Mediation of Family & Divorce Conflicts

Mediation is increasingly important in the practice of family law. Join instructors Rhoda Dobler KC (WK Family Lawyers LLP) and Dr. Larry Fong (Fong & Associates Ltd.) to receive 40 hours of intensive, hands-on skills training in this in-depth, 5-day program. Develop the skills, knowledge, and understanding to build a competent and professional mediation practice.


• 5-stage mediation model
• Techniques of developing relationships in mediation
• Positional negotiation vs. interest based negotiation
• 5 basic negotiating principles
• Screening
• Intake interviews
• Mediation/arbitration agreements
• Calculating child support
• Spousal support – advisory guidelines

Past Attendee Feedback

“I learned so much and have been utilizing the skills daily, both personally and professionally.” Past Attendee

“I believe that this is an essential program for any family lawyer, regardless of whether they intend to practice as a Mediator or not. It changes how you think and how you communicate. We can become jaded in what we do, and the check-in and reset is invaluable.” Past Attendee

“If you’re serious about becoming a family mediator this course is for you. It is amazing how much I learned in those 5 days.” Past Attendee

Program Details

Dates: September 18–22, 2023
Price: $2,295 $2,145 (Early bird pricing expires on July 18, 2023.)
Venue: Best Western Village Park Inn (Calgary)

How to Register

Click here to register for this program. This program has limited enrollment.

Mediation of Family & Divorce Conflicts satisfies one of the course requirements to become a collaborative professional and is recognized by collaborative law associations in Alberta. 

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