Mock mediations, nothing new there?
You will be the mediator and conduct the mediation. Which will be completely different to the role plays you mediated on your training, for several reasons;
So, you think you can mediate? Prove it, why attend?
- Refresh your memory, how long has it actually been? When did you qualify, when did you last practice your opening statement? Can you even remember how to mediate? Attending will keep you sharp.
- Start building your mediation experience which you can include on your CV. For example, I have experience in X type of mediation’s.
- Get your CPD points. Rather than just observing a mediator conduct a mock mediation, conduct it yourself.
- See if you can really handle the pace, as it will be a 10-hour day, for which you mediate for 3 hours.
How does it work?
- Sign up, whereby you will be required from 9.00 – 19.00.
- 9.00 – 12.00, you act as the mediator
- 12.30 – 15.30, you act as a party for another mediator
- 15.45 – 18.45, you act as another party for another mediator
The timings are tight, purely to replicate a real mediation, deliberately being a long day. Giving you little in breaks.
As the mediator choose the type of case you wish to mediate. One in your specific field, or one you have no knowledge about at all. Which will take you completely out of your comfort zone.
Choose to have the papers, extremely detailed briefs, prior to your mediation, or opt to go in blind. Not have the papers at all. However, your parties will have their full briefs beforehand. All briefs are sent one week in advance.
As this is via the Zoom platform, it will be recorded, which you get a copy of. So, you can see exactly how you perform and come across. Giving you the opportunity to further improve.
Your mediation will be thoroughly marked by me. Although you just have a 3-hour slot, in reality it takes anywhere between 3 – 5 hours to mark one video. This is marked against an extensive criterion. Which will be sent to you one week in advance of your slot.
You will get a detailed report of what you did well, and what you need to improve on. I have trained and assessed hundreds of mediators since 2007 across the globe, namely the UK, Ireland, Greece, Dubai, Turkey and Kenya.
Your report will be sent to you within 2 weeks of undertaking your mock mediation which we would discuss over Zoom, at a time, date convenient to you if you wished to.