An in-depth clinical practice and discussion course for family mediators
Tuesday and Wednesday, December 1 and 2, 2020
9:00 am – 4:00 pm (both days) via webinar
Please note: This course will not be added to Courses on Demand. Courses involving professional speakers and skills-based workshops generally do not get added to Courses on Demand.
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. While the scenarios and examples used throughout the course will pertain mostly to family mediators, mediators in other practice areas may still be interested in working on the issues and skills touched on in this course.
Learning level: Advanced
The Family Law Mediation Master Class course is intended for those presently in family mediation practice. It is also of value to seasoned practitioners and new mediators who have completed their family mediation training. This course will concentrate on specific challenges identified in the class and key moves that the mediator can make to assure the mediation is as helpful as possible for participants and their counsel. Using the paradigm of Attitude, Process and Skills, we will take brief fact situations and ask participants to play the parties and mediator. At intervals, the mediation is interrupted for comments and suggestions from the class and the instructor. We will look at how issues are handled, what worked well (and not so well!). Experiment with skill and process options that assist the parties to articulate their issues, interests, and resolution. This course is supported by The Practice of Mediation*, a text that sets out clear practical methods and skills.
After taking this course you will be able to:
- 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 towards the Family Law ADR CPD hours.
*Note: Please have your copy of The Practice of Mediation: Exploring Attitude, Process and Skills (Gordon Sloan and Jamie Chicanot) at the ready. If you do not have a copy, one will be made available on the CLEBC course event page.
Please note: This course is offered remotely through a Zoom platform. A device equipped with a camera and microphone will be required to participate.
*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: 12 hours (this course will include a minimum of 2 hours of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)
Gordon B. Sloan — ADR Education, Victoria
Register by Nov. 4/20
After Nov. 4/20
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Registration includes an electronic copy of the workshop materials, plus an electronic copy of Gordon Sloan and Jamie Chicanot's book, The Practice of Mediation: Exploring Attitude, Process and Skills.
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