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.

Online Training

available anytime:

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!

Email: michael@auritmediation.com

Phone: 480 378-2686

More information is here.

 

May 2018

May 1

Richmond, VA

Theory and Practice of Caucusing in Mediation

Trainer: John Settle

Meeting privately with parties during mediation is a contentious issue – some strongly favor the practice, and just as many avoid it. Caucuses can be very useful for our parties, but, if misused, can get mediators in trouble. It is more appropriate for some kinds of cases than others. 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.

 

May 1 – 3

Newton, MA

Elder Decisions® Elder & Adult Family Mediation Training

Trainers: Arline Kardasis and Crystal Thorpe

This Elder Decisions® training teaches mediators specialized skills and techniques for successfully mediating adult family conversations around issues such as living arrangements, caregiving, financial planning, inheritance/estate disputes, medical decisions, family communication, and driving. Join trainers Arline Kardasis and Crystal Thorpe, with guest experts from the fields of elder law and gerontology, for three days packed with content, skill-building, role plays, and opportunities to interact with fellow participants (who often travel from around the world to attend). This training is approved under Part 146 by the New York State Unified Court System’s Office of ADR Programs for 16 hours of Additional Mediation Training.

Email: training@ElderDecisions.com

Phone: 617-621-7009 X29

More information is here.

 

May 3 – 5

Philadelphia, PA

Peace Institute

Trainer: Forrest “Woody” Mosten

This first-ever Peace Institute is an intensive, interdisciplinary, three-day symposium for attorneys, mental health and financial professionals. Learn concepts, values and perspectives of peacemaking, collaborative law, limited scope representation and preventative legal services. Discuss the implications for confidentiality and preventive family professional services, and survey developments in conflict resolution and interdisciplinary teamwork. Practice skills involved in these basic concepts. Explore alternative role models and possible career opportunities in peacemaking, conflict resolution and interdisciplinary teamwork.

Email: Pamela.DeCecco@pabar.org

Phone: 800-932-0311

More information is here.

 

May 4

Richmond, VA

Ethics in Mediation for Mediators and Attorneys

Trainer: Donita King

As a mediator, we are required to be cognizant not only of the ethical requirements applicable to mediators, but also of our other professional obligations. In this interactive 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. 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.

 

May 10, 11, 12, 15 & 16

Toronto, ON

Basic Family Mediation: Theory & Skills (40 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 intensive five-day program is designed to provide the fundamentals of family mediation. Featuring experienced mediators and academics in conflict theory and analysis; seminal readings about conflict, disputing and mediation; role plays; case studies; exercises; class discussion; take-home assignments; and extensive resource information.

Email: frank@riverdalemediation.com

Phone: (416) 593-7100

More information is here.

 

May 11

Atlanta, Georgia

Complex Finances: The Division of Assets in Domestic Relations

Trainers:  Russell Love, Suzanne Durbin, Jerry Humphries

Learn the Do’s and Dont’s for dividing retirement accounts, what a QDRO is, how to avoid costly errors when dividing brokerage accounts, how to utilize life insurance is an asset to secure alimony and child support, and how to include the value of a business in dividing assets. The GeorgiaOffice of Dispute Resolution and the Georgia State Bar are offering 3 CEU/CLE’s for this workshop.

Email: Atlantamediator@aol.com

Phone: (470) 578-6115

More information is here.

 

 

May 17-18

San Diego CA

Four Day Family Law Mediation Training (30 hours)

Trainers:Robin Seigle, Shawn Skillin, and Shawn Weber 

This is a fun and interactive opportunity for attorneys, therapists and divorce financial professionals to learn the structure and skills to conduct a divorce mediation from start to finish. Participants will receive hands-on, practical training to assist parties involved in divorce or separation. This training has been approved for 30 hours California MCLE credit and qualifies for 30 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs

Email: FamilyResolutionInstitute@gmail.com

Phone: 877-361-9909 ext. 1

Website: Family Resolution Institute 

 

May 17-18

Milwaukee, WI

Interdisciplinary Family Law Mediation (30 hours)

Trainers: Susan Hansen, JD; Casey Holtz, PhD, Paul Stenzel, JD

Experienced WI mediators will provide a step-by step interdisciplinary process for focused on working with self-represented couples. The training will provide practical skills and tools, interactive learning and ethics-including neutral drafting of legal documents. 30 credits, including 3 ethics credits.

Email:  infi@familymediationcenter.org

Phone: (414) 939-6707

More information is here.

 

May 18-20 & June 2-3

New York, NY

Basic Divorce Mediation Training (42 hours)

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.

 

May 31st – June 1st

Milwaukee, WI

Interdisciplinary Family Law Mediation

Trainers: Susan Hansen, JD; Casey Holtz, PhD, Paul Stenzel, JD

Experienced WI mediators will provide a step-by step interdisciplinary process for focused on working with self-represented couples. The training will provide practical skills and tools, interactive learning and ethics-including neutral drafting of legal documents. 30 credits, including 3 ethics credits.

Email:  infi@familymediationcenter.org

Phone: (414) 939-6707

More information is here.

 

June 2018

June 5

Washington DC

Cross-Border Family Mediation: Dispute Resolution for International Families In Your Community

This full day conference is co-hosted by International Social Service-USA (ISS- USA), MK Family Law, The George Washington University School of Law, and Leslie Ellen Shear, Attorney and Counselor at Law. This event will bring together leading experts to discuss mediation as a key process to help cross-border families with their complex situations.

Phone: (443) 451-1227

More information is here.

 

June 6

Washington DC

Mediation with Personality-Disordered Parents (6 hours)  AFCC Pre-Conference Institute

Trainer: Bill Eddy

Clients with personality disorders or traits need more structure, encouragement, and positive skills to use during mediation. This institute will present the steps of New Ways for Mediation, a simple, but highly-structured method that teaches and reinforces client skills including asking questions, making agendas and proposals, and responding appropriately. It discourages storytelling, emotional confrontations, and blaming behavior, based on the belief that many issues are irresolvable for people with high conflict personality disorders. This program will include an explanation of the process, video examples, and practice exercises. These skills can be used with any case.

More info is here.

 

June 7

Richmond, VA

Advanced Property Division for Mediators

Trainer: Donita King

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. 

 

June 12-14

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. This program fulfills the 20-hour Basic Family Mediation Training requirement for Juvenile & Domestic Relations and Circuit Court Family certifications.

Email: cmgtraining@cmg-foundation.org

Phone: 804-254-2664

More information is here. 

 

June 19-21

Richmond, VA

Circuit Court Civil: Mediating Complex & Multiparty Cases

Trainers: Donita King

This course prepares the mediator for handling complex, multiparty civil cases. Through discussion on theory, case studies, exercises and role-plays, participants will have the opportunity to learn how to facilitate complex civil disputes and multiparty meetings. This includes mediation planning and preparation, advanced skills and techniques, the role of experts and drafting agreements.

Email: cmgtraining@cmg-foundation.org

Phone: 804-254-2664

More information is here. 

 

June 22 – June 23

Chicago, IL

Practice Development Institute

Trainer: Forrest “Woody” Mosten

This workshop provides successful models for implementing strategies to build a profitable practice as both a mediator
and as a dispute neutral lawyer or other family professional. Participants will learn new ways to help clients stay out of court and explore the personal and ethical dimensions of collaborative practice, solving unbundled legal services, and other cutting-edge best practices.

Phone: (800) 285-2221

More information is here.

 

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 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. 

 

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.

 

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 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 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 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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