Forrest (Woody) Mosten

Mediator and Collaborative Attorney

Certified Family Law Specialist

Mediation and Collaborative Law Training Courses

Training Courses for:

Mosten Mediation and Collaborative Training is an Approved Continuing Education Provider by the California State Bar MCLE & Family Law Specialization, and the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Most courses are approved by the Association for Conflict Resolution and can be applied for ACR Family Advanced Practitioner Membership Status and Collaborative Practice Groups training requirements.

Woody, in one of his training costumes, demonstrating his strategic tool box model to resolve conflict.

New Collaborative Courses:

The First Client Consultation:
Increasing Enrollment of Collaborative Cases in Your Practice

Developing a Profitable and Satisfying Collaborative Practice
(With Kevin Scudder, Associate Trainer)

Training Courses for Mediators

For comments by training participants, click here

Woody Mosten with participants of his 2012 Basic 3 Day Mediation Course sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center in Los Angeles. Woody offers mediation and dispute resolution training for many non-profit organizations such as the Hopi Indian Tribe, Private Elementary and Upper Schools, and Governmental Agencies.

40 Hour Basic Divorce Mediation Training (5 days)

This course is available in Los Angeles at Mr. Mosten's home, offered January and September each year (limited to 18 participants) and sells out months in advance. This course is also available by contract, and has been offered in Michigan, Idaho, and Pepperdine. Read More 

September 2014

The proud graduating class shows their certificates after the Quaker Circle Closing Ceremony.

Seated: Woody and Enid Miller Ponn, Assistant Trainer who is a Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer from Weston, Florida.

January 2014

Participants in 2014 Divorce Mediation Training interactively learn 14 ways to handle date of separation for property and support issues in mediation.

January 2014

Smiling Graduates with their certificates and CLE Credit! Seated with Woody are Gwen Mathewson, Assistant Trainer (Seattle), Dr. Jody Mosten, and Jazz Mosten, a Katrina rescue dog with over 600 hours of mediation training!

September 2013

Yiping Wang, who has studied mediation in China and Japan and currently is on the staff of the Asian Pacific Dispute Resolution Center in Los Angeles, receives her certificate of completion of the 40 Hr Basic Divorce Mediation Training.

In a small world story, Yiping’s graduate school faculty advisor at Kyoto University, Professor Aya Yamada, was the host for Mr, Mosten’s mediation trainings in Kyoto and Tokyo in 2005. Yiping and Woody discovered this connection over lunch on the first day of the training during which the training participants  and  trainers eat together outside in the California sunshine. Yiping immediately emailed Professor Yamada who sent her greetings!

January 2013

Basic Divorce Training Closing Ceremony to which family and friends are invited.

September 2012

40-Hour
Basic Mediation
Course Graduates

Basic Divorce Training Graduates say goodbye after receiving their certificates.

Many Mosten Mediation Training graduates stay in touch through email groups and Woody's monthly training groups.

40 Hour Basic Divorce Mediation Training

Mediation Expert, Forrest MostenJointly with Dr. Mary Lund

Using his extensive background as a Certified Family Law Specialist and Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, Woody Mosten offers a challenging high-energy 40-hour seminar in basic divorce mediation skills and practice development. He limits his class size to 18 participants and his classes fill quickly. Woody is the author of 4 books, including The Complete Guide to Mediation and Mediation Career Guide. Included in your registration is a 400-page custom training manual featuring Mosten's cutting edge approach to skill building and practice development.

Overview of Course

  • What happens in mediation
  • Role of consultants & lawyers
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Mediation strategy
  • Parenting
  • Child and spousal support
  • Property and debts
  • Divorce tax issues
  • Drafting the agreement
  • Psychological issues
  • Power balancing
  • Mediation ethics
  • Practice development
  • Presentation of certificates

Graduates of our 40-hour training program receive 10% discount on all other courses.

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Schedule & Fees

20 Hour Basic Divorce Mediation Training (3 days)

This course is offered by contract only, most recently in 2012 for the Asian Pacific Dispute Resolution Center.

Advanced Family Mediation (1 or 2 days)

This course is offered by contract only, most recently for the American Institute of Mediation and formerly for the Los Angeles Bar Association, Pepperdine, and Hamline.

Advanced Conflict Resolution Strategies

This course is offered by contract only, most recently in 2011 in Indiana, Prague, Connecticut, and Buenos Aires.

Building a Profitable Mediation Practice

See endorsements from participants in this course.

This course is offered by contract only, most recently in 2012 for the American Institute of Mediation.

