Forrest (Woody) Mosten

Mediator and Collaborative Attorney

Certified Family Law Specialist

Upcoming Presentations by Forrest S. Mosten

In addition to conducting trainings and individual supervision in Los Angeles, Mr. Mosten actively trains and presents at conferences world wide. See below for topics that he has addressed and venues where he has trained and given conference presentations.


The following schedule is subject to change and availability is determined by the sponsoring organizations.

To see prior years’ Presentations and Trainings, click here

2015 Schedule 2016

Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec

Los Angeles, CA

Mediator and Collaborative Professional Consultation Group

This group for Mediators and Collaborative Practitioners focuses on advanced concepts, skills, discusses current cases, and practice building strategies.

Contact: Karen Rosin for Dates and Topics

www.mostenmediation.com/training/supervision.html#groups

January 2015

Top of Schedule

Jan 8

Skype Training

Collaborative Divorce Professionals of the Inland Empire

Converting Client Calls Into Interdisciplinary Collaborative and Mediation Cases

Jan 19

Los Angeles, CA

Graduate Training for Mentee Class of Southern California Mediation Association

Contact: Wendy Kramer

Jan 20

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association Peacemaker Study Group

Topic:
Be A Peacemaker!
Discussion is based on chapter of Woody’s new ABA Book, Complete Guide to Mediation, 2nd Edition, 2015 (with Elizabeth Potter Scully)

Contact: www.lacfla.org

Jan 27-31

Los Angeles, CA

40 Hour Basic Divorce Mediation Training

Register at MostenMediation.com

February 2015

Top of Schedule

Feb 3

Skype Training for Connecticut Practice Group

Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce

Case Consultations Involving Challenging Issues for Collaborative Professionals and Mediators

Contact: Robert Horwitz or Abby Cole at www.gooddivorce.com

Feb 10

Skype Training

Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce

Case Consultations Involving Challenging Issues for Collaborative Professionals and Mediators

Contact: Robert Horwitz or Abby Cole at www.gooddivorce.com

Feb 12

Skype Training

Collaborative Divorce Professionals of the Inland Empire

Mediation Confidentiality: Practice Tips Following the Lappe Decision (12-19-14)

Contact: Delilah Knox Rios

Feb 17

Skype Training

Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce

Case Consultations Involving Challenging Issues for Collaborative Professionals and Mediators

Contact: Robert Horwitz or Abby Cole at www.gooddivorce.com

Feb 18

Los Angeles, CA

Mediator and Collaborative Professional Consultation Group

This group for Mediators and Collaborative Practitioners focuses on advanced concepts, skills, discusses current cases, and practice building strategies.

Contact: Karen Rosin

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Feb 27-28

Tampa, FL

Developing a Profitable and Satisfying Collaborative Practice:
Getting More Collaborative Cases

With Joryn Jenkins, Associate Trainer

Contact: Adam Cordover

March 2015

Top of Schedule

Mar 4

Skype Training

Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce

Case Consultations Involving Challenging Issues for Collaborative Professionals and Mediators

Contact: Robert Horwitz or Abby Cole at www.gooddivorce.com

Mar 13

Phoenix, AZ

Advanced Family Mediation Workshop

Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators and
Arizona Association for Conflict Resolution

Contact: Ruth Lusby

Mar 20

Orange County, CA

Orange County Mediation Association

Keynote Address:
Informed Consent: the Essence of Mediation

Contact: Therese Gray

Mar 25

Los Angeles, CA

Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center

Peacemaking in the United States
Delegation of Law Professors from Japan

Contact: Toshie Ozaki

April 2015

Top of Schedule

Apr 9

Columbia, MD

Advanced Conflict Resolution Training

Contact: Jolie Weinberg

Apr 15-18

Lincoln, NE

Louis M. Brown and Forrest S. Mosten
International Client Consultation Competition

