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Family Mediation Certificate


This 40-hour mediation certificate course provides the necessary background for conflict resolution services in all aspects of family concerns from divorce, custody disputes, separation of never-married or same-gender couples to intact marriages, family businesses and estates. It meets the criteria for Wisconsin Act 355 mediating parenting plans, Wisconsin Association of Mediators Model Standards for Training and received the approval of the Association for Conflict Resolution. The pre-approval eliminates delay and eases the application process for designation of Advanced Practitioner.

This course is distinguished by its focus on strengthening family functioning in the context of adversity. The foundation can be applied to any process for managing disputes.

Earn the certificate by attending all five days.


The understanding of conflict dynamics within families and the skills to
improve communication to reach decisions can be easily applied to many other situations: workplace, schools, management and health care to name just a few. Programs in the court system are growing all the time -- child
welfare/permanency, elder care and guardianship. Other systems offer
opportunities for contract mediators, such as the US Postal Service and
Wisconsin Special Education Mediation System. Mediation is an ever
expanding and ever changing field.

Confidently know that you have chosen an excellent training based on the
integration of the trainer's qualifications, the program design and the print materials. It provides credibility with clients and is transferable from state to state.

What Are the Benefits of Mediation?
Mediation allows parties to maintain greater control of their lives and
make their own decisions. The process fosters understanding, cooperation,
and agreements that work for both parties. It usually costs less money and
takes less time than litigation, and compliance with agreements is often
higher than with court-imposed judgments. Another primary benefit is
privacy. The process is confidential, allowing parties to avoid public
disclosure of sensitive information in the courts. From Association for
Conflict Resolution website

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Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Strengthen the ability to build a working relationship and a constructive process with the parties
  • Develop the ability to facilitate communication between the parties by using specific skills (e.g., active listening, reframing)
  • Understand the concepts of mediator influence and neutrality

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This program can be applied toward the:

Sept. 9-11 & Sept. 29-30
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education (Click link for directions)
Instructor: Sue Bronson, MS
CEUs: 4/CEHs: 40/CLEs: 35
Enrollment Limit: 25
Program No. 7740-8237
Registration Deadline: Wed., Sept. 2
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Mar. 9-11 & Apr. 4-5, 2016
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education (Click link for directions)
Instructor: Sue Bronson, M.S.
CEUs: 4/CEHs: 40/CLEs: 35
Enrollment Limit: 25
Program No. 7740-8240
Registration Deadline: Wed., Mar. 2, 2016
Register Now
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