Mediator as Designer and Manager of the Process

This course is offered by contract only, most recently in 2009 for the Swiss Bar Association.

Working Effectively with Lawyers in Mediation

This course is offered by contract only, most recently in 2011 in Nevada and Indiana.

Working Effectively with Therapists, Accountants and Other Experts in Mediation

This course is offered by contract only, most recently in 2011 in Indiana.

Advanced Interest Based Negotiation Strategies: From Intake to Signing the Settlement Agreement

This course is offered by contract only, most recently in 2012 for the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association and as part of longer trainings.

Late Stage Mediation Strategies and Dealing with Impasse

This course is offered by contract only, most recently in 2011 for California Judges, Nevada and Indiana as well as with David Hoffman at IACP.

Dealing with Difficult Parties and Dysfunctional Relationships

This course is offered by contract only, most recently in 2008 for the Swiss Bar Association in Nevada and as part of longer advanced programs. Read More

Synergy of Mediation and Collaborative Practice

This course is offered by contract only, most recently in the Master Class for Collaborative Professionals, in Munich, and for the Southern California Mediation Association.

Co-Mediation Strategies

This course is offered by contract only, most recently in 2011 in Nevada and Indiana.

Developing a Peacemaking Signature

This course is offered by contract only, most recently in 2011 in Nevada, Indiana, Ventura, Massachusetts, and as keynote addresses for Association for Conflict Resolution and CP California.

Current Trends and the Future of Peacemaking

This course is offered by contract only, most recently in 2011 in Nevada, Connecticut and Indiana and as the Keynote for the Southern California Mediation Association and in 2010 for Resolution UK in London. Read More

Master Class for Professional Mediators

This course is offered by contract only, based on Master Class for Collaborative Professionals offered in 2011 in Denver and St. Louis.

Peacemaker Study Groups

Offered by contract only, with 2 ongoing groups meeting monthly in Los Angeles. Read More

Individual and Group Supervision for Mediators in Skills and Practice Building

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Training Courses for Collaborative Professionals

For comments by collaborative training participants, click here

New Collaborative Courses:

The First Client Consultation:
Increasing Enrollment of Collaborative Cases in Your Practice

For Course Description and Syllabus, click here.

To view Woody discuss the importance of the First Client Consultation with
Susan Gamache and Carl Michael Rossi, click here.

Developing a Profitable and Satisfying Collaborative Practice
(With Kevin Scudder, Associate Trainer)

For Course Description and Syllabus, click here.

Advanced Training for Collaborative Professionals (1, 2 or 3 days)

This course is offered by contract only, most recently in 2011 in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Ventura, California and Munich, Germany.

Advanced Conflict Resolution Strategies

This course is offered by contract only, most recently in 2011 in Indiana, Prague, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Buenos Aires .

Building a Profitable Collaborative Practice

This course is offered by contract only, most recently in 2012 for American Institute of Mediation, in 2011 for CP Cal and in 2010 at IACP.

Building the Interdiscipinary Collaborative Team This course is offered by contract only, most recently in 2012 in England, Ireland, and Cleveland and Ottawa.

Advanced Interest Based Negotiation Strategies: From Intake to Signing the Settlement Agreement

This course is offered by contract only, most recently in 2012 for the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association and as part of longer trainings.

Late Stage Agreement Building Strategies and Dealing with Impasse

This course is offered by contract only as well as part of longer trainings, most recently in 2011 for California Judges, Nevada and Indiana as well as with David Hoffman at IACP.

Synergy of Mediation and Collaborative Practice

This course is offered by contract only, most recently in the Master Class for Collaborative Professionals, in Munich, and for the Southern California Mediation Association.

Developing a Peacemaking Signature

This course is offered by contract only, most recently in 2011 in Nevada, Indiana, Ventura, Massachusetts, at IACP (2009) and as keynote addresses for Association for Conflict Resolution and CP California.

Current Trends in Collaborative Practice and the Future of Peacemaking

This course is offered by contract only, most recently in 2011 in Nevada, Connecticut and Indiana and as the Keynote for the Southern California Mediation Association and in 2010 for Resolution UK in London.

Master Class for Collaborative Professionals

This course is offered by contract only, based on Master Class for Collaborative Professionals offered in 2011 in Denver and St. Louis.

Peacemaker Study Groups

Offered by contract only, with 2 ongoing groups meeting monthly in Los Angeles. Read More

Individual and Group Supervision for Collaborative Professionals in Skills and Practice Building

Read More

© Forrest S. Mosten

Certified Family Law Specialist
Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California