Sue Bronson Mediation Services

Family & Divorce Mediation Training

This professional training program is for new and experienced mediators, collaborating professionals, and others interested in learning conflict resolution skills. Mediation assists people in conflict to make sound decisions and find their own solutions. This course gives participants the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to become a competent mediator for addressing parenting plans or a complete divorce. It also offers a framework instrumental for mediating in a growing variety of environments.

Explore theory and values from Facilitative and Transformative mediation and Appreciative Inquiry. Learn practical strategies for strengthening communication built on respect and understanding. Be able to identify cautionary red flags and learn how to proceed appropriately.

Topics covered:

  • Creating the space respectful conversation
  • Building research informed parenting plans
  • Allocating property and financial responsibility
  • Dealing with emotions in joint sessions
  • Creating quality conversations and negotiations with results
  • Addressing consequences of decisions
  • Causes for concern: domestic violence, mental illness, etc.
  • Ethics and standards of practice
  • Marketing your practice

The five day (40 hour) course meets and surpasses the criteria for mediators under Wisconsin Act 355 and is approved by the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Family Section (the Gold Standard). The training can be applied toward ACR Family and Advanced Practitioner membership criteria. ACR Practitioner and Advanced Practitioner membership is recognized throughout the world and codified in many state laws. The course is approved for CLEs.

The approved 40 hour Family and Divorce Mediation training is for lawyers, judges, therapists and social workers, psychologists, accountants and financial planners, skilled communicators, and others who want to help people resolve conflict with dignity and respect.

Agenda for Divorce Mediation Training

If you would like to set up a training group outside of Milwaukee, please contact Sue Bronson.


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