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August 2019

Bringing Mediation into the Mainstream in Civil Justice in Scotland – Free Breakfast Seminar

7th August 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 am, repeating until 8th August 2019

On Friday 28th June 2019 Bringing Mediation into the Mainstream in Civil Justice in Scotland was launched. This report is the result of six months of research by Scottish Mediation overseen by an Expert Group chaired by Alun Thomas and John Sturrock QC. The report proposes a coordinated strategy for ‘normalising’ the use of mediation in the civil justice system. It seeks to build on existing infrastructure to minimise the cost to the public purse and to ensure mediation is embedded as…

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Bringing Mediation into the Mainstream in Civil Justice in Scotland – Free Breakfast Seminar

8th August 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 am, repeating until 8th August 2019

On Friday 28th June 2019 Bringing Mediation into the Mainstream in Civil Justice in Scotland was launched. This report is the result of six months of research by Scottish Mediation overseen by an Expert Group chaired by Alun Thomas and John Sturrock QC. The report proposes a coordinated strategy for ‘normalising’ the use of mediation in the civil justice system. It seeks to build on existing infrastructure to minimise the cost to the public purse and to ensure mediation is embedded as…

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October 2019

Confidentiality in Mediation CPD (Edinburgh)

7th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Scottish Mediation, 18 York Pl
Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 3EP GB
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This 3 hour interactive workshop facilitated by Andrew Boyd (see biography below) will consider what confidentiality means to mediators and their clients, what part it plays in the mediation session, in agreements and post session. Mediators will be invited to explore their own issues regarding confidentiality and have the opportunity to share and discuss how it has affected their practice. Andrew's Biography: Andrew is a registered mediator, working with Cyrenians in Edinburgh and works predominantly with young people and their families. He…

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Workplace & Employment Initiative Group

10th October 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Scottish Mediation, 18 York Pl
Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 3EP GB
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We are delighted to announce the next meeting of the Scottish Mediation WEIG (Workplace & Employment Initiative Group) on Thursday 10th October 2019. Meetings are kindly hosted at the SM offices at 18 York Place Edinburgh, and the main meeting runs from 14.00 - 16.00, and count as part of our CPD. There is usually a CPD-extra one hour session before or after the main meetings, looking at topics such as a case study of a dilemma in mediation. Speaker at…

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Confidentiality in Mediation CPD (Glasgow)

21st October 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
SCVO, Brunswick House, 51 Wilson Street,
Glasgow, G1 1UZ United Kingdom
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This 3 hour interactive workshop facilitated by Andrew Boyd (see biography below) will consider what confidentiality means to mediators and their clients, what part it plays in the mediation session, in agreements and post session. Mediators will be invited to explore their own issues regarding confidentiality and have the opportunity to share and discuss how it has affected their practice. Andrew's Biography: Andrew is a registered mediator, working with Cyrenians in Edinburgh and works predominantly with young people and their families. He…

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November 2019

Mediate 2019 – The Words We Use

14th November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Norton Park Conference Centre, 57 Albion Road
Edinburgh, EH7 5QY
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This year’s conference theme is ‘The Words We Use’. The conference will look at the how language impacts on people engagement with mediation, how the language we use in mediation impacts on those involved and allow discussion on the response mediators might make to this. For more information and booking please click HERE

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Dig Deep – Self Reflective Practice Masterclass

19th November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Scottish Mediation, 18 York Pl
Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 3EP GB
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This interactive workshop facilitated by Alison Ebbitt and Charlie Irvine (see biographies below) is an opportunity for practitioners to reflect at a deeper level about how your work impacts on you in both the short and longer term. This event is suitable for new and experienced mediators in any mediation discipline. Alison Ebbitt Alison has extensive experience as a family mediator, practising since 1999. Her practice includes family mediation, supervised contact and support work with children.  Alison’s practice also includes workplace dispute…

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February 2020

Not So Simple: Mediation in Simple Procedure

5th February @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
University of Strathclyde, Scottish Universities Insight Institute, Collins Building, Richmond Street
Glasgow, G1 1XQ United Kingdom
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Join Strathclyde Mediation Clinic for a live, interactive demo, providing a rare glimpse of mediators at work. Now that ADR is embedded in the rules of court it is important that legal practitioners and the judiciary have a clear picture of what takes place in mediation. This evening CPD session will: • showcase skills and techniques • explain the Clinic's 'activist mediator' approach • address the key question of why parties settle This is a free event but registration is…

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March 2020

Peer Mediation Training for Trainers Course March 2020

12th March @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Scottish Mediation, 18 York Pl
Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 3EP GB
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This one-day training, facilitated by our Peer Mediation Co-ordinator Sarah Welsh (see biography below) along with another experienced trainer, would be an appropriate course for mediators, youth and community workers and also teachers and school support workers (primary and secondary) who are motivated to work with young people in this field. No previous experience of delivering peer mediation is required. Event Aims Equip participants with the knowledge and skills to deliver peer mediation training. Build training capacity and to increase…

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ALA & Scottish Land Commission – Mediation in the Tenant Farming Sector

