Mediator Skills Training - UK & International
The Mediator Skills Training course relies heavily on interactive teaching methodology. This demands an extremely high level of competence in spoken English and English language comprehension from delegates, including the ability to understand regional accents. As the accreditation assessments are practical spoken assessments, delegates should be aware that insufficient English language capabilities can affect their chances of accreditation.
There are no other prerequisites other than a willingness to engage in shared learning through role-plays and interactive exercises. Substantive knowledge of law is not required.
Participants will need to prepare thoroughly for this demanding programme and a minimum of 16 hours pre-reading should be anticipated. The Mediator Handbook, case studies and role-play instructions are dispatched one month in advance and maximum benefit can only be achieved if all participants are familiar with these key materials.
Each delegate is required to complete three written assignments for a deadline two weeks after the end of the course.
Two of these will be assessed:
- A written settlement agreement; this is based on the case study undertaken on day three of the course. You are welcome to use the CEDR Model Settlement Agreement as a skeleton for this assignment.
- A written self-assessment of your mediation skills; this is in relation to the strengths you bring to mediation and the areas you feel you need to work on.
The third assignment is to write a brief action plan about how you wish to take mediation forward in your career. By completing this assignment we have found that delegates are able to put their plans into action and also give CEDR the opportunity to support delegates where appropriate.