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CEDR’s new advanced training programme to take managers and mediators to the next level.

Building on skills gained through the acclaimed CEDR mediator skills training, CEDR has announced a new programme of challenging training to help mediators and managers excel within the ‘conflict zone’.

Being prepared to stretch personal boundaries is a common motif for the courses, which are suitable for experienced mediators, managers and lawyers alike. The subjects for the courses include ‘Ethical dilemmas arising in mediation practice’ (3 July 2007) with Ian Hanger QC AM which explores the implications of tricky real-life situations, ‘Hostage negotiation and mediation’, ‘Solution- focused practice’ and, exclusively for accredited mediators, a Study Tour to California in 2008.

Talking about the new courses, CEDR Director of Training, James South, commented, “Evermore is now being asked of dispute resolution professionals, and particularly of mediators. The training team at CEDR have identified core skills areas and worked hard with experts in related fields to create challenging courses for mediators and managers. These courses will help people to take a step up to the next skills level in their conflict management practice. Ethics, hostage negotiation and solution practice are the start of an ongoing programme of courses for people involved in the business ‘conflict zone’.”

CEDR also offers regular ‘action training’ for experienced mediators designed to improve skills through learning from other mediators and sharing personal experiences, in Peer Practice and Mediation Debrief sessions.

For more information on all these courses please visit the training pages on the CEDR website – In addition to qualifying for Law Society and Bar Council Continuing Professional Development (CPD), the events all carry points that count towards CEDR CPD for those who are working towards gaining Registered mediator status.


Course dates

3 July 2007 Ethical dilemmas arising in mediation practice

Rather than providing one size fits all general rules, Ian Hanger QC AM will explore real-life situations and their implications and possibilities in dealing with them.

Date TBC – September 2007 Hostage negotiation and mediation

What can mediators learn from the world of the hostage negotiator? The answers to this question and more will be explored in this 1 day event addressing the relevance to mediation.

6 February 2008 Solution focused practice

Ben Furman, internationally renowned practitioner and trainer, will introduce the concept of solution-focussed practice and look at areas in which it might be used to refine mediation skills.

Date TBC – June 2008 California Study Tour

Explore the similarities and differences in approach to commercial mediation in the UK and the USA and to draw learning for UK practice from this experience.

About CEDR

The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution is the leader in the development of neutral-assisted dispute resolution. It is a non-profit organisation and its mission is to encourage and develop cost effective dispute prevention and dispute resolution in commercial and public sector disputes and in civil litigation. CEDR operates in the UK and internationally and has been instrumental in helping to bring mediation into the heart of business practice and into the judicial system. CEDR Mediator Accreditation is recognised as an international standard.

For further information please contact:

Andy Rogers
Telephone: +44(0)20 7536 6000

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