This uniquely designed training is a favorite for both beginners and experienced mediators, as well as lawyers, mental health, and financial professionals alike. In addition to a solid overview of necessary skills and concepts, you will be introduced to cutting edge technology to optimize your practice.
Our last training in September 2021 SOLD OUT so don't wait to register for the February Training!
Schedule: 9:30am - 2:00pm PT (with 1/2 hour break)
12:30pm - 5:00pm ET (with 1/2 hour break)
Our innovative online training schedule is designed for the busy professional and includes:
Early Bird Pricing until FEBRUARY 1, 2022! $1,995 full price thereafter. Do not wait - this course ALWAYS sells out!
This is a participatory training. Attendance and active involvement for all sessions is expected and necessary to ensure a positive and comprehensive learning experience. MGA has the right to not accept any paid registration or to terminate further participation of any course registrant before or during the training
I wasn't sure how well a mediation training would translate to Zoom, but this 40-hour training far exceeded my expectations. Not only did I learn a tremendous amount, but Woody, Susan, and Alison made it fun to boot! The amount of time, thought, and heart they put into it really made the experience exceptional. Leaving the course, I feel like I have so many new skills, but even more important, I now have a community of people to support me in the growth of my mediation practice.
There are no words for how enlightening this training is. It was hard work which helps you know you're cut out for mediation. It's also beautiful work, reminding you that you can be a peacemaker and not a peddler of hate. As a successful family lawyer, I thought I mediated as part of my every day. I was wrong. Having completed this intensive training, I now know what I didn't know before: mediation is a craft and an honor. This training takes you where you need to go to truly help families.
I wish I had taken the Mosten Guthrie mediation training course sooner! As a seasoned family law litigator looking to reshape my practice in a way that felt more aligned with my values, I shifted my focus to coaching, consulting, and mediating. Woody and Susan's course helped me learn to become more comfortable taking off my lawyer hat to more confidently step into the mediator role, as well as learn new tools and strategies for mediating challenging cases. Woody, Susan, and Alison's enthusiasm for helping people resolve their disputes through mediation is so inspiring and creates an excellent learning container for students. I recommend this class wholeheartedly and look forward to learning more from Woody and Susan in the future.
A researcher at heart, I searched long and hard before deciding on this training. Given my prior in-person mediation training experiences, I had reservations about how well the training process could translate to the online world.
From day one, I was blown away by the way this training was conducted. The organized and thoughtful approach to the online medium was incredible. The manuals and other resources provided are of immeasurable value, and the trainers are wonderfully personable and passionate about their craft. I found the impressive selection of visiting experts and guest coaches to be a real highlight on the training journey.
This course attracted an excellent and well-rounded group of people, all approaching mediation from different professional and personal perspectives. My training wrapped up ten minutes ago and I am already shopping for my next Mosten Guthrie course.
After completing this 40-hour training course, I have gained priceless tools to take my mediation practice to the next level. As a current Family Law Litigator and Mediator, I have always struggled with taking off the lawyer hat during my family law mediations. Woody and Susan have provided me with the necessary to skills to separate myself from the law and better facilitate discussions so clients can truly be in the driver seat of their divorce. This course has inspired me to move my practice towards mediation being the primary approach to all family law cases. I could not be more excited to share my experience with not only my clients but colleagues, so our community can begin to provide more peaceful approaches to the divorce process. Thank you Woody and Susan for sharing your knowledge and skills with all of us!
This course helped open my eyes on the different approaches to the mediation process. It taught me how to get my mind right by looking at my conflict management skills and how to approach - in a capacity other than a lawyer - working with people who are going through the financially and emotionally devastating process that is known as divorce. Woody, Susan and Alison (and the guest speakers) imparted such wisdom and grace that I will carry with me through my career (and life).
Kudos to Susan, and Woody for creating such an impactful course! Since it is primarily activity and role-play based, one really gets a good sense for what it is like to mediate. The course is intense, but the instructors are supportive and approachable at the same time, which made it enjoyable and well worth my investment.
Woody Mosten’s 40-hour mediation training is career-changing. As a family law attorney and mediator in my first few years of practice, I know how important it is to learn as much as possible and take trainings to continue to enhance my skills. Through this 10 day course, we all have the opportunity to be trained by the best! Anyone who knows Woody Mosten knows that he is a legend in the family law mediation community—a true innovator and pioneer in consensual dispute resolution with a passion for teaching it.
Woody’s co-trainer, Susan Guthrie is a leader in online mediation, which is so relevant right now during the COVID era and will continue to be increasingly relevant as we move into the future. You will be hard-pressed to find anyone with more specialized knowledge about marketing a mediation practice. Susan is a pro and shares so many nuggets of wisdom along the way.
