This course has been designed for organisations looking to prevent homelessness caused by breakdowns in family or tenancy relationships. The programme is especially popular with housing professionals with local authorities with responsibility for implementing the Homelessness Reduction Act 2018.
Mediation Skills for Homelessness Prevention aims to train your group to resolve disputes involving vulnerable people in a more structured way, using the proven step-by-step model employed by mediators.
Facilitate conversations involving those at risk of homelessness
Gain key mediation skills and tools
Build mediation skills into your professional role
We carry out an in-depth pre-course consultation with you prior to delivery, and then tailor the materials and case scenarios to those specific requirements.
All of our trainers are practising mediators with many years of experience. They are also certified adult educators, meaning you’re in capable hands during your training!
ISO-9001 is the internationally-recognised standard for quality management. You can be sure that all of our training will be carried out in an efficient and quality-focused manner.
At any point following your training, you can get in touch with us to discuss queries and ask for advice. We can also provide you with any forms or documents that you might need.
This two-day course covers everything you need to be able to facilitate productive conversations in cases where conflict could lead to homelessness, including:
Some key mediation principles and skills
Applying mediation skills in a step-by-step process
Confidentiality and impartiality when mediating
How to set up and manage a facilitated conversation
Dealing with disruption and resistance
How to get a good resolution without directing or imposing
How to ensure that your facilitated conversations are safe and effective
At the conclusion of the two days, you will be able to:
Compare and contrast using mediation skills with other forms of dispute resolution
Understand the essential skills and qualities of an effective dispute resolver
Know when and how to apply mediation skills to disputes involving people at risk of homelessness
Set up, facilitate, and conclude resolution meetings
Delivered either online or in-person at your location, all of our courses are live, interactive events, run by a practising mediator who is an expert in the field.
Mediation Skills for Homelessness Prevention includes a combination of:
Custom-made video clips, including a dispute between a young person and their family
Lecture and live input by the trainer and discussion among delegates
Practice sessions with simulated case material
Real-life case studies
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