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Mediation Training Programme

Embracing both facilitative and evaluative approaches to mediate the most complex disputes to the highest standards across land, property, construction and infrastructure.

Recognised by SIMI, IMI, CIArb and CMC
For Singapore's run: SILE Public CPD Points awarded

Mon 30 Mar 2020 - Fri 3 Apr 2020
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
TBC, Singapore
50 hours CPD

For Singapore's run: eligible for e2i funding

SGD2700 + 7% GST


Highly practical and intensive, the RICS Mediation Training Programme will prepare you to mediate the most complex disputes to the highest standards across land, property, construction and infrastructure.

Our expert trainer will provide you with in-depth, practical coaching and you will receive feedback from both your trainer and your peers.

CPD points awarded

In Singapore: SILE ( 27.5 Public CPD Points for 5 days)
In Malaysia: CIDB (20 CPD points); BQSM

In collaboration with

  • In Singapore

    REDAS logo
  • In Malaysia

    Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC)

The RICS Mediation Training Programme adopts the ACRE approach.

Mediation for the land, property, construction, and built environment. RICS has built upon its traditional, facilitative mediation service to develop a new, robust and evaluative training programme – ACRE Mediation.

  • 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 result in 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 – Mediators use their expertise to help parties to reach a commonsense settlement, or to narrow the issues in dispute, reducing court or arbitration costs.

Course content

  • This introductory module provides the essential baseline skills to enable you to develop and expand on your proficiency as a party representative. This module will provide you with a detailed introduction to facilitative and evaluative mediation. It is intensely hands-on with coaching and feedback provided throughout role play exercises.

    This will enable you to:

    • Appreciate and anticipate the complexities, pitfalls and opportunities of acting as both facilitative and an evaluative mediator
    • Develop the skills to mediate successfully in a variety of commercial situations
    • Build a high level of expert knowledge and experience
    • Act effectively as a mediation advocate
  • This module will develop your technique as a facilitative and evaluative mediator, building on the knowledge of both disciplines you have gained in module one. You will be guided through a variety of practical situations and will also learn how to deal with challenges that are specific to the evaluative mediation process. These will include how to use your sector skills and experience, as well as your understanding of the matter to:

    • Help the parties consider the merits of the various options for settlement that emerge during the negotiation
    • Help the parties understand the risks associated with taking the matter to court or arbitration through a process of robust reality testing
    • Explore the prospects of success in court or arbitration based on what has been revealed during the mediation process
    • Help the parties to achieve an outcome based on wider commercial as well as narrow legal grounds

    This module is available once you have successfully completed module one.

Who should attend?

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

This course is also suitable for those who are representing parties in mediation.

What will I receive at the end?

Successful completion of modules one and two entitles you to apply for admission to the RICS International Panel of Dispute Resolvers. This would allow you to be considered for appointment by RICS to act as a mediator.

Status and recognitions:

  • The RICS Mediation Programme is recognised by the International Mediation Institute (IMI) as a qualifying programme enabling those that successfully complete the RICS programme to apply for IMI certification.
  • Successful completion of both modules one and two is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and entitles you apply to become a CIArb Member.
  • The programme is also recognised by the Civil Mediation Council (CMC).
  • The RICS Mediation Training programme is a Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI) registered training programme. Upon successful completion of the training programme, you will have the option to join the SIMI Credentialing Scheme as a SIMI Accredited Mediator Level 1.

Meet the trainer

Andrew Miller QC

Andrew practices principally as a QC mediator and arbitrator, using his specialist expertise in commercial, construction, insurance, product liability, property damage and professional negligence disputes.

After an exceptional 30 years of practice as a top ranked commercial, construction and insurance QC (and junior counsel), Andrew now practices principally as a QC mediator and arbitrator.

Andrew has been involved in the mediation of disputes since 1996, when he undertook his first mediation in Singapore. He has experience of over 150 mediations and has been involved in mediations both domestically and internationally for over 20 years. Andrew is both CEDR and RICS accredited and acts as a mediator in a wide range of commercial sectors, including Construction, Energy, Property Damage, Product Liability, Insurance and Reinsurance, Professional Negligence and General Commercial disputes.

Andrew has used his background as a successful QC commercial practitioner and his substantial experience of mediation to become a practical, efficient, approachable and userfriendly mediator. As a proponent of the active versus passive approach to mediation Andrew engages with the process and is not scared to debate with the parties in order to find a solution.

Andrew welcomes a direct approach at all stages of the mediation and is very adaptable and able to deploy a blend of facilitation and evaluation to suit individual mediations. Andrew is an advocate for Early Stage Mediation (ESM).

Andrew has acted as lead mediator in commercial disputes valued at between £50,000 and £35,000,000. He has received glowing feedback and testimonials on his performance and skill as a mediator. Andrew also practices as a single and panel Arbitrator in commercial arbitrations and has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) since 1999. Andrew is also a trustee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


Available in Singapore

Funding by the Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) is available for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents (whether you work at SMEs or non-SMEs) and is capped at SGD435/participant.

  • RICS professional SGD2700 + 7% GST
  • Non-RICS professional SGD3150 + 7% GST
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SGD2700 + 7% GST