This course has an excellent balance of theory and practice. We learned mediation theory, relevant law, practical mediation techniques, and practiced our skills every day through challenging and fun role plays.
If you want to be a divorce and family mediator, you will be grateful you took this course!
I have had the great pleasure of taking a couple of trainings from Woody and Susan and each one far exceeded my expectations. Other mediation trainings I've taken gave a cursory education on mediation whereas Woody and Susan gave a deep dive into the things that were critical to mediation success. In addition to their incredibly warm teaching style, they were immensely generous in the materials they provided. The materials alone were worth the cost of the training! If you want to be trained by the best, Woody and Susan are your go to trainers.
I am incredibly glad I took this course. After 40 hours, I feel confident enough to host mediations, but I am even more excited to continue learning. I learned more about language and how it can positively shape behavior than I ever imagined. Mediation is truly an art form and this program encourages students to embrace their personal styles, but to always look to collaborate with others. This course left me feeling inspired and as though I am already a member of the family law mediation family. I cannot recommend this program enough to those interested in establishing a mediation practice.
Mosten Guthrie Training is a unique program that demands that you undergo the rigorous process of THINKING. We are all better for this opportunity, thank you greatly!
The Mosten Guthrie Mediation training was an excellent experience. As a mediator with many years of experience and trainings under my belt, I enjoyed hearing different perspectives on how mediation. As mediators we are all life long teachers and learners. To truly be the best we need to remain open to always learn more. I truly enjoyed all the talks, break-out rooms as well as the lectures.
Woody and Susan are a FABULOUS balance.
As a litigator, I brought a certain mindset and skillset with me to the table. The training turned my mindset "upside down" and I have emerged transformed. I have already changed the way I communicate in my litigation practice and with my clients and my practice is richer for it. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and passion for what you teach. It was an inspiration. Thank you.
I just finished Woody and Susan's 40-hour basic divorce mediation training and it was inspiring, practical and invaluable for anyone looking to improve their skill set. After more than two decades of litigating in Family Courts, I was burned out, and ready for a career pivot but unsure of how to effectuate one. Woody became my mentor and guiding star. Susan has become my inspiration and I am hooked on her podcasts and social media posts.
Their training was outstanding in that I felt they were teaching directly to me. The role playing exercises enabled me to envision myself as a mediator. The supportive environment, steadfast encouragement, and extensive, practical knowledge, gave me the ability to start my new career with confidence and new connections. I am now the assistant director of the Center for Mediation and Training – working with people Woody introduced me to. Being a Mosten and Guthrie trained mediator opened doors for me in ways I never could have imagined. I recommend this course to anyone who is looking to acquire a solid base in the field of mediation, whether to jumpstart a new career (as I did) or to expand their existing legal practice.
Last week I completed the Mosten/Guthrie 40-Hour Family & Divorce Mediation Training! It was a sensational experience and I left with some incredible lessons to apply to my practice.
For 10 days, I spent time with some true leaders in the industry including Forrest (Woody) Mosten and Susan Guthrie.
I recommend this training to experienced and inexperienced mediator !
This training is invaluable for anyone looking to expand their practice or transition into family mediation. Woody and Susan are true masters and this training allows participants to learn from the best.
I signed up for Woody and Susan's training to learn how to begin a practice in mediation. I didn't have a background in law and I've never practiced mediation. At one point, I felt very much out of my league, but Woody took the time to resolve my concerns and provide the encouragement I needed. I was able to learn from so many professionals and I truly feel I now have the tools needed to begin my practice. Thank you, Woody and Susan!!
Fabulous training with two of the legendary trailblazers in family mediation. Woody and Susan's course was transformative in so many ways, pushed me out of my comfort zone, and reinvigorated me in my practice. I'm excited to implement the wealth of knowledge I gained from this course!
After litigating in family law for 15 years I was ready to quit practicing law. I found the 40 hours challenging and inspiring. Woody and Susan's teaching compliment each other and Alison's organizational skills are amazing. I'm looking forward to transforming my practice from litigation to mediation so I can truly help people through a difficult time in their life.
Woody and Susan presented a very thorough training complete with useful resources, guest speakers and unique insights. Our group fully embraced the course style while building trust with one another as the trainings engaged each of us to share we have learned. Truly an excellent class that is engaging, encouraging and useful for those who seek to excel in the peacemaking profession.
In the 10 days that we all spent together, I really felt like we formed a new family. We are training to help families in transition and for many of us there we are transitioning out of our old roles as litigators and moving into a new role as a peacemaker. The bond we formed with Susan, Woody, Alison and each other was remarkable. I knew that we would be receiving instrumental business training but I was amazed at the emotional growth and personal connections made.