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Family Mediation Training Sept-7-8-9-21-22-23
Family Mediation Training Sept-7-8-9-21-22-23

Thu, Sep 07



Family Mediation Training Sept-7-8-9-21-22-23

REGISTRATION CLOSES SEPT. 4th Cost $1600 per person, an invoice will be sent upon completion of your registration. Please watch for an email subject line: You received a new invoice (#000000)

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Time & Location

Sep 07, 2023, 8:00 AM – Sep 23, 2023, 5:00 PM

Minneapolis, 701 N Washington Ave Suite 700, Minneapolis, MN 55401, USA

About the event

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Mn board of CLE for 40

HYBRID - Live/Virtual


This training meets the requirements for the Minnesota Rule 114 qualified neutral roster for family mediation. In this 40 hour training, experienced Mediators, Kate Stevens,  Jennifer Prax, and Zak Chesson will lead topics regarding topics regarding the process of mediation, public versus private sector mediation, the practical components of facilitating mediations, child development, family law, domestic abuse, and other dynamics of divorce are covered. Each day will include mediation role-playing where participations will apply the skills learned from each topic by acting as a mediator and parties in different scenarios that incorporate aspects of the training.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn about the different styles of mediation, with an emphasis on facilitative model in family law mediation, the mediation process, and the role of the mediator/neutral.
  • Participants will learn and be able to apply negotiation, conflict resolution, and other skills related to mediation
  • Participants will develop an understanding about child development, psychodynamics of divorce, domestic abuse, and mental health issues
  • Participants will gain broad overview regarding family law, including financial components such as property division and alimony, custody and parenting time, and child support
  • Participants will understand the different rules and guidelines relating to best practices, ethical rules, and laws/regulations relating to alternative dispute resolution
  • Participants will gain skills through daily practice of concepts via simulations
  • Discuss and reflect how our experiences and biases impact our ability to  be neutral, impartial, and unbiased. Neutrality is a key component of  alternate dispute resolution. Those involved, directly or indirectly, in  the legal profession, or those who either participate in or facilitate  ADR sessions, must recognize that you cannot be neutral or impartial  without first acknowledging everyone, including ourselves, holds biases.  It is integral that we identify how our biases impact our work and how  to counteract them. Mr. Reid will lead the discussion on implicit bias,  methods on how to identify our biases, and share perspectives on  challenging them in order to become an effective, neutral, mediator or  legal professional.

Dr. Joe Reid, Relationships LLC; presentation on Implicit Bias

Aimee Gourley, JD; presentation on Conflict and Conflict Resolution

James Street, Attorney, Tuft, Lach, Jerabek And O’Connell, PLLC; presentation on Rule 114/Ethics

Dr. Karen Irvin, presentation on Mediation Orientation/Intake

Dr. Kirsten Lysne, Moxie Inc; presentation on Child Development

Zak Kretchmar, Attorney, Kretchmer Family Law; presentation on Property/Financial Issues in Mediation and Legal Process of Divorce

Jack Dewalt, Attorney, Dewalt, Chawla and Saksena; presentation on Property/Financial Issues in Mediation and Legal Process of Divorce

Carrie Crockford, MA, LMFT; Resiliency and Health Institute; presentation on Intimate Partner Violence

Deb Link, MA, LMFT; Ascend Family Institute; presentation on Drafting Written Agreements

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