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Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators

 
 
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Benefits of Membership

Continuing Education

Monthly luncheon meetings include a continuing education component for which members attending receive continuing education certificates.  The programs enable our members to keep abreast of developments in the dispute resolution field and build skills to grow as mediation practitioners. 

Annual "special" programs - such as  MCAFM 1/2 or full day Ethics, National speakers and co-branded programs with sister/association partners

"Members-only" Video Library As we approach and new way to due business and connect due to Covid-19, MCAFM is offering monthly meetings via Zoom. This will continue beyond the current situation as a way to create value for members that may not be able to attend in person. All meetings will be recorded and available for NON-CE replays.  See "Webinar recordings" under the "Members's only Menu item.

Networking Opportunities

Meet your peers and learn what other mediators are doing as well as what sevices our supporting/associate members may provide to family mediators.

"The best way to find yourself is in service to others" - Mahatma Gandhi       

New for the 3rd-4th quarter of 2020 we all we be creating mentorship opportunities for those new to their professions, our area, or looking to grow in their professional development.


If you are interested in volunteering to be a mentor, help develop, implement, or monitor  the program, Please contact Michelle Buonincontri, 520-369-3380 and leave a message.

Market Your Practice

  1. List your practice on MCAFM's online Practitioner directory. All MCAFM Advanced Practitioner and Practitioner members are eligible to be part of the "Find a Mediator" directory.

  2. Monthly "Member Spotlight"  We want to showcase your expertise to our members and our community.

    By the end of each month,  members may email details to Michelle Buonincontri, Membership Director, using Michelle@BeingMindfulinDivorce.com for:
    - events that you are hosting/holding 30-60 days in the future
    - Enter "Member Spotlight" in the SUBJECT line of the email

    These will be listed at the bottom of our monthly meeting invite in the "Member Spotlight" section.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
  3. "Members in the Media/Press"   - Additionally, links to online Media/Press Publications will be shared on a new "Members in the Media/Press" page of the website and at the bottom of our monthly meeting invites. 

    By the end of each month, members may email details to Michelle Buonincontri, Membership Director, using Michelle@BeingMindfulinDivorce.com for:
    -  links to published articles that you have written or been quoted in (other than your business' professional blog) in a media outlet
    - Enter
    "Members in the Press" in the SUBJECT line of the email

Take Action Through Membership

Take the opportunity to become involved in the variety of committees that help you make an impact on the Arizona dispute resolution community.

JUST DO ONE THING !
If you are interested in being a mentor, assisting with membership outreach or maintaining our organization's  calendar or website, reach out to

 - Michelle Buonincontri, Membership Director at 520-369-3380
and leave a message,
 -  or via email at 
Michelle@BeingMindfulinDivorce.com   with " I want to help"in the SUBJECT line.

so we may have a conversation.

Learn from Experienced Dispute Resolution Professionals

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY: Join a MCAFM Discussion Group and tap the resources of MCAFM's experienced dispute resolution professionals. Have a question you need answered about a case or about a development in the field? Just ask the Discussion Group members with one quick e-mail. or connect with members using our Membership Directory.

"The best way to find yourself is in service to others" - Mahatma Gandhi       

MENTORSHIP:  New for the 3rd-4th quarter of 2020 we all we be creating mentorship opportunities for those new to their professions, our area, or looking to grow in their professional development.


If you are interested in being paired with a mentor, contact Michelle Buonincontri, 520-369-3380 and leave a message.

Monthly Member Spotlight

NEW for 2020 - the “Member Spotlight” section on monthly meeting emails

Let's share with each other!  So we can support and celebrate each others efforts 
 
To that end, by each month-end, members may email details to Michelle Buonincontri, Membership Director, using Michelle@BeingMindfulinDivorce.com for -
- events that you are hosting/holding in the upcoming 30-60 days.

- Enter "Member spotlight"  in the SUBJECT line of the email

They will be listed at the bottom of our monthly meeting invite in the "Member Spotlight" section.


Discounted Event Fees

Discounted fees to attend MCAFM promotional 1/2 day & full-day workshops, such as "Annual Ethics" and co-branded events with Sister/Association Partners such as "ASU Law School" as posted.

Join APFM (Association of Professional Family Mediators).  Benefits to MCAFM members include:
  • 15% off APFM Membership - when prompted put in "Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators" and discount will be automatically applied to your membership fee
  • Access to free APFM webinars
  • Free listing of member’s family mediation training programs on APFM’s Training Calendar
  • A 2 day live-stream annual event
  • Click here to visit their website for a full list of benefits


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