Mediator Academy

Internationally Accredited Commercial Mediation Training - online

Qualify as a Civil and Commercial Mediator and gain the skills and knowledge to mediate commercial disputes at home or across borders.

Next Programme - July 2023
Register now for our July 2023 Programme

Learn career-building skills with credentials to back them up

"The way the programme was structured meant our firm could up-skill all our litigation associates in an efficient way. Learning about the latest practice developments from subject matter experts made the programme relevant and engaging. I couldn't recommend them highly enough."

- Emma Crowley
Head of Legal Professional Training
McCann FitzGerald LLP

"I've worked in litigation most of my professional life and I was looking for a career change. The course was seriously great. It gives you a practical insight into what you might expect in real life mediation. The course was engaging and was supplemented by theory and all backed up by top practitioners who know what they're talking about. I'd highly recommend this course."

- Marcin Szulc
Mediator, Solicitor
Principal, Rostra Solicitors

"This is really exciting for us, we've never done anything like this before. It's the future of education and we are excited to be working with Mediator Academy"

- Brian Hutchinson
University College Dublin Sutherland School of Law

"Their speed and flexibility in integrating their modules into already existing course design is impressive. We are looking forward to seeing what comes next from Mediator Academy in these digital times."

- Joy Davies
Nottingham Law School

Programme Information

50 hours of Study
Live and asynchronous lessons
Assessment & assignment
Accrediting Body
International Mediation Institute (IMI) Qualified Mediator
£2,550 (Includes 20% VAT)
10% Early Bird Discount until May 20th

Our programme combines live online skill practice with interactive and immersive asynchronous lessons.  Case study simulations blend theory with the reality of commercial practice.

The IMI offer a  rigorous and comprehensive accreditation and their global reputation ensures global recognition of this qualification.

Your course fee includes all online learning and assessments. *Mediator Academy Alumni receive 10% discount (verified by your blockchain certificate).



About this PROGRAMME

Civil and commercial focus - establish yourself in the most lucrative area of mediation practice and learn how regulation is driving cases up and opening up new dispute areas.

Internationally respected certification - The IMI provides one of the only independently regulated certified standards for mediation training. Its certification is respected in the global commercial sector.

Intensive programme - learn from an international faculty of commercial practitioners and study in an immersive and flexible way. Your programme combines both live online intensive skill practice sessions with flexible interactive and immersive lessons.

Skill mastery - our small cohort-based learning model alongside our just-in-time video based coaching system ensures that you'll receive focused coaching and feedback so that you quickly master the skills you need in order to practice.

Why This Programme

This programme brings together the best of live online and asynchronous learning for a unique educational experience leading to the gold standard in international mediation certification.

Interactive and Personalised Online Learning

Experience an immersive and engaging online learning experience. Learn in a flexible and engaging way, meet your peers and tutors on the live sessions.

Small Cohort Size - Live sessions

A maximum cohort size of 8 students guarantees you'll receive very targeted and personalised feedback and coaching.

Video-based Coaching & Feedback

Maximise skills acquisition and build your confidence through just-in-time, video-based coaching, as well as learning in the group.

International Certification

Receive a worldwide recognised mediation qualification. Its rigorous and future focused international standards,  enhances career mobility and provides a distinct advantage over other accreditations.

Future Proof Curriculum

Mediation law and practice have changed dramatically. Hit the ground running with the skills and knowledge to work in a rapidly changing commercial environment and learn about new and growing areas of practice.

World Class expert Faculty

Our online global faculty is made up of the most experienced and renowned commercial practitioners and academics in the world. Our in person faculty have been teaching and practising mediation, on and offline, all over the world for 15 years.

Reserve Your Place

Join us online.

July dates to be announced soon

Pay your course fee in full before 20th May
and receive 10% Early Bird discount
Email us for details (Fee includes 20% VAT)



Pay your course fee in three monthly
instalments of £850
Fee includes 20% VAT



*Live online session will run on Zoom for 2-hrs between 9-11am, 1-3pm and 4-6pm GMT. See Programme Curriculum for more information about your online learning components.

Immersive and interactive online lessons.
Approximately 10-20 effort hours per week.
Live online small group sessions and coaching.
A variety of assessment methods.
Meet and work with a global cohort of learners.
Academic, practical and IT support.

Why Mediator Academy

Specialist in mediation education. Over 10,000 international learners have completed our online and in-person courses. You will learn the theory, practice and skills to enable you to be an effective civil and commercial mediator.

Join our community of practitioners and get access to a wealth of resources so that you continually learn, grow, develop and network.

Access to thought leadership. You will have unique access to and learn from the most respected and, crucially, the busiest commercial mediators on the planet.

Programme Curriculum

Flexible Online Lessons

Module 1 - Mediation Processes & Skills (12-hours)

Discover how mediation has changed as a result of the pandemic. Design process models for different disputes. See and model different mediation skills and strategies in action. Assess which cases are suitable for mediation and draft the documents that you and the parties will need.

