Aerial view on river and buildings in City center of Belfast Northern Ireland. Drone photo

We are pleased to confirm that we are heading down by the Lagan for our first in person course of the post COVID era from 11th to 15th October 2021 at the offices of Quigg Golden, Belfast. We would like to thank Northern Ireland's Quigg Golden and CCODR for their continued support. Please see below for testimonials, course content and how to book your place. 

David Humphreys, Sports Professional, Belfast, Northern Ireland  "The week's training was a really enjoyable and interesting introduction to the world of mediation. Led brilliantly by Gregg, each tutor brought their own knowledge and experience to the programme and by the end of the week, we had a detailed understanding of the mediation process and the role that ADR increasingly plays within our legal system. The training programme is a very good starting point for anyone considering mediation, but many of the skills taught during the course can also be applied to many other aspects of life."

Dennis Hammil, Barrister at Bar of Northern Ireland & at 5 St Andrew's Hill, Belfast. Hunt ADR accredited mediator "It was excellent and very practical. The tutors were top notch, the materials give you everything you need and the various mock role plays gave an excellent insight into the role of a mediator. The course was intense but fun at the same time. It was a very rewarding experience and I would have no hesitation in recommending Hunt ADR to anyone for ADR training."

Trev Lockhart, Belfast Site Manager at Cignpost Diagnostics "Having retired from the public sector I was looking an opportunity to put my skill set and experience to some use. I did research on mediation and felt I fitted the bill. I’d heard about Hunt ADR through family and decided to give it a go. The course was well presented and supported. Gregg is an excellent coach quickly put me at ease. There were additional trainers on hand to help out. My cohort were excellent learning partners. I really enjoyed the course and felt that I had learned new mediation skills and brushed up on my communication skills."

"Excellent at all levels...easy to follow program, delivered by a dedicated team of tutors, who provide comprehensive and carefully tailored training in an area of emerging importance. Highly recommended." 
Satvinder Juss, Professor of Law at King's College London


...it was a great experience. One week full of learning, but also acquiring skills. Great teachers but also amazing classmates from different backgrounds. A very challenging experience that really puts you in a different level!

Marcela Radovic, Chilean Dispute Resolution Specialist

Excellent, well organised mediation training course...I can highly recommend the course and if I could rate it 7 stars I would but I am limited to 5!

Bernadette Barker, Architect

A wide ranging and detailed perspective on all aspects of mediation including ethics and data protection. I have been mediating disputes with clients as their advisor since 2001 and I have learned a lot from this course
Paul Jonson, Senior Partner, Pannone Corporate LLP

The skills of a mediator are amongst the most important for any modern day lawyer or business person and our challenging five day programme provides participants with the opportunity to learn and apply the skills needed to effectively mediate civil and commercial disputes.

 

Successful completion leads to Hunt ADR and Civil Mediation Council Accreditation.

Days One and Three consist of a mix of sessions dealing with the theoretical side of mediation and the different phases in the mediation process. On day one we look at preparation and the opening, and on day three we look at exploration, negotiation (or bargaining) and closing the mediation. Participants engage in role plays on both days. Some pre-recorded video is sent in advance to familiarise participants - the content of those videos is then covered again in live sessions between participants and tutors. Feedback is requested daily with offers of support outside of class hours if required.

Day Two consists of coaching in the arts of communication and other relevant personal skills required to be an effective mediator. Includes exercises and role plays. Feedback is requested daily with offers of support outside of class hours if required.

Day Four sessions cover with the whole mediation process and other important aspects such as mediation case law and ethics.  Some pre-recorded video is sent on the evening of day three to familiarise participants - the content of those videos is then covered again in live sessions between participants and tutors. Day four is heavy in role plays making sure that participants are ready for their recorded assessments on day five. 

Day Five is assessment day which will be time tabled in advance. A follow up action plan will also be discussed with participants on day five.

Course objectives

Participants will receive training and practice their skills via role plays and class exercises. Learning includes introduction to the Dispute Resolution Landscape and the Theory of Conflict, the Psychology of Conflict within the Context of Mediation, relevant Case Law and Conventions, Understanding the Role of the Mediator, Learning, Developing & Applying Skills required by a Mediator including Communications, Relationship Building & Negotiation Skills.

Participants will receive training and practice their skills via role plays and class exercises. Learning will include:

  • A Developed View of the World of Dispute Resolution

  • Understanding the Role of the Mediator and how the Mediator Facilitates Communications Between the Parties in a Civil & Commercial Context 

  • Acquisition of the Basic Knowledge & Skills a Mediator Needs and the Ability to Demonstrate their Application of those Skills in an Assessed Environment​

Your Trainers

Training and coaching is provided by experienced mediators and trainers from our Training Faculty including Gregory Hunt, John Jarrett and Kelly Thornton. 

Contact us to secure your place.

Other Dates

20th to 24th September 2021 in association with The Mediator Network and CCODR

Online Course

£1,500 plus VAT

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15th to 19th November 2021 in association with The Mediator Network and CCODR

Online Course

£1,500 plus VAT

Contact us to secure your place

 

Members of Hunt ADR Panels, students or members of The Peer Network are entitled to a 10% discount and should email us to make a booking. Members of The Institute of Paralegals please see here.

Prices include venue hire, refreshments (where necessary) and provision of all required mediation paperwork. Certificates of attainment will also be provided.

If you are interested in taking part but none of the dates / locations are available to you, please contact us and we will work with you to hold an event on a date and in a location suitable to you.