Upcoming Events


40-Hour Family Law Mediator Training

FALL Session: September 16-20, 2019

Training is for Mediators, Collaborative Professionals, Attorneys, CPAs, Financial Planners, Therapists, Child Advocates, Parenting Coordinators, Human Resources, Social Workers

Attorney: Approved Iowa 41.75, CLE 3.0 Ethics

This 40-hour Mediation Training program is for those who want to Mediate in family law disputes, in Court Ordered Roster Mediation Programs, in the Workplace, and facilitate in other areas of Dispute Resolution. The training will form a foundation for your Mediation Practice. Although this training is not intended to be advanced skill training, some advanced skill development may be introduced. Training will provide a comprehensive background in Dispute Resolution enabling you to develop your own style and area of Mediation.

The training will help you to develop a plan to set up a practice/business in Mediation or to use the knowledge gained to become more effective with people that you encounter or to facilitate Dispute Resolution. The training will be a seminar style of learning with active participation by each participant. And, yes, we do a lot of role playing so you get a chance to practice mediating. Please feel free to ask questions as we proceed through the training. This is a 40-hour course and to receive your certificate, you must attend all 40 hours. I will incorporate breaks within the training and we break for lunch daily.

For more information and to download Registration Forms for any of these trainings visit our website at: www.CrilleyMediation.com, call Christine Crilley at (319) 363-5606 or email: cmm@crilleylaw.com. Crilley Mediation Services also offers training in Collaborative Law, Parenting Coordinator, and Advanced Dispute Resolution.For dates and details on these and other trainings and seminars, visit: www.CrilleyMediation.com or call our office: (319) 363-5606 or email: cmm@crilleylaw.com.


Introductory Mediation Training

September 16-18, 2019
West Des Moines, IA

Hosted by Iowa Mediation Service, Inc.

Please view the brochure for more details.

16-Hour Parenting Coordination Training*

FALL Session: September 23-24, 2019

​Attorneys:  Ethics and CLE credits will be applied for

Two-Day Training Program for Parenting Coordinators, Mediators, Custody Evaluators, Attorneys, Judges, Therapists, Parent Educators, and Other Professionals Who Work with High Conflict Families

Christine Crilley presents a comprehensive training that will form a foundation for your Parenting Coordination Practice. Parenting Coordination is an alternative dispute resolution process that is non-confidential, child centered; whereby the parenting coordinator works with parents (usually high conflict) toward a healthier co-parenting relationship, dispute resolution and decision making (sometimes by contract or Court Order the parenting coordinator makes the decision when the parents are unwilling or unable to do so).

 This specialty training is in topics relating to parenting coordination including the parenting coordination process, guidelines for the practice, family dynamics, domestic violence, best interest of the children, dealing with high conflict parents, parenting skills, problem solving techniques, dealing with conflict and much more.  And yes, we do a lot of role playing so you get a chance to practice parenting coordination.

*This training follows the AFCC Guidelines for Parenting Coordination.

For more information and to download Registration Forms for any of these trainings visit our website at: www.CrilleyMediation.com, call Christine Crilley at (319) 363-5606 or email: cmm@crilleylaw.com.Crilley Mediation Services also offers training in Collaborative Law, Parenting Coordinator, and Advanced Dispute Resolution.For dates and details on these and other trainings and seminars, visit: www.CrilleyMediation.com or call our office: (319) 363-5606 or email: cmm@crilleylaw.com.


14-Hour Collaborative Law Training*

FALL Session: October 3-4, 2019

Attorneys: 1.5 Ethics and 15.75 CLE credits

Two-Day Training For Mediators, Collaborative Professionals, Attorneys, CPAs, Financial Planners, Therapists, Child Advocates

Christine Crilley presents a comprehensive training that will form a foundation for your Collaborative Law Practice.  Collaborative Resolution occurs when parties work together as a “team” to reach a mutually agreeable solution. Attorneys facilitate the process for their clients and other “team” members in Iowa may include other Collaborative Professionals such as Financial Planners, CPAs, and Child Specialists (some jurisdictions also include Mental Health Coach).

The training will help you to develop a basic plan to set up a collaborative practice or to use the knowledge gained to become more effective with other people that you encounter or facilitate a dispute resolution process. 

*This training meets the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Minimum Standards for a Collaborative Basic Training, which is a requirement for membership in many local Collaborative Law organizations.

For more information and to download Registration Forms for any of these trainings visit our website at: www.CrilleyMediation.com, call Christine Crilley at (319) 363-5606 or email: cmm@crilleylaw.com.Crilley Mediation Services also offers training in Collaborative Law, Parenting Coordinator, and Advanced Dispute Resolution.For dates and details on these and other trainings and seminars, visit: www.CrilleyMediation.com or call our office: (319) 363-5606 or email: cmm@crilleylaw.com.


Advanced Mediation Skills Training

October 7, 2019
Ottumwa, Iowa

Hosted by Iowa Mediation Service, Inc.

In this course, you will learn:

  • How to identify the causes of conflict and how to develop the advanced skills needed to handle elements of complex mediation cases.
  • How to recognize power imbalance and assist parties in finding their own power.
  • How to recognize and respond to ethical dilemmas that arise in mediation

Who should attend? Experienced mediators who wish to review basic mediation skills as they explore ways to enhance current techniques and strategies.

Please view the Advanced Mediation Skills Brochure:
Advanced Mediation Brochure – Page 1
Advanced Mediation Brochure – Page 2

Registration contact: Kathy Hall
kathy@iowamediationservice.com
Phone: 515-331-8081