Pre-Recorded Workshops

Mediation Master Class with Forrest "Woody" Mosten

Speakers: Forrest Woody Mosten

With a rich background spanning 45 years, Forrest “Woody” Mosten, a seasoned mediator, trainer, and esteemed author, brings a wealth of experience to this Master Class recorded workshop. Drawing from extensive hours of hands-on mediation and interdisciplinary exploration, Woody has been a trailblazer in developing innovative strategies that were initially unconventional but are now recognized as forward-thinking advancements embraced by mediators globally.

Don’t miss out on this exclusive Master Class where Woody shares some of his favorite strategies and insider tips that have defined his successful career as a peacemaker. This 60-minute pre-recorded workshop will delve into these key aspects:

  • Preliminary Private Planning Sessions (PPP): Uncover the transformative power of preliminary planning in shaping the atmosphere for successful mediations.


  • Facilitating Successful Apologies Between the Parties: Explore the nuances of guiding parties towards meaningful apologies for enhanced mediation outcomes.

This Master Class provides a unique opportunity to learn directly from one of the industry’s legends. Whether you’re a newcomer to mediation or seeking to enhance your existing practice, Woody’s Master Class promises to be a journey that transforms and elevates your skills.

Forrest Woody Mosten

ChatGPT: 5 Quick Ways to Unleash Your Secret Weapon in Family Mediation with Susan Guthrie

Speakers: Susan Guthrie

Join us for an engaging webinar where we explore innovative ways to integrate ChatGPT into family mediation practice. Discover five practical strategies to instantly enhance efficiency, promote creativity, and mediate more effectively. From streamlining workflows to facilitating clearer communication, participants will gain invaluable insights into leveraging AI technology to optimize mediation outcomes. Additionally, we will delve into best practices for ethical use, ensuring that participants are equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to integrate ChatGPT responsibly and ethically. Don’t miss this opportunity to revolutionize your approach to mediation and unlock the potential of ChatGPT in your practice.  (Bring your laptop – you’ll want to try these out in real time!)

Attendees will leave with the following takeaways:

  • enhanced efficiency in streamlining mediation workflows and optimizing processes
  • promoted creativity through innovative techniques for utilizing ChatGPT
  • best practices for implementing ChatGPT into a professional mediation practice.

Susan Guthrie

The Role of a CDRE in Divorce Mediation

Speakers: Bero Porter

I am a Certified divorce Real Estate (CDRE®) through The Ilumni Institute and specifically trained to handle all real property matters, regardless of the conflict level, as families experience divorce. I am also trained in divorce and family mediation by Woody Moston and Susan Guthrie and have attended Terri Breer divorce mediation training. These qualifications position me to best represent divorcing clients as an unbiased neutral third-party.

I have presented CLE sessions for the San Diego Family Law Bar and have been a regular speaker at the Second Saturday divorce workshops since 2021. As a member of the Ilumni Speakers Bureau (ISB), I will be able to offer CLE credits for my presentations to family law professionals if desired.

Typically, real property is the largest asset for the families and often, there are potential complicating factors related to the real property that need to be resolved early on during the case and prior to a settlement agreement. I propose a workshop on the role of a CDRE in divorce mediation and how a CDRE can collaborate with other members of the team to ensure a smooth transition for families during mediation.

Porter - Bero P

Bero Porter

It's Not About Us: Taking the High Road in Co-parenting

Speaker: Darlene Taylor

Darlene Taylor will offer a new way to approach co-parenting taken from her book It’s Not About US: A Co-parenting Survival Guide to Taking the High Road.  Often, one of the most challenging parts of mediation is what comes after.  Families are tasked with finding a way to put their parenting plan into action in a way that is healthy for all parties involved.   This video will discuss the four types of co-parenting relationships and introduce a fifth option for parents who are looking to build a cohesive and healthy co-parenting relationship.

You will learn about the four pillars of co-parenting and the 15 hard-won wisdoms that can be used to shape healthy co-parenting relationships and how to help clients practically apply this knowledge. You will learn mediation can set the stage for healthy co-parenting and how co-parenting coaching can be a powerful tool post-mediation to support the family and ensure positive outcomes for the children. 

Darlene Taylor Headshot

Darlene Taylor

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