RI Mediators Association

About RIMA Trainings:

All RIMA trainings , whether referred to as a seminar, workshop, or presentation are designed to qualify for RIMA mediator CE's and are believed to fully qualify for CE's for attorneys, social workers and certain other professionals.   

They are believed to qualify for the stated number of MCLE's because they:
(1) Present significant intellectual and practical content as to contribute to the growth of a participant's professional competence and skills;
(2) Present subject matter that is directly or supportively relevant to the practice of mediation, law and/or ethics;
(3) Are conducted by a person or persons qualified professionally to present the subject matter involved;
(4) Are presented in a classroom, meeting room, or lecture hall conducive to a meaningful educational experience;
(5) Are presented in a multi-modal fashion, utilizing oral presentations supplemented with written hand-outs and texts and visuals. All materials are believed to meet the highest professional standards in terms of their timeliness, organization, and detail; and
(6) Utilize video and audio presentations only as an adjunct to oral and written presentations.

Attorneys seeking Rhode Island MCLE credit must apply via Appendix D on the RI Supreme Court Attorney Portal. 

RIMA maintains a record of attendance and completed participant's evaluations for each training.


RIMA Sonsored Events include Workshops and Training, Roundtable Discussions, and Focus Groups covering a wide range of topics of interest to Mediators, Lawyers, Therapists and Financial Advisors.  Many are eligible for MCLE's, Mediator CE's and other professional oganization's continuing professional education credits.

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, September 20, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 1149 Restaurant, Warwick RI

    Due to scheduling conflicts

    The Rhode Island Mediators Association has rescheduled the Seventh Annual CELEBRATE MEDIATION - RI Event. 

    to September 2017

    (Refunds will be issued to current (May) registrants)



      Come and share in the conversation    

    This annual "CELEBRATE" event was the first of its kind in bringing together RI Mediators Association members, judges, interested colleagues and friends, and invited government, business and non-profit interests to celebrate the "Advancement of Mediation in Rhode Island".     

    The evening includes:

    •  Cash Bar
    •  Dinner Buffet
    •  Coffee and Dessert 

    Preregistration Required 
    - Seating is Limited -

    1149 Restaurant, Warwick, RI


     From Providence and Points North...

    I-95 South to Exit 9 (Route 4 exit).  On Route 4  -  take first exit (Exit 8).  Eleven Forty Nine is located directly in front of the light.

    From Exeter and Points South...

    I-95 North to Exit 8 A.  You will be on Route 2 South.  Take a left at the Showcase Cinema.  Eleven Forty Nine is located approximately 1/8 mile on the left


    • Saturday, September 30, 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Saturday, October 14, 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Centerville Seminar Center, 875 Centerville Road, Warwick, RI Bldg. 2, Suite 5

    "RIMA Divorce Mediation Training"  

    RIMA 24 Hour Divorce Mediation Training

    Divorce Mediation skills training and development in a supervised setting.



    Lead Trainer: 

     Bruce I. Kogan, Esq. 
    Law Professor
    Roger Williams Univ. School of Law
    As a tenured Law Professor, Bruce has trained thousands of law students and mediators over the last 40 years.

    This twenty-four (24) hour skills development training course is intended to provide mediators who have already completed basic mediation skills training with an understanding of the contexts in which family conflict arises, the various legal and practical issues in play when families disintegrate, and with in-depth training in the skills that a mediator might employ to help the divorcing parties resolve their differences. 
    The training course exposes the participant to relevant factors and normative approaches used by courts in dividing property, determining child support, custody, dividing parenting time, and spousal support among other issues, while recognizing that parties in mediation are empowered to reach their own agreements with the aid of the mediator.  Role playing exercises are used to integrate theory with practice.
    Participants successfully completing this training course are issued Certificates of Completion of Rhode Island Mediators Association’s Divorce Mediation Training.    
    This training course will be conducted intensively during the two-week period. 
    In addition, there will be a number of pre-recorded video-steamed lectures covering various aspects of course material that will be posted on the course website which participants will be required to view asynchronously on their own between training meetings.                 

    Because this is a mediation skills development course, you should not miss any training meeting since there is content and simulation work that you must master cumulatively.  Only participants who attend all sessions will receive a certificate of satisfactory completion of the training.                                

    Trainees must attend every session to receive Certificates of Completion.    

Past events

Wednesday, March 01, 2017 "Starting a Mediation Practice"
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 "Getting Beyond Impasse"
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 September Annual Kick-off Event -2016
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 CELEBRATE MEDIATION RI - 2016
Wednesday, April 06, 2016 "Good Faith in Mediation"
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 "Understanding Social Security"
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 RIMA Informational Meeting
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 "Mediating in Civil Litigation Matters"
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 CANCELLED: "MWI's Divorce Mediation Mentoring Project"
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 September Annual Kick-off Event -2015
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 CELEBRATE MEDIATION RI - 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Financial Planning-Information for Divorce Mediators
Thursday, March 19, 2015 “Managing Emotions in Mediation”
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Retirement Assets in Divorce
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Successful Negotiation Habits
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 September Annual Kick-off Event -2014
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 CELEBRATE MEDIATION RI - 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 “Ethical Challenges for Mediators”
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 “Mediators - Help Lawyers Do a Better Job Representing Clients in Mediation”
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 “Essentials of the Rhode Island Child Support System”
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 CLASS ISSUES IN MEDIATION
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 September Annual Kick-off Event -2013
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 CELEBRATE MEDIATION RI - 2013
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