Our Community Mediation Courses

Mediating conflicts in the community setting can be hugely rewarding. Unlike other disciplines of conflict resolution it often takes place in people’s homes, in a informal setting. You may be facilitating clients who live next to each other but have hardly met. You can read more about Community Mediation here.

Amongst other things, we act as a mediation provider to housing residents who would not otherwise have the means to resolve their difficulties. Although volunteering is a common reason why many choose to train with Calm Mediation, it is not the only one. Those mediating community conflicts for Calm Mediation often speak about the immense satisfaction of contributing to the well-being of their community.

Legal professionals gain a valuable set of skills, enabling them to broaden their activities during and following careers as barristers, legal aids and solicitors.

Although we are a service provider to many housing bodies, our training is popular with managers there. Staff trained in mediation contribute to greater efficiency of the service as a whole, resulting in the provision of better support for their residents.

Many housing officers request the training themselves as it provides a blueprint to handling residents’ emotions directed at themselves or others, raising job satisfaction and decreasing stress in the process.

Time for skills practice

I felt that the training was delivered in a structured way that made sense to me. I also liked the fact that there was time for skills practice which made me feel better prepared.
Mediation Training Courses
5.0
2019-05-30T14:21:38+00:00
I felt that the training was delivered in a structured way that made sense to me. I also liked the fact that there was time for skills practice which made me feel better prepared.

Good trainers who knew their subject

It was clear, quick pace, practical focused learning. Good trainers who knew their subject.
Mediation Training Courses
5.0
2016-06-17T11:27:54+00:00
It was clear, quick pace, practical focused learning. Good trainers who knew their subject.

Over all it was a learning curve for me.

The training gave me a wider understanding of how to manage clients expectation, made me think about my own prejudice towards people and situations and how to change my thoughts from negative to positive. Over all it was a learning curve for me.

Munevver Humphreys

Mediation Training Courses
5.0
2019-05-30T14:22:40+00:00

Munevver Humphreys

The training gave me a wider understanding of how to manage clients expectation, made me think about my own prejudice towards people and situations and how to change my thoughts from negative to positive. Over all it was a learning curve for me.

Enthusiasm from the facilitators was remarkable

The training was excellent, the enthusiasm from the facilitators was remarkable. Six day course, if this is what you want to do, you won’t be bored. Excellent, thank you.

Bill Goodrham
Volunteer with Victim Support's Anti Social Behaviour Team

Mediation Training Courses
5.0
2019-05-30T14:03:16+00:00

Bill Goodrham
Volunteer with Victim Support's Anti Social Behaviour Team

The training was excellent, the enthusiasm from the facilitators was remarkable. Six day course, if this is what you want to do, you won’t be bored. Excellent, thank you.

The combination of theory and practice worked very well

I thought it was an excellent course. The combination of theory and practice worked very well. I had come across some of the concepts before but realise that I had previously only touched the surface.

S.A.
(Housing Manager)

Mediation Training Courses
5.0
2019-05-30T14:25:21+00:00

S.A.
(Housing Manager)

I thought it was an excellent course. The combination of theory and practice worked very well. I had come across some of the concepts before but realise that I had previously only touched the surface.

I will find it easy to implement in my working and personal life

The training was easy to understand and I will find it easy to implement in my working and personal life. The training was not boring because they used actives and role plays that made it easier to visualise.
Mediation Training Courses
5.0
2016-06-17T11:28:21+00:00
The training was not boring because they used actives and role plays that made it easier to visualise.

Opportunity to practice the skills via role play

The training was thorough and very well paced. I liked the fact that there was also the opportunity to practice the skills via role play.

RemaBegum
Victim Support

Mediation Training Courses
5.0
2019-05-30T14:23:34+00:00

RemaBegum
Victim Support

The training was thorough and very well paced. I liked the fact that there was also the opportunity to practice the skills via role play.
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Your comprehensive training path:

We organise our training events with the help of the Eventbrite platform:

Name Length Prerequisites
Taster Session Half-day None
Community Mediation Accreditation 6 days None
Conversion opportunity for those trained elsewhere but wish to learn the Community Mediation model 1 day Accreditation (in any discipline of conflict resolution)
Induction 1 day Attend Conversion training
Individual supervision 1 hour Free for Calm Mediators
Group supervision 2 hours Free for Calm Mediators
And many training sessions to support mediators’ ongoing skills’ development 2-10 hours Varies

All of the above offer opportunities to gain CPD points and we are constantly working on more development sessions. Join our mailing list to be notified as soon as relevant training is scheduled.

 

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Why Train with Calm Mediation?

  • We have achieved the Open College Network London Quality Mark, which recognises our high standards as a training provider.  OCN London is a respected qualifications body accredited by OfQual. For our accredited practitioner training, they check that our work assessing learners’ practical skills and written assignments meets the required standards.
  • Our training is delivered by experienced, accredited practitioners with an enthusiasm for what they do and a willingness to share their experience and insights.
  • Our training covers both theory and practice, with plenty of opportunity to try out skills in realistic role plays.
  • Our competitive fees cover all training materials, lunches and refreshments, and (where appropriate) accreditation.
  • Unlike most providers of mediation/RJ training, Calm Mediation can offer (depending on vacancies) the opportunity to practise and develop your new skills on real cases. Read more about volunteering opportunities with us.
  • Community mediation and RJ practitioner courses offer lower cost options for those who do not wish/need to gain full accreditation.