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March 2019

Peer Mediation – Training for Trainers

27th March 2019 @ 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) and our Training and Practice Project Officer (Amanda Rigby-Greenhaugh) would be an appropriate course for experienced family and community mediators, experienced 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. Mediators who have some experience of peer mediation are also welcome. For more details and to…

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May 2019

Mental Health in Mediation CPD – EDINBURGH

9th May 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Scottish Mediation, 18 York Pl
Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 3EP GB
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People in conflict often experience difficulties with mental health including anxiety and depression and often conflict can be particularly difficult if it affects thoughts and behaviours. These interactive CPD sessions facilitated by family mediator Alison Ebbitt will explore the impact of conflict on Mental Health and how we can help to support and engage people in mediation. For more information and  booking details please click here    

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Mental Health in Mediation CPD – GLASGOW

24th May 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Anderson Strathern Glasgow, George House, 50 George Square
Glasgow, G2 1EH United Kingdom
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People in conflict often experience difficulties with mental health including anxiety and depression and often conflict can be particularly difficult if it affects thoughts and behaviours. These interactive CPD sessions facilitated by family mediator Alison Ebbitt will explore the impact of conflict on Mental Health and how we can help to support and engage people in mediation. For more information and  booking details please click here

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August 2019

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

6th 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

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

Apology In Mediation CPD, Edinburgh

27th April @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Scottish Mediation, 18 York Pl
Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 3EP GB
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This event is postponed and a date will be advised when available. We are looking to organise  mediator catch-ups online and will advise on this soon. 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…

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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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Apology In Mediation CPD, Glasgow

19th May @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Anderson Strathern Glasgow, George House, 50 George Square
Glasgow, G2 1EH United Kingdom
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This event is postponed and a date will be advised when available. We are looking to organise mediator catch-ups online and will advise on this soon. 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?…

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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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