Mediation Training

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CommonSense Mediation Academy offers a variety of training for all levels of expertise, from beginner’s courses all the way up to advanced courses for those looking to specialize in specific fields of Mediation. 

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Introduction to Mediation: Full 6 – Module Training Program

This is the full Introduction to Mediation, 6-Module, Training Program!

In this course, learners go through all 6 modules of our introductory mediation training program:

Module 1: Introduction to Dispute Resolution Processes

Module 2: Introduction to Mediation

Module 3: Mediating Workplace Disputes

Module 4: Mediating Elder & Estate Disputes

Module 5: Introduction to Saskatchewan Family Law

Module 6: Mediating Family Law Disputes

This online, learn-at-your-own-pace course is recognized by ADRIC as the equivalent to the 40-hour National Introductory Mediation course. This course is also recognized as hours toward applying to be a recognized family mediator under Section 7-4 of The King’s Bench Act, 2023.

Each module includes recorded lectures, reading materials, audio/visual materials, written assignments, and video assignments. Learners must also attend the monthly live Teams learning sessions.

Module 1: Introduction to Dispute Resolution

$550

This course is an overview of dispute resolution processes. Learners will explore the various dispute resolution options through video lectures, reading materials, and completion of assignments. Attendance at the monthly live Teams session is required to complete this module.

Module 2: Introduction to Mediation

$550

This course is an overview of the mediation process. Learners will explore various styles and types of mediation through video lectures, reading materials, and completion of assignments. Attendance at the monthly live Teams session is required to complete this module.

Module 3: Mediating Workplace Disputes

$550

This course is an overview of mediation and conflict management systems within the workplace context. Learners will explore the dynamics of workplace conflict and mediation through video lectures, reading materials, and completion of assignments. Attendance at the monthly live Teams session is required to complete this module.

Module 4: Mediating Elder & Estate Matters

$550

This course is an overview of mediation and conflict resolution in matters of elder and estate disputes.  Learners will explore family systems and dynamics as they pertain to facilitating mediations regarding elder and estate matters through video lectures, reading materials, and completion of assignments. Attendance at the monthly live Teams session is required to complete this module.

Module 5: Introduction to Saskatchewan Family Law

$550

This course is an overview of the legal framework pertaining to family law in Saskatchewan. Learners will explore Saskatchewan legislation regarding family law through video lectures, reading materials, and completion of assignments. This course is recognized as hours toward applying to be a recognized family mediator under Section 7-4 of The King’s Bench Act, 2023.

Module 6: Mediating Family Disputes

$550

This course is an overview of how to mediate family law disputes. Learners will explore how to facilitate family law mediations through video lectures, reading materials, and completion of assignments. This course is recognized as hours toward applying to be a recognized family mediator under Section 7-4 of The King’s Bench Act, 2023.

Introduction to Mediation
Full 6 Module Training

$2,750 ($3,300 value!)

This program consists of all six modules

Family Mediation Training

Have you taken introductory mediation training? Are you ready to take specialized training?

Our Family Mediation training is designed to train mediators to assist families in transitioning to a two-home family dynamic.

40-Hour IN-PERSON Family Mediation Training

$2,500

Join us September 9 – 13, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM, for our Introduction to Family Mediation course.

(Location To Be Determined)

This course is recognized as specialized mediation training to apply for the Q. Med Designation and as hours toward applying to be a recognized family mediator under Section 7-4 of The King’s Bench Act, 2023.

ONLINE 40 Hour Family Mediation Training

$2,500

This 40-hour ONLINE Family Mediation course is ideal for busy individuals who need to engage with the learning materials on their own time.

This course is recognized as specialized mediation training to apply for the Q. Med Designation and as hours toward applying to be a recognized family mediator under Section 7-4 of The King’s Bench Act, 2023.

Mediating Parenting Agreements

$550

This online, learn-at-your-own-pace, course teaches mediators the important considerations for negotiating parenting plans during separation and divorce.

Mediators will learn legislation, case law, and strategies to help people come to satisfactory solutions related to parenting.

This course is recognized as Family Law training to apply to be recognized as a Family Mediator under Section 7-4 of The King’s Bench Act, 2023.

This course is also recognized as specialty training and/or continuing education and engagement by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada.

Learners must attend the monthly live Teams sessions to complete this course.

Mediating Financial Arrangements

$550

This online, learn-at-your-own-pace, course teaches mediators the important considerations for negotiating financial support arrangements during separation and divorce.

Mediators will learn legislation, case law, and strategies to help people come to satisfactory solutions related to financial support arrangements.

