Civil & Commercial Mediation Training (Foundation) | Zoom Course
This online version of our renowned foundation course is delivered via Zoom Pro. This course represents the first step towards qualification as a Civil & Commercial Mediator. Delegates will undertake both theory and practical elements during this intensive, week-long course and will be required to undergo both an assessed simulated mediation and written examination.
What will I learn?
- Discover what mediation is and how it can be used.
- Understand the essential principles and rules for safe practice.
- Explore the skills and tools necessary to be a successful mediator.
- Practice and develop new skills in a safe supportive environment.
- Learn from the real-life experience of practicing mediators.
- Gain a globally recognised qualification for a new profession.
This online version of our renowned foundation course is delivered via Zoom Pro by the same faculty of experienced practicing mediators as our ‘in person’ courses.
The course represents the first step towards qualification as a Civil & Commercial Mediator and successful completion will result in certification as a mediator subject to undertaking the required observations. Delegates will undertake both theory and practical elements during this intensive, week-long course and will be required to undergo both an assessed simulated mediation and written examination.
Delegates should note that the Civil Mediation Council currently require trainee mediators to undertake an assessed mediation ‘in person’ in order to meet their accreditation requirements. Such accreditation is not a necessity prior to entering practice however 218 Strand and the Society of Mediators will be offering additional ‘Assessment Days’ for those wishing to do so.
Who is this for?
This course is suitable for anyone who has an interest in learning more about mediation, whether they intend to practice as a mediator themselves or simply use the skills learned within their own existing roles. No previous knowledge or understanding of alternative dispute resolution or the law is required as all essential elements will be covered on the course.
About the tutor
Jonathan Dingle is a barrister, mediator, arbitrator. Following a career in the Royal Navy including a period as Judge Advocate, he chose to specialise in the areas of Clinical Negligence and complex Personal Injury, particularly those with a military element and balances this with a busy mediation practice. An early adopter and staunch advocate of ADR in the UK, Jonathan has written chapters on the subject for a number of legal texts, as well as the bestselling handbook, Practical Mediation.
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This course was engaging, excellently delivered and thoroughly enjoyable! I would recommend this to lawyers and non-lawyers alike. The skills that you will learn on the course will be beneficial in various aspects of life, irrespective of whether or not you want to practise as a mediator afterwards!
Barrister, Government Legal Department
"I cannot recall ever attending a training course, particularly one that lasts from 10am to gone 6pm for 5 consecutive days, where I have felt constantly engaged and enthused. All of the tutors have been superb and their passion and commitment to mediation is clear."
42 Bedford Row
"The course was better than I expected, the tutors were all fantastic. They taught us from beginner’s level and explained everything in an easy-to-understand way, which meant I didn’t feel like I was thrown in the deep end when I started mediating the case studies."
The Insolvency Service
"An intensive, comprehensive and action packed course which allowed me to see beyond the theory to putting it into practice. It is one thing to read about a field of practice and quite another to try and do it yourself!"
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CEO and Venture Capital Board Member
"The course provided a provided a comprehensive account of mediation and how it works. The tutors were very knowledgeable and clearly determined to ensure everyone on the course left with a good understanding of the subject."
King's College London
"An inspiring week of hard work, learning from superb, experienced and enthusiastic professionals in a friendly relaxed environment."
KCH Garden Square
"An excellent introduction to mediation and a great opportunity for personal development. I was pushed out of my comfort zone and challenged by an engaging and interesting faculty."
"A substantial, through and entertaining course... provided me with the important basics [and] broke down assumptions I had previously. The tutors were inspiring and kind and I really enjoyed the opportunity to learn with lovely new people from outside of my usual ‘tunnel’."