Mediate 2016 is a conference whose purpose is to create the space for participants to learn from each other and to showcase mediation.
It is an annual gathering of those interested and those practising mediation. Participants will be able to update their skills, learn about different styles of mediation, broaden horizons and share in the successes and challenges with fellow participants.
We are delighted to be presenting a series of sessions (details below with more to follow).
We welcome Aled Davies founder of Mediator Academy. Aled will present:
Insights from Remarkable Mediators - After 100’s of hours of interviewing some of the sharpest mediation minds on the planet. Aled will share some insights from his encounters that will develop your thinking and help cultivate new skills .
We welcome Sabine Walsh, President - Mediation Institute Ireland
What will future mediators need? Sabine will examine what’s happening on standards for mediators, what the trends are on mediation standards here and in one or two jurisdictions that have just passed new laws in this regard and identify the trends that appear to be emerging
We are also delighted to confirm the following workshops:
We like to think we are good listeners but are we really listening? Could you be a better listener? As part of Scotland’s Year of Listening, the WEIG (Workplace Employment Initiative Group) workshop will explore active listening, including paraphrasing. It will also explore how mediators prepare themselves for mediation looking at mindfulness. Presented by Rachel Weiss, Rowan Consulting
Fairness and Justice in Mediation. Mediation is often characterised as an alternative to the courts – but is it an alternative to justice? Presented by Charlie Irvine, University of Strathclyde.
Extending your practice into court mediation How does it work, how can I do it, what’s court mediation like. Presented by Pamela Lyall.
Values based mediation. Looking at the impact of culture, language and values. Presented by Ruth Harvey, A Place for Hope
Making you practice accessible to the parties. Reflections on the new Relate online access to mediators and mediation. Presented by Ewan Malcolm, Chief Executive of Relate North West London and President of the College of Mediators.
Empathy in Mediation. What do we mean by empathy, what are its components, what's its purpose, how does it develop and why might it matter in mediation? How can the mediator use and model empathy towards each party to encourage empathy in parties towards each other in order to help people achieve mutual understandings and how can we work with parties with high conflict behaviours who may be particularly low in empathy? Presented by Laurel Farrington