Mediator Settlement Proposals: Combining Client-Centered Communication with Evaluation

presented by Woody Mosten and followed by

Case Consultations with Woody Mosten


Mediator Settlement Proposals: 

Combining Client-Centered Communication with Evaluation

Woody Mosten, Professional Family MediatorWhile client empathy and facilitation are the foundations of successful mediations, there are many times when clients need more from a mediator. In the first half of this APFM study session, Woody Mosten will share his 45 years of experience and provide a step-by-step template of how to deliver a mediator proposal based on the consent of the parties and with a client-centered approach.

Case Consultations

In the second half of the session, Woody will invite participants to share difficult issues in their cases. He will provide consultation, thus helping everyone to get to the next level in their development as professional family mediators.


Friday, Nov. 16, 11:00 AM -12:30 PM Pacific (2:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern)


 Online via Zoom video conference

Woody Mosten

Forrest “Woody” Mosten is a renowned expert in the field of family mediation. Woody has been in private mediation practice in Los Angeles since 1979 and is an Adjunct Professor at the UCLA School of Law. He trains professionals in mediation from basic to advanced courses and is in constant demand worldwide as a conference keynote speaker and expert on mediation. Woody is a popular presenter of webinars and workshops for a variety of professional organizations and has written numerous books and articles on the topic of mediation and dispute resolution. Woody is a founding member of the Southern California Mediation Association and the Founding Chair of the Beverly Hills Bar Dispute Resolution Section. Woody has been the recipient of many awards in the mediation field including SCMA Peacemaker of the year, New York State Mediation Association Lifetime Career Award, and the ABA Lawyer as Problem Solver Award.

CME and CLE credits

Woody is a CLE provider for lawyers, social workers and marriage therapists who practice in California. Members of those groups can get 1.5 hours of credit for this study/consultation session. Participants outside of California who want credit will need to apply for reciprocal approval from the relevant organizations in their own states or provinces.


The registration fee is $100 for APFM members, $150 for others. If you want to attend and are in need of a partial scholarship, contact Virginia Colin at [email protected]


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The class will be cancelled and registration fees will be refunded if fewer than six people register.

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