The 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 6 full days of skills-based learning delivered by experienced practicing Mediators, who are also qualified trainers. Mediation has been shown to be an effective method of solving complex commercial disputes. The process engages skills that can have a positive impact on personal relationships.
On successful completion of this course, candidates will be able to:
Context Learning Outcomes
• Have an interdisciplinary and practical understanding of what causes conflict and the effects of conflict;
• Appreciate the differences between a variety of different dispute resolution methods, including those that do and do not involve formal intervention;
• Comprehend the underlying principles of mediation and how it differs from other forms of dispute resolution;
• Appreciate different types of mediation, including commercial and family, the different strategies involved with them and the different means through which they can occur, including through court intervention.
Professional Learning Outcomes:
• Recognise the most advantageous attitudes that a mediator can adopt depending on the progress of a mediation;
• Comprehend the main ethical and professional principles that apply to mediators;
• Understand the importance of vulnerability, diversity, inclusivity, equality and recognition within a mediation setting.
Management Learning Outcomes:
Appreciate the difference between virtual and physical mediation spaces;
• Learn the skill of using and adapting language and other forms of communication, including emotion and body, to ensure a positive outcome;
• Learn how to assess and adjust to the environment (virtual/physical), people and situations;
• Appreciate the skill of creating a conducive and effective environment for mediations;
• Ascertain how to assess evidence and other forms of information to conduct mediations effectively;
• Become skilled at applying conflict and mediation theory in different contexts;
• Gain knowledge of different types of questioning techniques;
• Learn how to manage people and power imbalances in the mediation setting;
• Identify and minimise the different types of risk that rise in a mediation, including vulnerability;
• Learn how to be strategic, reflective and methodical in achieving a satisfactory result in the mediation.
Development Learning Outcomes:
• Learn how to business develop as a mediator
• Learn the advantages of continuous professional development
• Learn how to network and become part of a community of mediation
• Learn, develop and implement relevant systems of continuous improvement
The training is delivered over a period of 2 half days a week for 7 weeks. They are knowledge and skills days, and combine discussion, skills exercises and role play practice. Week 8 on the course is the assessment week.
How will I be assessed?
Candidates will participate as a mediator in 2 mock-mediations of 1-hour duration in week 8.
For each mock mediation, 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.
• 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.
On successful completion of this course, candidates:
• will be eligible to apply for Member grade of CIArb, and take advantage of a range of educational and professional benefits;
• will become a CIArb Accredited Mediator once they have been admitted to CIArb Member grade.
• may progress onto Module 2 Law of Obligations
To unlock this course/assessment, you need to have at least one of the below prerequisites completed
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.