See below for details of when you can become a mediator, trained in the CAOS model of Mediation.
Weds 6th - Fri 8th February and Weds 13th - Fri 15th February 2019 at Key House, 106, High Street, Yiewsley, Middlesex UB7 7BQ (within London Oyster zones in London Borough of Hillingdon).
All days are from 10.00am - 5.00pm and tea/coffee is available from 9.30am
Call us on 020 3371 7507 to discuss the course or use the form below to register your interest.
Here is a video which gives detailed information about our training course:
It can often seem that to become a mediator you need various different academic qualifications such as a background in law, social work or a psychology degree etc.
None of these are requirements to train to be a mediator.
The trainers that provide our mediation course have all had extensive experience in mediation in a range of different fields and extensive experience of training people to become Mediators and are committed to taking the mystery and complexity out of the practice.
What is needed to become an effective mediator is a continuous commitment to self-reflection, development of self-awareness, a recognition of others' capacities to create their own answers to their difficulties and a willingness to acknowledge that we all, (including mediators!), struggle with unresolved conflict and communication breakdown and that they can be opportunities for learning, change and growth.
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The CAOS approach to mediation training supports a particular approach to unresolved conflict.
Many approaches to unresolved conflict seek to suppress it.
At CAOS we are interested in supporting the creative and constructive expression of conflict.
Many approaches to unresolved conflict seek to avoid it.
At CAOS we are interested in supporting the creative and constructive engagement with conflict.
When you become a Mediator via the CAOS approach to mediation training, you will learn and practise the skills that provide that support.
And you will also be challenged on a personal level:
It is important to develop that 'mindfulness' about our own responses to conflict and how we tend to communicate in the midst of a conflict so that we are able to maintain a disciplined approach to our role as a Mediator.
CAOS Conflict Management has helped many people train to be a mediator, whether as individuals intending to develop their own private practice or within organisations such as Brunel University in West London (where we have also trained staff in Conflict Coaching skills) and The Bridge Housing Services in Charnwood, Leicestershire.
Both of these organisations have regularly received our training and support in order to enable them to provide an effective mediation service as part of their operational activity.
But to get started as a Mediator you need more than just to attend a training course.
Click here to find out about some of the potential pitfalls you may encounter in starting a career as a Mediator and click here to find out how CAOS Conflict Management can provide more than just a training course to help you with this.
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