Advanced Family Mediation (21 Hours)

"Everything that we did was helpful in improving my skill and confidence. Thanks!"
PROGRAM OPEN
(SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING)
*
LIVE TUTORIALS**
February 16 –
March 9, 2023
February 21, 2023
February 28, 2023
March 7, 2023

(PM sessions – Timing will be confirmed prior to the start of the program.)
ALTERNATE DATE:
June 13  –
June 30, 2023
Friday, June 16, 2023
Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Tuesday, June 27, 2023
PRE-REQUISITES:
1. Family Law (30 hours)
2. Screening for Family Violence (21 hours)
3. Basic Family Mediation: Theory & Skills (40 hours)

This role-play-based, 21-hour course features senior mediators, professional actors, experienced coaches and expert guest speakers. Using a realistic case study of a mediation file from first contact until final Mediation Summary Report, this course will focus on advanced-level skills training.

Topics include:

  • Practice building and management strategies
  • Advanced level review of conflict and negotiation theory
  • Advanced strategies and skills for empowering clients to engage in persuasive negotiation
  • Advanced skills for effective mediation success
  • Advanced strategies and skills for managing family violence
  • Knowledge and skills for addressing unique culturally and clinically diverse needs of each client and family
  • Advanced skills practice and coaching feedback mediating parenting, child support, spousal support and property division matters
  • Using DIVORCEmate reports in practice

Materials:
Course Manual, presentation slides, selected readings and handouts.


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How our Courses Work:

START &
END DATES OF COURSES: 

Each course is ‘open’ for roughly a four-week period. During that time, participants will have access to on-demand content for self-directed learning. Learners are required to complete the self-directed modules (including quizzes) before each mandatory-attendance Tutorial Session.
LIVE TUTORIALS: 

 Live online Tutorials are scheduled at regular intervals during the course. Attendance is mandatory (see Training Schedule for dates and times of each). Led by experienced coaches, the Tutorials feature interactive role plays, small group discussion, case study and one-on-one feedback. Participants MUST attend all scheduled tutorials in order to receive their Certificate of Completion.

 

QUIZZES:

Each module of each course includes quizzes. Students must achieve at least a passing grade on all quizzes to advance to the next module or course, and to receive their Certificate of Completion for that course.

 

NOTE: This course is made available to those who pay and register for it only. Only those students who pay and register may attend this course. It is a violation of the contract for training to permit another person to listen or to share course materials with a person who is not registered in the course.

Program Opens February 16, 2023; First Live Tutorial: February 21, 2023. ALTERNATE DATE: PROGRAM OPENS JUNE 13, 2023; FIRST LIVE TUTORIAL: JUNE 16, 2023

Online (Synchronous & Asynchronous content)

Guest Speakers

TBD


COURSE LENGTH
21 Hours
INSTRUCTORS
TBD
PREREQUISITES

Family Law (30 Hours)Screening for Power Imbalances Including Intimate Partner Violence (21 Hours)Basic Family Mediation (40 Hours)

I enjoyed working with the actors. Much more realistic and valuable than I expected.

Doing the roll play was good practice. I liked mediating with the actors!

Case studies provided (were) relevant and interesting. Subject matter appropriate. The actors are an amazing component to the course. We learnt so much from them.

Pre-group discussion and coaches helped facilitate learning opportunities.

The role plays and coaching were invaluable. The feedback and direction from coaches (and even actors) was very constructive.

I enjoyed the role plays and concrete feedback from coaches an actor as we went along. Great to have immediate suggestions / conversations.

The structure of the course was well thought out. Everything else was fantastic. Thank you!

I really enjoyed the freedom to conduct the meditation without the assistance of the coaches. It was both a scary experience and a valuable one for me.

Clear and positive interaction with the speakers.

It was great having dedicated observer for role plays.

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.

The quality of the materials and exercises was matched by the experience and enthusiasm of the instructors and coaches.

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!

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