Prerequisite: Mediation Skills and Process or an equivalent 20 hour basic mediation training
Mediating family matters requires the ability to help parties move forward by identifying and building common ground. This workshop looks at family systems, the mediation of divorce, separation, custody and support matters, and related laws. This workshop prepares participants for the family mediation arena, where a high level of specialized expertise is expected by clients, judges, and attorneys.
Time: 8:30am-5pm each day
Instructor: Kathey Foskett
Kathey Foskett, MS, CPCC
Kathey J. Foskett is an internationally recognized mediator, trainer of mediators, facilitator, and consultant in conflict management and other subjects related to alternative dispute resolution (ADR), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and other workplace conflict and employee relations. Foskett is certified by the Virginia Supreme Court with an Advanced Certificate and holds Advanced Practitioner status with the Association for Conflict Resolution. Foskett is a certified CTI trained Co-Active Coach and is a certified user of the Conflict Dynamics Profile (CDP) and the Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI). Foskett is a highly experienced professional who serves as a senior trainer for Virginia Supreme Court certified basic and advanced mediation programs. Foskett also provides mentoring, supervision, and consultation to mediators preparing for initial Supreme Court certification as well as for established mediators. In addition, Foskett has provided hundreds of hours of training for numerous federal government and private sector agencies and professionals in the areas of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Mediation, Conflict Prevention, Conflict Management and Resolution, Interest-based Negotiation and Communication Skills for Managers, Supervisors and Non-Supervisors. Foskett clients include NASA, CIA, US Navy, US Air Force, US Army, Department of the Interior, Transportation Security Administration, Supreme Court of Arkansas, Environmental Protection Agency, US Census Bureau, Maryland Judiciary, National Mediation Board, International Trade Commission, Public Administration Forum, Suffolk New York EEOC, George Mason University, Johns Hopkins University, Head Start, Virginia Mediation Network, and Leadership Fairfax among others. Foskett has twenty years of experience mediating EEO and other workplace disputes for federal and state agencies, general and circuit court cases, landlord tenant, neighborhood, community, family/divorce and other types of conflicts. Foskett served on many mediation and conflict related committees and planning groups including the Northern Virginia Mediation Service Board of Directors and the Virginia Mediation Network where she served as a past President of the Board.
A fee equal to 30% of the registration cost of the course will apply for any changes to registration (cancellation, re-scheduling) made less than 10 calendar days in advance. This fee is non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be applied to future classes.
Refunds may be processed in the following ways: credit to be used on a course of equal or lesser value within a year from being awarded or by check. Please allow 7-10 business days for processing.
Participants who register for the training but do not attend or cancel their registration less than 48 hours prior to the start of the training will be billed the full tuition cost of the training.