Mediate 2022 – Listening, Learning, Connecting, Reflecting

Join us for our annual conference, Mediate 2022, for a day of listening, learning, connecting and reflecting. The event will include the following: Keynote Speakers: Kathryn Mannix, who believes that bringing ourselves into conversations that we perceive as ‘tender’ rather than ‘difficult’ can help us to be companions to people in distress. Rather than ‘fixing,’ […]

Equality and Diversity Seminar – Progress to Date and Next Steps

Please note this event is for Scottish Mediation members only. Scottish Mediation has been working for a period on how it can best understand the equality and diversity issues that make an impact on mediation and how we can best respond. During that period we have undertaken a journey with Hallmark of Inclusion which has […]

Family Mediation

Scottish Mediation have recently been recognised by the Lord Presidents Office as a body that can accredit family mediators. For those interested in how the accreditation works we are holding a free online seminar on Tuesday 17th January 2023 from 10am - 11am. If you would like to book this event please click HERE Zoom link […]

Workplace & Employment Initiative Group – 31st January 2023

Please note this event is for Scottish Mediation members only. Our next WEIG meeting will be Tues January 31st by zoom (link issued day prior). It will include a self help session themed on “It’s not about the money – creative solutions I have experienced – and should we nudge parties by sharing creative solutions?”. […]

Practice Standards and New Registrations 2023

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 […]

Workplace and Employment Initiative Group (WEIG) Meeting – February 2023

Pease not this event is for Scottish Mediation members only. Our next WEIG meeting will be on Monday 27th February, from 1400 - 1600, which will take place on Zoom. Details of the session as below. 1400: Group business session: Chair’s welcome – check if everyone happy to record? Volunteer for notes: Guy Lipert 1) […]

Family Mediation Course Module 1

Online session of the first module for the Family Mediation Course, taking place on 28th February 2023 from 9.30am - 4.45pm. Overview of Scots Family Law and Procedure including the law relating to: i) Divorce/Dissolution ii) Property and financial matters arising from marriage/civil partnership & cohabitation iii) Parental responsibilities and parental rights iv) Financial support […]

Intersectional Training

What is intersectionality and why is it important? Are you aware of the way in which different types of discrimination (= unfair treatment because of a person's sex, race, etc.) are connected to and affect each other. Attend this CPD event to find out more. People who belong to more than one marginalised group (eg […]

Workplace and Employment Initiative Group (WEIG) Meeting – April 2023

Scottish Mediation 18 York Pl, Edinburgh, Midlothian, GB

Please note this meeting is for Scottish Mediation Members only. Our next WEIG meeting will be on Wednesday 26th April, from 1400 - 1600, which will be a hybrid session that takes place at 18 York Place, Edinburgh, and online via Zoom. 1400: Group business session: Chair’s welcome – check if everyone happy to record? […]

Masterclass: The Honour Dimension to Conflicts

The purpose of this online seminar is to: Raise awareness of the terms ‘izzat’, ‘namus’ or ‘honour’ and the influence of this concept on those from ‘honour’ communities Identify some of the signs of honour based abuse and violence (HBA/HBV) - when mediation may not be appropriate Consider circumstances when honour is present but where […]

Workplace and Employment Initiative Group (WEIG) Meeting

Please note this event is for Scottish Mediation members only. Our next WEIG meeting will be on Monday 5th June 2023, from 1400 - 1600, which will take place online via Zoom.  1400: Group business session: Chair’s welcome – check if everyone happy to record? Volunteer for notes: David Hossack tbc 1) SM Chair / […]

Masterclass: Back to Basics – The Who, What, When and Why of Mediation?

“I’ve forgotten more about mediation than you will ever know!” As our practice develops, our wealth of experience moulds us, our knowledge base grows exponentially and our comfort with the practice gives us confidence and sometimes jades us … are we at risk of forgetting the reasons we became mediator’s in the first place? Sometimes […]

Mediation – A Success Story?

This National Conflict Resolution Day, Cyrenians Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (SCCR) will host a free, online event, ‘Mediation – A Success Story?’, on Thursday, 19 October, 10am, featuring Alan Jeffrey, Senior Mediator at Cyrenians. I’ve included more information about the event in a news release I’ve attached to this email. ‘Mediation – A Success […]

Mediate 2023

Norton Park Conference Centre 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh

Join us for our annual conference, Mediate 2023, for an opportunity to explore the practice of mediation, renew connections and make some new ones. Keynote Speakers: Gerry O’Sullivan: Working with the Thoughts of a Mediation Participant: The Context, Reason, How and Results There are times when we need to facilitate parties to stay on their […]

Practice Standards and New Registrations February 2024

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 […]

Workplace and Employment Initiative Group (WEIG) Meeting – March 2024

Our next WEIG meeting will be on Monday 4th March 2024, from 1400 - 1600, which will take place online via Zoom. This event is free of charge and for Scottish Mediation members only. Discussions for the session: 1) Have you ever had your Agreement to Mediation referred to lawyers for checking and amending? If […]

Workplace Conversion Course – March 2024

This online practical two day course - Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th March 2024 from 9.30 - 17.00 (one hour break each day), introduces mediators experienced in other fields to the problem of workplace disagreement and conflict. Participants will learn about the causes of conflicts to watch for, how to adapt their mediation styles, the […]

Masterclass: Back to Basics – My Role as a Mediator

Last year we welcomed family mediator Alan Jeffrey (Cyrenians Mediation & Support, University of Strathclyde Mediation Clinic) to deliver the well-received Masterclass: Back to Basics – The Who, What, When and Why of Mediation? Through group discussion, presentation and honest reflection, mediators of all experience levels were invited and challenged to examine their practice and […]

Peer Mediation Training For Trainers – April 2024

This online course takes place over two sessions (3.5 hours each session) and will enable participants to deliver peer mediation training to children and young people aged 10 to 18 years and support the development of a peer mediation scheme within their setting. It will equip participants to feel confident in training and supporting young […]

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