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March 2021

Peer Mediation – Adult Skills Training

23rd March 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11th May 2021 @ 12:00 pm

This online skills development course taking place over two sessions (2 hours each session) will enable participants to deliver peer mediation training to children and young people aged 10 to 18 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 constructive and…

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April 2021

Scottish Mediation: New Practice Standards and New Registrations

1st April 2021 @ 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 2021 @ 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 2021 @ 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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June 2021

Introduction to Common Mental Health Issues and Their Impact on Mediation

1st June 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Session leader, Rachel Weiss (biography below) will give an overview of the most common mental health issues in the workplace: • Depression • Anxiety • Stress • Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences(ACEs) Covering definition and what can be done to mitigate the symptoms. We will discuss how these mental health issues can affect participants’ ability to engage in the mediation process and what mediators can do to make mediation more accessible. Rachels Biography: Rachel Weiss, Partner at Rowan Consultancy @Rowan_Rachel…

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Strathclyde Housing Mediation Project invite you to observe a “Mock Housing Mediation Session”

16th June 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Strathclyde Housing Mediation Project invite you to observe a "Mock Housing Mediation Session" on Wednesday 16 June at 11.00am – 12noon. This event is free but registration via Eventbrite is required. A link will be emailed to participants who register nearer the time of the event. Mediation makes particular sense for housing matters. Cost-effective, efficient, and pragmatic, it is less damaging to relationships than formal action.   The consensual approach means agreements are more likely to be fulfilled, reducing the risk…

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‘A Discovery of Voice’

17th June 2021 - 19th June 2021

Cyrenians Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (SCCR) are inviting you to ‘A Discovery of Voice’ Series’ of FREE ONLINE EVENTS in June. The aim behind ‘A Discovery of Voice’ is to create an interactive series of events incorporating the discovery of emotions through music that focuses on promoting understandings of mental health, emotions, relationships, communication and nurturing a more confident society through musical expression. The events will use music as a platform to explore our understandings of ‘conflict’ to help…

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Workplace & Employment Initiative Group – 29th June 2021

29th June 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS FOR MEMBERS ONLY. This session will introduce speaker Veena Ralli at 2.45pm, on Mediation Centres in India, and how the mediation process works. Note: no separate CPD extra session. To book this free session please click HERE

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Promoting Reflective Practice in Mediation

30th June 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A free online event to increase awareness and promote good reflective practice. The new standards highlight and encourage different ways of improving practice through learning and supervision. The event is aimed at those who are new to mediation as well as experienced who would like to explore more about methods, benefits and expectations. Why: The SM training survey response indicated there was a clear need for more information and opportunities for reflective practice. To attract a broad spectrum of mediators…

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July 2021

Insight into Scottish Mediation

15th July 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Information event about the Mediation process and how it works in Scotland. Who provides Mediation, and how can we include more racial diversity? To book this event please click HERE                    

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October 2021

Reflective Practice – The Road from Basic Training to Artistry

26th October 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This Scottish Mediation seminar (run by Roy Poyntz, biography in link below) will build on the foundations laid in our earlier June 2021 meeting, although you don’t have to have attended: all welcome. It will be a highly interactive encounter with reflective practice using exercises, group work and applications. It will be of relevance to mediators of all levels of experience and to those who practice as co-mediators and/or solo. Argyris and Schön – two leading scholars in the field…

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Workplace & Employment Initiative Group – 28th October 2021

28th October 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS FOR MEMBERS ONLY. 1pm: Group business session: Chair’s welcome Volunteer for notes: ….. 1) SM Chair / Director - short updates 2) Updates and check in from Group 3) Update on next WEIG meeting Speaker c 1.45pm will be John Armstrong, MSc Student of Mediation and Conflict Resolution, University of Strathclyde, on: “Mediation and Coaching, how can or does a coaching approach influence your mediation style?” John will talk about his research into how coaching…

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Mock Mediation for COP26 (Mediation Clinic, University of Strathclyde)

28th October 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This event will showcase a short mock mediation session between a police officer and an environmental activist. The event is suitable for mediators, advice workers and anyone with an interest in mediation. To book this session please click HERE

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November 2021

Mediate 2021 Conference – Changing the Frame, Framing the Changes

15th November 2021 - 16th November 2021

We're delighted to announce details of our 2021 annual conference, Mediate 2021 on Monday 15th November 9.00am-1.00pm and Tuesday 16th November 1.00pm-5.00pm. Taking place over two half days our theme this year is abut Changing the frame of mediation in order to widen engagement with it across society. On Monday we hear from David Liddle who is not only a successful author on management and organisations but also CEO of the TCM group delivering workplace mediation across the UK. `We…

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February 2022

Workplace Conversion Course 2022

8th February @ 9:30 am - 9th February @ 5:00 pm

Practical and interactive two-day course taking place on Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th of February 2022 (times still to be confirmed), introduces mediators experienced in other fields to the problem of workplace disagreement and conflict. Led by Jeremy Scuse and Carol Hope. It is an opportunity for established mediators with experience in Community, Family or other mediation to widen their field of competence in both a practical and theoretical way. Costing £300 to non-Scottish Mediation members, £240 to members. This…

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March 2022

The Singapore Convention on Mediation

15th March @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We are delighted to host this seminar in conjunctions with the Young Mediators Group. The Singapore Convention on Mediation was opened for signature in 2019 and to date has 55 signatories across the globe. the Convention is a uniform and efficient framework for international settlement agreements resulting from mediation. It applies to international settlement agreements resulting from mediation, concluded by parties to resolve a commercial dispute. The UK government is currently consulting on whether the UK should sign up to…

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April 2022

Community and Homelessness Mediation – It’s all about Relationships

6th April @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Scottish Mediation is hosting a CPD event with Robert Lambden of Sacro’s Scottish Community Mediation Centre (SCMC) and Andrew Boyd from Cyrenians Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (SCCR) to help shine a light on community mediation and the power of earlier intervention and mediation to prevent youth homelessness and relationship breakdown in Scotland. We will highlight the different aspects of these mediation practices and how both are driven by building relationships. Also, providing an overview of the background of community…

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Young Mediators in Conversation with Bill Marsh

8th April @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Come along to join in our conversation with Bill Marsh, one of Europe's most experienced international mediators, where we'll be talking about all things mediation, including what makes a successful mediation. We're keen to hear from you, so most of the session will be an open forum where you can put your questions to Bill, on any and all things mediation. So come along and quiz the mediator. Young Mediators is for people from all professions and walks of life…

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May 2022

Masterclass in Trauma, Human Development and Personality Disorders

5th May @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

A Masterclass that will discuss how Trauma, Human Development and Personality Disorders can affect participants’ ability to engage in face-to-face conversations. This half day CPD workshop is likely to appeal to frontline workers who experience challenging presentations within the face to face work they undertake with clients. The focus will be on recent or historic traumatic experiences and the impact that these may have on personality functioning. Links will be made with trauma experiences, their biopsychosocial impact and the potential…

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June 2022

New Practice Standards and New Registrations 2022

7th June @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 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 Tuesday 7th June at…

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