Southern California Mediation Association
2019 Family Mediation Institute
Empowering Mediators into the 2020’s and Beyond
June 7th – 8th, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton
Santa Ana/Orange County Airport
201 E. MacArthur Blvd.
Santa Ana, California 92707
The Annual SCMA Family Mediation Institute (FMI) will once again convene in Orange County to bring together Family Mediators from California and across the country representing a broad range of professions, including attorneys, therapists, financial professionals and others. The annual FMI is the only mediation conference of its kind to focus on Family Mediators and the unique challenges of family mediation.
Now in its second year, the SCMA has secured a larger venue to accommodate the demand for more Workshops and Exhibitor space. The 2019 FMI will include nine relevant and dynamic workshops presented by leaders in their field. We will again include the Book Fair featuring Unhooked Books and signed copies of the books authored by our two keynote speakers will be available for sale. In addition to Workshops and Keynote presentations, the FMI will include the popular Networking Breakfast, Exhibitor Hall, Friday’s Pre-Institute Workshop followed by Reception and Mixer at the Doubletree Meritage Restaurant and Wine Bar. This year for the first time we will present an opportunity for all Institute attendees to participate in a live original podcast taping of the iTunes Top Ten Podcast, Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast, hosted by Rebecca Zung, Esq. and Susan Guthrie, Esq.
Empowering mediators to better serve their mediation clients in the next decades means more than mastering legal and financial issues, but must also include self-care for mediators in the high stress, high conflict environment that is family dispute resolution. Our two keynote speakers will provide valuable insights on how to avoid compassion fatigue and other psychological challenges we often face in our difficult yet rewarding work as family mediators.
Following the afternoon workshops, attendees can attend either of the following programs:
“Secrets from Top Mediators on Getting What You Want” on Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast
Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast with Rebecca Zung, Esq. and Susan Guthrie, Esq. will be taping a live audience participation podcast at the SCMA Family Mediation Institute! With so many family mediators gathered in one place, we will be discussing “Secrets from Top Mediators on Getting What You Want”. We all have stories about client actions and behaviors that prevent them from getting what they want in mediation so come prepared with your best tips and stories for helping your clients to succeed in reaching resolution and you may have a chance to be heard on iTunes’ top divorce podcast with over 1,000,000 listens to date!
- Susan Guthrie, Esq.
- Rebecca Zung, Esq.
Rates & Prices
IMPORTANT: All registrations for Saturday’s program will also include Friday’s events. Separate pricing is available for those who choose to attend Friday only.
Schedule of Events
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Discounted Hotel Rates
A block of rooms has been reserved for June 7, 2019 – June 8, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton. The special room rate will be available through May 31, 2019 or until the group block is sold-out. Your hotel reservations offers discounted overnight self parking at $10.00/night.
IMPORTANT: Book by May 31st to get this special room rate!