Getting Online and Course Involvement

Online courses are a combination of online videos and other information plus tutorials/meetings via Zoom and so require a specific time commitment.

Tutorials are shown in AU (AEST) time and CA time (MT) depending on the season. The timing is an effort to fit groups from Australia and North America. In order to coordinate your time please refer to a time converter such as Time Buddy

Students will require the following:
  • A quiet learning space with table/desk for completion of exercises
  • Access to a laptop with camera, microphone/earpieces, or headset
  • Software access: Zoom, PDF Reader, Video player, and Internet Browser
  • Secure Internet access with sufficient bandwidth to stream live video
  • Please refer to a time converter to find the tutorial times in your country

For planning purposes our training calendar is presented below. More dates will be added as they are developed.

Please note:  Tutorials are shown in various time zones such as AU (AEST) time and CA time (MT), UK and HK . The timing is an effort to fit groups from various areas. In order to coordinate your time please refer to a time converter such as Time Buddy

2024 Dates at a glance

More dates and trainings to be added as they are developed

Meeting with Children

MWC 24.01 - April/May 2024

MWC 24.02 - July/August 2024

MWC 24.03
Online and In-Room in New York City
July/Aug 2024 - details to be announced

Meeting with Parents

MWP 24.01 - May 2024

MWP 24.03 - October 2024

Parenting Coordination: A Child Centred Approach

PC 24.01 - April/May 2024

April to September 2024

Meeting with Children - MWC 24.01
Online - Canada, US, Australia, and Asia time zones
Course Closed

Orientation
Calgary Canada (MST) - 2nd April 7.00pm to 8.00pm
Sydney Australia (AEST) - 3rd April 12.00pm to 1.00pm
Hong Kong SAR - 3rd April 9.00am to 10.00am

Lesson 1
Calgary Canada (MST) - 9th April 7.00pm to 9.30pm
Sydney Australia (AEST) - 10th April 11.00am to 1.30pm
Hong Kong SAR - 10th April 9.00am to 11.30am

Lesson 2
Calgary Canada (MST) - 16th April 7.00pm to 9.30pm
Sydney Australia (AEST) - 17th April 11.00am to 1.30pm
Hong Kong SAR -17th April 9.00am to 11.30am

Lesson3
Calgary Canada (MST) - 23rd April 7.00pm to 9.30pm
Sydney Australia (AEST) - 24th April 11.00am to 1.30pm
Hong Kong SAR - 24th April 9.00am to 11.30am

Lesson4
Calgary Canada (MST) - 30th April 7.00pm to 9.30pm
Sydney Australia (AEST) - 1st May 11.00am to 1.30pm
Hong Kong SAR - 1st May 9.00am to 11.30am

Practice Session
Calgary Canada (MST) - 7th May 7.00pm to 9.30pm
Sydney Australia (AEST) - 8th May 11.00am to 1.30pm
Hong Kong SAR - 8th May 9.00am to 11.30am

Lesson 5
Calgary Canada (MST) - 14th May 7.00pm to 9.30pm
Sydney Australia (AEST) - 15th May 11.00am to 1.30pm
Hong Kong SAR - 15th May 9.00am to 11.30am

Cost:  $1750 CAD, AUD + GST
MWC Training Materials: $180 incl postage CAD, AUD + GST

Entry requirements: Required Family Mediator (FDRP), Lawyer, Mental Health Practitioner, Parenting Coordinator, Child Protection Worker. Other by decision from Lorri and Jon.

Meeting with Parents  MWP 24.01

Orientation
Pre-recorded available on enrolment

Lesson 1
Calgary Canada (MST) - 21st May 7.00pm to 9.30pm
Sydney Australia (AEST) -22nd May 11.00am to 1.30pm
Hong Kong SAR - 22nd May 9.00am to 11.30am

Lesson 2
Calgary Canada (MST) - 28th May 7.00pm to 9.30pm
Sydney Australia (AEST) - 29th May 11.00am to 1.30pm
Hong Kong SAR - 29th May 9.00am to 11.30am

Entry requirements: Strongly Recommended Students have completed Meeting with Children

Cost: $875. (AUD + GST, CAD)

Meeting with Children - MWC 24.02
Online - Canada, US, Australia, and Asia time zones

Dates to be announced soon.

