Inclusive, inspiring, and insightful family mediation training geared to experienced professionals.
Rich, vibrant, and meaningful family mediation training by experienced skilled trainers.
Leading practitioners and researchers share generously of their talents and expertise to enrich your learning experience.
Training that connects you to your mediation community.
Expand your knowledge and skills to help families find peaceful solutions.
Take your career in a new, positive, and rewarding direction.
Start your mediation career within-depth knowledge, refined mediation skills, and comprehensive understanding.
Our Course Directors have extensive family mediation, teaching, and training experience, in Canada and abroad.
Train with colleagues to transform your skills to help families in conflict.
Our mediation courses are specifically designed to meet the accreditation criteria of the OAFM and other organizations in Ontario. Our courses launch your mediation career.
Dynamic and engaging teaching methodology for every participant: a rich blend of theory and practical experience.
Fundamentals of Family Mediation
Kitchener, Ontario: January 24 & 25 and February 8, 9 & 10, 2018.
Windsor, Ontario: February 26 – March 2, 2018.
This course is the 40-hour (5 day) basic family mediation training required to become an Accredited Mediator with the Ontario Association for Family Mediation and other organizations. Training will include guest speakers and role plays and cover fundamental family mediation theory and skills. Learn More.
Power Imbalances and Domestic Violence
Windsor, Ontario: March 26, 27 & 28, 2018
Kitchener, Ontario: February 1, 2 & 3, 2018
This is a 21-hour (3 days) course on Screening for Intimate Partner Violence and Power Imbalances. Training will cover how to screen for abuse and power imbalances, how to determine when mediation or arbitration is or is not appropriate; what tools and techniques to use for screening; and safeguards for you ADR processes. Learn More.
Family Law for Mediators
Windsor, Ontario: April 19, 20 & 21, 2018
Kitchener, Ontario: April 12, 13 & 14, 2018
This 21-hour (3 day) course on Family Law, required for non-lawyers seeking to become Accredited Family Mediators through the Ontario Association for Family Mediation is also helpful for family professionals who want to understand family law better. There is an optional fourth day for those wanting family law for arbitration or parenting coordination. Training will survey all major areas of family law including property law, child support, spousal support, and custody and access. Learn More.
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Kitchener, Ontario: May 15, 16 and 17, 2018.
This 21-hour course is intended to meet the accreditation requirements of the Ontario Association of Family Mediators (OAFM), for accreditation purposes. It is a required course for all participants who are not mental health professionals, such as lawyers, paralegals, and others. The course introduces participants to family related dynamics and issues which are present in family mediation, expanding participants’ understanding of issues such as family systems theory, mental health issues, attachment in family relationships, and child development. The course is taught by a senior and experienced team of mental health professionals. The course will be taught through a combination of lectures, group discussions, case studies, and exercises. Learn More.
Advanced Family Mediation
Windsor, Ontario: June 11, 12 and 13, 2018
Kitchener, Ontario: June 25, 26 and 27, 2018.
This course is the 21-hour (3 day) Advanced family mediation training required to become an accredited mediator with the Ontario Association of Family Mediators (OAFM) and others. Training will include guest speakers and role plays and cover fundamental family mediation theory and skills. Learn More.