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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 8 Mar 2019 - Sun 17 Mar 2019
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
RICS office, Room 3707-09, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong
40 hours CPD

Early bird discount available until 19 February 2019.



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.

Who is this course for?

  • Senior members of the construction, land and real estate industries.
  • Members of government departments, local authorities involved in the administration of land and property matters.
  • Legal practitioners who specialise in the above areas.

Course structure

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

This module is 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. This training will provide you with a detailed introduction to facilitative and evaluative mediation with no formal assessments.

Module two

This module 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.

Course assessment

  • Developmental assessment: Assessment takes place throughout the modules, with detailed and constructive feedback from the trainer.
  • 1.5 hour role-play assessment.
  • Written assessment: 1,500 words essay or written role play scenario submitted after course completion.


Day one (8 March 2019): Mediation in context, an overview and mediation ground rules

  • Preparation
  • Opening sessions
  • HKMAAL mediation process model

Day two (9 March 2019): Exploration

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

Day three (10 March 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 (16 March 2019): Consolidation

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

Day five (17 March 2019): Advanced skills and assessment

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


  • Early bird discount RICS professional
    Expires 19 Feb 2019 HK$15000
  • RICS professional HK$17000
  • Non-RICS professional HK$19000
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