Cost:  $1750 CAD, AUD + GST
MWC Training Materials: $180 incl postage CAD, AUD + GST

Entry requirements: Required Family Mediator (FDRP), Lawyer, Mental Health Practitioner, Parenting Coordinator, Child Protection Worker. Other by decision from Lorri and Jon.

Meeting with Children In New York City - MWC 24.03
Online Learning Begins June 26, 2024
In-Room Learning Downtown Manhattan
September 26 and 27, 2024

Please note that this training requires your attendance in Manhattan
Click here for more information

Entry requirements: Required Family Mediator (FDRP), Lawyer, Mental Health Practitioner, Parenting Coordinator, Child Protection Worker. Other by decision from Lorri and Jon.

Parenting Coordination: A Child Centred Approach  - PC 24.01
Course Closed

Orientation
Calgary Canada (MST) - 15th April 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Sydney Australia (AEST) - 16th April 11.30am to 12.30pm
Hong Kong SAR - 16th April 9.30am to 10.30am

Tutorial 1
Calgary Canada (MST) - 22nd April 7.30pm to 10.00pm
Sydney Australia (AEST) - 23rd April 11.30am to 2.00pm
Hong Kong SAR - 23rd April 9.30am to 12.00pm

Tutorial 2
Calgary Canada (MST) - 29th April 7.30pm to 10.00pm
Sydney Australia (AEST) - 30th April 11.30am to 2.00pm
Hong Kong SAR - 30th April 9.30am to 12.00pm

Tutorial 3
Calgary Canada (MST) - 6th May 7.30pm to 10.00pm
Sydney Australia (AEST) - 7th May 11.30am to 2.00pm
Hong Kong SAR - 7th May 9.30am to 12.00pm

Tutorial 4
Calgary Canada (MST) - 13th May 7.30pm to 10.00pm
Sydney Australia (AEST) - 14th May 11.30am to 2.00pm
Hong Kong SAR - 14th May 9.30am to 12.00pm

Skills Practice Session
Calgary Canada (MST) - 20th May 7.30pm to 10.00pm
Sydney Australia (AEST) - 21st May 11.30am to 2.00pm
Hong Kong SAR - 21st May 9.30am to 12.00pm

Tutorial 5
Calgary Canada (MST) - 27th May 7.30pm to 10.00pm
Sydney Australia (AEST) - 28th May 11.30am to 2.00pm
Hong Kong SAR - 28th May 9.30am to 12.00pm

Entry requirements: Family Mediators, FDRPs, Family Counsellors, Family Lawyers, Independent Children’s Lawyers. Must have mediation training.

Cost: $2675. (AUD + GST, CAD)
PC Training Materials: $145 incl postage CAD, AUD + GST

Meeting with Parents  MWP 24.02

Orientation
Pre-recorded available on enrolment

Lesson 1
New York (EST) - 21st October 5pm to 7.30pm
Calgary Canada (MST) - 21st October 3pm to 5.30pm
Sydney Australia (AEDST) - 22nd October 8am to 10.30am

Lesson 2
New York (EST) - 28th October 5pm to 7.30pm
Calgary Canada (MST) - 28th October 3pm to 5.30pm
Sydney Australia (AEDST) - 29th October 8am to 10.30am

Entry requirements: Strongly Recommended Students have completed Meeting with Children

Cost: $875. (AUD + GST, CAD)

Research into Practice Events

Research-into-Practice is an informal forum for practitioners who work in the family law system: FDRPs, Family Mediators, Family Counsellors, Lawyers, Child Counsellors, everyone is welcome. We are a gathering of practitioners from all over Australia, Canada and the world.

We gather online in a similar format to a book-club, with the intention of discussing two or three articles around a theme. Each month Jon will distribute reading materials to each participant 7 days prior to the forum. The group then gathers to explore how (and whether) the author's thoughts can be applied in practice. We discuss cases, theory and practice, all generated from the month's theme.
Jon will host each forum as a Zoom meeting for up to 12 participants.

Dates coming soon

More course offerings & dates coming in 2024

  • Meeting with Children
  • Meeting with Children (Children’s Contact Service Ad-On)
  • Meeting with Children (On Record Processes Ad-On)
  • Meeting with Parents
  • Child Centred Parenting Coordination
  • Trauma Informed Family Mediation (Substantial Update)
  • Directive Family Mediation
  • Parenting Plan Typologies