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Mediation Training

Most professionals will be called upon to deal with conflicts or disputes in the workplace throughout their career, regardless of their role, industry, or position. However, mastering the skills to confidently deliver mediation, thereby resolving issues and facilitating negotiations, can seem daunting.

Our Mediation Training 1: Process and Skills microcredential has been designed for those seeking the knowledge, skills and strategies to successfully conduct effective mediation and dispute resolution. 

 

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Our next course commences on Wednesday, 21 September 2022.

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The last date to register is 7 September 2022.

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Course Information

Delivered by our highly experienced and accredited instructors, the course is offered three times a year and delivered online via a 5-day workshop.

This highly interactive introductory course will guide you through the role and function of mediators, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners, support persons and other professionals.  You will explore and interrogate the ethical and professional obligations of mediators together with the challenges that they face in practice, and then apply the practical skills and strategies used by mediators through case studies, role plays, simulations and practical exercises.

Upon successful completion, you will receive a digital Certificate of Achievement in recognition of your new competencies. The course can be completed on it's own or in conjunction with our Mediation Training 2: Practice and Assessment microcredential, for a flexible and accelerated pathway to National Mediation Accreditation. This course is compliant with the National Mediation Accediation System (NMAS) approval standards.

What topics does the course cover?

 The Mediation Training 1 course covers ten specialised topics:

  1. Defining Mediation and Family Dispute Resolution
  2. Negotiation in Mediation and Family Dispute Resolution
  3. Mediation and Family Dispute Resolution models
  4. Pre-mediation processes
  5. Mediation and Family Dispute Resolution skills
  6. Mediation and Family Dispute Resolution attitudes, behaviours and values
  7. The Mediation and Family Dispute Resolution process
  8. Ethical conduct and professional relations in Mediation
  9. Specific issues in mediation and Family Dispute Resolution
  10. Cultural competency in Mediation and Family Dispute Resolution

Who should complete this course?

This course will benefit anyone wishing to add mediation to their professional skill set. It is suited to learners from a wide variety of professional backgrounds, including lawyers, psychologists, social workers, counsellors, schools, business and human resources.

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Identify and apply mediator skills, strategies and techniques within the context of facilitative mediation and family dispute resolution processes
- Actively participate in simulated mediation role plays in preparation for a mediation assessment
- Apply mediation knowledge, attitudes and values in conducting a mediation process 

Course FAQ's

All of Bond University's mediation courses are approved by the Mediator Standards Board. To be eligible to apply for National Mediator Accreditation you must complete this course AND Mediation Training 2: Practice and Assessment. Learn more.

Yes! This course has been designed for anyone wishing to add mediation to their professional skill set and master the skills to confidently deliver mediation.

It is suited to learners from a wide variety of professional backgrounds, including lawyers, psychologists, social workers, counsellors, schools, business and human resources.

The Mediation Training 1: Process and Skills microcredential is offered three times a year; in January, May and September. Contact us for information on future course dates. 

Yes! Bond University Faculty of Law’s Centre for Dispute Resolution (CDR) offers a number of courses both on campus and online, including degree programs, and specialised courses in Mediation and Family Dispute Resolution. Please contact us to discuss which course is right for you.

The Mediation Training 1: Process and Skills microcredential does not provide any academic credit. Upon successful completion, you will receive a digital Certificate of Achievement in recognition of your new competencies. 

Those seeking a postgraduate qualification, should undertake our for-credit microcredential: LAWS77-801 Mediation and Dispute Resolution Practice 1, which is a component of the Master of Laws (LLM) in Family Dispute Resolution. Please contact us for further information on this course.

 

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