Preparing for mediation practice, building process, and skills
Wednesday, February 7, 2024 (postponed from September 2023)
Thursday, February 8, 2024
Friday, February 9, 2024
8:30 am – 4:30 pm (all days)
CLEBC Boardroom, 500 - 1155 W. Pender, Vancouver
or attend via webinar
Limited enrolment. Register early to avoid disappointment!
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.
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Mediation, Family Law Mediation Level 1/Introduction to Family Dispute Resolution, or equivalent foundation-level mediation course from another provider
Who should attend: Mediators in training wanting to experiment with process, build their skills, and learn new approaches
Learning level: Advanced
This three-day course builds on the foundation provided by the Fundamentals of Mediation course (or an equivalent) by introducing more skills and providing lots of practice opportunities. The course features advanced processes and techniques, as well as practical mediation problems and practice issues.
Presented through a process-oriented lens, this course explores pre-mediation meetings, facilitating joint sessions, and adapting the process to party needs. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on party self-determination and power dynamics (systemic and personal).
Participants will engage in more than 10 hours of roleplay practice coached by experienced mediators with varied practice specializations. Participants will be introduced to co-mediation skills, and all participants will have the chance to co-mediate two scenarios. The course will examine some of the challenges and opportunities of conducting mediations online.
Mediate BC Roster mediators will receive 20% off the full regular course registration fee. Please contact Customer Service to register.
Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 24 hours (a minimum of 3 hours will involve aspects of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)
Kyra L. Hudson — Southern Butler Price LLP, North Vancouver
Sharon Sutherland, RRM — Executive Director, Mediate BC, Tsawwassen
Register by Jan. 10/24
After Jan. 10/24
*Please note: The in-person session is dependent on a minimum number of registrants and may not be confirmed until 4 weeks before the course date.
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For in-person, registration includes a hard copy of the workshop materials and The Mediator's Handbook and for online, registration includes an electronic copy of the workshop materials and The Mediator's Handbook.
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