Affiliated with the International Bar Association

Contact: www.brownmosten.com

Apr 23

Los Angeles, CA

Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Colloquium
UCLA School of Law

Lawyer as Peacemaker

Contact: Sidney Matthews

Apr 25

Los Angeles, CA

CP Cal Celebration 10
Medicollab: Integration of Mediation and Collaborative Approach

With Fred Glassman Co-Presenter

Contact: Paula Jackson

Apr 26

Los Angeles, CA

CP Cal Celebration 10
Getting More Collaborative Cases

Contact: Paula Jackson

May 2015

Top of Schedule

May 1-2

Portland, OR

Developing a Profitable and Satisfying Collaborative Practice:
Getting More Collaborative Cases

With Kevin Scudder, Associate Trainer

Contact: Dona Cullen

May 8, 9, 15

San Diego, CA

California Western School of Law

Innovative Law Practice: Delivering Unbundled, Collaborative, and Preventive Legal Services to Expand Legal Access

Contact: David Crowell

May 20

Pittsburg, PA

Kaplan Lecture: The Future of Conflict Resolution

Contact: David Breen

May 20

Pittsburg, PA

Advanced Collaborative Training

The Collaborative Law Association of Western Pennsylvania (CLASP )

Contact: www.clasplaw.org

May 24

ABA Webinar

Lawyer as Collaborative and Preventive Peacemaker

Chapter from Luz Herrera, Reinventing the Practice of Law

Contact: Sara Smith

May 28

New Orleans, LA

AFCC Annual Conference

Plenary Panelist: Access to Justice: Different Strokes for Different Folks

Contact: www.afccnet.org

May 29

New Orleans, LA

AFCC Annual Conference

Unbundling Legal Services

With Professor Andrew Schepard and Justice Janice Davidson (Retired), Co-Presenters

Contact: www.afccnet.org

June 2015

Top of Schedule

Jun 18-20

Boston, MA

Developing a Profitable and Satisfying Peacemaker Practice

With David Hoffman, Co-Trainer

Contact: David Hoffman

Jun 26

New York City, NY

Master Training for Mediators and Collaborative Professionals
(Repeat of Popular 2014 Joint All Day Training)

Participants Will Bring Their Toughest Issues From Their Toughest Cases

With Ken Neumann, Co-Trainer

Contact: Ken Neumann

July 2015

Top of Schedule

Jul 17-18

Chicago, IL

Developing a Profitable and Satisfying Peacemaker Practice

With Carl Michael Rossi, Associate Trainer

Contact: Carl Michael Rossi

September 2015

Top of Schedule

Sep 8-12

Los Angeles, CA

40 Hour Basic Divorce Mediation Training

Register at MostenMediation.com

Sep 25

Toronto, Ontario

Making Mediation Your Day Job

Ontario Association for Family Mediation

Contact: Jennifer Suzor

November 2015

Top of Schedule

Nov 7

Los Angeles, CA

Rutters Group

Effectively Representing Family Law Clients Without Going to Court
(with Hon. Thomas Trent Lewis and Elizabeth Potter Scully)

Contact: Marilyn Pallister

Nov 14

Carlsbad, CA

Rutters Group

Effectively Representing Family Law Clients Without Going to Court
(with Hon. Thomas Trent Lewis and Elizabeth Potter Scully)

Contact: Marilyn Pallister

Nov 21

Santa Clara, CA

Rutters Group

Effectively Representing Family Law Clients Without Going to Court
(with Hon. Thomas Trent Lewis and Elizabeth Potter Scully)

Contact: Marilyn Pallister

2016 Schedule 2015

Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec

January 2016

Top of Schedule

Jan 26-30

Los Angeles, CA

40 Hour Basic Divorce Mediation Training

Register at MostenMediation.com

September 2016

Top of Schedule

Sep 13-17

Los Angeles, CA

40 Hour Basic Divorce Mediation Training

Register at MostenMediation.com

To see prior years’ Presentations and Trainings, click here

World Wide Conference Keynotes, Trainings and Teaching

Mr. Mosten is in constant demand to present to mediators, lawyers, and other professional groups throughout the world. Details on his upcoming speaking schedule (click on calendar) and to arrange booking (click on my email and phone).

