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).
40-Hour Family Mediation
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!
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.
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.
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 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.