Two hour webinar with Dr. Desmond Ellis
next Thursday, March 24, 2022...

Mediating High Conflict Parents Experiencing Divorce: Mediating Fast and Slow - Dr. Desmond Ellis

This webinar is designed for family mediators who are interested in acquiring high parent-conflict mediation skills they may not yet have acquired and used. These skills are appropriately used in the presence of factors that differentiate high conflict parents from separating/divorcing parents experiencing normal, everyday low intensity conflicts. In this webinar, we will identify and define a number of salient differentiating factors. All of us can join in discussing the practicality, utility and effectiveness of using mediation skills that facilitate the achievement of settlements by high conflict parents themselves in their presence. 

2:00 - 4:00pm Eastern, Thursday, March 24, 2022 (2 hours)

FMC Members $119, Non Members $159 (no tax)
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"From Theory to Practice" – An Elder Mediation Training Webinar Series - Judy M. Beranger

In support of Family Mediation Canada’s and the Elder Mediation International Network’s vision toward excellence in Elder Mediation, and a quest to explore what elements are needed in Elder Mediation training to make this happen, this 20-hour series (eight sessions at 2.5 hours per session) will focus on the actual experience and topics that participants require as they work towards achieving the prestigious Elder Mediation Certification.
Schedule (please note new dates)
Mondays          April 4, 11 & May 2, & 9, 2022, 5:30 – 8:00pm (Eastern Time)
Wednesdays    April 6, 13, 27 & May 4, 2022, 5:30 – 8:00pm (Eastern Time)

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this series, participants should be able to:
  • Identify the elements of a meaningful Elder Mediation experience.
  • Manage an entire Elder Mediation case where abuse is present.
  • Practice curiosity, reframe, equanimity and the naming of doubt.
  • Have heightened confidence in high conflict situations.
  • Recognize the importance of timing and awareness of multiple ques.
  • Analysis of actual Elder Mediation cases including what works, what might work and what doesn’t work.
  • Identify personal skill sets, attributes, and strengths along with areas needing further development.
About the Trainer Judy M. Beranger, M.A. (Honors), CFM Advanced, Cert.EM Advanced is recognized as a world leader in the field of Elder Mediation. She is an inspiring and knowledgeable trainer and was the drafter of the Code of Ethics for Elder Mediators internationally. She has been involved with every subsequent update and helped write an additional supporting document: Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults. Judy developed the entire Elder Mediation Certification framework and process for Elder Mediators and did so over a two-year period with input from hundreds of people from a variety of countries along with FMC, other organizations, networks, and Societies. Judy is President of FMC and EMIN.

Fee 20 hours; 8 sessions @ 2.5 hours each
FMC and EMIN Members $750CAD 
Non-Members $850CAD (no tax)
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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.  Available now on Family Mediation Canada's teachable training platform

FMC Members $69, Non Members $79 (no tax)
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The Divorce Act Amendments - Four Months Later

A 3-part webinar series presented by 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.
Nancy will examine the impact of the reform of Canada’s Divorce Act, represented by the Amendments, and within four key objectives:
• Promoting a child’s best interests;
• Addressing family violence;
• Reducing child poverty; and
• Making Canada’s family justice system more accessible and effective.
She reviews the Amendments since inception, the implications for families and family members experiencing divorce, and the evolution of obligations for any persons or professionals working with parents, children, and families in divorce. Learn how case law, and scholarly articles and comments, are interpreting the Amendments, how the Amendments are improving problem-solving mechanisms for children and parents encountering difficulties or disputes on divorce, as well as some of the potential pitfalls which may arise.

FMC Members $200, Non Members $230 (no tax)
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Donald Saposnek webinar: How does divorce affect kids? 4 decades of research (from May 2021)


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.

FMC Members $105, Non Members $115 (no tax)

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40-hour Basic Mediation - Dr. Michael Saini

Work online at your own pace!!

The very popular FMC 40-hour Basic Mediation course is now available asynchronously. 

Only $1500 for FMC members and $1700 for non members

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Upcoming partner trainings:

Introduction to Voice of the Child

Giving children an opportunity to share their voice is clearly mandated in our legislation. As family professionals, it is vital to be able to explain the Voice of the Child to parents. This online webinar is an Introduction to the Voice of the Child, how to present it to parents, and how parents may obtain this to assist them with settlement. Brief exploration of the service variations for the Voice of the Child including Voice of the Child Reports, Child-Inclusive Mediation, Child-Protection Mediation, Parenting Coordination, Therapy, and the Children’s Lawyer. Learn how to make the distinction and how to assist families in deciding how to proceed.
Online 40 minute video. Cost: $40.00


Learn How to Complete Voice of the Child (Reports)

Learn how to introduce the Voice of the Child to separating parents who need a parenting plan, consider readiness and appropriateness, interview children skillfully and mindfully, and learn to provide feedback to the parents. If the parents need a Judge to determine the outcome, the parents may submit Voice of the Child Report to the court. All in one training: materials and forms included. Demonstration and practice component. Excellent reviews of this training.
ONLINE: May 2, 4, 6 2022 or October 24, 26, 28 2022, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET
Cost: $1500.00 CAD


Child-Inclusive Mediation Training 

Learn how to include the Voice of the Child in Family Mediation. Learn how  to introduce the Voice of the Child to separating parents, consider  readiness and appropriateness, interview children skillfully and mindfully, and learn to provide feedback to the parents participating in mediation. All  in one training: materials and forms included. Demonstration and practice  component. Excellent reviews of this training. 

For Certified/Accredited Family Mediators 

ONLINE: May 16, 17, 18 2022 or November 7, 8, 9 2022, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET 
Cost: $1500.00 CAD  


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