Spring 2018 Divorce Mediation (40-Hour) Basic Training Course

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Spring 2018 Dates are Saturday, April 21, Sunday, April 22, Sunday May 20, Saturday June 2, and Sunday June 3.  You must attend all five days from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM each day, to receive course credit and your certificate.  We will be offering the class again in the fall of 2018 in the October/November time frame with dates TBA.
Training Schedule: Breakfast Served at 8 AM.  A light breakfast is included in the course fee at 8:00 AM. Classes are from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM with lunch included in the class fee at noon.  The class is held over five weekend days at the Forsgate Country Club, Exit 8A, NJ Turnpike.   
Registration is available at the link below.  The fee for the class is $1,550, which includes course materials, as well as breakfast and lunch, each day, and processing of CPE and NJ CLE credits.
For more information, please contact lead instructor:
Anju D. Jessani, MBA, APM
(201) 217-1090
Program Features
• Multi-disciplinary faculty: The faculty is composed of attorneys, mental health professionals, CPA's and other professionals who mediate divorces regularly.
• This multi-disciplinary faculty will expose you to different mediation approaches and styles.
• You will be a better mediator by learning from this diverse faculty.
• Small classes: Classes are limited to a maximum of 24 students. You will be able to better participate in the extensive role-plays and receive individualized attention from the faculty.
• Low student-teacher ratio: There will a ratio of 1 instructor for every 8 students for role plays.
• Weekend classes for your convenience.
• Follow-up teleconference three months after the training session.
• This course meets the 1:40 requirements to qualify to be a family mediator for the NJ Court Roster.
Method of Instruction
• Lecture: Learn from prominent mediators and other experts.
• Faculty Demonstration: Learn by watching experienced mediators.
• Student role plays: Learn by doing.
Key Elements of Training
• Parenting, child support, alimony, equitable distribution, and domestic violence.
• Process: How a divorce mediation is conducted from beginning to end.
• Separate Breakout Session on Challenges of Mediating: For those having working knowledge of child support guidelines.
• Receive documents, such as agreements to mediate, balance and expense spreadsheets, and Memoranda of Understanding in both paper and electronic format that you can customize for your practice.
• Technique: Learn what mediation is, what good mediation skills are, and how to use these techniques in your practice.
• 1:40 Family Economic Program: Meets 40-Hour course requirement. Continuing Education Credits
• CLEs: The course qualifies for 48 NJ CLE credits including 2.4 ethics credits.
• CPEs: The course qualifies for 48 CPE credits including 2.4 ethics credits.
Why Take Training From NJAPM?
• NJAPM is the largest mediation association in New Jersey with approximately 400 members.
• Our mission is to act as a training and educational resource for mediators.
• NJAPM is dedicated solely to mediation.
About the Faculty (The faculty is subject to change)
Carl Cangelosi, JD, APM - Former attorney and CEO; past president of NJAPM and founder of New Jersey Mediation Group;
Thomas H. Dilts, Esq. - Retired family court judge currently in private practice as a mediator and arbitrator;
William H. Donahue, Jr. Esq., APM - Family and divorce attorney with extensive mediation practice; author of Reconcilable Differences;
Christine Heer, JD, LCSW - Specializes in victim services; mediator, attorney, social worker, and professor;
Anju D. Jessani, MBA, APM - Past president of NJAPM; Wharton MBA with extensive experience mediating in private practice and for the courts;
Kenneth Neumann, Ph.D., APM - Founder in 1983 of Center for Family & Divorce Mediation; founding member of Academy of Prof. Family Mediators;
Jeffrey Urbach, CPA ABV,CVA CFE - Founding partner of Urbach & Avraham; specializes in matrimonial litigation, economic mediation & collaborative law.
Registration Information
• The course fee is $1,550 and includes a light breakfast and a full lunch each day, as well as training materials.
• Registrations within six weeks o the class must be paid in full at the time of registration. 
• NJAPM reserves the right to cancel the training and return all fees.
• Any cancellation by a student received within five days of the course start date will be subject to a 25% cancellation fee.
• Refunds will not be issued after the program has started.
• The deposit is not refundable.
The course is offered at:
Forsgate Country Club
375 Forsgate Drive
Monroe Twp., NJ 08831
(Exit 8a off the New Jersey Turnpike)
Maximum of 24 students in a class.
Class Brochure
• Please click link below to access program brochure which includes mail-in form for deposit if prefer to mail in deposit than pay the deposit online.
Click Here to Register for the Event
Click Here to Put Down Your Deposit and Save your Spot!


Sat, 04/21/2018 - 8:30am - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 4:30pm


Forsgate Country Club
375 Forsgate Drive
Monroe Township 08831
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