Upcoming Events

Winter Respite & Advanced Mediation Training
Hosted by Iowa Association of Mediators (IAM)

Friday, March 1st
9:30am – 3:00pm

Tin Roost Restaurant
840 W Penn St
North Liberty, IA 52317
$10 registration fee (in addition to the cost of your lunch)


9:30 – 10:00     Check-in Register

10:00 – 11:30    Mediation in Iowa:

  • What’s happening with mediation in our state?
  • What vision do we have for mediation in Iowa?
  • How might IAM be supportive and proactive in supporting this vision?

11:30 – 12:30    Lunch

12:30 – 3:00     The Journey Through Impasse: Thawing Frozen Perspectives!

  • Presented by David Goldman & Mike Thompson

Questions? Contact Scarlett Lunning at 515.314.8141 or scarlett@lunningcoaching.com

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Drake Law Real Estate CLE

March 29, 2019

Drake Law School offers numerous Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs throughout the year. Drake Law School’s CLE programs cover many areas of law and are designed to meet your educational and professional needs. For questions regarding CLE programming, contact CLE Coordinator Amy Cutler at amy.cutler@drake.edu or 515-271-3361. For more information on Drake Law School, visit http://www.drake.edu/law/alumni/cle/.

40-Hour Family Law Mediator Training

April 8-12, 2019 (Mon-Fri)

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 RosterMediation 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 practicemediating. 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.

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.

Heartland Regional Mediation Conference

May 2 & 3, 2019

Thursday, May 2, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Friday, May 3, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Every three years, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas mediators come together for a regional mediation conference, offering fresh ideas and opportunities about what’s happening in the other states. 2019 is Iowa’s year to host, and the Regional Mediation Conference Committee is excited to share its plans.

The past two Iowa-hosted regionals have been held in central Iowa. The committee decided it was time to offer the western side of the state a chance to host and encourage more participation from other states, especially Nebraska. The Mid-America Center is a wonderful facility and centrally placed in case participants would like to visit Old Town in Omaha, drive five minutes to downtown Omaha, or visit other sites.

Speaker: Attorney, Katherine E. Miller, from the Center for Understanding in Conflict will be presenting on “Facilitating Conversations of Consequence – Advanced Mediation & Conflict Training.” The impact of Katherine’s trainings brings accolades like: “The program teaches more than just new skills…” and “This program has forever changed me as an individual…and will forever change the way I manage conflict, personally, and professionally.”

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