CPD and Skills Development
For accredited mediators who wish to refresh their skills after a break, or those in practice who require their annual 6 hours of CPD in order to satisfy Society of Mediators (SoM), Civil Mediation Council (CMC) and International standards. Our annual update meets this requirement and is followed by the Annual SoM Reception with drinks and nibbles - please do join us for this wonderful social and networking event.
Learning Outcomes Include:
* Achieving 6 hours of mediation and or Bar/SRA CPD
* Renewing fluency
* Ensuring that skills are kept up to date
* Engaging with out mediators
* Testing other skills and methods
As a group we will reflect on the lessons learned since the pandemic: how the practice of mediation has adapted and changed, the challenges faced and the opportunities presented. to grow and develop. We will also discuss how we can best use these new opportunies to grow our own practices and to promote the use of mediation in new areas.
We will look in detail at mediating within business disputes and partnerships and how interpersonal relationships can impact upon the resolution of even the most technical issues. Mediating at an Advanced level will be explored within an interactive workshop, followed by a group discussion.
Delegates will also learn about the skills and techniques needed when mediating with difficult people and we encourage you to share an example that you have actually encountered in a mediation within this confidential environment so that we may discuss these shared challenges and how they might best be approached. We will also touch on narcassists and sociopaths and the impact that individuals with these traits can have on the mediation process.
After a learning review delegates will be invited to stay for informal discussions where drinks and finger food will be provided and there will be plenty of opportunity for networking and socialising with the faculty and other mediators.
Who is this for?
For accredited mediators who wish to refresh their skills after a break, or those in practice who require their annual 6 hours of 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 bestselling handbook, Practical Mediation. He will be joined by members of the SoM Faculty.
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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
"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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‘The Society of Mediators course will both change your life and the way you look at resolving any dispute in the future. I was already a convert to mediation, having been continually frustrated by the court process, in my practice as a solicitor. However, the course gave me a completely fresh outlook in the way to deal with mediation, and is designed to fast-track you to have the skills, you may have thought you had, but didn’t realise you need. The week is intense, but in a good way, and planned so that you often don’t really realise you are continually learning. There is a rich blend of tutors and facilitators, who have a very wide range of backgrounds. It may sound over the top, but by day one I was completely re-thinking the way I approached problems, and indeed the way I communicated with people. Whether you are a lawyer or not, this course has something to offer anyone who wants to resolve issues in any walk of life. In fact, I found my legal background, something of a disadvantage, as I had to be ‘untrained’ in lots of ways I approach disputes. Most importantly of all, I learnt to listen and not talk! To say it is ‘value for money’ is an understatement. I urge you to sign up. You will not regret it.’ Ben Tisdall, Solicitor. www.bentisdallsolicitor.com
July 2023 Course
"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 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."
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"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’."
"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
I know it has been over a month since we completed the course, but the more I reflect upon those 5 days, the more I realise their immense impact. This has been the most stimulating course I have done in over 3 years, and for that I cannot thank you enough. I just wanted to thank you for the time, and effort you and your lovely team put into the structure and content of the course. The skills you passed on were simply life-altering. This introduction to the world of mediation has greatly deepened my passion for ADR, and I am extremely excited to go further with this. I am looking forward to the next steps, and to hopefully learning more from you in the future.
King's College London