Schedule



Most plenaries and workshops each qualify for 1.0 hour of California MCLE and MC3 Continuing Education Credits.

Workshops with an * does not qualify for California MCLE

Friday, May 20, 2022

TimeWorkshop & EventLocation
4:30 pm - 5:50 pmDr. Constance Ahron’s Legacy and ContributionsGardenia Room
5:50 pm- 6:15 pmBreak
6:15 pm - 8:00 pmStar Award Presentation Reception & MixerHibiscus Room & Terrace

Saturday, May 21, 2022

TimeWorkshops & EventsSpeaker(s)Location
8:00 am - 9:00 amBreakfastGrand Salon
9:00 am - 9:15 amWelcomeRichard Erhard, SCMA President
Terri Breer, Esq., FMI Chair
Grand Salon
9:15 am - 10:30 amSaturday Keynote Plenary: The Art of Mediation: A Reflection on Four Decades of Becoming a Professional Family Mediator * Chip RoseGrand Salon
10:30 am- 10:45 amBreak
Session 1
10:45 am - 12:00 pmWorkshop 1A: Legal Advice, Legal Information, Legal FictionStephanie BlondellGrand Salon
10:45 am - 12:00 pmSkill Building Workshop 1B: The Big Rocks: Preparing Your Clients for SettlementShawn WeberGardenia Room
12:00 pm - 1:15 pmLunch
Session 2
1:15 pm - 2:30 pmWorkshop 2A: Emerging Asset Classes: Crypto Currency, Digital Assets and Social Media InfluenceTerri Breer, Esq.
Laura McGee
Grand Salon
1:15 pm - 2:30 pmSkill Building Workshop 2B: Get Sticky with It: Using short simple ideas to keep coparents child-centeredChristina McGhee
Kelly Myers
Gardenia Room
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmAfternoon break with snacks and refreshments
Session 3
3:00 pm - 4:15 pmWorkshop 3A: Innovative Ways to Work with Interdisciplinary Teams Across Borders in Family MattersWoody Mosten
Susan Guthrie
Grand Salon
3:00 pm - 4:15 pmSkill Building Workshop 3B: The Negotiation CycleShawn WeberGardenia Room

Sunday, May 22, 2022

TimePlenaries & EventsSpeakerLocation
8:00 am - 9:00 amBreakfastGrand Salon
9:00 am - 10:00 amSunday Keynote Plenary: Relational Conflict Theory: Why It Matters for Family MediatorsLouise Phipps SenftGrand Salon
10:00 am - 10:10 amBreak
10:10 am - 11:15 amScreening of Ellen Bruno’s film, Split Up - The Teen Years, a follow-up to the SPLIT filmChristina McGhee
Susan Guthrie
Grand Salon
11:15 am - 12:30 pmClosing Keynote Plenary: From Fringe to Forefront: How the Shift from Alternative to Consensual Dispute Resolution Has Transformed Divorce and Saved Divorce Professionals from BurnoutFern Topas SalkaGrand Salon

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