Advanced Family Mediation: Theory & Skills (21 Hours)



September 13, 14 & 15, 2018


Toronto, ON (Location TBD)


9:00 am – 5:00 pm


CPD logo - V2This course has been accredited for 1 Professionalism Hour and is eligible for up to 20 hours of Substantive Content.

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, FDRIO and 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
  • The impact of domestic violence and abuse on parents, children and mediation process
  • Understanding the impact of cultural differences in negotiation and mediation process
  • Mediating disputes related to child support, spousal support and parenting
  • The impact of conflict on children and parents
  • The role of financial professionals
  • Preparing DIVORCEmate reports and NFP Statement reports
  • Effective parenting plans: strategies for moderate & high conflict families
  • Mediating child support, spousal support and property division
  • Building and maintaining your practice


Hilary Linton and Elizabeth Hyde. With guest speakers, coaches and professional actors.


  • Standard Cost: $950 plus HST ($1073.50)
  • Early Bird Rate: $900.00 plus HST ($1017) – paid before August 13, 2018

For further savings see Course Packages


Seats available.



(1) Family law experience; OR, (2) Family Law (30 hour  course),  Basic Family Mediation: Theory & Skills (40 hours), and Screening for Family Violence (21 hours). 

Note: In individual cases we may be prepared to waive prerequisites for students who can establish equivalent training or who plan to take prerequisites in the future.

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Registration closes 5 days prior to the start of the course. Full payment is due before registration can be confirmed.

Course Cancellation Policy:

(1) A 15% admin fee (plus HST) will be charged on cancellations made more than 14 days before the start date of the training date; (2) For cancellation requests received less than 14 days before the start date of the training, we reserve the right to not issue a refund given the expenses incurred to accommodate the participant, such as overhead, training materials, food and instructor costs.

We reserve the right to change program content, speakers and locations without notice. We reserve the right to cancel any workshop and will provide a 100% refund in such circumstances.


“I would highly recommend this course to professionals… lawyers, social workers, mental health professionals.”

“The quality of the materials and exercises was matched by the experience and enthusiasm of the instructors and coaches.” – Jason Murphy

“This has been the best experience that I have had as an adult learner… What made it so was the theory taken into practice with coaches and professional actors. Fantastic!”

“Extraordinary course – thought-provoking, thorough, highly organized!”

“Very much enjoyed Jared’s presentation; found the topic very interesting from a mental health/social worker perspective. Role plays and fish bowl exercises very useful.”- Andrea Nauf


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