Mediation Training

We travel throughout the country to offer basic and advanced programs on request, in addition to our regularly scheduled trainings in Michigan. Take a look through the types of training we offer and register for an upcoming training. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Our Trainings

48-hour Divorce & Custody Mediation / Domestic Violence Screening Training

This training—approved by the Michigan State Court Administrative Office (SCAO)—is designed to teach participants the skills necessary to act as mediators in facilitating the resolution of divorce and custody disputes. It is the first step for an… Read More

Sample Agenda

Below are sample agendas for each of the two components of our 48-hour Divorce & Custody and Domestic Violence Screening training. 40-Hour Divorce & Custody Component Day One 8:15 a.m. Registration 8:30 a.m. Introduction to Divorce Mediation… Read More

Costs

For 48-hour Divorce and Custody Mediation/Domestic Violence Screening Training workshops where we manage the registration process, costs are as follows: Regular Registration: $1,700 Early Registration: $1,600 * * For registrations received at least 3… Read More

Faculty

Your 48-hour Divorce & Custody Mediation / Domestic Violence Screening Trainings are taught by an experienced faculty with backgrounds in law and social work. Zena D. Zumeta, J.D. Primary Trainer Zena D. Zumeta received her Juris Doctor from the… Read More

40-hour Divorce & Custody Mediation Training

We offer a comprehensive 40-hour Divorce and Custody Mediation Training approved by the Michigan State Court Administrative Office (SCAO). The training uses a combination of role play, lecture, simulation, discussion and videotapes of actual mediatio… Read More

Agenda

Agenda Sample Agenda for 40-Hour Divorce & Custody Workshop Day One 8:15 a.m. Registration 8:30 a.m. Introduction to Divorce Mediation Video 9:20 a.m. Overview of Training 9:35 a.m. Divorce Mediation Overview 10:20 a.m. Break 10:35 a.m. The Emoti… Read More

Costs

For 40-hour Divorce and Custody Mediation workshops with registration through Mediation Training & Consultation Institute, costs are as follows: Regular Registration: $1,500 Early Registration: $1,420 * * For registrations received at least 30 da… Read More

Faculty

Your Divorce & Custody (Domestic Relations) Mediation Trainings are taught by an experienced faculty with backgrounds in law and social work. Zena D. Zumeta, J.D. Primary Trainer Zena D. Zumeta received her Juris Doctor from the University of Mic… Read More

8-hour Domestic Violence Screening Protocol Training

The Michigan State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) requires that Domestic Relations Mediators wishing to be listed on court rosters take an approved Domestic Violence Screening for Mediators Training. This 8-hour training includes an overview of d… Read More

Sample Agenda

8:15 a.m. Registration 8:30 a.m. Check in and Introductions and Overview 8:45 a.m. Discussion of Self-Assessment Tool 9:15 a.m. Why Intimate Partner Violence Issues Are Important for Mediation Four Principles/Appropriateness Why Victims/Survivors do… Read More

Costs

For 8-hour Domestic Violence Screening Training workshops with registration through Mediation Training & Consultation Institute, costs are as follows: Regular Registration: $325 Early Registration: $295* * For registrations received at least 30 d… Read More

Faculty

Lore A. Rogers, J.D. Lore A. Rogers is a staff attorney with the State of Michigan Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Board. Previously, she worked as the Interim Co-Director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center at the Univer… Read More

Elder Mediation

Our elder mediation training workshops help you expand your mediation skills into this growing field. We offer a 2.5-day training focusing on Adult Guardianship and Family Caregiver Mediation. Read More

Eldercare and Probate Mediation Training

Eldercare and Probate Mediation training focus on Adult Guardianship and Family Caregiver Mediation as well as mediation after the death of a parent. Adult Guardianship and Family Caregiver mediation are quite different from other types of mediation.… Read More

Costs & Logistics

The information below is general information for workshops only. Costs for workshops are determined by the local host. Please see the calendar for contact information for the particular workshop of interest, and contact the local host directly. If no… Read More

Faculty

Trainers for the elder mediation courses are Susan Butterwick, Roxanne Chang and Zena Zumeta, experienced mediators and trainers in family and elder issues with practices located in Michigan and a national training base. They have presented at major… Read More

Resources

Articles from our Faculty Mediation in Probate and Estate Cases, by Susan D. Hartman, J.D. and Susan J. Butterwick, J.D. This article appeared in the State Bar of Michigan Probate and Estates Section Journal in May 2010. Mediation in Probate Cases, b… Read More

Civil Mediation Training

We offer onsite 16- to 40-hour civil mediation training, suited to meet the needs of your region or state. Training includes presentations, skill practice, videotape analysis, and more! Read More

Faculty

Zena D. Zumeta received her Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. Ms. Zumeta is an approved trainer for Domestic Relations Mediation, Domestic Violence Screening Protocol, and Civil Court Mediation trainings through the Michigan St… Read More

Advanced Mediation Training

We present on a range of advanced mediation topics at individual training workshops, conferences and organizations throughout the country. Workshops are geared for mediators who have already taken the basic training, and all satisfy state requirement… Read More

Faculty

Your Advanced Mediation Trainings are taught by an experienced faculty, including Zena Zumeta Zena D. Zumeta received her Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. Ms. Zumeta is an approved trainer for Domestic Relations Mediation, Dom… Read More

I feel this course would be useful to me even if I never mediated a case. It has been very helpful in providing tools & techniques for resolving conflict – which is a big portion of real life. Not only was the course helpful & informati…
– Kankakee, Ill

Very few are excellent; you are one of the few.
– Ann Arbor, Mich.