Building and Sustaining Your Peacemaking Practice

Innovative Tools for Collaborative Professionals and Family Mediators

February 22-23, 2019 | 9am – 5pm Tampa, FL

About Our Event

There are communities around the world in which Collaborative and Mediation work have been embraced by professionals and clients. One of the common elements that tie these communities together is that quality practitioners are never satisfied with what they know, how they apply their skills, and in what areas of practice their skills are applied. In this highly interactive training, learn strategies and techniques that have been successfully implemented in communities around the world. Practice leading edge methods to strengthen your teams, provide effective feedback, and address conflict before and when it arises. Explore innovative techniques designed to increase your work with clients who choose out-of-court legal processes like Collaborative Practice and Mediation.

Learning Objectives

1. Learn tips and tricks for creating more out-of-court work, including but not limited to Collaborative Practice and Mediation.

2. Model how practitioners have transitioned from a traditional practice to one focused on out-of-court / peacemaking work.

3. Differentiate yourself from your own legal community.

See Tentative Peacemaking Training Agenda

What:  Building and Sustaining Your Peacemaking Practice: Innovative Tools for Collaborative Professionals & Mediators

When:  February 22-23, 2019

Where:  Tampa Stetson Law Center, 1700 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602

Cost:  $545.00 U.S.*

*Fee becomes non-refundable after January 10, 2019.  Continental breakfast and lunch included in cost.


Book your hotel rooms at a group rate now!  Save $50-$100 per night if you book using the link below before February 10, 2019, and while supply lasts.  The hotel is in downtown Tampa, steps from the beautiful Tampa Riverwalk and a five minute drive from the training location.

  • Residence Inn Tampa Downtown – 101 East Tyler Street  Tampa  FL  33602

The hotel is $199/night to check in on February 21 and check out on February 23, while supplies last.

CLICK HERE to Book your group rate for the Training!

About the Trainers

Adam B. Cordover

Adam B. Cordover

Adam B. Cordover is co-editor and co-author with Forrest (Woody) Mosten of Building A Successful Collaborative Family Law Practice (ABA 2018). He is an incoming member of the IACP Executive Board and a former president of Next Generation Divorce, growing it to become the largest local practice group in the U.S.  He practices exclusively in out-of-court dispute resolution in Tampa, Florida.

Adam’s full profile

Enid Miller Ponn

Enid Miller Ponn

For nearly 20 years, Enid Miller Ponn practice has focused exclusively on the use of non-adversarial dispute resolution techniques and processes. As part of facilitating peaceful resolution for families, she has successfully mediated several hundreds of divorces and other family matters.

Enid’s full profile


Kevin R. Scudder

Kevin R. Scudder

Kevin R. Scudder has built a successful law practice in Seattle, Washington that incorporates his values of compassion and integrity, as well as intellectual / emotional growth and development. He is a full-time Peacemaker working on out-of-court, client-focused resolutions. Kevin is a Collaborative Trainer and a regular contributor to the Collaborative literary community.

Kevin’s full profile

Robert Merlin

Robert Merlin

Robert Merlin exclusively practices family law, primarily in Coral Gables, Florida. He specializes in Collaborative Family Law and other non-adversarial processes to help clients resolve their family matters privately, respectfully and without litigating in court.

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Brian Galbraith

Brian Galbraith

Brian Galbraith is a lawyer in Barrie, Ontario, Canada where he is the owner of a 12 lawyer family law firm. Brian is a leader of Collaborative Practice in Canada having helped establish it in the early days and he has mediated hundreds of family law cases.

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Melissa Sulkowski

Melissa Sulkowski

Melissa Sulkowski is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Pennsylvania who has been working with families for more than 24 years. She spends her days as a full time Peacemaker and is the owner of Nurturinse, a practice that promotes a holistic approach. Melissa is also a trainer on dispute resolution processes and her views have been published in multiple formats.

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Questions? Contact us at

February 22-23, 2019


9am – 5pm

Tampa Stetson Law Center, 1700 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602