Module 2 - Mediation Principles (12-hours)

Gain an in-depth understanding of conflict analysis for mediation. Tackle ethical challenges in mediation and take a position on some of the debates influencing the sector. Apply the law to your mediation practice. Learn about new practice areas and future job opportunities.

Live Sessions

Your live online sessions will consist of 11, two-hour live tutorials via Zoom. The first 5 tutorials are scheduled across a three-week period. Tutorials 6-11 are intensive sessions scheduled over two consecutive days in preparation for your assessment.

Sessions 1 - 5

After your orientation session you will learn how to plan a mediation from start to finish. Use models of conflict analysis to discover what might be driving the dispute. From there you will jump straight into client intake sessions and learn how to get the mediation process underway, practicing essential skills in the process.

Sessions 6 - 11

You will learn how to deliver effective opening statements, manage challenging parties and difficult situations as you move further into the process and implement your mediation plan. Learn how to faciulitate negotiation and overcome deadlock in adition to drating effective mediated settlement agreements.


Undertake your mediation skills assessment and take the next steps towards launching your career as a commercial mediator.



Sabine Walsh

Co-founder & Head of Learning

Qualified solicitor and mediator with over 1500 hours of mediation experience. Skilled programme designer, trainer and assessor. Expertise in designing interactive online learning. Author and past president of Mediators Institute of Ireland.


Aled Davies

Co-founder & CEO

Over 20 years working in mediation as practitioner on complex multi-party disputes, as educator training 1000's of mediators and professional across industry. Served as chief assessor on the CIArb & MATA commercial mediation training and has built a network of global thought leaders.

international FACULTY


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London, Singapore

Who's Who Legal - Global Top 5 Mediator


Mediator, Maxwell Mediators

London, Singapore

Ranked #1 Mediation Silk in the UK

jane player

Jane Player Mediation

London, Singapore

Commercial Mediator of the Year - Corporate Livewire

nadja alexander

Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy

London, Singapore

Global Elite Thought Leader, Who's Who Legal, 2022

sue prevezer qc

Brickcourt Chambers

London, Singapore

'Tough as nails and fearsomely bright' - Legal 500

Tat Lim

Mediator, Maxwell Mediators, Singapore

London, Singapore

'The best in Singapore' Who's Who Legal

About Mediator Academy

We are an innovative education company with a mission to prepare learners with the skills and knowledge to tackle the big challenges of the 21st Century. Our pioneering learning design, collaboration with global industry leaders alongside university partnerships enable us to bring career-focused education to learners anywhere. Our subject matter expertise alongside our international network has enabled us to create the most rigorous mediation training and education programmes in the world.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I practice as mediator after this programme?

Yes, if you successfully complete the course and pass the assessments, you can practice as an International Mediation Institute Qualified Mediator. You can be listed on the IMI website. After building up mediation experience, you can also undertake further advanced assessment and also study for specialisms.

How long is the programme?

Our Accredited Commercial Mediation Programme is a blended programme which means that about 50% of your study will be completed online asynchronously and the other 50% during the live online sessions. The online portion of your studies consist of eleven 2-hour live tutorials, the remaining portion consists of online lessons that are self directed - that means you can study at your own pace and own time.

Overall it encompasses approximately 50 hours of learning, and you must attend a minimum of 9 out of the 11 live online sessions and assessment. All live sessions will be recorded and made available to participants. You will have access to the online learning for 6 months, but you must complete all parts of the programme in order to get your certificate.

How will I access the programme?

You will access the online parts of the programme via our dedicated Learning Management Platform. You can study on a laptop, tablet or even your phone, though for the best experience we recommend a desktop or laptop computer. You will need a stable internet connection.

Do I need a background in law?

You do not have to be a legal professional to undertake this programme, it is equally suited to people working in different sectors such as banking and finance, construction and other commercial sectors. A broad understanding of how the legal system works will be an advantage, and we can direct you to resources on this topic to help you to prepare.

What is the time commitment?

The overall learning commitment is approximately 50 hours, divided between self-directed and synchronous, structured learning. The exact time taken will depend on how you structure your study sessions and how quickly you work your way through the materials. You must complete Module 1 Online before attending the live sessions for the best learning experience. This should take you about 10-12 hours.

How will I be assessed?

The online sessions will be assessed by an online multiple choice assessment with a pass grade of 50%. The skills assessment is a one-hour long mediation which will be recorded and assessed by expert external assessors. It will be graded on a pass/fail basis against the IMI Competency Framework. You will have plenty of time to practice and prepare for this and our faculty will provide coaching and feedback to ensure you hit the ground running.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept all major debit or credit cards. Payments can also be made via bank transfer directly into our account (details below). Please use your surname and invoice number as payment reference.

Account Name: Glyndwr Media Limited
Sort Code: 40-02-26
Account No.: 72659956
IBAN: GB07HBUK40022672659956

If your firm, company or employer is paying on your behalf and you need us to raise an invoice then please contact us by email: support@mediatoracademy .com

When will I get access to the online course materials?

As soon as your course fee has been processed you will receive a VAT receipt along with a welcome email containing all your login details and online course instructions. The live online sessions will already be scheduled and you'll be given access to your online lessons prior to the first live orientation session.

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