25th March @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Scottish Natural Heritage, Battleby, Redgorton
Perth, PH1 3EW United Kingdom
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This event has been postponed. It is hoped to run it later in the year.Details will be published when available. The Scottish Land Commission and the Agricultural Law Association, in association with Scottish Mediation, invite you to a unique training event: a mock mediation to try to resolve a waygoing from an agricultural holding. The event will be introduced by Jon Robertson (Turcan Connell) and Bob McIntosh (Tenant Farming Commissioner). In our mock scenario, Pamela Lyall, Mediator, and Lindsay Burley,…

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April 2020

Mediator Catch Up on Zoom – Scottish Mediation Members Only

27th April @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This Zoom session is for Scottish Mediation members only. Meeting Outline. 1 ) Welcome and Updates from Scottish Mediation 2 ) Reflecting on Covid 19,social distancing and the impact on mediation practice  - small group discussions 3 ) Groups feedback to whole meeting 4) Questions, comments and observations 5 ) Next steps

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May 2020

Mediating Online – An Online CPD Workshop facilitated by Rachel Weiss

11th May @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us to discuss the pros and cons of facilitating mediations online, and learn some practical tips. Our focus will be on synchronous, live video mediations. This workshop will cover: • The ICODR (International Council for Online Dispute Resolution) Video Mediation Guidelines • Psychological points: how to build rapport and trust online, disinhibition, how to reduce risk of participants walking out • Practical points including preparing for internet failure, Zoom features useful for mediation : breakout rooms and security issues.…

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Consultation on Practice Standards – Event for Scottish Mediation Members Only

14th May @ 1:00 am - 2:00 pm

Consultation on Practice Standards Thursday 14th May 1-2pm   We would like to invite you to  this 1 hour meeting  where we will share our thoughts on proposed changes to practice standards for Scottish Mediation Registered Practitioners  and hear your comments on these proposals.  If you would like to take part in this discussion please sign up by by emailing admin@scottishmediation.org.uk  A zoom link and document containing the proposed changes for discussion will be sent out next week  - please note that the document will also…

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Mediator Catch Up – Members Only Event

19th May @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

We would like to invite our members to a mediator catch up session on Tuesday 19th May to meet up with fellow mediators and share experiences and best practice - the meeting will last between 1-1.5 hours depending on numbers attending and discussions on the day. If you would like to join the meeting please email admin@scottishmediation.org.uk and you will receive joining instructions including the Zoom link by Monday 18th May. At this meeting we would like to facilitate a session on…

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June 2020

Workplace and Employment Initiative Group (WEIG) Meeting – Members Only

8th June @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Workplace and Employment Initiative Group (WEIG) Meeting ** by zoom ** *pls advise if you wish to participate so you can be sent the link* Monday 8 June 2020 1400 – Agenda Chair’s welcome Volunteer please for notes! Speaker: Gordon McKinlay: Renfrewshire Council, “Leaders in the public sector – what is their perspective on dealing with grievances and conflict, and on the value that mediation can bring?” 5 minute comfort break Approx. 1500: Group session: 1) SM Chair / Director - short updates…

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Virtual Mediation During COVID-19

9th June @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Many organisations use mediation to help to resolve workplace disputes before they escalate to something more serious. Conflicting parties would normally sit with a trained, neutral mediator to work out a way forward, however in a Covid-19 world, mediation has had to move online. This session will cover how mediation works, how online mediation is different, and the challenges and benefits of using online mediation. Graham Boyak from Scottish Mediation and Natalie O'Hare, HR consultant and workplace mediator, will take…

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August 2020

Forgiveness – The Art of Letting Go

18th August @ 3:00 pm - 25th August @ 6:00 pm

Training will take place on both Tuesday 18th August AND Tuesday 25th August from 3pm – 6pm on both dates, 6 hours total. Participants must be able to attend both sessions. Mediators are routinely confronted with clients enmeshed in difficult conflict. Rarely is the topic of forgiveness discussed, yet forgiveness offers an important pathway for enabling clients to let go of the past and move forward in their lives. Without forgiveness, anger, resentment and other toxic emotions may continue to…

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Peer Mediation Training for Trainers Online 25th and 27th August 2020

25th August @ 10:00 am - 27th August @ 12:00 pm

This online Training for Trainers course taking place over two sessions (2 hours each session) and will enable participants to deliver peer mediation training to children and young people aged 10 to 16 years. It will provide tools and techniques that will equip participants to feel confident in training and supporting young people as peer mediators. Peer mediation is a technique using a 5-stage model which enables children and young people to help their peers to resolve disagreements in a…

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September 2020

Peer Mediation Training for Trainers Online 22nd and 29th September 2020

22nd September @ 10:00 am - 29th September @ 12:00 pm

This online Training for Trainers course taking place over two sessions (2 hours each session) and will enable participants to deliver peer mediation training to children and young people aged 10 to 16 years. It will provide tools and techniques that will equip participants to feel confident in training and supporting young people as peer mediators. Peer mediation is a technique using a 5-stage model which enables children and young people to help their peers to resolve disagreements in a…

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October 2020

Apology In Mediation CPD Online, Thursday 15th October, 10am – 1pm

15th October @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

It has been said that the act of apology is one of the core reparative opportunities in damaged relationships. This 3 hour interactive workshop facilitated by Carolyn Hirst (see biography below) will explore the part that an apology can play in righting perceived wrongs and restoring relations.Questions to be considered include: What is an apology? What is the purpose of making one? Who should make and receive an apology? and Is there an optimal time for making an apology? The workshop…

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