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


2019 Schedule 2020

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

January 2019

Top of Schedule

Jan 18

On-Line Study and Consultation Group

Academy of Professional Family Mediators

Private Preliminary Planning Sessions (PPP):
Preempting Conflict and Helping Clients to Be at Their Best

Contact Dr. Virginia Colin, President APFM
More info at

Jan 22

San Diego, CA

Southern California Mediation Association
San Diego Professional Development Group

Mediation and Collaborative Law

Contact Dale Ordas
More info at

Jan 25-26


Pacific Coast Mediation Center
San Diego, CA

Building a Successful Unbundled Family Law Practice and Interdisciplinary Limited Scope Coaching with Judge Mark Juhas, Guest Presenter

Register at MostenMediation.comWaiting List Only

February 2019

Top of Schedule

Feb 5-9

Pacific Coast Mediation Center
San Diego, CA

40 Hour Basic Family Mediation Training

With Dr. Mary Lund Presenting on Parenting Plans and High Conflict Families and Lara Traum, Assistant Trainer (Forest Hills, NY)

Register at

March 2019

Top of Schedule

Mar 1-2

Pacific Coast Mediation Center
San Diego, CA

Effective Interdisciplinary Teamwork
with Dr. Constance Ahrons presenting on Co-Mediation and
Kathleen Zumprano, MA presenting on Collaborative Teams

Register at

Mar 8

Dallas, TX

State Bar of Texas: 12th Annual Collaborative Course

Guiding Your Client Through Difficult Situations

Contact: Sandra Molina

April 2019

Top of Schedule

Apr 6-10

Dublin, Ireland

Law Society of the Republic of Ireland

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


Apr 12

On-Line Study Session

Academy of Professional Family Mediators

Mediating Geographic Relocation Child Custody Disputes (With Lynn Waldman)

Contact: Dr. Virginia Colin, President APFM
More info at

Apr 16

Beverly Hills, CA

Beverly Hills Bar Association

Building a Successful and Profitable Mediation Practice

Contact: Pamela Weston Pamela Weston

Apr 26

San Diego, CA

CP Cal Pre-Conference Institute

Building a Successful Collaborative Practice
(based on ABA 2018 Book with Adam Cordover)

Contact: CP Cal

Apr 27

San Diego, CA

CP Cal Workshop
(with Dr. Constance Ahrons, author The Good Divorce and We’re Still Family)

Streamlined Team Mediation: The Lawyer/Coach Model

Contact: CP Cal

May 2019

Top of Schedule

May 10

San Diego, CA

Ethical Issues in Mediation
(with Amanda Singer and Shawn Weber)

San Diego Bar Association

Contact Amanda Singer

June 2019

Top of Schedule

June 7-8

La Verne School of Law
Ontario, CA

Presented by CDPIE and Sponsored by Donna Nazir, The Skye Group Inc.

12 Hour Basic Divorce Mediation Training

Contact Donna Nazir

For More Information Event Website

September 2019

Top of Schedule

Sep 3

Pacific Coast Mediation Center
San Diego, CA

Mediator Case Consultation and Study Group

Contact: Kevin Kellar

Sep 4


Mediator Case Consultation and Study Group
for Graduates of Basic Mediation Training
Sponsored by Donna Nazir

Contact: Donna Nazir

Sep 6

San Diego, CA

San Diego Bar Association

Strategies for Mediators and Lawyer Advocates Working Together

Contact: Bob Flynn

Sep 19

Orange County, CA

Using Collaborative Professionals to Enhance the Mediation Process

Register at Jennifer Webb

Sep 27-28

Pacific Coast Mediation Center
San Diego, CA

Building a Successful Collaborative and Mediation Practice with Guest Presenter, Adam Cordover of Tampa, FL

Register at

October 2019

Top of Schedule

Oct 3-4

Columbus, OH

Academy of Collaborative Professionals of Central Ohio

Advanced Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training

Contact: Nancy Sponseller

Oct 26

Chicago, IL

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Preventive Lawyering for Collaborative Professionals:
Help Families Manage Future Conflict (with Lara Traum)


Oct 26

Chicago, IL

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Utilizing Collaborative Lawyers Within the Mediation Process


November 2019

Top of Schedule

Nov 6

Boston, MA

Academy of Professional Family Mediators

Master’s Class: Mediation Strategies to Deal with Ongoing or Upcoming High Conflict Litigation


Nov 7

Boston, MA

Academy of Professional Family Mediators

Case and Practice Building Consultations


Nov 15-16

Pacific Coast Mediation Center
San Diego, CA

Advanced Mediation Skills

Register at

2020 Schedule 2019

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

January 2020

Top of Schedule

Jan 10-11

San Diego, CA

Master Class Retreat for Mediators and Collaborative Professionals

Register at

Jan 21-25

San Diego, CA

40-Hour Basic Family Mediation Training

Register at

February 2020

Top of Schedule

Feb 7-8

San Diego, CA

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Building a Successful (and Profitable) Collaborative Practice

IACP Members Receive an Additional $100 Tuition Discount

Save the Date — Registration Opening Soon

Contact IACP

Feb 21-25

San Diego, CA

Unbundling Legal Services Skills and Practice Building

Register at

April 2020

Top of Schedule

Apr 13-14

Tampa, FL

Selected Advanced Issues in Building a Successful Collaborative and Mediation Practice

With Adam Cordover

Contact Adam Cordover

Apr 15-18

St. Petersburg, FL

Stetson University School of Law

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


June 2020

Top of Schedule

Jun 12-13

San Diego, CA

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Training for Trainers:
Building a Successful (and Profitable) Collaborative Practice

IACP Members Receive an Additional $100 Tuition Discount

Save the Date — Requirements to Be Announced and Registration Opening Soon

Contact IACP

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