Tom and Vi Zapara School of Business

Training Overview

Essentials for Elder Family Mediation Training


"Approved for 19 MCLE credits, including elimination of bias!"


September 15-16 & 21-22, 2011

Day 1: 9:00 am -4:30pm

  • Darrell W. Gurney, CPC: Mediator Exercises to “Quiet The Mind & Open The Listening
  • Ethical principles of Elder Family Mediation practice
  • Spectrum of family dynamics, aging and caregiving
  • 6-phase model for elder mediation consensus building process
  • Role play exercise “hot buttons, biases and ageism (application of personal Conflict Dynamics Profile)
  • Insights about capacity to mediate

Day 2: 9:00 am-4:45pm

  • Darrell W. Gurney, CPC: Mediator Exercises to “Quiet The Mind & Open The Listening
  • Speaker, Myer Sankary, Esq., Elder Mediator, Psychology of Persuasion Certified Trainer. “The Science of Influence: Practical ethical issues and applications of Neuro and Social Science Theories to elder family mediation
  • The Art of Asking Questions
  • Speaker, Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Esq. Mediator: 
    "How To Bring Outside Multi-Disciplinary Professionals Into The Elder Family Mediation Process"
  • Mediation Intake/Screening & Case Development role play
  • Speaker, Michael H. White, J.D. Assistant Professor Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Programs California State University, Dominguez Hills: “Ethical Dilemmas and Practical Application of The Standards of Practice For Mediators”

Day 3:

  • Darrell W. Gurney, CPC: Mediator Exercises to “Quiet The Mind & Open The Listening
  • Trainer, William Eddy: “Understanding High Conflict Personalities to Effectively Manage the Mediation Process”
  • Role Play Exercise, Debrief and Dialogue

Day 4:

  • Darrell W. Gurney, CPC: Mediator Exercises to “Quiet The Mind & Open The Listening
  • Trainer, William Eddy: Understanding High “Understanding High Conflict Personalities to Effectively Manage the Mediation Process”
  • Speakers Ruth Phelps, Esq & Edward Phelps, Esq. Phelps Law Group “Awareness of Red Flag Legal Issues in Elder Family Mediation”
  • Speaker, Bunni Dybnis “Distinguishing roles of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, Social Workers & Mediators”
  • Role play exercise, debrief and more tips on managing high conflict personalities
  • Checklist For Developing & Marketing Your Elder Family Mediation Practice; Identify Sources of Referrals
  • Certificates of Completion




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