Community Mediation training

Community Mediation Taster (1/2 day)

Date: Wednesday 19th July 2017 (please contact us to register your interest)
Time: 9am coffee & pastries, 9.30am to 1pm workshop
3 CPD points available from the College of Mediators
Location: Chancery Lane/Farringdon, London
3 places available.

Overview:

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.

Content includes:

• a demonstration of a mediation
• our different responses to conflict
• how to help others in conflict and not get involved

Fees:

£30 payable in advance (this is deducted from the cost of Calm’s six-day course in October 2017, if booked).

How to apply:

Our courses are open to anyone but places are limited per course.  Please contact us to register your interest.

 

Community Mediation Skills (6 days)

Date: 4-6 and 18-20 October 2017
Location: Notting Hill, London.
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.

Overview:

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.

Content includes:

• 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 qualification is worth 6 Credits at OCN Level 3.

Fees:

There are 2 options:

1. Attendance Certificate – £595
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
Delegates complete written assignments within two months following the course. These consolidate your learning and enhance the self-reflection of your practice.
Delegates who pass both the practical and written elements will be awarded an OCN accredited mediation practitioner qualification, worth 6 credits at level 3.
The fee includes all course materials, lunch and refreshments, the practical and written assessments, subsequent written feedback and your certification.

How to apply:

Our courses are open to anyone but places are limited per course. You may wish to refer to our guidance on the skills and qualities of a mediator.

Please contact us to register your interest.

Please do not apply if you are unable to attend all six days of the course!

Conversion to Community Mediation (1 day)

Date: To be confirmed (please contact us to register your interest).
1 day in attendance
Location: Notting Hill, London.
12 delegates. Places still available.

Overview:

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. It will look at the context for community mediation as well as covering key differences around process, agreements, co-mediating and safe practice. The course is delivered by an accredited and practising community mediator.

Fees:

No charge.

How to apply:

Our courses are open to anyone but places are limited per course.  Attendees must provide a current mediation certificate and CV prior to attending.

Please contact us to register your interest.