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.

November 2018

November 5 – 8

Family Law (21 / 30 Hours)

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

An accessible and engaging overview of Ontario family law, this course is designed for anyone seeking to become an accredited family mediator, parenting coordinator or arbitrator, who does not have a family law background. The primary purpose of the course to learn how to ensure that clients understand the legal implications of any potential settlement options (remote delivery of live and online content).

Email: [email protected]

Phone 416-593-0210

More info is here.

 

November 6

Online Video Conference

Talk with the President of APFM (1 hour)

Discussion Leader: Virginia Colin

This free video conference is open to all family mediators.(Most of our monthly free video conferences for APFM members only.) What Would You Like to Discuss? Helping clients more effectively? Growing your practice? These online video conferences are designed to give mediators with varying amounts of experience opportunities to converse with each other about almost anything.

Email: [email protected]

More info is here. 

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: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

Phone: (416) 593-7100

More information is here.

November 16

Online (Zoom video conference)

Mediator Settlement Proposals: Combining Client-Centered Communication with Evaluation; followed by Case Consultations with Woody Mosten

Trainer: Forrest “Woody” Mosten

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 952-222-8048

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: [email protected]

Phone: 804-254-2664

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: [email protected]

Phone: 480 378-2686

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: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

Phone: 804-254-2664

More information is here.

January 2019

February 2019

February 5-February 9

San Diego, CA

Basic Family Meditation Training (40 hours)

Trainers: Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Dr. Mary Lund, and Lara Traum

This uniquely designed training is a favorite for both beginners and experienced mediators, as well as lawyers, mental health, and financial professionals. It includes a solid overview of skills and concepts and is based on cutting edge scholarship in the field.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 310-721-4291

More info is here. 

March 2019

March 1-March 2

San Diego, CA

Effective Interdisciplinary Teamwork 

Trainers: Forrest (Woody) Mosten and Dr. Constance Ahrons

This training focuses on the how teams can be effective for families in mediation and collaborative practice. Participants will learn the foundations for forming a team and implementing teamwork based on successful team models from other fields and practical experience in the family field.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 310-721-4291

More info is here. 

April 2019

May 2019

June 2019

June 7-June 8

San Diego, CA

Collaboratively Representing Clients in Mediation and in Pre-Marital Agreements

Trainer: Forrest (Woody) Mosten

This training is for mediators, lawyers, and other collaborative professionals who want to maximize client centered decision making in mediation and in building pre-marital agreements. Many family lawyers treat mediation as the next step of the litigation process and import adversarial negotiations into mediation rather than as a safe impartial container to resolve all disputed issues. This course will show how the disqualification clause can be successfully used by mediators and lawyers to reduce the chance of premature termination when the going gets tough.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 310-721-4291

More info is here.

July 2019

August 2019

September 2019

September 6 

San Diego, CA

Confidential Expert Parenting and Financial Evaluations in Mediation and Other Negotiations (4 hours) 

Trainer: Forrest (Woody) Mosten

Despite good lawyering or the efforts of a caring trained mediator, parties may reach impasse in their negotiations. They may need the evaluative opinion of an expert to help them move toward settlement. Based on Woody Mosten’s articles on Confidential Mini-Evaluations (CME) published in 1993 and 2011 and protocols developed in his mediation practice, this workshop will show you how to set up and utilize a CME in both child custody and complex financial matters.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 310-721-4291

More info is here.  

September 27-September 28

San Diego, CA

Building A Successful (and Profitable) Collaborative and Mediation Practice

Trainer: Forrest (Woody) Mosten and Adam Cordover

This two-day workshop is designed for Mediators and Collaborative Professionals with a variety of backgrounds (lawyers, mental health, financial and other professionals, business persons, and clergy) who have private practices or wish to open up their own practice. The course employs a cutting-edge interactive curriculum to help participants grow their dispute resolution practices and increase their financial profitability as mediators, negotiators, and mediation advocates, working in interdisciplinary teams. It includes information about how to market and manage your practice.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 310-721-4291

More info is here.

October 2019

November 2019

November 15-November 16

San Diego, CA

Advanced Mediation Skills

Trainer: Forrest (Woody) Mosten

This 2-day course is designed for mediators who have already completed at least 30 hours of training in a basic family mediation course.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 310-721-4291

More info is here.

December 2019

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Please send information to [email protected] in the following format:

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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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