Mediate 2018 Conference – Widening the Scope
5th November @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
This year’s conference theme is ‘Widening the Scope’. The conference will look at the current scope of mediation. Where is it being used and how is it making an impact? It will look at mediation in action and the different skills being applied in different circumstances. It will also look to the future and, using the projects being discussed as a starting point, ask the question of how the scope of mediation could be widened.
We have two excellent plenary sessions.
Jo Berry and Patrick McGhee are in conversation about Building Bridges for Peace. Building Bridges for Peace advances conflict transformation by facilitating those involved in hostilities to break the cycle of violence and revenge by appreciating the humanity of their opponents and the power of empathy. Founder Jo Berry and Patrick Magee – who was convicted for the Brighton bombing that killed Jo’s father – facilitate workshops around the world which enable dialogue between opposing groups and give talks on conflict resolution and alternatives to violence.
Aileen O’Brien and Chris McDonagh from The Midland Traveller Conflict Mediation Initiative (MTCMI) are presenting a session which will tell us about an exciting and innovative MTCMI project in Ireland which has trained Travellers themselves to mediate Traveller conflicts. They will also tell us about their pilot peer mediation project which was delivered in an Irish prison where inmates were predominantly from a Traveller background. This offers an interesting new perspective on the use of a peer mediation model which has more often been used in schools.
Our workshop programme includes;
Sarah Welsh from Scottish Mediation will discuss the Young Talk Peer Mediation Project and consider how things are working and how it could potentially develop in the future.
Alison Ebbitt will discuss mental health awareness and skills for mediation.
Sam Tedcastle will examine using civic mediation processes to work across extreme views.
Carolyn Hirst will deliver a workshop on housing mediation based on her work on the Strathclyde Housing Mediation Project.
Denise Triessman will deliver a workshop looking at self-care for mediators. (AM and PM)
Two further workshops will be offered with details confirmed very soon.
Early bird tickets are available now from only £60-£110 and will be available until the end of September.
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