Training Mediators and Collaborative Professionals in Germany 

Following his appointment and service as Distinguised ADR Scholar in Residence at the University of Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, the Director of the Summer Institute (in conjunction with Tulane University in New Orleans) wrote the following:

“Your (Mr. Mosten’s) presence was inspiring for the students and the faculty. I read the program evaluations turned in by the students and I cannot refrain from quoting some of the several very enthusiastic comments you received:

  • Excellent
  • Patient
  • Very knowledgeable
  • Fantastic
  • Informative
  • Teaching style very clear and straight forward
  • Best professor
  • Very accommodating
  • best advice and feedback
  • Calm
  • Positive
  • Warm
  • Helpful
  • Amazing

From Karl-Michael Schmidt
Director, Insitut Fur Anwaltsrecht, Humboldt University
Berlin, Germany… August 11, 2008.

Following Mr. Mosten’s 2009 Advanced Training at the University of Munich, Olaf Preuss, General Manager of the Center of Negotiation and Mediation reported the following reactions of the participants:

Front row, sitting: Michaela Blickling, Eva Huber, F. Mosten, Olaf Preuss, Christina Pennant. Back row, standing: Slavica Markovic, Andi Tietz, Pascal Baumannn, Marc Friedrich, Rupert von Katzler, Tilman Müller-Stoy, Isabel Cagala, Anne Bercher, Amelie Wolf, Maximilian Dressler, Jody Mosten

Strengths of the training:

  • The very skilled teacher
  • Achieved presenters competence felt
  • Hands-on advice
  • It was excellent as it was
  • Mr. Mosten’s treasure of experience
  • Very practical
  • The training has by far exceeded my expectations, which were high!

Suggestions for improving the training:

  • Make it a week-end
  • More opportunities for participants to practice the techniques” 

I think, it becomes obvious that we all were very satisfied by the training and very glad to have you here in Munich. Therefore, I would very much like to welcome you in Munich soon again.

In preparation for the next training we should discuss about the time you could spend teaching. Given your outstanding experience and knowledge of the matter, we should think of a two day training. Preferably on Friday/Saturday to have more professionals in the audience.

With warm personal regards, and full of gratitude,

Olaf Preuss
General Manager

Topics of Mr. Mosten’s Presentations

  • Advanced Mediation Strategies to Resolve Conflict
  • Working with Lawyers as Allies and Resources in Settlement and Mediation
  • Unbundling and New Lawyering Roles to Improve Legal Access
  • Cutting Edge Caucus Strategies in Mediation and Collaborative Law
  • Interest Based Negotiation Strategies
  • Hot Issues and Trends in Mediation
  • Training for Conflict Resolution Trainer
  • Consultation and Feedback of Cases Presented by Conference Participants
  • Utilizing a Confidential Mini Evaluation for Experts in Mediation and Collaborative Law
  • Building a Successful Career and Peacemaking Practice

Click here to view a list of Mr. Mosten’s publications.

Sponsoring Organizations

Scholar in Residence at Law Schools and Universities

Kyoto University

Hameline School of Law

Tulane School of Law

Pepperdine School of Law

University of California, Riverside

University of Humboldt (Berlin, Germany)
in partnership with Tulane School of Law

University of Idaho (Moscow)

University of San Diego

Conference Keynote Addresses

ABA Prepaid Legal Services Conference

Arkansas Conflict Resolution Association

Association for Conflict Resolution, Central California Chapter

Connecticut Mediation Association

Florida AFCC

Heartland Mediation Association

Iowa Mediation Association

Japanese Lawyer Association

Minnesota Mediation Association

National Unbundling Conference (Maryland Legal Services)

