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Community Mediation - Half Day Taster

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The Kensington Room

Zentar UK

13 Berghem Mews

Blythe Road

W14 0HN

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Community mediation is special because in many cases it is the participants’ first experience of dispute resolution. After a period of conflict it can be really special to facilitate two neighbours getting to know one another - often for the first time. In many ways, it is a good all-round foundation to raise competency for other kinds of mediation, such as Family, Work, Commercial or Restorative Justice.

We don’t just teach mediation, we practice it. We have an ongoing contracts with housing bodies throughout London and have done so for over 20 years. Our ongoing work with our service users contributes to our syllabus making it relevant and realistic, to prepare you for practice in the real world.

You can read more about our training path on our website.

No previous experience is necessary, this stand-alone course will:

  • Offer practical advice on how to help those in conflict, without getting overly involved

  • Explain the ins and outs of our Community Mediation approach which we have been using with great success in communities in and around London for the past 20 years.

  • Hands on experience of how mediating in pairs works (with role-plays)

Co-mediating is like running relay race compared to a marathon and it has several benefits:

  • Many find it helpful to have an opportunity to plan the session with their co-mediator before heading to the meetings.

  • It is gives you an opportunity to observe what impact different approaches have on your clients.

  • As you gain experience, it can be invaluable to have another head in the room to deal with unexpected situations. Mediating in pairs also increases your safely

  • De briefing at the end of a session is possible and more effective.

This training is designed to be both a preview for those considering our longer training in October-November AND to leave the participants with several practical approaches they can use in their daily life. Those in employment, where they come into contact with the community, find this especially useful. Such roles include; housing officers, community centre employees, law enforcement, teachers and those in legal professions.

What to expect on the day

The venue is within easy reach of Hammersmith, Shepherd's Bush and Goldhawk Road Underground stations and Kensington Olympia Underground/Overground station

9am Coffee and Pastries

9:30am Session Starts

11:15am Coffee Break

1pm-1:30pm Networking and Informal Q&A

The training involves several group activities which will allow you to get to know fellow participants, as well as in break times which are full of chatter.

Your Trainer

Heather Loebl, is Calm's Senior Training Officer. She first became an accredited mediator back in 2007 and, with more than a decade of community mediation practice behind her, she is excited to be delivering this annual course once more. She kindly answered some of the frequently answered questions to do with the longer format community training, on our blog.

If you are interested in attending Calm's other training, join our mailing list to be the first to know about newly scheduled training that is relevant to you.

FAQs

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Email Heather on info@calmmediation.org or call 020 7603 4014.

Do I need any experience in mediation in order to attend?
No

Are there CPD points?
Yes! three CPD points are available through the College of Mediators.

What additional learning is available, following the taster session?
Calm is delivering a six day Community Mediation Skills course. You can also join our mailing to be the first to know about training as it is scheduled.

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Zentar UK

13 Berghem Mews

Blythe Road

W14 0HN

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