Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) - Course

This course will enable you to develop the particular skills and methods required for successful mediation and conflict management, including both conflict resolution and conflict avoidance.

The skills for effective mediation are similar to those required for successful counselling.

The course therefore employs well-proven psychotherapy and counselling techniques as part of the training programme.

Two training options are available:

  • A four-day course resulting in a Certificate in Mediation
  • A five-day course leading to Accredited Mediator status

 

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Key skills, aims and objectives

  • Become a skilful and accredited mediator 
  • Successfully resolve commercial, industrial, domestic and legal disputes without the need to resort to the Courts
  • Understand emotions and learn how to effectively handle them
  • Swiftly identify the underlying conflicts, aims and hidden agendas that drive disputes
  • Avoid conflicts and prevent disputes running out of control
  • Overcome the frequent impasse in negotiations
  • Improve employer/employee relations and develop a beneficial climate in the workplace
  • Develop more effective decision-making and solution-finding by identifying value systems, behavioural patterns and vulnerabilities

Future opportunities

You will receive advice while on the course as to how you can find work afterwards.

We will put in you touch mediation provider organisations that you will be eligible to join. These organisations may charge an annual fee in order to place you on their panels of mediators. When they receive an inquiry for a mediator, they search their panel database and match the most appropriate mediator to the dispute.

RUL has made arrangements with providers of mediation work throughout the UK, such as ADR Group, Talk Mediation, InterResolve, and CALM (Confidential & Local Mediation), a voluntary organisation specialising in London Local Authority mediations.

Endorsement

  • Approved by The Law Society for CPD
  • Approved by The Bar Council
  • Approved by The Legal Services Commission as a Mediator Course Provider in the Funding Code Manual (entitles our accredited mediators to Funding Assistance (Legal Aid)
  • Included by The Judicial Studies Board in its list of Mediator Providers circulated to Judges and Courts throughout the UK

Length

Two training options are available: a four-day course resulting in a Certificate in Mediation, and a five-day course resulting in Accredited Mediator status.

Additional information

The course includes lectures, training skills sessions with exercises and demonstrations, and numerous mediation role plays under supervision.

You will learn through experience, developing your skills through mock mediations, together with periods of feedback and discussion within each session.

The four-day course provides a comprehensive framework containing all the knowledge, skills and techniques you will need for mediation. Successful participants receive a Certificate in Mediation.

The five-day course adds an assessment day and provides successful students with an official accreditation, allowing you to be referred to as a fully 'Accredited (RSPP) Mediator'.

Accreditation and recognition
Those successful on the five-day course will achieve official accreditation granted by RSPP, recognised and approved by:

  • The Law Society for the purposes of entitling the School’s accredited (solicitor) mediators to join the Law Society’s Civil/Commercial Mediation Panel
  • The Law Society and The Bar Council as continuing professional development (four-day course: 32 CPD hours; five-day course: 33 CPD hours (Bar Council); 40 CPD hours (Law Society))
  • The Legal Services Commission as a Mediator Course Provider in the Funding Code Manual (entitles our accredited mediators to Funding Assistance (Legal Aid))

Bespoke mediation courses
The School is able to provide mediation courses especially tailored to particular sectors, including in-house courses. To arrange a bespoke course for your organisation, please contact the Course Leader, Paul Randolph, via: ProfCoursesRSPP@regents.ac.uk.

Refresher courses
Refresher courses for accredited mediators and those wishing to complete their accreditation are available and consist of a one day course, with a group of usually 4-6 participants.

Future start dates

3 February 2017

 

 Course dates 2017:

  • 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 May
  • 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 July
  • 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 October
  • 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 December

Fees

Fees 2016/17:

£3,400 (not subject to VAT) for the 4-day mediation skills course

£4,100 (not subject to VAT) for the 5-day mediation skills and accreditation course

 

Fees 2017/18:

£3,500 (not subject to VAT) for the 4-day mediation skills course

£4,200 (not subject to VAT) for the 5-day mediation skills and accreditation course

 

Please note that a 10% booking deposit applies to this course.

 

The course fee includes lunch, refreshments and a copy of the book Mediation: A Psychological Insight into Conflict Resolution by F.Strasser and P.Randolph.

 

How to apply

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Study methods

The course combines lectures with training skills sessions, exercises and demonstrations, as well as many supervised mediation role-plays.

You will learn through experience, developing your skills through mock mediations, together with periods of feedback and discussion within each session.

Assessment structure

Assessment is on a continual basis, with a final assessment in the last two sessions (the final day). You will receive the criteria for assessment at the start of the course.

At the end of the course, you will be asked to complete and return a self-assessment, together with drafting a Heads of Agreement document, prior to our final assessment of your competence and effectiveness as a mediator.

Any participant who is considered not to have reached the required standard of competence will be offered the opportunity to attend a one-day refresher course, at the conclusion of which they will be re-assessed.

Students with disabilities

Some classes are delivered in teaching rooms accessed by stairs. If you have a condition that affects your mobility and you require ground-floor rooms, or rooms with lift access, please notify Student Registry as soon as possible. You are also advised to contact the Disability Officer.

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Last updated: 20 February 2017

 

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Key information

Name
Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Qualification
Course
Level
Professional Development
Study mode
Other
Duration
4 or 5 days
Tuition fees
£4,100 *
Scholarships
No *
Next start date
3 February 2017
Future start date
Study abroad
No
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