Online Training: IoP Accredited Mediator Diploma
With the rise of the demand for fully qualified and accredited mediators, the Institute of Paralegals have launched a new qualification in conjunction with Hunt ADR, a Diploma in Mediation.
In the first instance this course will result in Hunt ADR Accreditation for those successfully completing their assessments. For those who wish to achieve CMC accrediation at a later date we will provide further details on request or on the course (Day One).
This collaboration with Hunt ADR ensures that we are providing first class training, of which upon successful completion, it will lead to a qualification designed and delivered by experts in their field and it will improve your mediation skills.
This five-day Mediator Skills Course enables you to gain better communication skills and the IoP Diploma in Mediation, and use the designation letters Q.Med.Pa.
This challenging (but fun) 40-hour executive skills programme provides participants with the opportunity to learn and apply the skills needed to effectively mediate civil and commercial disputes.
"A wide ranging and detailed perspective on all aspects of mediation including ethics and data protection. I have been mediating disputes with clients as their advisor since 2001 and I have learned a lot from this course"
Paul Jonson, Senior Partner, Pannone Corporate LLP, Manchester 2019
The Civil Mediation Council have decreed that its certified training providers can train mediators online until September on the basis that one of the days of training is not online (i.e. assessments must be face to face).
Day One consists of pre-recorded segments which will be sent to participants in advance of the first day of training, to view in their own time. Each participant will be able to submit questions to the tutor electronically via a live video meeting at a time of day arranged between the tutor and the participant. This means that you do not need to be available all day on the first day of the programme.
Day Two consists of live training and coaching in the arts of communication and other relevant personal skills required to be an effective mediator. Training is delivered by video technology (e.g. Zoom) in your groups and will include online exercises and role plays. You do therefore need to be available all day on 16th June.
Day Three consists of pre-recorded segments which will be sent to participants at the end of day two, to view in their own time. Each participant will be able to submit questions to the tutor electronically via a live video meeting at lunch time on Day Three. The rest of day three training is delivered by video technology in your groups and will include online exercises and role plays. You do therefore need to be available all day on 17th June.
Day Four consists of pre-recorded segments which will be sent to participants at the end of day three, to view in their own time. Each participant will be able to submit questions to the tutor electronically via a live video technology meeting at lunch time on Day Four. The rest of day four training is delivered by video technology in your groups and will include role plays. You do therefore need to be available all day on 18th June.
Day Five consists of your recorded Hunt ADR assessments which will be time tabled and you will receive the timetable during your chosen week. With numbers limited to six it is unlikely you will need to be available all day on 19th June. For those wishing to gain CMC accrediation at a later date we will provide further information on how to book your CMC assessments on Day One of the course.
As adult learners, delegates will receive training and practice their skills via role plays and class exercises.
Learning will include:
- Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and the ADR landscape
- Introduction to Online Mediation
- Introduction to the theory of conflict
- Introduction to the psychology of conflict within the context of mediation
- Understanding the role of the mediator
- Learning, developing and applying skills required by a mediator including but not limited to communications, relationship and negotiation skills
- How to create value when creating the deal
- Delegates will be able to demonstrate that they have:
- A rounded view of the world of ADR
- Understood the role of the mediator in a civil and commercial context
- Understood the role of the mediator in facilitating communications between the parties
- Acquired the basic knowledge and skills a mediator needs and will be able to demonstrate their application of those skills in an assessed environment, inlcuding online
This course has 12 CPD points.
Holders of this accredited diploma can apply for a Paralegal Practising Certificate through the PPR if required.
If you would like to become a fully accredited mediator, enabling you to offer mediation services then enrol now.
How to enrol
To enrol, you can do so at this link Mediator Skills Training & Certificate in Online Mediation
For IoP members only who wish to enrol, please contact the IoP by phone on 0144 2508 205 to make a payment by debit/credit card or by email if you need an invoice beforehand at [email protected]
Alternatively, you can also make payment by one of the below accepted methods of payment:
- BACS bank transfer –
Account name: Institute of Paralegals
Account number: 39289317
Sort code: 09-01-29
- Credit or debit card via PayPal (www.PayPal.com), making the payment to [email protected]
IoP Members £1100.00 + VAT
Non-IoP Members £1800.00 + VAT
Dates & Locations
15th to 19th June 2020 | ONLINE
We believe this is a fantastic opportunity for our members to be able to provide greater services and for law firms to train their Paralegals to become mediators for their firms.
Partnering with Hunt ADR to support the creation of a new professional qualification for paralegals provide an excellent opportunity for development within the profession.