New York Mediation Association

Oklahoma Mediation Association

Oregon State Bar Unbundling Conference

Resolution (UK)

Southern California Mediation Association

and many, many more…

Basic and Advanced Courses in Your Community

Association of California Family Law Specialists

Better Divorce—South Bay Collaborative Practice Group (CA)

California State Bar

Canadian Family Law Conference

Cape Town and Durban (South Africa)

Indiana State Bar Continuing Legal Education

Family Law Council of Australia

Family Mediation Council of Louisiana

Florida Association of Professional Mediators

Hawaii State Bar

Idaho State Bar

Law Society of England

Los Angles County Bar Association

Los Angeles Family Collaborative Family Law Association

Maricopa Bar Association (Phoenix, AZ)

Michigan Collaborative Law Practice Group

Michigan Council for Divorce Mediation

Michigan Institute for Continuing Legal Education

New Jersey Association of Mediators

New York : CoNYSCRO

Oklahoma Mediation Association

Omaha Bar Association/Creighton University

Oregon State Bar, San Francisco Bar Association

Resolution UK

San Diego Bar Association

San Francisco Bar Association

San Gabriel Collaborative Practice Group (CA)

Scottish Mediation Network

St. Johns, Newfoundland

Swiss Bar Association, Bern, Switzerland

Ukraine—ABA-RULI

University of South Florida

Utah State Bar Association

Ventura Collaborative Practice Group (CA)

Wisconsin Association of Mediators

Comments from Professionals About Forrest Mosten’s Trainings

The following are just a few reactions of professionals who have seen Mr. Mosten's conference presentations or attended his trainings.

“I attended a presentation on mediation and collaborative law by Woody Mosten at the RESOLUTION, UK Conference in Bournmouth, England in April 2006. I was impressed by Mr. Mosten's innovative approach to family law and peacemaking. Due to Woody's inspiration, I took Collaborative Law Training and my career is progressing in ways I never dreamed of.”
Neil Denny, Solicitor
Member The Family Lawyers Collaborative Lawyers Organisation
Trowbridge, England
“Woody, all the feedback we are receiving about your training from our members is very positive. Thank you for the energy careful thought you devoted to the planning and presentation of the program. I will definitely be speaking with our board about having you return to New Jersey as soon as possible.
Anju Jessani
President Of NJAPM

Following a May 2007 training for the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, Carl Cangelosi, the conference co-chair and a professional mediator trainer himself, wrote the following:

“Thanks again for coming to New Jersey and presenting the seminar. I thought you might like to see some of the comments that we received. Thank you also for your generosity in providing the training participants with  mountains of helpful materials and even sending the powerpoints of your presentaton.”

“I thought his presentation style was excellent. I learned more from him than I did in prior advanced training sessions. While brevity is a virtue, that’s not the case with Mr. Mosten’s training and I thought that he needed more time than we gave him to make it more effective.”

“Fabulous program on May 5th with Mr. Mosten, I would like to see more of that, and do more in depth work.”

“What a terrific seminar.”

“In the training workshops conducted in April 2007, the real star was Woody Mosten. The feedback I received from my colleagues was that he is brilliant and it has been too long since he was last in Australia. I would love to see us get him back for a repeat performance if this marries in with his diary commitments.”
Susan Purdon, Family Lawyer
Partner, Hopgood Gannim,
Brisbane, Australia
Member, Family Law Council of Australia

“The presenter was fantastic: very entertaining throughout the day. His consistent modeling was empowering in itself. The concrete examples, suggested materials (books and movies), and his handouts are greatly appreciated and provide several tools for the various professions present.”

“Well worth the 600 mile round trip.”

Attendee evaluations from a March 2007 Advanced Mediation Training
for the Family Mediation Council of Louisiana

Mr. Mosten keynotes conferences and offers training throughout the world. If you want him to travel to your community, please Contact: Us.

© Forrest S. Mosten

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