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ACRE Mediation Course

This course will provide you with a comprehensive appreciation of traditional facilitative mediation principles, encompassing evaluative mediation techniques.

Fri 1 Nov 2019 - Sun 10 Nov 2019
09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
RICS office, Room 3707-09, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong
40 hours CPD

Early bird is available until 28 September



RICS has built upon its traditional, facilitative mediation service to develop a new, robust and evaluative training programm: ACRE Mediation.

  • Analytical: Helping parties to analyse the circumstances, law, evidence, as well as the strengths and weakness 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.

This programme is in process of HKMAAL accreditation.

Course structure

ACRE has been running in UK and internationally for several years now and is globally recognised. The training provides you with a comprehensive appreciation of traditional facilitative mediation principles, encompassing evaluative mediation techniques.

  • Module one: 24 CPD hours
  • Module two: 16 CPD hours

Download the course brochure



Day one (1 November 2019): Mediation in context, an overview and mediation ground rules

  • Preparation
  • Opening sessions
  • HKMAAL mediation process model

Day two (2 November 2019): Exploration

  • Verbal and non-verbal techniques
  • Extracting a comprehensive narrative
  • Engaging with the parties
  • Role-play practice

Day three (3 November 2019): Negotiation

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

Day four (9 November 2019): Consolidation

  • Extended mediation skills
  • Consolidation of skills learnt in module one
  • Running a mediation alone
  • Role-play practice

Day five (10 November 2019): Advanced skills and assessment

  • Advanced mediation skills
  • Time-limited mediation
  • Course assessment

Meet the Trainer

Mr Winston Siu

Winston is a mediation practioner, trainer, coach and assessor for various mediation programmes. Winston is a commercial mediator accredited by CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, London), general mediator accredited by Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Hong Kong Mediation Centre, and CEDR trained mediator assessor.

Winston was in senior management in private and public companies involved in real estate development, construction, investments, real estate brokerage, anagement consulting before he became a mediator.


For enquiries or further information, please contact Mr Peter Au, RICS Business Development Manager, on +852 2116 9719 or

  • Early bird discount RICS professional
    Expires 28 September 2019 HK$15000
  • Non-RICS professional
    Expires 28 September 2019 HK$17000
  • Standard fee RICS professional HK$17000
  • Non-RICS professional HK$19000
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