Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Training
Riverdale Mediation has been training mediators since 2001. We have trained family mediators in Toronto, across Ontario, across Canada, as well as in several European countries, South Africa and in many US states.
We are specialists in designing and delivering custom-training for professionals.
Although our focus is on providing the highest quality and most affordable family mediation training, we have also designed and delivered civil and community mediation training, negotiation workshops, conflict management session and conflict coaching training. We have a unique expertise in helping professionals identify, assess and manage safety and risk in their practices, with a focus on the impact of negotiation power, including domestic violence, in the work of all mediators. Our training and consulting in the field of safety planning for mediators, lawyers and other professionals and clients is renowned.
Family mediation has distinct advantages over going to court, which is why more people are becoming mediators and more governments are supporting family mediation. Here are five good reasons to use a mediator to settle child custody, child access, child support, spousal support and division of net family property:
As a well-trained family mediator, you will play a crucial role in helping separating couples untangle their former lives as a couple and move forward separately. The skills you need — understanding conflict, knowing how to identify negotiation power, understanding negotiation strategies and tactics, assessing and managing risk, knowing family law, and possessing effective communication skills— you will learn in our training program.
Our Family Mediation Certificate training is our best known and longest-running program. All of our courses are approved by the Ontario Association of Family Mediation and the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario, and are also accepted by the ADR Institute of Ontario.
View our family mediation courses.