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CEDR Mediation Skills Training - Dublin

Monday, September 16, 2019 — Saturday, September 21, 2019

Ormond Meeting Rooms, Ormond Building, 31-36 Ormond Quay Upper, Dublin 7


Dates: 16, 17, 19-21 September 2019
Level: Accreditation course (This course has been approved and accredited by the MII)
Points: CPD points - 16 SRA / 33 Bar Council
Fee: €4,100
Language: English
Venue: Ormond Meeting Rooms, Ormond Building, 31-36 Ormond Quay Upper, Dublin 7

About the Course

Mediator skills training
This is a five-day programme of comprehensive tuition in effective dispute resolution where participants are trained in the skills required for effective mediation of commercial disputes and assessed for CEDR Accreditation, internationally recognised as the standard of excellence.

Comments from previous participants have included:

"Excellent training in mediator skills by experienced mediators who are top class trainers..."

"The CEDR course is the Rolls Royce of mediation skills training."

The trainers
CEDR's Training Faculty is comprised of over 30 professionals who are experienced mediators and offers a unique combination of legal and business backgrounds.

Programme content
Equipping participants with a broad perspective on conflict management, the programme focuses specifically on the mediation process and the skills required. It includes:

  • a review of dispute resolution methods
  • a comparison of negotiation, arbitration and mediation
  • instruction and practice in mediation skills including the structure and phases of mediation and the necessary communication skills
  • assessment of participants' mediation skills.

Days 1 and 2
By alternating the methods of demonstration and practice we take delegates through the phases of training from the first day of the course. Skills and process are looked at and tried in practical exercises. Case studies, based on actual mediations, are used throughout and participants will experience the role of mediator, adviser and mediation party.

Day 3
This is a 'practice day' of shared learning in preparation for the assessed days. The whole day is devoted to a single detailed case study and participants practise the skills required at each stage of mediation. The training faculty coach small groups of participants through the case study and provide personal feedback. The mediation sessions are interspersed with group discussions covering the key issues faced by the mediator.

Days 4 and 5 (assessed days)
Each participant mediates one simulated case on each day. A faculty member observes each session and assesses performance against a set of competencies. Individual feedback, group learning and discussion continue alongside this assessment.

Written assignments
Each delegate is required to complete three written assignments for a deadline two weeks after the end of the course. Two of these will be assessed:

  • A written settlement agreement; this is based on the case study undertaken on day three of the course. You are welcome to use the CEDR Model Settlement Agreement as a skeleton for this assignment.
  • A written self-assessment of your mediation skills; this is in relation to the strengths you bring to mediation and the areas you feel you need to work on.
  • The third assignment is to write a brief action plan about how you wish to take mediation forward in your career. By completing this assignment we have found that delegates are able to put their plans into action and also give CEDR the opportunity to support delegates where appropriate.

CEDR Accreditation
CEDR is accredited as an approved body under the Mediators' Institute of Ireland and the Law Society's Mediator Accreditation Scheme in the UK.
Accreditation is based on the assessments of Days 4 and 5. Participants must also complete a three-part written assignment within two weeks of completing the programme. The Certificate of Accreditation is awarded to participants who demonstrate the required level of competence to achieve the status of CEDR Accredited Mediator.

The Mediator Skills Training course relies heavily on interactive teaching methodology. This demands an extremely high level of competence in spoken English and English language comprehension from delegates. As the accreditation assessments are practical spoken assessments, delegates should be aware that insufficient English language capabilities can affect their chances of accreditation. There are no other prerequisites other than a willingness to engage in shared learning through role-plays and interactive exercises. Substantive knowledge of law is not required.

Participants will need to prepare thoroughly for this demanding programme and a minimum of 16 hours pre-reading should be anticipated. The Mediator Handbook, case studies and role-play instructions are dispatched one month in advance and maximum benefit can only be achieved if all participants are familiar with these key materials.

Booking details
The cost is €4,350 which includes refreshments and lunch.

For more information or to book a place
Please contact the training team on +44(0)20 7536 6000, e-mail or use our secure server to book online.

The cost
€4350.00 for all participants


CPR members and Distinguished Neutrals receive a 10% discount. Contact to receive your discount code. In your email, please indicate the name and date of the course you will be registering for.