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 basic fundamentals and skills before attending a program focused on using fundamental 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.

October 2017

October 4 – 6 and 11 – 13

Corte Madera, CA

Mediator Training

Trainer: Steven Rosenberg

This training from long-time mediation trainer Steven Rosenberg 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, visit this page.

Email: Steven@RosenbergMediation.com

Phone: (415) 383-5544

More information is here.

 

October 7, 8, 14, 21, and 28

Monroe Township, NJ

40-Hour Divorce Mediation Training

Trainer: Anju D. Jessani, MBA, APM and distinguished mediators, attorneys, therapists, and other professionals.

Learn through lecture, faculty demonstration, and role plays. The key elements of training are
• Technique: Learn what mediation is, what good mediation skills are, and how to use these techniques in your practice.
• Parenting, child support, alimony, equitable distribution, and domestic violence.
• Process: How a divorce mediation is conducted from beginning to end.

Participants will receive documents, such as agreements to mediate, balance and expense spreadsheets, and Memoranda of Understanding in both paper and electronic format that you can customize for your practice.

Email: ajessani@dwdmediation.org
Phone: (201) 217-1090
More info is here.

 

October 16, 17, 18

 Toronto, ON

Screening for Power Imbalances Including Family Violence

Trainers: Hilary Linton, J.D., LL.B., LL.M.(ADR), Acc. FM / Cert. F. Med Elizabeth Hyde, B.Ed., LL.M., Acc. FM

Brief description of program: Understanding the sources of negotiation power is critical for effective family mediation, collaborative practice, and negotiation. This course is mandatory for family arbitrators and parenting coordinators, and must be repeated every 5 years unless you have done 10 cases in that time. This course is also for mediators seeking accreditation. The trainer, Hilary Linton has taught lawyers, mediators, collaborative practitioners and arbitrators in the U.K., the U.S., British Columbia, Nunavut and across Ontario, including staff at Legal Aid Ontario and the Office of the Children’s Lawyer. Speakers, co-trainers, skilled coaches and professional actors supplement the lectures. Case studies, role plays and exercises are designed to teach family law professionals how to identify, assess and manage risk and power imbalances in their practices.

Email: frank@riverdalemediation.com

Phone: (416)593-7100

More information is here.

 

October 17

Richmond, Virginia

Negotiation Skills for Mediators

Trainer: John Settle, J.D., M.P.A.

Understanding the basics of negotiation is fundamental to the mediator’s art. The ability to negotiate well is a basic life skill and many people do it poorly. This class provides attendees with skills and techniques for practicing the art and science of persuasion and negotiation. While focusing on the “interest-bases” approach, this course also provides an understanding of how to meet the “hard-bargainer”, the difficult people and challenging situations we all face.

Email: blowry@cmg-foundation.org

Phone: (804)254-2664

More information is here.

 

October 19, 20, 21, 26 & 27

Lexington, Massachusetts

40-Hour Divorce Meditation Training – approved by APFM

Trainers: John A. Fiske & Diane Neumann

We have offered our 40-hour training since 1998 and continue to stimulate our trainees and ourselves in a comprehensive explanation, demonstration and the realistic experience of mediating a divorce. We believe people learn by doing, so we emphasize role plays in a safe place for people to learn divorce mediation skills as well as a lot about themselves. We are proud that 7 of our present Massachusetts Probate and Family Court judges have taken our training, along with several judges who after retirement took this training on their path to becoming divorce mediators. This training was the first to be approved by the APFM.

Email: jadamsfiske@yahoo.com
More information is here.

 

October 20, 21, 22

New York City, NY

Basic Training in Divorce Mediation

The Center’s Basic Training program, usually given on two weekends (five days), 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. This program includes the required 2 hours on Domestic Violence Training and has 42 CLE credits in New York.

Phone: (212)799-4302 (Ken Neumann)
More info is here.

 

October 23-27

Bloomington, Minnesota

40 Hour Client-Centered Divorce Mediation Training

Trainers: Stephen K. Erickson, J.D. and Marilyn S. McKnight, M.A. 

Come to beautiful Minnesota in the fall and learn mediation from two of the masters!  Five packed days include roleplays, interactive discussions, lectures and exercises that will leave participants with new skills and techniques to help divorcing couples resolve their disputes.  Comprehensive training manual and valuable handouts included.  Significantly discounted fees available for previously trained mediators.

Email: events@ericksonmediation.com

Phone: (952) 835-3688

More information is HERE.

