Mediation training for
universities and colleges
Train in using mediation to address disputes in an education setting.
Conflict happens in any type of organisation. Whether based on differences of professional opinion, communication breakdown, or allegations of unfair treatment, misunderstandings can soon develop into disputes. People can often sort things out for themselves, but when they can’t, they look to the organisation to provide support.
Our work with many of the UK’s universities over the last twenty years has given us an insight into how conflict develops in this setting, and how it can best be resolved.
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 how to run resolution meetings: clearing the air and building better understanding.
If you want to build an organisation-wide mediator panel, ready to respond to referrals of workplace or interpersonal disputes, we can provide you with everything you need.
Our market-leading courses are grouped into three categories: short courses, accredited courses, and next steps courses. All of these training options can be delivered either face-to-face or online, and we are pleased to tailor them towards your requirements.
Some of the universities 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.
Getting started on a different approach to resolving disputes
If you’re thinking of using mediation to resolve workplace disputes, 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 Confident Conversationsi 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.
Learn how to facilitate resolution meetings for disputes involving students
Our popular two-day Mediation Skills for Student Relationships programme teaches learners how to incorporate mediation into student welfare processes. Through a mix of both theory and practice, your delegates can learn how to resolve allegations of bullying and harassment, accommodation issues, and personality clashes.
Learn how to resolve complaints more positively using mediation skills
This two-day Mediation Skills for Complaints Handling course provides your learners with the skills required to incorporate mediation into your organisation’s complaints procedures. It also provides plenty of opportunities for practice, with case simulations tailored to the complaints your organisation would deal with.
Learn how to identify and address bullying and harassment in your workplace
Bullying and harassment are known to be major causes of absenteeism, poor morale, and stress-related illness. This ½-day or one-day workshop will teach you to spot when employees’ conduct steps over the line, and how to deal positively with potentially damaging behaviours.
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. Our Interpersonal Mediation Practitioner’s Certificate qualifies you as 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 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.
“Very good - the trainer was fantastic! I really enjoyed the course, especially role playing a mediation session.”Catherine Lane, HR Business Partnerread more testimonials
Cardiff Metropolitan University