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.

International Pound Conference 2017.

Woody was an invited panelist at the International Pound Conference held at the University of Southern California, March 16, 2017.

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

To see prior years’ Presentations and Trainings, click here


2017 Schedule | 2018 Schedule

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

January 2017

Top of Schedule

Jan 24-28

Los Angeles, CA

40 Hour Basic Divorce Mediation Training

Register at

Sold Out

March 2017

Top of Schedule

Mar 3

Phoenix, AZ

Advanced Family Mediation Workshop:
Breaking through the Headwind of Impasse:
Building Consensus in the Midst of Difficult Issues & Personalities

Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators

Contact: Shari Capra

Mar 16

Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California
Global Pound Conference

Promoting Better Access to Justice: What Action Items Should Be Considered?

Contact: Kathleen Pierz

April 2017

Top of Schedule

Apr 18-21

University of Kent, England

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


Apr 28

Redondo Beach, CA

CP Cal Celebration 12

Keynote Address:
Teamwork and Informed Consent: The Twin Pillars of Collaborative Practice

Contact: Collaborative Practice California

Apr 28

Redondo Beach, CA

CP Cal Celebration 12

Pre-Conference Institute:
Expanding Your Collaborative Practice: They Won’t Hire You If They Do Not Know What Collaborative Services You Offer

Contact: Erin Keller

May 2017

Top of Schedule

May 5

Toronto, Ontario

Speaker's Corner with Woody Mosten (Webinar)

Ontario Mediation Association

Contact: Mary Anne Popescu

May 12

Erie, PA (Skype)

Cutting Edge Collaborative Practice:
Sharpening Your Skills From Initial Consult to Case Debrief

Contact: Melissa Sulkowski

May 19-20

Vancouver, WA

Cultivating a Satisfying and Profitable Peacemaking Practice
Nancy Retsinas and Kathleen Zumprano Associate Trainers

Contact: Nancy Retsinas

May 31

Boston, MA

AFCC Annual Conference

Pre-Conference Institute:
Peacemaking Negotiation Strategies
(With Dr. Robin Deutsch and David Hoffman)


June 2017

Top of Schedule

Jun 2

Boston, MA

AFCC Annual Conference

The Future of Unbundled Legal Services
(With Hon. Rebecca Kourlis, Retired and William J. Howe III)


Jun 10-11

Denver, CO

Denver University College of Law

Lawyer as Peacemaker

Contact: Brandi Bradshaw

July 2017

Top of Schedule

Jul 14-15

Chicago, IL

ABA Section on Dispute Resolution

Principal Trainer:
Conflict Resolution Practice Development Institute

Contact: Linda Seely

September 2017

Top of Schedule

Sep 12-16

Los Angeles, CA

40 Hour Basic Divorce Mediation Training

Register at

Sold Out Waiting List Only

October 2017

Top of Schedule

Oct 5

Beaver Creek, CO

American Bar Association
Family Law Section Fall Meeting

Unbundled Legal Services (with Hon. Rebecca Kourlis and Dona Playton)

Contact: James McGuire

Oct 13

Philadelphia, PA

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Pre Conference Institute:

Peacemaking as a Profession: One Family at a Time (with Melissa Sulkowski, Ron Ousky, and David Hoffman


Oct 26-27

Denver, CO

Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) and ABA Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services

Better Access through Unbundling: From Ideation to Implementation

Contact: Dona Playton

November 2017

Top of Schedule

Nov 9

Morristown, NJ

New Jersey Collaborative Law Group

Perfecting the Intake Process

Contact: Dr. Tamsen Thorpe

Nov 10

Hempstead, NY

Hofstra School of Law
Annual Siben Lecture :

Interdisciplinary Triage and Informed Consent: The Future of Family Law

Contact: Andrew Schepard

2018 Schedule

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

January 2018

Top of Schedule

Jan 23-27

Los Angeles, CA

40 Hour Basic Divorce Mediation Training

Register at

Jan 31

Vancouver, BC

Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia

Unbundled Legal Services: Hands-On Skill Training
(with Kari Boyle)

Contact: Jennifer Weber

February 2018

Top of Schedule

Feb 1

Vancouver, BC

National Organization of Bar Counsel

Unbundled Legal Services: Ethical Considerations and Best Practices
(with Tammy Northrup and Dennis Rendleman)

Contact: Tammy P. Northrup

March 2018

Top of Schedule

Mar 5-6

Chicago, IL


Principal Trainer:
Building A Successful Unbundled Family Law Practice


Mar 16

Carlisle, PA

2018 Dickinson Law Review Symposium

Unbundled Legal Services: Improved Legal and Informed Consent for Families in Transition

Contact: Maureen Weidman

April 2018

Top of Schedule

Apr 11-14

Maastricht, The Netherlands

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


May 2018

Top of Schedule

May 3-5

Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Principal Trainer:
Peacemaking Institute

Contact: Zanita Zacks-Gabriel

June 2018

Top of Schedule

Jun 22-23

Chicago, IL

ABA Section on Dispute Resolution

Principal Trainer:
Conflict Resolution Practice Development Institute

Contact: Linda Seely

September 2018

Top of Schedule

Sep 25-29

Los Angeles, CA

40 Hour Basic Divorce Mediation Training

Register at

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


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