Mediation Conference
13th Annual Midwest Mediation Conference
Presented Virtually On
NOVEMBER 3-4, 2023
Michael and Karen Aurit

Michael Aurit, Esq., MDR
Karen Aurit, LAMFT

Michael and Karen Aurit have overseen an unprecedented number of divorce mediation cases using their uniquely authentic and strategic approach over the last decade. As a result, their clients feel supported and empowered to reach their best agreements. The Aurit Center’s settlement rate is over 95%.

They lead one of America’s most effective teams of family mediators and teach divorce and family mediation together at the prestigious Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, ranked #1 by U.S. News and World Report. They also provide private mediation training and high-level coaching for the nation’s most experience professionals.

Karen and Michael have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Marie Claire, Men’s Health, The Huffington Post, and Parents Magazine. They each author a regular column, Healthy Love Habits and Courageous Co-Parenting, respectively, in a popular Arizona parenting magazine. They also co-host a groundbreaking podcast produced with, Inside the Mediation Room with Michael and Karen Aurit.

A Message from Michael & Karen Aurit for the IAM


2023 Virtual Midwest Mediation Conference | Inspiring Trust in Mediation: The Power of Authenticity and Strategy


This training helps mediators from all backgrounds reach their highest potential as successful, effective, and confident professionals.

The more clients trust the mediator, the safer they feel and the more willing they are to openly and honestly engage in mediation, allowing them to reach their best possible agreements. The mediator’s ability to create a trusted environment is essential for the mediator to facilitate the best outcomes in mediation — and build the practice of their dreams. Please note all times are Eastern time zone (ET).

Day 1 — Friday, November 3rd, 2023

9:00am – 9:30am ET Introduction and Warm-up
9:30am – 11:00am ET Authenticity is the Foundation of Trust: Embracing Foundational Beliefs, Core Values, and Personal Strengths
11:00am – 11:15am ET Break
11:15am – 12:30pm ET Authenticity is the Foundation of Trust, Continued
12:30pm – 1:30pm ET Lunch
1:30pm – 3:00pm ET Applying Authenticity to Strategic Client Email Communications
3:00pm – 3:15pm ET Break
3:15pm – 4:45pm ET Anchoring in Mediation Techniques to Address Ethical Issues: Impartiality, Self-Determination, Confidentiality, and Informed Consent
4:45pm – 5:00pm ET Summary of Day One

Day 2 — Saturday, November 4th, 2023

9:00am – 9:15am ET Welcome and Warm Up
9:15am – 10:45am ET 20 Effective Mediator Strategies
10:45am – 11:00am ET Break
11:00am – 12:30pm ET Mediation LIVE: Mediation Observation and Debrief
12:30pm – 1:30pm ET Lunch
1:30pm – 3:00pm ET Mediation LIVE: continued with Indiana Mediators
3:00pm – 4:30pm ET Gamechangers to Grow the Online Mediation Practice of Your Dreams
4:30pm – 5:00pm ET Questions, Answers and Concluding Comments

Mediation Conference
CLE / CME Credit
Attending the IAM's Virtual Midwest Mediation Conference will award you nine (9) DE (formerly CLE) general credits, including 1.5 ethics, 2.8 NLS (non-legal subject matter), and 11.8 CME (continuing mediation education). Social workers are eligible to receive these credits as well.

The Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board has certified IAM as an educational provider to offer Category 1 continuing education to social workers, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, addiction counselors and clinical addiction counselors.

Register Now

Attendance is limited to 125 participants, so we advise that you register as soon as possible to ensure a spot at the conference. We invite any and all interested professionals to attend the conference, especially mediators, judges, social workers, therapists, school mediators and real estate professionals. Note: Registration closes at 12pm EST on November 2, 2023.

If you are not a current IAM member and wish to join, your conference registration fee includes membership in the Indiana Association of Mediators for the rest of this year and all of next year.

Current Members

$199 Friday AND Saturday

New Members

$299 Friday AND Saturday

For new members, registration includes IAM membership for 2023 and 2024!


The IAM is offering three (3) $50 scholarships for 2-day attendees that may be applied to the cost of registration. The scholarships are for students, new mediators, and those with a valid financial need for assistance. Please contact us for additional scholarship information and to apply. If you were approved for a scholarship after registration, the amount of the scholarship can be refunded to you.

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