Three upcoming Webinar Series from Family Mediation Canada

International Family Disputes and Mediation: A Family Mediation Canada Webinar

Friday, February 26, 2021, 2pm Eastern, for one hour

This webinar will give a brief introduction to the scope and applicability of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.  The session will explore when and how mediation can be an appropriate tool for international family disputes. The session will address how practicing family mediators can assist with prevention and briefly touch on relocation issues.

FMC Members $69;     Non-members $79
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What’s Unique about the Transformative Model of Conflict Intervention?

A 2-hour webinar presented by Robert A. Baruch Bush, J.D
Thursday, March 11, 2021 2pm – 4pm Eastern

FMC Members $105
Non-members $115

This 2-hour webinar will identify and discuss three ways in which the transformative model is unique and different from other approaches to intervention.  First, the model is theory-based – that is, it articulates the theory of both conflict and human nature that underlies the model.  Second, the model is focused on “interaction, not transaction” – that is, it sees the primary goal of intervention as supporting positive interaction rather than solving problems that arise in transactions.  Third, the model privileges party agency and self-determination in all aspects of the intervention process – that is, it is a fully client-driven approach to intervention.  These three core aspects of transformative intervention will be explained and illustrated.  Time will be afforded for questions after the main presentation.
Robert A. Baruch Bush, J.D., is the Rains Distinguished Professor of ADR Law at the Maurice A. Dean School of Law at Hofstra University where he teaches courses on mediation, ADR and other subjects. He has practiced, taught and written about conflict resolution and mediation for over thirty-five years.  Professor Bush is the author of five books and over thirty articles and chapters on mediation and ADR; his work is widely cited by other scholars and excerpted in many major texts.  He has lectured and conducted training all over the U.S. and Europe and led the team that helped the U.S. Postal Service design a nationwide program for mediating workplace conflicts.  Bush is Co-Founder and Board Member of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation (ISCT), a nonprofit think-tank devoted to developing resources on the transformative approach to conflict and intervention. Together with Joseph P. Folger, he co-authored The Promise of Mediation (1994, 2d ed. 2005), a book that has been called one of the most influential works on mediation in the last decade.

40-hour Basic Mediation ONLINE

5 weeks, two evenings a week, with Dr. Michael Saini
Starts Tuesday, March 23, 2021 and runs to Thursday, April 22, 2021

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FMC or AFMS Members $1500 (no GST)
Non-members $1700

This course is co-hosted by FMC and the Alberta family Mediation Society (AFMS)

Dr. Michael Saini is an Associate Professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto Canada and holds the endowed Factor-Inwentash Chair in Law and Social Work.  He is the Co-Director of the Combined J.D. and M.S.W. program and with the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto.  Dr. Saini’s scholarship addresses the intersections of law and social work and the advancement of children and families’ wellbeing in systems governed by law. Dr. Saini has generating new knowledge regarding the assessment of coparenting; the complexity of strained parent-child relationships; the impact of interparental conflict; the use of technology to support parent-child relationships; the crossover cases of child protection and child custody disputes; and social-work perspectives on law as socially embedded phenomena. Dr. Saini is a Board Member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, an Associate Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, Lifetime Member of Family Mediation Canada, Associate Member of Ontario Association of Family Mediation and an Editorial Board Member for the Family Court Review and the Journal of Divorce and Remarriage. Dr. Saini has over 200 publications, including books, book chapters, government reports, systematic reviews and peer-reviewed journal articles. In 2019, Dr. Saini was awarded the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts’ Stanley Cohen Distinguished Research Award, sponsored by the Oregon Family Institute.

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