About the course

Mediation advocacy training gives you insight into using and misusing the process, the mediator, and opportunities; preparation; strategies; and written skills.  The course also looks to at body language, persuasion of the client as well as the opponent, and the ethical issues that may challenge advocates.   

What the session covers

Day One:

AM (09:15 to 13:15): Practical lectures, the role of the mediator and ethics

PM(14:00 to 18:15): Demonstration, practical skills, and case studies

Homework: Two hours reading, preparation, and reflective analysis

Day Two:

AM: Practical lectures, ethics, POCA. key texts, and case studies

PM: Practical skills, body language, case studies; awards and personal debriefs

What you will gain from the training

  • The ability effectively to represent clients in most forms of mediation
  • A full understanding of the role, duties, and ethics of all mediation participants
  • A full toolkit of mediation negotiation skills and their academic foundations
  • Higher-level skills in non-adversarial persuasion and negotiation techniques
  • The opportunity to practice these skills under close coaching
  • Preparation skills - both written and client focussed
  • Team planning skills - working with solicitors and direct access clients
  • Certification as a Society of Mediators recognised mediation advocate
  • Recognition by the Bar Council as having passed its approved course
  • Personal feedback and development advice from skilled course tutors
  • 16 hours of relevant CPD

There are no current dates confirmed for this course, but new dates will be announced soon.