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Mediation Skills Training

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Mediation Skills Training - CEDR Mediator Accreditation Course | CEDR & HKMAAL Mediation Competences Workshop
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Mediator Accreditation Course
Mediation Competences Workshop
Become a CEDR Accredited Mediator and satisfy
HKMAAL Stage 1 General Mediation Training in 5 days
Enhance your mediation skills and get ready
for the HKMAAL Stage 2 Assessment in 1 day
Presenters' Profile:

CEDR's Training Faculty from the United Kingdom

CEDR's Training Faculty is comprised of over 30 professionals and offers a unique combination of legal and business backgrounds.

Experience as mediators
CEDR's training is delivered by experienced mediators who draw on their experience to teach the skills and process of mediation from a practical, pragmatic view point not an academic or theoretical one.

Experience as trainers
As most participants on mediators skills course are very experienced and senior professionals the training style of adult-to-adult is critical.  Therefore CEDR trainers are not only experienced mediators but also experienced trainers, skilled in the techniques of adult learning.

Diversity of professional backgrounds
Having trainers from diverse professional backgrounds adds to the richness of training and mediation experience being delivered to the participants.  The CEDR faculty is made of many different professionals including, lawyers, accountants, business people, HR professionals, architects, teachers and police.

Team work
While it is easy for individuals to stand up and present information, for training to be most effective a group of trainers must work together well to ensure efficient management of the course and quality delivery of the learning.  The CEDR team work together regularly and therefore know how to work together to ensure high quality delivery of training.

On-going development and quality assurance
As with any professional, mediation trainers need to ensure they are constantly reflecting on their practice and developing their own skills.  Each CEDR faculty trainer receives delegate feedback on their coaching after each course.  In addition the whole faculty must attend 2 days of professional development training each year organised by CEDR.

Presenter's Profile:
Mr. Danny McFadden

Mr. Danny McFadden is a member of CEDR Faculty, he has been a CEDR Director since 2004 and is dually qualified as a lawyer both in Australia and the UK.  He has been involved in negotiation, conflict resolution training, mediation and international business for over 20 years.  After completing his Masters in Commercial Law he specialised in dispute resolution and international trade.  Now based in Hong Kong, and as a CEDR & HKMAAL Accredited Mediator, Danny mediates regularly in the commercial, international trade, property and workplace mediation sectors with a particular expertise in cross-cultural/multinational disputes.

Danny is a member of the Hong Kong Steering Committee on Mediation, International Ombudsman Association, Law Society of England and Wales, Civil Mediation Council, International Bar Association, World Jurist Association, Asian Lawyers Association, 48 Group, British Expertise and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  He is currently serving on Mediator Panels: United Nations Mediation Division New York, ADR Chambers, CEDR Solve, World Bank Group and CCPIT Mediation Centre Beijing.

He is also a Council Member, Lead Assessor as well as the Chairperson of the Assessor Working Group of the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited (HKMAAL) and an Adjunct Professor of the Singapore Management University.

CEDR Mediator Accreditation Course

Course Outline:

The CEDR Mediator skills training is a five-day programme of comprehensive tuition in effective dispute resolution where participants are trained in the skills for effective mediation of commercial disputes and assessed for CEDR Accreditation, internationally recognised as the standard of excellence.

This course is currently the only public channel available on the market to be able to get recognition from both CEDR and HKMAAL in Hong Kong.

Programme Content & Training Structure:

The course constitutes approximately 42 teaching hours over a period of five days.  This is extremely intensive and a prompt start at 08:30 and a finishing time of 18:00.

Day 1 & 2

By alternating the methods of demonstration and practice we take delegates through the phases of mediation training from the first day of the course.  Skills and process are explored, looked at and tried in practical exercises.  Case studies, based on actual mediations, are used throughout and participants will experience the role of mediator, adviser and mediation party.

Day 3

This is a 'practice day' of shared learning in preparation for the assessed days.  During the day each participant will experience the role of Mediator, Party and their Advisor.  There is a coach with each group in every session, throughout the day providing guidance and input as the role play progresses.  The whole day is devoted to a single detailed case study and participants practise the skills at each stage of mediation.

The training faculty coach small groups of participants through the case study and provide personal feedback to the Mediator of that session.  The mediation sessions are interspersed with group discussions covering the key issues faced by the mediator.  This is done in order to focus on what is going well for the Mediator and what areas are to be developed in preparation of the assessment days.

