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May 2020

Consultation on Practice Standards – Event for Scottish Mediation Members Only

14th May 2020 @ 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 2020 @ 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 2020 @ 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 2020 @ 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 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 25th August 2020 @ 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 2020 @ 10:00 am - 27th August 2020 @ 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 2020 @ 10:00 am - 29th September 2020 @ 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 2020 @ 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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Apology In Mediation CPD Online, Tuesday 27th October, 1pm – 4pm

27th October 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 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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November 2020

Peer Mediation Training for Trainers Course – November 2020

3rd November 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5th November 2020 @ 1:00 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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Mediate 2020

16th November 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 17th November 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Taking place over 2 days on the 16th and 17th November, our theme for the conference is shaping the future. On our first day we will look at the future of online dispute resolution drawing on experiences of the courts in the USA. We’ll also look at how our own Covid-19 Mediation Service and our colleagues in British Columbia will shape our thinking going forward. On our second day some of the core ideas of mediator independence and impartiality come…

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January 2021

Stand By Your Client – Podcast for Lawyers Who Want to Know More About Mediation

20th January - 31st March

Mediators from Morton Fraser, David Hossack and Laura McKenna are providing a new series of podcast for lawyers who want to know more about how to get the best from mediation so that it can be used to resolve clients' disputes more effectively. They are also running free training sessions for lawyers on the topics covered in the podcasts. If you are interested would like to listen to the podcast, please click HERE

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Workplace Employment Initiative Group (Members Only)

25th January @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Please note this event is for members only 1330: Group business session: Chair’s welcome Volunteer for notes: ….. SM Chair / Director - short updates Updates and check in from Group Request from Catriona MacCallum re help with Dissertation Update on next WEIG meeting 1400: 15 minute break 1415 Complaints double-session meeting - intro 1415 Rachel’s story - Rachel Weiss 1435 Research into impact of being complained about – Carolyn Hirst 1505 Good practice in the process of handling complaints – Rosemary Agnew,…

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February 2021

Free Practice Standards Online Update – Members Only

2nd February @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day 2 of the month, happening 2 times

A short presentation followed by a Q&A. The presentation will be led by Heather Zajac our new Project Officer Training and Practice. From the 1st April 2021 all mediators, when renewing practitioner status, will be required to provide information that they have met the new revised standards. The changes are to maintain and improve standards with an approach that encourages reflection on mediation practice at an appropriate level, balancing the skills of mediators and the protection of clients. The previous…

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Learning by Doing: The First UK Mediation Clinic Conference Hosted by University of Strathclyde Mediation Clinic

6th February @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Though still rare the UK, mediation clinics hold the promise of combining academic learning and practical action for the community. Strathclyde Mediation Clinic started with a single case in 2011, and now provides small claims mediation in nearly half of Scotland’s courts. This online conference, hosted by University of Strathclyde, will be the first to bring together all those with an interest in the clinical education of mediators. The day includes input from clinic founders, practitioners, students, courts and researchers.…

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March 2021

Free Practice Standards Online Update – Members Only

2nd March @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day 2 of the month, happening 2 times

A short presentation followed by a Q&A. The presentation will be led by Heather Zajac our new Project Officer Training and Practice. From the 1st April 2021 all mediators, when renewing practitioner status, will be required to provide information that they have met the new revised standards. The changes are to maintain and improve standards with an approach that encourages reflection on mediation practice at an appropriate level, balancing the skills of mediators and the protection of clients. The previous…

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Mandatory Mediation in Ontario, Canada: Popular 20 Years On

9th March @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Nearly 20 years ago, mediation became a required step in most civil litigation proceedings in three major Ontario cities. It was then shown to decrease time to settle cases, decrease cost to litigants, and increase satisfaction among lawyers and parties, among other benefits. Jennifer Egsgard is an Ontario lawyer and mediator that for 2 years has chaired a committee of the Ontario Bar Association looking at whether mandatory mediation ought to be expanded. The committee surveyed the views of Ontario…

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April 2021

Scottish Mediation: New Practice Standards and New Registrations

1st April @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Thinking of joining the Scottish Mediation Register? You can become a member or registered practitioner. Attend this free online seminar to find out more about registration. What is required to be a registered mediator and what are the required standards. Find out about the many benefits and opportunities for sharing practice and learning. The hour-long seminar will consist of a 15 minute presentation, followed by an opportunity to ask questions. The event will take place on Thursday 1st April at…

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Developing Your Cross-cultural Skills as a Mediator

21st April @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

This online course will introduce participants to the impact of culture on mediation. It will explore how a good understanding of cultural factors can assist mediators to facilitate agreement between mediating parties. Course Aim: To help you develop your Cultural Intelligence (CI) as a Mediator Topics Covered: Developing your Cultural Intelligence (CI) as a Mediator The 7-levels of culture How your personal Cultural Map impacts on your mediation work Using the research on the Dimensions of National Culture in Mediation…

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Listening to Disputants – Changing the Frame; Framing the Changes

22nd April @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Anna Howard’s new book and this free event draws on research carried out for her recently awarded PHd. Her research with in-house counsel for multinational companies draws some important conclusions about how to promote mediation. • the prominent role played by negotiation as a cross-border dispute resolution process; • that negotiation is a key comparator for disputants when considering whether to use mediation; • how the EU’s continued focus on understanding and presenting mediation as an alternative to litigation has…

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