An in-depth clinical practice and discussion course for mediators.
Thursday, October 5 and Friday, October 6, 2017
9:00 am – 5:00 pm (both days)
Vancouver location to be announced
Limited enrolment. Register early to avoid disappointment!
Who should attend: Mediators working in court or institutional mediation programs, mediators in private practice interested in broadening the context of their mediation, administrators in mediation programs with mediation training, or anyone wanting to work with an experienced instructor and colleagues through difficult problems previously encountered.
This course will be particularly useful for lawyer-mediators in either family or general mediation work. You must have had at least 40 hours of formal mediation training to attend, although many attendees will have had substantially more.
Learning level: Advanced
Want to take your mediation skills to the next level? This two-day, practice-oriented, advanced-level course will feature high-level skills training, discussion of contemporary problems in mediation, and clinical mediation experimentation. It will concentrate on continuous development of the mediator's attitude, process, and skills at an advanced level. The session is tailored around the common experience base of those who attend, with particular emphasis on the types of problems attendees bring to the course.
After taking this course, you will be able to:
- identify and address the assertive use of transactional power
- acknowledge and respond to cultural diversity in mediation
- alter the mediation process to meet the parties' needs and expectations
- recognize and address emotion during mediation
- practice authenticity by developing your personal mediator style
- deal with unexpected challenges from participants and counsel
This course qualifies toward the 80-hour training requirement for family law mediators.
*Note: Please bring your copy of The Practice of Mediation: Exploring Attitude, Process and Skills (Gordon Sloan and Jamie Chicanot) to the course. If you do not have a copy, one will be provided for you.
*DISCLAIMER: in order to receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course, learners are required to participate fully in the course. “Full participation” is in the faculty's sole discretion. Activities such as reading the paper, watching videos on the computer, not being present, engaging in phone calls, and disrupting the class with irrelevant activities will demonstrate lack of full participation.
Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 16 hours (a minimum of 3 hours will involve aspects of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)
Gordon B. Sloan — ADR Education, Victoria
Registration includes a print copy of the workshop materials, plus a copy of Gordon Sloan and Jamie Chicanot's book, The Practice of Mediation: Exploring Attitude, Process and Skills.
Lunch is on your own.
Register by Sep 7
After Sep 7
Unable to attend without financial support? Learn about our Bursary Program and Easy Pay Plan.
CLEBC Program Coordinator