COVID-19 response august 2020 update

All winter 2020-2021 classes will be online. 

Upcoming classes are listed below. Please email or call 612-237-6505 with questions.

Training Events and Registration

Mediation Center training can be tailored for organizations or groups. Please call Aimee Gourlay 612-237-6505 for more information.


Upcoming Events

Social Early Neutral Evaluation Training
February 10 - 11, 2021

SENE is a confidential process that empowers parents to determine custody and parenting time arrangements for their children, expedites judicial case management, and reduces the need for expensive parenting time and custody evaluations. Experienced SENE providers and trainers cover topics from forming a team to delivering evaluative case feedback, including:

  • Critical components of the SENE process,
  • How the ENE process differs from other forms of ADR,
  • Explaining the SENE process to parties and counsel,
  • Methods for acquiring reliable and sufficient case information from parties and counsel,
  • Ethical considerations for SENEs,
  • Techniques for managing session behavior,
  • Creating an atmosphere conducive to a successful outcome,
  • Preparing & delivering feedback effectively, and
  • Methods for reaching and memorializing an agreement.
Learn more and register by clicking the “Register” button.

Financial Early Neutral Evaluation Training
February 12, 2021

FENE process benefits parties hoping for settlement before their financial resources are expended on litigation. FENE providers gather information from parties and their counsel, use their expertise and experience to consider the information and the parties’ situation, and give evaluative feedback to parties at an impasse regarding financial issues in separation & divorce, as well as child support, maintenance, and other financial considerations.

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Parenting Time Expediting & Parenting Consulting
February 23 - 26, 2021

Professional Credits:

  • 22 standard & 2 ethics CLE applied for
  • 24 Rule 114 CE credits applied for
  • 27 MN Board MFT approved CE credits

This 4-day training is designed to teach the basics of the Parenting Time Expediting (PTE) and Parenting Consulting (PC) processes, while clarifying the distinctions between PTE and PC services in Minnesota, and highlighting the similarities. The trainers will introduce the standards, protocols and best practices for PTE and PC processes, provide examples of applicable statutes and rules, and discuss the importance of model appointing orders and model fee agreements for both services. The training also includes Rule 114 provisions and ethics (current and proposed), court decisions pertaining to PTE and PC, issues that arise and techniques for addressing them, drafting summaries and decisions, domestic abuse in the context of PTE and PC, and best practices for conducting these often challenging processes.

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30-hour General Civil Mediation Skills
MN Supreme Court Certified Rule 114
March 3 - 6, 2021

The 30-Hour General Civil Mediation Skills training course is certified by the MN State Supreme Court. Participants will be eligible for the MN General Rules of Practice for the District Court’s Qualified Civil Facilitative (Mediation) Roster of Neutrals. CE and CLE credits are available.

Mediation is a flexible and creative process that helps people find mutually acceptable resolutions to their issues and concerns. The mediator is an impartial party who uses the process of mediation to help participants communicate effectively, explore underlying interests and craft constructive outcomes.

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40-hour Family Mediation Skills
March 11 - 13 & 25 - 27, 2021

Family mediation gives people who are divorcing or separated and co-parenting a creative alternative to the family courts for making decisions about their relationship, and how they impact their children’s lives. It is a cooperative and constructive way to resolve differences and plan for the future. Minnesota District Court requires that alternatives to court be considered early in the dissolution process. Certified Family Mediation Skills provides the opportunity to become a qualified family facilitative neutral under The General Rules of Practice for the District Courts Rule 114.

Learn more and register by clicking the “Register” button.