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ACRE Mediation - Edinburgh

Training Edinburgh, 2 Oct - 20 Nov 2017

Planning to become a practising Mediator or want to enhance your career by developing an in-depth knowledge of mediation?

RICS ACRE Mediation Accreditation will prepare you to mediate the most complex disputes to the highest standards across land, property, construction and infrastructure.

Enjoyable, mentally robust and taxing and with great practical applicability

We promote and enforce the highest professional standards across the built environment and the RICS ACRE TM Mediation Accreditation is a globally recognised qualification in this sector. Becoming an RICS Accredited Mediator benchmarks your quality and expertise in mediation practice.

Learning outcomes

  • Appreciate and anticipate the complexities, pitfalls and opportunities of mediation
  • Develop the skills to successfully mediate in a variety of commercial situations
  • Build a high level of expert knowledge and experience

Who should attend

Our delegates come from a variety of backgrounds and include professionals in land, construction, real estate, local authorities, legal practitioners and members of government departments.

Dates and Booking

2 October - 20 November 2017

Module 1

Members: £1,500 +VAT

Non-Members: £2,000 +VAT

Dates: 2-4 October 2017
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Module 2

Members: £1,200 +VAT

Non-Members: £1,700 +VAT

Dates: 9-10 October 2017
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Module 3

Members: £320 +VAT

Non-Members: £380+VAT

Date: 20 November 2017
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What is ACRE?

We've developed a robust approach to our mediation training based on four main principles:

Analytical Helping parties to analyse the circumstances, law, evidence, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of their case to empower them to make pragmatic and viable settlement decisions
Commercial The training encompasses wide commercial as well as narrow legal realities to provide a flexible settlement, which courts or arbitration cannot.
Restorative Focusing on restoring the business relationship between parties, proceedings are completely confidential to limit any further damage.
Expert With many years’ experience and expertise  in the field of the dispute, our mediators help parties to reach a common-sense settlement, or to narrow the issues in dispute, reducing court or arbitration costs.
Enjoyable, mentally robust and taxing and with great practical applicability

What is the course format?

The ACRETM Training programme is an intensive, face-to-face course and is divided into three modules which are taught over 7 days. Our expert instructors will provide in-depth, practical coaching and you will receive feedback from both your instructor and your peers.

Delivery was flawless and knowledge demonstration was exceptional. An overflow of knowledge and diverse experiences across the globe.

What will I receive on completion of the course?

  • Successful completion of Modules 1 and 2 entitles you to apply for admission to the RICS President’s International Panel of Dispute Resolvers. This would allow you to be considered for appointment by RICS to act as a mediator.
  • Successful completion of both Modules 1 and 2 is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators  (CIArb) and you may apply to become a CIArb Member.
  • On completion of Module Three you will be awarded the RICS ACRETM Accredited Evaluative Mediator Certificate and will be able to apply to be linked as such to the Global President's Panel of Accredited Dispute Resolvers. This Module is available once you have successfully completed Modules 1 and 2.

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See the Full programme below for details and dates of each module.

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Module One: Introduction to Mediation and Mediation Advocacy

Suitable as a stand-alone course for those interested in entering the growing market for qualified mediation representatives, this introductory module provides the essential baseline skills to enable delegates to develop and expand their proficiency as a party representative.

Three full days’ training will provide you with a detailed introduction to facilitative and evaluative mediation.

There is no formal assessment for this module, but 100% attendance is required.

Day one – Mediation in context, an overview and mediation ground rules

  • Preparation
  • Opening sessions

Day two - Exploration

  • Verbal and non-verbal techniques
  • Extracting a comprehensive narrative
  • Engaging with parties

Day three - Negotation

  • Applying your knowledge and experience in evaluative mediation
  • Exploring options and expert analysis
  • Robust reality testing of strengths and weaknesses
  • Working towards a settlement
  • Techniques in breaking deadlock
  • Mediation advocacy

Module Two: Practical Mediation skills and ACRE™ Mediation Training

Module Two is for those seeking qualification as an RICS Accredited Mediator. This intensive two-day training programme builds upon the skills acquired on Module One to develop your practical skills as a mediator.

This module is intensely hands-on with coaching and feedback throughout the role play exercises. Delegates participate in role play scenarios based on real life cases, acting as mediator and party with instructor and peer feedback.

Day four - Consolidation

  • Extended practical training
  • Consolidation of skills learned in Module One 
  • Running a mediation alone.

Day five - Advanced skills and assessment

  • Advanced mediation skills
  • Time limited mediation
  • Video assessment.

Module two assessment:

  • Developmental assessment: Assessment takes place throughout the module, with detailed and constructive feedback from the instructors 
  • Video assessment: Delegates act as mediator in a  one-hour videoed case study role play scenario
  • Written assessment: 1,500 word essay or written role play scenario submitted after course completion.

 

Module Three: ACRE™ Evaluative Mediation Training

This Module is available once you have successfully completed Modules 1 and 2. Module 3 will develop your technique as an evaluative mediator, building on the skills in traditional facilitative mediation and the knowledge of evaluative mediation you have gained in Modules 1 and 2.

You will be trained to act as an evaluative mediator, and will be guided through a variety of practical situations. You will learn how to deal with mediations that start off facilitative and become evaluative, and other such scenarios including how to act when you are asked by parties to:

  • Advise on the merits of various options for settlement which emerge during the negotiation
  • Advise on the risks associated with taking the matter  to court or arbitration
  • Provide an evaluation based on admissible evidence as to the prospects of success in court or arbitration
  • Give a wider recommendation based on your own expertise and experience as well as commercial and legal grounds

Module three assessment:
Developmental assessment: Assessment takes place throughout the module, with detailed and constructive feedback from the instructors.

What will I receive at the end of modules 1, 2 & 3?

On completion of Module One, you will be awarded the RICS Introduction to Mediation and Mediation Advocacy Certificate.

Successful completion of Modules One and Two (and assessments) you will be professionally accredited by RICS and will be awarded RICS Accredited Mediator Certificate ACRETM and candidates will be entitled to have their name listed on the RICS Register of Accredited Mediators.  You can also apply to join the RICS Global President's Panel of Accredited Dispute Resolvers as a Panel Mediator and possibly be nominated for appointments. Completion of modules One and Two is also recognised by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and successful candidates can apply to be a member of CIArb.

On completion of Module Three you will be awarded the RICS ACRETM Accredited Evaluative Mediator Certificate and will be able to apply to be linked as such to the Global President's Panel of Accredited Dispute Resolvers.

All RICS Dispute Resolution accredited programmes signal the quality and expertise of those who successfully complete our training and qualifications.

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