Conversion to Community Mediation (1 day)
Date: Tuesday 14th May 2019 (please contact us to register your interest)
Time: 10am to 4pm
(Arrivals from 9:30 am)
5 CPD points available from the College of Mediators
This one day course is aimed at those who have completed their training in another field of mediation, such as workplace or commercial mediation, and who wish to practice as a community mediator with Calm Mediation in the Feltham and Hounslow areas. The course is delivered by an accredited and practising community mediator.
• The context of community mediation
• Key differences around the process compared to other forms of mediation
• Forming good quality lasting agreements
• Co-mediating and safe practice
How to apply:
Although our courses are open to anyone places are limited per course. Attendees must provide a current mediation certificate and CV prior to attending; details provided upon enquiry.
Community Mediation Taster (1/2 day)
Date: Wednesday 18 September 2019
Time: 9.30am to 1pm Workshop
(Arrivals from 9am with coffee & pastries)
3 CPD points available from the College of Mediators
Location: Irish Cultural Centre, 5 Black’s Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9DT
20 places available.
This 3.5 hour workshop is for individuals wishing to gain some skills and/or curious about giving something to the community, and housing staff wishing to enhance their skills to work more effectively with residents. No previous experience is necessary. The course is delivered by an accredited and practising community mediator.
• A demonstration of a mediation
• Our different responses to conflict
• Helpful mediator skills
£50 Early Bird Rate or £60 Delegate Rate. Payable in advance.
How to apply:
Community Mediation Skills (6 days)
Date: 30, 31 October, 1, 13, 14, 15 November 2019
Time: 10:00 – 17:00 for Days 1-5, 9:00 – 17:00 Day 6
Location: Irish Cultural Centre, Black’s Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9DT.
Duration: 45 hours over 6 full days in attendance, plus optional written work to gain the OCN accredited mediator qualification.
12 delegates maximum.
Please contact us to register your interest.
Calm Mediation’s course teaches both the theory and the practice of mediation within the community, focusing on neighbour relationships. Delivered over six days, this highly-interactive course will equip you with the skills necessary to practice as a community mediator. It will also enhance your own inter-personal communication skills and handling of conflict. The facilitative mediation process taught is the foundation for most relationship dispute situations. The course is delivered by two trainers who are accredited and practising community mediators. A maximum of 12 delegates ensures quality teaching with plenty of opportunity for individual feedback.
• The mediation process and role of the mediator
• Reactions to conflict
• Underlying issues
• Stereotypes, bias and behaviour
• Remaining impartial
• Questioning, reframing, summarising
• Practical techniques to manage the mediation meeting
• Writing mediation agreements
• Co-mediation and self & peer evaluation
• Role plays based on real cases
• Practical assessment.
Calm Mediation’s Community Mediation Skills qualification is accredited by the Open College Network. Delegates who wish to obtain this qualification must complete additional, assessed, written work in the weeks following attendance.
The accreditation is worth 6 Credits at OCN Level 3.
There are 2 options:
1. Attendance Certificate – £595 + Eventbrite fee
Suitable for individuals’ personal interest and development, or for those who want to improve their work-related skills. The fee includes course materials, lunch and refreshments, and the practical assessment.
2. Fully Accredited Mediation Practitioner– £1,125 + Eventbrite fee
Delegates complete written assignments within two months following the course. These consolidate your learning and enhance the self-reflection of your practice.
The fee includes all course materials, lunch and refreshments, the practical and written assessments, subsequent written feedback and your certification.
Delegates who pass both the practical and written elements will be awarded an OCN accredited mediation practitioner qualification, worth 6 credits at level 3.
How to apply:
Please note that all Delegates are required to evidence their Accreditation Certificates to attend; places are limited per course.
You may also wish to refer to our guidance on the skills and qualities of a mediator.
Please do not apply if you are unable to attend all six days of the course!