Day 4 & 5 (assessed days)

Each participant mediates one simulated case on each day.  A faculty member observes each session and assesses performance against a set of competencies.  Individual feedback, group learning and discussion continue alongside this assessment.

CEDR & HKMAAL Accreditations:

CEDR Accreditation

The Certificate of Accreditation is awarded to participants who demonstrate the level of competence to achieve the status of CEDR Accredited Mediator.  The Foundation Course in Mediation Skills Certificate is awarded to acknowledge the participation of those who do not achieve accreditation, and an opportunity to be reassessed may be available for some participants.

HKMAAL Accreditation

This training course satisfies the HKMAAL Stage 1 General Mediator Accreditation Requirements which allows successful participants to apply for Stage 2 Assessment leading to accreditation as a HKMAAL Accredited Mediator.

Please note you must apply directly to HKMAAL and undertake further assessment if you wish to obtain HKMAAL Accreditation.

Reading Preparation:

Participants will need to prepare thoroughly for this demanding programme and a minimum of 16 hours pre-reading should be reserved in advance of the course.  A mediator handbook, case studies and role-plays are dispatched in advance and maximum benefit can only be achieved if all delegates are familiar with these key materials.

Assessment & Written Assignments:

CEDR Accredited Mediator status is confirmation that an individual has demonstrated competence in mediation to the assessing faculty members in a training course environment.

Accreditation is based on the assessments of Day 4 & 5.  Participants must also complete a three-part written assignment within two weeks of completing the programme:

  • Draft Settlement Agreement - This is based on the case study undertaken on Day 3 of the course, the CEDR Model Settlement Agreement can be used as a skeleton for this assignment.
  • Self-assessment - This is in relation to the strengths the delegates bring to mediation and the areas which the delegates feel need to work on.
  • Action Plan - This assignment does not form part of the assessment, but by completing this assignment the delegates are able to put their plans into action and also give CEDR the opportunity to support delegates where appropriate.

Code: EVT000000033 Level: Advanced
Dates: 9, 10, 12-14 May 2014
(Friday, Saturday,
Language: English
Time: 08:30 - 18:00 Accreditation(s): CEDR Accredited Mediator Status
HKMAAL Stage 1
General Mediation Training

LSHK 46.5 CPD Points
Central, Hong Kong
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CEDR & HKMAAL Mediation Competences Workshop

Course Outline:

This course is a separate one-day workshop which allows successful participants of the CEDR Mediation Skills Training to learn more about different Mediation Competences and how they compare.  Delegates who have completed other HKMAAL Stage 1 General Mediation Training Courses are also welcomed to participate in this course to prepare for the HKMAAL Stage 2 Assessment.

The course will run by Mr. Danny McFadden, Council Member, Lead Assessor as well as the Chairperson of the Assessor Working Group of HKMAAL, it highlights the differences between different mediation competency models and would be particularly useful for those who wish to undertake other assessments such as the HKMAAL Stage 2 Assessment.

Workshop on Mediating and Assessment in Hong Kong:

  • Introduction to the Course
    1. Introductions
    2. Objectives
    3. Ways of working together
  • Purpose of Assessment and How to Prepare
    1. Purpose of assessment
    2. Mediation skills required
    3. How to adapt style and process
    4. Exercise
    5. Debrief
  • Understanding a Competencies Framework
    1. Review of different mediation competencies including CEDR and HKMAAL
    2. How the competencies are applied
    3. Understanding and being consistent with the competency framework
    4. Mediating using different competencies and HKMAAL Form 1
    5. Practice session
    6. Debrief
  • Networking Lunch
  • Competencies Exercise
    1. Looking at Whole Picture
    2. Relationship
    3. Process
    4. Content
    5. Unsafe practices
    6. Writing a Settlement Agreement
    7. Points to note
    8. Key issues
    9. Covering all important terms
  • 2 Hour Role-play Exercises
    1. Debrief
    2. Group Discussion
  • Questions & Answers

Code: EVT000000034 Level: Advanced
Date: 17 May 2014 (Saturday) Language: English
Time: 09:30 - 17:45 Accreditation(s): LSHK 8.0 CPD Points
Central, Hong Kong
Request for Rerun:
Please Contact Us for Details
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