 

October 23-27

San Rafael, California

Essentials of Meditation (3 days) and Divorce Mediation (2 days)

Trainer: Nancy Foster, J.D

Last time offered – last chance to take it! Learn to mediate with skill & heart. Two dynamic master mediators share their knowledge, experience & philosophies about guiding parties to better understanding & durable resolutions. Practical skill-building grounded in theory & research. Lectures, demonstrations, exercises & role plays. Extensive manual with forms incl. 5-, 3- or 2-day training. Early registration discounted fees available.

Email: ncmc@ncmc-mediate.org

Phone: (415)461-6392

More information is here.

 

October 24

Richmond, Virginia

 “Graduate School” for Mediators

Trainer: John Settle, J.D., M.P.A.

Come together with peers and a highly experienced group leader to discuss successful 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, dealing with money demands, apologies, and other relevant topics as determined by the group. We will also explore common ethical issues related to self-determination, impartiality, and confidentiality. This workshop focuses on “best practices” and crosses specialty areas like family and workplace, etc.

Email: blowry@cmg-foundation.org

Phone: (804)254-2664

More information is here.

 

October 26 – 28

Chicago, IL

ADFP Divorce Catalyst Conference

The Association of Divorce Financial Planners is eager to have professional family mediators participate in their 2017 conference. The conference will feature numerous advanced, cutting-edge workshops, as well as sessions on divorce taxation designed for the newer divorce financial planning practitioner. Family mediators and divorce financial planners are natural referral partners.

Email: kristin.beane@divorceandfinance.org
Phone: 508-499-3701

More info is here.

 

 

November 2017

 

November 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, and 10

Memphis, TN

40-hour or 46-hour Facilitative Family Mediation Training

This training satisfies the requirements of Tennessee Rule 31 and has been approved by the Tennessee Supreme Court. Contact Ms. Wurzburg for clarification about registering for 40 hours or for 46 hours.

Trainer: Jocelyn Dan Wurzburg, J.D.

Email: wurzburg@mediate.com

Phone: 901-684-1332

 

November 2 – 4

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

2.5-Day Elder Mediation Training

This training focuses on adult guardianship and family caregiver mediation. Learn the differences between other types of mediation and elder mediation. In this training, we will focus on the mediator’s responsibility toward inclusion of the older person’s voice in the mediation and techniques for working in multiparty family mediations. At the conclusion of the training, you will be prepared to organize and perform elder mediations. This training is meant as an advanced training for those who have already taken basic mediation training, and an introduction to elder mediation for those who have not. Offered through Conflict Resolution Services.

Email: director@conflictservicespa.org
Phone: (717) 293-7231

 

November 4, 5

New York City, NY

Basic Training in Divorce Mediation

The Center’s Basic Training program, usually given on two weekends (five days), 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. This program includes the required 2 hours on Domestic Violence Training and has 42 CLE credits in New York.

Phone: (212)799-4302 (Ken Neumann)
More info is here.

 

November 8, 9, & 10

Toronto, ON

Family Relations (14 or 21 Hours)

The course is designed to provide additional theory, understanding, and skills to address complex intimate partner and family related issues, and mental health issues, which are present in Family Mediation. The course combines lecture, individual and group exercises, multimedia, and case examples.

Trainer: Jared Norton, M.S.W.

Email: frank@riverdalemediation.com

Phone: (416) 593-0210

More information is here.

 

November 22, 23 & 24

Toronto, ON

Advanced Family Mediation Practicum (21 Hours)

Trainers: Elizabeth Hyde, B.Ed., LL.M., Acc. FM Hilary Linton, J.D., LL.B., LL.M.(ADR), 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.

 

 December 2017

December 4 & 5

Toronto, ON

Advanced Parenting Coordination (14 Hours)

Trainers: Elizabeth Hyde, B.Ed., LL.M., Acc. FM Jared Norton, M.S.W., RSW., Acc. FM

This interactive two-day workshop will explore advance topics of the Parenting Coordination (PC) process. It will assist professionals to understand and identify challenging characteristics of high conflict parents and techniques for working effectively with them, the role of the PC in families with disputes about the parenting of infants and toddlers, coaching parents on communication skills, The importance of writing clear, concise and precise agreements, recommendations or decisions, and more.

Email: frank@riverdalemediation.com

Phone: (416)593-7100

More information is here.

To request a listing on this calendar

please fill out this form. The cost is $39 per event listing. APFM members may list their professional mediation training programs at no charge.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This