Key topics include the division of assets and liabilities, bankruptcy issues, tax issues, and spousal support. Participants will have the opportunity to review typical forms, documents, helpful resources and sample agreements.

Email: cmgtraining@cmg-foundation.org

Phone: 804-254-2664

More information is here.

 

December 2018

December 6 – 10

Kensington MD

Basic Divorce Mediation Training (40 hours)

Trainer: Carl D Schneider, Ph.D.
This course covers the basic content areas of divorce mediation – property division, support and parenting. Extensive use of videotapes for instruction, including tapes of actual mediations. There will be a minimum of six mediation role-plays and a 400-page manual. Limit: ten participants.
Phone: 301-581-0330
More information is here.

December 11-13

Richmond, VA

Basic Mediation Skills

Trainers: Jim Cullen & Hilda Roundtree

This course provides the basic knowledge and skills required for mediating family matters. This foundational program addresses family systems, child custody, visitation, parenting plans program and support matters and related laws and skills. This is an intensive, interactive program. Participants will learn through discussion, simulations, and role-play.

Email: cmgtraining@cmg-foundation.org

Phone: 804-254-2664

More information is here.

 

December 18

Richmond, VA

 Impact of Personality and Culture on the Mediation Process

Trainer: Hilda Roundtree

This program provides an introduction to culture and its impact on both our clients and ourselves as mediators or attorneys. Attendees review the use of standard personality tests such as Myers-Briggs, and have the opportunity to take the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, Kilmann Conflict Style Inventory and the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory. We discuss the value of the different tests available, and the implications on our practice in both family and civil cases.

Email: cmgtraining@cmg-foundation.org

Phone: 804-254-2664

More information is here.

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APFM members may list their professional family mediation training programs at no charge.

For others, the cost is $39 per event listing.

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