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.

September 2018

September 6 & 7

Toronto, ON

Basic Parenting Coordination (14 hours)

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

This interactive two-day workshop explores the fundamentals of the Parenting Coordination (PC) process. It will assist professionals to understand the elements of the PC process, define the PC’s scope of authority, differentiate the PC role from other related roles, establish a clear, effective PC contract, Implement effective techniques to identify, assess and manage power imbalances including family violence, and more.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (416) 593-0210

More info is here.

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: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

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, [email protected]

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: [email protected]

Phone: 804-254-2664

More information is here.

September 20- 23

San Diego, CA

Four Day Family Law Mediation Training – 32 hours

Trainers: Shawn Weber, Shawn Skillin, Robin Seigle

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:  [email protected]

Phone: 877-361-9909 ext 1

More info 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.

 

September 25

Online

Beyond Settlement: Fifty Shades of Satisfaction (1.5 hour webinar)

Trainer: Michael Lang

We believe we understand what our clients want from us. We focus our efforts to help them achieve their goals—getting divorced, financial security, workable co-parenting arrangement. What if we have inadvertently overlooked, discounted or even dismissed certain aspects of our clients’ needs? What if, even as we are successful, some of their goals were unaddressed? Would we be content having tackled half or 2/3 of their objectives? This webinar addresses the three aspects of client satisfaction:

  • Outcome: Do the end results make sense to the parties and were the terms equitable and reasonable (to them)?
  • Process: Was the process by which decisions were made clear and understandable to the parties? And were they given the opportunity to participate actively?
  • Psychological: Were they treated respectfully in the process? Were they listened to? Were they able to gain confidence through their participation? Was their stress and anxiety reduced as a result of how they were treated and the extent and nature of their participation in the process?
Phone: 952-222-8048
More information is here.

Online Training

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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.

October 2018

 

October 5

Richmond, VA

Screening for and Dealing with Domestic Violence Issues in Mediation

Trainers: Jim Cullen & Hilda Roundtree

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: [email protected]

Phone: 804-254-2664

More information is here.

 

October 9

Front Royal, VA

Mediating Family Cases: Five Workshops

Trainers: Peter W. Buchbauer, Lisa Herrick, Ph.D., Jeannette Twomey, Danny Burk, Brenda Waugh, and Marshall Yoder
Mediation Training Coalition, LLC
This day of training includes the following workshops:
  • Mediating Family Law Cases; Writing Effective Agreements; Avoiding UPL – An Attorney’s Perspective (Peter W. Buchbauer) – 2 hours
  • Creating Child Focused Parenting Plans: What does the research say?” (Lisa Herrick, Ph.D.) – 2 hours
  • What? So What? Now What? — The Role of Self-Reflection in Mediator Professional Development (Jeannette Twomey) – 2 hours
  • 2018 General Assembly Plays with Child Support (Danny Burk) – 1 hour
  • What Every Mediator Should Know About (and can learn from) Collaborative Practice (Brenda Waugh & Marshall Yoder) – 1 hour
The program provides 8 hours of CME credits for mediator recertification in Virginia; CLE credits are pending.
Phone: 540-743-7943 or 540-244-5197

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: [email protected]

Phone: 804-254-2664

More information is here.

 

 October 17 & 18

Toronto, ON

Advanced Parenting Coordination (14 Hours)

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

This interactive two-day workshop explores more advanced aspects of the of the Parenting Coordination (PC) process. It will assist professionals to identify challenging characteristics of high conflict parents and techniques for working effectively with them, interventions in the PC process for visitation resistance and refusal, the role of the PC in families with disputes about the parenting of infants and toddlers, practical hands-on tools for identifying, assessing and managing seemingly intractable conflict, and more.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (416)593-0210

More info 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: [email protected]

Phone: (415 ) 383-5544

More information is here.

 

October 18-20

San Diego, CA

APFM/ADPF Joint Conference: Modern Solutions for Divorce and Family Professionals (3 days)

Academy of Professional Family Mediators and Association of Divorce Financial Planners 

This year the APFM will host its annual conference in conjunction with the ADFP. This united conference will focus on modern solutions for divorce and family professionals, including the many ways that mediators and financial planners can work together for the benefit of both their clients and their businesses. Attendees will be able to choose from sessions in tracks for mediators and for financial planners. Attendees may choose any session from either track. They will be able to expand their knowledge base beyond what each organization could provide alone. 

Note: Woody Mosten’s Master Class on Advanced Strategies for Confronting Difficult Behavior in Mediation occurs soon after the conference and is also in San Diego. See announcement for Oct. 22

Email:  [email protected] or [email protected]

Phone: 952-222-8048

More info 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: [email protected]

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

Basic Divorce Mediation Training (42 hours)

Trainers: Ken Neumann, Steve Abel, & Ada Hasloecher

Center for Mediation & Training

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: [email protected]

Phone: (212) 799-4302

More information is here.

October 22

San Diego, CA

Advanced Strategies for Confronting Difficult Behavior in Mediation (7 hours)

Trainer: Forrest “Woody” Mosten

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 952-222-8048

More information is here.  

 

October 23, 24 & 25

Toronto, ON

 Screening for Power Imbalances Including Family Violence (21 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

Through case studies, role plays, and exercises, family law professionals will learn how to identify, assess and manage risk and power imbalances in their practices. Professionals will learn how to understand all sources of negotiation power and how they affect the parties, how to recognize different types of family violence, safety planning and referrals to supportive resources, best screening practices in family arbitration, and more.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (416)593-0210

More info is here.

 

October 23-October 25

Newton, MA

Elder Decisions® Elder Mediation Training (Adult Family Mediation Training, 21 hours)

Trainers:  Arline Kardasis and Crystal Thorpe
Elder Decisions®, a division of Agreement Resources, LLC

This program teaches mediators specialized skills and techniques for working with seniors and adult families facing issues such as living arrangements, caregiving, financial planning, inheritance/estate disputes, medical decisions, family communication, and guardianship. Join us for three days packed with content, role-plays, and opportunities to interact with fellow participants (who often travel from around the world to attend).

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 617-621-7009 X29

More info is here.

October 26

Atlanta, GA

Complex Finances: The Division of Assets In Domestic Relations Cases (3.5 hours)

Trainers: Russell Love, JD, Suzane Durbin, ChFC,CDFA, and Chad Hoekstra ASA, CPA/ABV,CFF

Atlanta Divorce Mediation Services, LLC and Kennesaw State University School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development

This presentation will discuss theDo’s and Don’t’s for dividing retirement accounts, QDRO’sten key objectives and pitfalls in every divorce negotiation agreement. how to find money for alimony and child support by using life insurance, and how to avoid costly errors when determining the value of a business when dividing assets. The program has been approved by the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution for 3 CEU hours and by the Georgia State Bar for 3 CLE hours.

Email: [email protected],

Phone: 470-578-6115 (Ellen Lahtinen)

More info is here.

November 2018

 

November 5,6,7 & 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 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 – 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.

 

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.

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

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