FAQ: Six Day Community Mediation Training

Signing up to a 6 day mediation training can be a big commitment for many, so I often get more questions about this training than any other. Here are a few that I have received over the years:

Is lunch really included? What should I expect?

Yes. In addition to morning and afternoon tea, coffee and biscuits, we provide a filling lunch. We try to provide something different every day and not just sandwiches. With prior notification, dietary requirements can be accommodated.

What if I can’t attend all 6 days of the mediation training?

The course is jam-packed with information to positively transform your communication style within the framework of mediation. We won’t be able to issue a certificate to anyone who does not attend all six days. If you are unable to commit to these days, we suggest that you sign up to receive notifications about further shorter-format training that we offer – Click here.

How do I get time off work?

Many employers may pay for such skill development. It may be worth approaching management to inquire if they would be open to sponsoring your attendance. This training involves minimal time out of the office as it is delivered in two 3-day blocks across two weeks.

How is this an investment for someone working in a Housing Organisation?

You will learn effective questioning of residents, how not to get sucked into a conflict between residents and be an objective third party in a dispute. Having those skills will save your employer money that would otherwise be spent on your time in these prolonged exchanges. A person that is trained in mediation can more effectively hit disputes in the early stages ‘on its head’, so to speak, saving valuable resources and time.

How can this enhance someone’s existing earning potential?

Over the years our delegates have had a wide variety of backgrounds; counsellors, project managers, PR coordinators and business people. It is particularly popular with those in the legal profession as they are also able to take advantage of the change in policy which dictates that mediation is to be attempted before filing matters to court. In summary, many professionals and freelancers have found it a beneficial ‘second string to their bow’, with an ability to have its own revenue stream following sufficient practice.

How do I get experience following this mediation training?

This course would enable you to practice your skills alongside a small army of like-minded volunteers interested in doing good for the community while practising your skills. At the moment we have about 60 active volunteer community mediators. Their situations vary, from those seeking to stay active in retirement to those turning mediation into a revenue stream.

I really hope to see you at the training, every year there is a great feeling in the room when we come to a close; a certain feeling of accomplishment and excitement of something new.

Save yourself one of  just 12 seats on the course now.

Do you have more questions?
You can request a phone call from me here.

Looking forward to seeing you there,

Heather Loebl