It is with a great sense of pride that Family Mediation Canada (FMC) is announcing our partnership with the Alberta Family Mediation Society (AFMS). This partnership has been evolving over the past year and focuses on enhancing the strengths of both organizations along with offering Alberta family mediators the opportunity to complete the national certification to have their qualifications recognized both provincially and Canada-wide.
AFMS members who choose to opt-in to this partnership will now have access to numerous perks such as the FMC group insurance policy, access to trainings and webinars at our membership rate, a Canada-wide professional network and they will be featured on both AFMS and FMC websites. 
While members may choose to maintain their current AFMS designation, they will also have the opportunity to be certified by FMC with our national certifications.  It will also mean that AFMS members are now able to seek an Elder Mediation certification from FMC (a designation not previously represented at AFMS).
We give a warm welcome to all our new Albertan members and extend our gratitude to our existing members, without whom, such momentum would not have taken place.
Should representatives of other provincial associations wish to discuss similar partnerships and collaborations with us, we encourage them to contact us.

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Preparing Mediation Reports 

with Rhoda I. Dobler, Q.C.
2:00-4:00pm Eastern, Thursday, April 28, 2022
(2 hours)

This webinar will address the various approaches to writing mediation reports/memoranda.  Many different styles have evolved, sometimes driven by the issues in dispute or even the professional background of the mediator.  We seldom receive opportunities to review the numerous styles and approaches to report preparation. In this webinar many different approaches to mediation report writing will be discussed and shared to increase understanding and to further develop report writing skills. We will examine the components of a mediation report and identify some tips to effectively communicate agreements reached, as well as pitfalls to avoid in written reports.

Rhoda I. Dobler Q.C. is a Mediator/Arbitrator/Lawyer in Calgary, Alberta. Rhoda was called to the bar in 1993 and received both her B.A and LL.B. from the University of Calgary. Rhoda’s practice spans almost three decades, and includes mediation, arbitration, and litigation.  Her positive attitude, compassion and creativity guide her conflict resolution approach, making her a valued mediator and arbitrator. Rhoda is an instructor in the Legal Education Society of Alberta 40-hour Family Law mediation course, and a former instructor at the University of Calgary Faculty of Law in Interviewing and Counseling.  Rhoda serves as a Director on the Board of Family Mediation Canada. Her skills in the legal community have been repeatedly recognized by the Best Lawyers in Canada since the initial edition (2006) in Family Law and has expanded to include recognition in the areas of Family Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, being named Lawyer of the Year in Family Mediation in 2018 and 2021.

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