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
May 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, 2023
September 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22, 2023
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
February 15, 16 and 17, 2023
June 7, 8 and 9, 2023
October 16, 17 and 18, 2023
This is a 21-hour (3 days) course on Screening for Intimate Partner Violence and Power Imbalances for mediation and collaborative. Training will cover how to screen, how to determine when proceeding is not appropriate; what tools and techniques to use. Can be purchased as 3 days for accreditation as mediator, 2 days for collaborative or as a 1 day refresher. Learn More.
Family Law for Mediators
June 5, 6 and 7, 2023
September 6, 7 and 8, 2023
This 21-hour (3 day) course on Family Law is Accredited by the Ontario Association for Family Mediation as a requirement for trainees who have not practised family law. It would also be helpful for family professionals who want to understand family law better. 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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February 22, 23 and 24, 2023
May 29, 30 and 31, 2023
October 10, 11 and 12, 2023
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
March 6, 7 and 8, 2023
June 21, 22 and 23, 2023
November 1, 2 and 3, 2023
Our Advanced Mediation course allows future mediators to take a deep dive into understanding conflict, particularly the threat and defending dynamics that form the basis of Insight Mediation. Understanding conflict and high conflict situations, avoiding impasse and working with emotions are key mediator skills. This class is taught by Elizabeth Sterritt and/or Jennifer Suzor, advanced Insight practitioners. This course meet the requirements of accreditation for the Ontario Association for Family Mediation and other accrediting bodies. This course is half role plays in a 3 to 1 coach ration with our very experienced coaching team. Learn More.
Package A for Family Law Lawyers:
Courses 1, 3, 4 and 5
for Social Workers, Financial Professionals, and Paralegals:
Courses 1, 2, 3 and 4
for various backgrounds that require Family Relations & Family Law:
Courses 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
Simulated Role Play Courses
Week One: March 13, 14, 15 and April 13 and 14, 2023
Week Two: May 1, 2, 3, 25 and 26, 2023
Week One: July 12, 13, 14, 24 and 25, 2023
Week Two: August 9, 10, 11, 24 and 25, 2023
Week One: September 13, 14, 15 and October 2 and 3, 2023
Week Two: November 8, 9, 10, 23 and 24, 2023
The Simulated Role Play Course has been approved by the Ontario Association for Family Mediation as meeting 80 of the 100 hours required for Supervised Practical Experience. It is structured as two separate one week blocks and can be purchased as such. Week one and Week Two are separated unto a three (3) and two (2) day block. This is an evaluative course, designed to meet the requirements to become an Accredited Family Mediator. The purpose of this course is to provide direct, hands on experience as observer, client and mediator. The goal is to provide opportunity for the trainee to obtain up to three (3) mediation reports that could be used for accreditation in the simulated format. Role plays will encompass a mediation from intake to finish and include comprehensive and/or complex issues. The expectation is that the trainee further develops the skills and knowledge required for mediation throughout the course and has the opportunity to complete several mediations, providing them with the opportunity to obtain up to three Mediation Reports.
We offer the following courses to practising Certified and Accredited Family Mediators or those just interested in learning more about specialized parts of the mediation process. These are designed to enhance the skills of mediators and provide on-going professional development.