After a long wait, UK Mediation are delighted to finally announce training dates for the face-to-face module of our Interpersonal Mediation Practitioner’s Certificate (IMPC).
As part of our unique blended format, this three-day module (Module Two) follows on from the three-day online Module One. It builds on the skills learned by delegates, while also giving delegates the opportunity to take part in some face-to-face role plays and case simulations.
We have Module Twos scheduled on the following dates:
- Manchester: 14th-16th June
- London: 21st-23rd June (SOLD OUT)
- Birmingham: 5th-7th July
This course format was the result of several discussions had at the start of the pandemic last year. Once lockdowns were forecast, and with the prospect of face-to-face training falling by the wayside, we immediately held discussions with our external accrediting body, AIM Qualifications, and with the people who award us our ISO:9001 Quality Assurance Standard, the British Assessment Bureau.
The blended programme that we came up with adhered to all of the criteria for both frameworks – as well as qualifying for recognition with the International Mediation Institute (IMI) – and we were pleased to be able to maintain our high standards even during these unprecedented times.
Conversely, we became aware of some training providers starting to offer their qualifications entirely online. However, we do not believe for a moment that you can fully train mediators in this way. While we can impart knowledge about mediation, demonstrate skills, conduct ability-building exercises, and have people understand and learn the step-by-step process of interpersonal mediation, there are some aspects of mediation training that must simply be done in-person.
In the same room, we can build learners’ confidence in practising mediation on simulated cases, show them how to deal with disruptive behaviours and critical instances and, most crucially, provide live feedback on their budding mediation skills. In our experience, this could never be done online.
This approach has gone down well with delegates too. Feedback and evaluations have been on par with – and, in some cases, have exceeded – our high standards for the course, and learners have appreciated the flexibility and adaptability of the trainers, materials, and course format.
We have one more Module One coming up in April – from the 26th-28th – on which we do still have a couple of places remaining. Learners on this module can then attend the above dates for their face-to-face training. You can view course dates and book your place here.
Please note that our Module Two dates in London are now sold out.