Please note that the start date is subject to change.
This virtual course is aimed at candidates who wish to become a CIArb Member and Accredited Mediator. It is also of benefit to those who wish to use mediation skills in their current profession. The course comprises of 2 half days of skills-based learning a week for 7 weeks delivered by experienced practicing mediators. The assessment takes place in week 8.
Mediation has been shown to be an effective method of solving complex disputes outside of course. The process engages skills that can have a positive impact on personal relationships. The key questions addressed during the course are:
What is covered in the Syllabus?
Through large group sessions, small group exercises and role plays, you will learn and gain practical experience of the skills and techniques required to manage a Mediation from initial instruction to conclusion including:
What are the entry requirements?
There are no entry requirements. The course is intended for candidates who:
English Language Competence - CIArb training and assessment is carried out in English it is therefore essential that candidates are proficient in both written and spoken English. Where English is not a candidate’s first language it is recommended that they have achieved a standard that is, as a minimum, equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) level 7 or a score of 94-101 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) system. CIArb issues this advice as a guideline and, while it will not require any evidence of this standard prior to enrolment on a course, candidates who do not have this standard of English may be disadvantaged.
What are the learning outcomes?
On successful completion of this course, candidates will be able to:
Context Learning Outcomes
Professional Learning Outcomes:
Management Learning Outcomes:
Development Learning Outcomes
How is the course delivered?
The course is delivered over a period of 2 days a week for 7 weeks. The first 7 weeks are learning, training and practice days and combine discussion, skills exercises and role play practice. Week 8 is the Assessment week.
How will I be assessed?
There are two main assessments:
For the reflective log, candidates will be assessed on:
For the mock mediations, candidates will be assessed in 3 categories: people skills, process skills and the management of the mediation.
People Skills: This category concerns the relationship between the Mediator and the participants in the Mediation. Building a trusting relationship is essential for an effective Mediator. Being competent in this category is mandatory in both role plays.
Process Skills: This category concerns the Mediator’s ability to use the skills and techniques emphasised on the training course. Competent Mediators use a variety of appropriate skills to establish parties’ needs and help them towards settlement.
Management Skills: This category concerns the firm and tactical use of the process and skills. Competent Mediators create an environment to give the parties the best opportunity of achieving a settlement.
Candidates must score at least 55% in each assessment element (including in each of the mock mediations) and at least 55% when all the assessments are weighted together.
No additional courses are unlocked by this course
CIArb membership is an internationally recognized professional status in Alternative Dispute Resolution. It demonstrates a high standard of education and experience along with a commitment to development and keeping your skills current. Successfully passing this course will make you eligible for Member Grade. Member status indicates a high level of knowledge and/or experience in dispute resolution, as well as a commitment to the principles of professionalism, integrity, and excellence. Members can use the designatory letters MCIArb.