This course is recognized as Family Law training to apply to be recognized as a Family Mediator under Section 7-4 of The King’s Bench Act, 2023.

This course is also recognized as specialty training and/or continuing education and engagement by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada.

Learners must attend the monthly live Teams sessions to complete this course.

Mediating Property Division

$550

This online, learn-at-your-own-pace, course teaches mediators the important considerations for negotiating property division during separation and divorce.

Mediators will learn legislation, case law, and strategies to help people come to satisfactory solutions related to property division.

This course is recognized as Family Law training to apply to be recognized as a Family Mediator under Section 7-4 of The King’s Bench Act, 2023.

This course is also recognized as specialty training and/or continuing education and engagement by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada.

Learners must attend the monthly live Teams sessions to complete this course.

Intimate Partner Violence Screening & Management

Pay What You Can Rate (Minimum $50)

In this course, learners will explore how to screen continuously throughout the dispute resolution process for signs of intimate partner violence and how to manage domestic violence dynamics within the process.

This course is comprised of 11 lessons, with a combination of supplemental reading and videos, as well as lectures, and worksheets.

This course is the equivalent of 14 hours of live, in-person training, and can be used as the Family Violence Dynamics requirement for Family Mediators under Section 7-4 of The King’s Bench Act, 2023.

Optional monthly live Teams Question and Answer sessions can be attended by learners who want to talk through their experience with this course, ask questions they have, and participate in brief roleplays.

Drafting Documents for Dispute Resolution Practitioners

$550

Learn about how to draft retainer agreements, agreements to mediate, MOUs, and more. This online course can be started anytime and is learn-at-your-own-pace. Attend the monthly live Teams sessions to ask questions and network with other students.

This course qualifies for the application requirement of seven hours of training on drafting meeting summaries and memoranda of understanding to become a family mediator under section 7-4 of the King’s Bench Act, 2023.

Specialty Training

Check out our specialized training for mediators!

These courses are designed for mediators who have taken introductory training and are looking for further information on business building and adding more tools to their mediation practice.

Introduction to Online Dispute Resolution

Pay What You Can Rate (Minimum $50)

Learn about providing dispute resolution services online.

This online course is learn-at-your-own pace.

Attend the monthly live Teams sessions to ask questions and network with other dispute resolution practitioners.

Making Money Mediating

Pay What You Can Rate (Minimum $25)

In this course, learners explore the profession of mediation and learn how to build their mediation business.

This online course is learn-at-your-own-pace.

Attend the monthly live Teams sessions to ask questions and network with other dispute resolution practitioners.

CommonSense Separation Course

$49.95

The process of Separation and Divorce is overwhelming and confusing.

Ease your worries by taking the CommonSense Separation Course.

In easy, simple language, this 10-module course explains the process of Separation and Divorce in Saskatchewan.

By learning the steps in the process, you can make informed decisions that will be best for you and your family.

Upon registration, you can immediately access the materials for this course and your access never expires.

Because the process of Separation and Divorce changes, we regularly review and update this course, so no matter where you are in your journey this can be a resource for you.

Are you ready to write a good separation and divorce story? Fill in your contact information below and select “Place Order Now” to begin the course.

Professional Development

Mediation Practice Group (MPG)

Network with other dispute resolution practitioners and develop your skills in the Saskatoon Mediation Practice Group.

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IN-PERSON Family Mediation Refresher Course

Pay What You Can (Minimum $50)

This course is for anyone who has taken ANY previous mediation training. If you are looking to hone your skills and polish up on key concepts, this course is for you!

For more information, contact: admin@commonsensemediation.ca

Property Division

IN-PERSON Property Division Intensive

$550

In this course mediators will learn how to assist people with negotiating their property division.

This course is approximately 16 hours of training.

This course is recognized as training hours to apply to be a Family Mediator recognized under Section 7-4 of The King’s Bench Act, 2023.

For more information, contact: admin@commonsensemediation.ca 

Mediating parenting plans

IN-PERSON Mediating Parenting Agreements Intensive

$550

In this course mediators will learn in depth how to assist co-parents in negotiating parenting agreements.

This course is approximately 16 hours of training.

This course is recognized as training hours to apply to be a Family Mediator recognized under Section 7-4 of The King’s Bench Act, 2023.

For more information, contact: admin@commonsensemediation.ca

IN-PERSON Mediating Financial Support Intensive

$550

This course is designed to help inform mediators about the important considerations related to financial support for folks to consider when they are going through separation and divorce.

