Sue Bronson Mediation Services

Family and Divorce Mediation
Training Agenda


Sue Bronson

Day One    

Understanding conflict and its resolution

Overview of dispute resolution processes and mediation

Conflict within family systems: How does it all fit with mediation?

Mediation process and role of the mediator 

Day Two   

Communication skills – Listening for clarity and asking questions 

Changing the quality of conflict interaction

Impact of conflict and parental separation on children

Parenting Issues – placement and decision making responsibilities

Day Three 

Financial Issues in divorce

Property division

Child support and spousal support


Tax issues

Day Four  

Impasse: It is all a part of the process

Power and Mediator influence

Diversity – racial, cultural, gender differences, sexual orientation

Domestic Violence and mediation – what, when, and how

Day Five   

Working with attorneys and other professionals

Writing a Mediation Summary and the Unauthorized Practice of Law

Ethical Issues and Standards of Practice; Professional development

Marketing a mediation practice / coordinating court services