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ACRE Mediation - London

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

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Mon 26 Nov 2018 - Fri 30 Nov 2018
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
RICS Parliament Square, London, SW1P 3AD
50 hours CPD

Please note course runs for 5 days in total

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This training programme provides delegates with a comprehensive appreciation of traditional, facilitative mediation principles. Delivered in bitesize units this course will ensure delegates develop real world professional skills that they can apply to their working and personal lives.

Status and recoginition

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.

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

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

Course format

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

Successful completion 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.
  • be recognised by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and you may apply to become a CIArb Member.

What is ACRE?

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

Module 1

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

Course content

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 the parties.

Day three – Negotiation

  • 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.


RICS member rate - £1500 + VAT
Non-member rate - £1700 + VAT


26 - 28 June 2018

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Module 2

Practical mediation Skills and mediation Training

Module 2 is for those seeking qualification as an RICS Accredited Mediator. This intensive two-day training programme builds upon the skills acquired on Module 1 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 content

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.


RICS member rate - £1200 +VAT
Non-member rate - £1700 + VAT


04 - 05 July 2018

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

Edson Muvingi, MD, Zimre Property Investment, South Africa on 09/01/2018

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

Mentally robust

Jonathan Shaw, Barrister, Zenith Chambers, Leeds, UK on 15/11/2017

Enjoyable, mentally robust and taxing and with great practical applicability.

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