Current Offerings


A Scholarly Review of Mediation Models – Dr. Desmond Ellis

2:00-3:30pm Eastern, Thursday, May 26, 2022 (1.5 hours)

 There is great diversity in the field of family mediation today. The co-presence of a variety of family mediation models presents practicing family mediators with the choice of using one model – the one they were trained to use – or use contributions from more than one model. This webinar is designed to help practicing family mediators ground their choice in a comparison and evaluation of the following four influential models of mediation: INTEREST BASED, TRANSFORMATIVE, THERAPEUTIC, and INSIGHT.  Dr. Ellis will provide an overview of each of these models, focusing on the “Heart of each Model” and “Noteworthy Concerns of the Model”.

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Solution Focused Conflict Management – Dr. Fredrike P. Bannink MDR

The webinar will provide a short presentation of the theory of SF conflict management. Some practical tools and four basic solution focused questions are introduced which you can use as a mediator, manager or coach to resolve conflict and develop collaborative relationships. After the webinar the attendants will be able to: use some SF techniques and refine their own practice, build positive emotions and hopeful and optimistic conversations, and invite participants to reach their preferred future.

A one-hour webinar recorded on May 12, 2021, register here: Solution Focused Conflict Management webinar

Access to this course, including video and course materials, is valid for 7 days from date of purchase.



The Divorce Act Amendments – Four Months Later – Honourable Nancy Flatters, QC, LL.B., LL.M.

This three-part webinar series examines the operation of the Amendments to the Divorce Act since implementation on March 1, 2021, and impact on obligations and practice for mediators, legal practitioners and other professionals working with families and children experiencing divorce.

4.5 hours webinar, register here: Divorce Act Amendments Nancy Flatters

Access to this course, including video and course materials, is valid for 7 days from date of purchase.



How Does Divorce Affect Kids? 4 Decades of Research – Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D.

This webinar will explore the short-term and long-term effects of divorce on children that have been empirically researched over the course of forty years. We will examine the wide range of findings that have drawn diametrically opposed conclusions, from “children of divorce are resilient and do just fine” to “children of divorce are forever damaged goods.” The credibility of these various research efforts will be explored, leading to a synthesis of the findings to help the divorce practitioner find their bearings on this important topic.

1.5 hours webinar, register here: How Does Divorce Affect Kids Donald Saposnek

Access to this course, including video and course materials, is valid for 7 days from date of purchase.



Basic Family Mediation 40 hours, asynchronously – Michael Saini, Ph.D.

In the last two decades, there has been a growing emphasis on alternative dispute resolution services to complement the court process and to assist families in resolving family law conflict after separation and divorce. The demand for family mediation is expected to increase with the recent changes to the Divorce Act. Expanding family mediation within family courts has the potential of increasing settlement options for families and helping families move more efficiently through the court process.

Register here: 40 hour Basic Mediation Michael Saini