Mediator Skills Training

 

 

 

"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, February 2021

"Great value, excellent course"

Kimberley Spiers, Paralegal, October 2020

...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, September 2020

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, June 2020

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, March 2019

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 of a face to face course leads to Hunt ADR and Civil Mediation Council Accreditation. Online courses lead to Hunt ADR Accreditation in the first instance with CMC Accreditation to follow at a later date once restrictions allow for face to face meetings.

Days One and Three consist of a mix of pre-recorded and live 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 live training and coaching in the arts of communication and other relevant personal skills required to be an effective mediator. Training is delivered by video technology in your groups and will include online exercises and role plays. Feedback is requested daily with offers of support outside of class hours if required.

Day Four consists of pre-recorded and live sessions dealing 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.

*Day Six (optional for those participants who wish to achieve CMC Accreditation). Once lockdown restrictions allow we will provide participants with a sixth day in which we will fully recap and review learning from the five day programme with additional segments to prepare participants for their face to face assessments. Further details will be provided once provision for face to face assessments are available. No additional fee will be required though participants must attend at their own cost.

  

Course objectives

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

  • 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. 

Dates

SOLD OUT
12th to 16th April 2021 in association with The Mediator Network and CCODR

Online Course

£1,500 plus VAT

28th, 29th, 30th April & 4th, 5th May 2021 in association with The Mediator Network and CCODR

Online Course

£1,500 plus VAT (2 places left)

21st to 25th June in association with The Mediator Network and CCODR

Online Course

£1,500 plus VAT

 

11th to 15th October 2021 in association with The Mediator Network and CCODR

Quigg Golden, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Early bird until 24 June 2021 at £1,250 plus VAT

Full price £1,500 plus VAT

 

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

London

Early bird until 31 August 2021 at £1,500 plus VAT

Full price £1,975 plus VAT

 

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.