Mediation training for charities
Train in mediation to address all types of interpersonal disputes.
Workplace disputes can be common – as with any other sector – and mediation can also be applied to more specific situations. We’ve worked with organisations who help young people in conflict, as well as with those who are at risk of homelessness. In both cases, mediation has been effective in resolving conflict that could lead to more serious issues.
For when conflict starts, our one-day training courses will prepare you to address situations quickly and positively.
When it’s time to sit people down and talk things through, our 2-day mediation skills course will train your team in how to run resolution meetings: clearing the air and building better understanding.
And if you want to build an organisation-wide mediator panel, ready to respond to internal referrals of workplace disputes, we can provide you with everything you need.
We have grouped our market-leading courses into three categories: short courses, accredited courses, and next steps courses. If you can’t see quite what you need, do please get in touch and we would be glad to customise something for you.
Some of the third sector clients we’ve worked with…
Gain confidence and competence in putting your mediation skills into practice
This two-day Workplace Mediation Skills course provides learners with the skills needed to incorporate mediation into their practice. The course combines a small amount of theory with a lot of practice, and provides opportunities for your learners to try out their developing skills on some realistic case material tailored to your organisation.
Train in resolving disputes between young people and their families, or between themselves
This tailored version of our two-day course is intended for anyone working in young people’s charities, or in other roles that regularly deal with family conflicts, and provides the practical skills necessary to incorporate mediation into your work.
Resolve the disputes that could lead to a vulnerable individual becoming homeless
This course has been designed for those looking to prevent homelessness caused by breakdowns in family or tenancy relationships. The programme is especially popular with local authorities who are responsible for implementing the Homelessness Reduction Act.
Getting started on a different approach to resolving disputes
If you’re thinking of using mediation to resolve conflict, our one-day Understanding Mediation package will give your employees a clear understanding of mediation. Suitable for management, HR teams, and all levels of staff, and ideal for those with no prior experience of conflict resolution.
Plan, manage, and conduct challenging conversations more confidently and competently
Our one-day Understanding Mediation course shows you how to plan, initiate, and manage a more positive discussion about any sensitive topic: helping you stay in control of both sides of the interaction and ensuring that you can achieve your objective for the conversation.
Learn how to resolve conflict more quickly and more effectively
Our one-day Conflict Resolution Skills course offers a practical grounding in the skills and knowledge required to resolve conflict. The course equips your delegates with an understanding and a set of skills to be able to better address both their own and others’ disagreements.
Equipping managers with the skills required to resolve workplace disputes
This one-day Manager as Mediator masterclass, run by one of our experienced mediators, draws on a collection of the skills used by mediators, coaches and counsellors. It gives your delegates a thorough insight into the psychology of conflict, and builds confidence and competence in putting some mediation skills to use straight away.
Ready to qualify some internal mediators?
You may have existing staff who are working in mediation who would benefit from having an accredited qualification, or you may be ready to set up your own internal mediation service from scratch. This five-day intensive programme qualifies you to become an accredited mediator and is widely recognised and respected within the industry.
Next steps courses
Revisit key mediation skills and get your internal practice back on track
Taken up by those who already have in-house mediators, our popular Mediation Refresher Day is run by one of our expert practising mediators. It refreshes your knowledge, gives you another opportunity to practice your skills, and allows for tailored content to meet your current requirements.
Develop your skills, build your confidence, and sharpen your insight as a mediator
Case Supervision is a structured way of getting consultative support, allowing you to develop your skills beyond what you learned in your training, and helping to ensure that you are mediating effectively, professionally, and safely. Can be delivered in either a half-day or one-day session, depending on group size and caseload of your mediators.
“I really enjoyed the training and materials provided. The scenarios and examples were useful, there was a good balance of group work and discussion, and the trainer was clear, precise, and very informative.”Pooja Kaur, Housing Coachread more testimonials