Advanced Mediator Clinic

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An in-depth clinical practice and discussion course for mediators

Wednesday and Thursday, October 23 and 24, 2019
9:00 am – 5:00 pm (both days)

CLEBC Boardroom, 500 - 1155 West Pender Street, Vancouver

Limited enrolment. Register early to avoid disappointment!

Who should attend: Mediators working in mediation programs in the courts or institutional settings; mediators in private practice interested in broadening the context of their mediation; administrators in mediation programs who have mediation training; or anyone wanting to work on skills and discuss difficult problems

Learning level: Advanced

This two-day, practice oriented, advanced level session is of particular interest to lawyer-mediators engaged in general mediation work. Participants must have had at least 40 hours of formal mediation training, although many will have had substantially more. The course will feature more advanced skills training, discussion of contemporary problems in the field, 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 sorts of problems participants 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 video programming on their computer, not being present, engaging in phone calls, and disrupting the class with non-relevant activities will demonstrate a 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)

Course Instructor 
Gordon B. Sloan — ADR Education, Victoria


Register by Oct. 2/19
Regular Price
After Oct. 2/19
In-Person $1,139 $1,269
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.

Unable to attend without financial support? Learn about our Bursary Program and Easy Pay Plan.

CLEBC Program Coordinator
Jessica Hodgins

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