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 also be introduced to cutting edge technology to optimize your practice.
Weekday Schedule: 11am - 3:30pm PT (with 1/2 hour break)
2pm - 6:30pm ET (with 1/2 hour break)
Weekend Schedule: 9am - 1:30 pm PT (with 1/2 hour break)
12pm - 4:30 pm ET (with 1/2 hour break)
Our innovative online training schedule is designed for the busy professional and includes:
Early Bird Registration Fee for September 2021 40-Hour
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
Woody and Susan will be holding the first 40-Hour Divorce & Family Mediation Training of 2022 in January.
Send an email to Alison Beck firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like reserve a spot in this training.
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.
Early Bird Registration Fee for September 2021 40-Hour