Advanced Mediation Skills
This exciting and dynamic course is ideal for mediators who are either well established in their practice or who have completed a number of independent mediations - and now feel ready to learn new skills and competencies, whilst reflecting on their practice so far. The programme is intensive, yet gives time to think, reflect and engage with colleagues across the profession.
Learning Outcomes Include:
Building on existing skills and developing fluency in techniques such as reality testing and reframing as well as the use of reflective language and active listening. Delegates are encouraged to consider their own practice and identify areas in which they might make improvements, including how they might best support inclusivity and avoid the potential for unconscious bias within their mediations.
Delegates are encouraged to bring an issue they have actually encountered in a mediation that they would be prepared to share, in a confidential environment, with fellow delegates. The purpose being, to learn through others, in a shared way, in sessions led by highly experienced mediators.
Who is this for?
Designed for those who have previously trained and have been practicing as mediators, this course assumes a working knowledge of mediation and is therefore unlkely to be suitable for those that are entirely new to the subject.
This course provides 6 hours CPD.
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 best-selling 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’."