Learners will explore the dynamics of family systems and how to help people successfully reach solutions related to financial support.

This course is approximately 16 hours in length.

For more information, contact: admin@commonsensemediation.ca

Family Mediation

IN-PERSON 40-Hour Family Mediation Training

$2,500

Our 40-Hour IN PERSON Family Mediation training is back!

Join us September 9th – 13th, 2024 for this action-packed course!

If you are wanting to become a Family Mediator under Section 7-4 of The King’s Bench Act, 2023, this is the course for you!

*40 Hours of Introductory Mediation Training recommended as a prerequisite*

For more information, contact: admin@commonsensemediation.ca

Register now to hold your spot!

Family Mediation

VIRTUAL 40-Hour Family Mediation Training

$2,500

If you are wanting to become a Family Mediator under Section 7-4 of The King’s Bench Act, 2023, this is the course for you!

40 Hours of Introductory Mediation Training recommended as a prerequisite

*COMING Spring 2024

For more information, contact: admin@commonsensemediation.ca

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VIRTUAL Family Mediation Refresher Course

Pay What You Can (Minimum $50)

This course is for anyone who has taken ANY previous mediation training. If you are looking to hone your skills and polish up on key concepts, this course is for you!

For more information, contact: admin@commonsensemediation.ca

Property Division

VIRTUAL Property Division Intensive

$550

In this course mediators will learn how to assist people with negotiating their property division.

This course is approximately 8 hours of training. This course is offered in two parts and will be delivered live in a virtual setting.

Participants will upload all assignments to the Slack channel (access provided upon registration) and are encouraged to review each other’s assignments and provide feedback.

This course is recognized as training hours to apply to be a Family Mediator recognized under Section 7-4 of The King’s Bench Act, 2023.

For more information, contact: admin@commonsensemediation.ca

Mediating parenting plans

VIRTUAL Mediating Parenting Agreements Intensive

$550

In this course mediators will learn in depth how to assist co-parents in negotiating parenting agreements.

This two-part course is approximately 8 hours of training. It will be delivered live in a virtual environment.

This course is recognized as training hours to apply to be a Family Mediator recognized under Section 7-4 of The King’s Bench Act, 2023.

For more information, contact: admin@commonsensemediation.ca

VIRTUAL Mediating Financial Support Intensive

$550

This course is designed to help inform mediators about the important considerations related to financial support for folks to consider when they are going through separation and divorce.

Learners will explore the dynamics of family systems and how to help people successfully reach solutions related to financial support.

This course will be delivered virtually in two parts and consists of approximately 8 hours of training.

For more information, contact: admin@commonsensemediation.ca

Courses

12-Week Mediation Training Program

Are you ready to begin your journey to becoming a mediator? Start here!

Our 12-Week Online Training Program is broken into six modules which you can choose to take individually or sign-up for the full program and save!

*To receive the certificate of completion for the 12-Week program, you must take all six modules. You may take the modules sequentially or take them as it works for your schedule.

Family Mediation Training

Have you taken introductory mediation training? Are you ready to take specialized training?

Our Family Mediation training is designed to train mediators to assist families in transitioning to a two-home family dynamic.

Specialty Training

Check out our specialized training for mediators. These courses are designed for mediators who have taken introductory training and are looking for further information on business building and adding more tools to their mediation practice.

Professional Development

Are you building your mediation business? Are you seeking mentorship? Check out our programs for developing your entrepreneurial and professional skills.

Saskatoon Mediation Practice Group

Join a network of dispute resolution professionals by registering for our FREE Mediation Practice Group!

This group enables practitioners to connect while developing and refining their mediation skills. All sessions are online-only (for now); the recurring Zoom link is provided to members.

Once you have signed up, we will add you to the email distribution list & the Saskatoon Mediation Practice Group Slack channel!

NEW! Qualified Mediator Assessment Practice Group 

This practice group is specifically for individuals who want to obtain their Q. Med designation.

This group will meet twice a month and focus on assessed roleplays for the purpose of obtaining the Q. Med designation.

If you are currently on the waitlist for a roleplay assessment, please contact us to receive your first month for free.

$50/month to join.

Dates and times To Be Determined. For more information and to register, please email us: admin@commonsensemediation.ca

HOW TO BECOME A MEDIATOR

Do you still have questions?
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page 

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Saskatoon Mediation Practice Group

Join a network of dispute resolution professionals by registering for our FREE Saskatoon Mediation Practice Group!

Connect with other practitioners and refine your mediation skills.

All sessions are held online via Zoom.

Sign-up below to be added to our email distribution list and Slack channel!

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