As a skills development course the Academy’s Mediation Training is an excellent way of enhancing your general knowledge and understanding of human interactions and negotiation at the same time as gaining an additional, practical and marketable skill.
The Academy’s Mediation Training Course consists of two parts – the qualifying course (Modules 1,2,3,4 &5) and assessment.
For those already qualified as a Commercial Mediator The Academy offers advanced training and CPD courses.
As a non-legal process there is no requirement to be a lawyer (although a basic understanding of the law is useful and is covered in the course) and the majority of Academy trained Mediators are Experts and other professionals which include lawyers. The course is not aimed at any one profession. Unlike many other training organisations, the Academy’s Register is not dominated by lawyers but is completely multi-disciplinary with no one group dominating the list.
An interesting article by a former attendee of the course is available here.
Those who successfully complete the course and pass the assessment become eligible for entry to The Academy’s Register of Qualified Dispute Resolvers which is available to Solicitors and the Legal Profession and may be accessed from the search buttons near the foot of this page.
Once on the register those qualifying gain the qualification QDR (Qualified Dispute Resolver).
The basic course of six days comprises of 5 modules in addition to the precursor ‘Introduction to Mediation’ required for those with no prior experience.
The modules are grouped into three sets – comprising the ‘qualifying course’ and the two day Assessment.
The courses are usually held at The Academy’s of Experts in Gray’s Inn, London.
1 – Introduction to ADR
2 – Mediator’s Tutorial
3 – Tying the Knot
4 – Simulations & Law
5 – Simulation & Stimulation
Courses can and are held anywhere in the world where there is sufficient demand.
The course is available as a dedicated in-house course for groups of 6-12. For in-house courses alternative venue arrangements can be made as appropriate. Click on the modules below for a synopsis of each part of the course.
All mediators will be required to pass an assessment before they are considered for the Register. For full details, see the link below to Assessment.
TAE provides accreditation for Training for Expert Witnesses and Mediators in its own right. However we also recognise that external accreditation and validation of our own courses, for example by the Civil Mediation Council, is still important.