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).
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.
Experience an immersive and engaging online learning experience. Learn in a flexible and engaging way, meet your peers and tutors on the live sessions.
A maximum cohort size of 8 students guarantees you'll receive very targeted and personalised feedback and coaching.
Maximise skills acquisition and build your confidence through just-in-time, video-based coaching, as well as learning in the group.
Receive a worldwide recognised mediation qualification. Its rigorous and future focused international standards, enhances career mobility and provides a distinct advantage over other accreditations.
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.
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.
Live Online - 5, 7, 12 & 26 July, & 9 August*
Live Online - 29 & 30 August**
Assessment - 31 August
*Each live online session will run on Zoom for 2-hrs between 5pm and 7pm GMT.
**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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Who's Who Legal - Global Top 5 Mediator
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Ranked #1 Mediation Silk in the UK
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Commercial Mediator of the Year - Corporate Livewire
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Global Elite Thought Leader, Who's Who Legal, 2022
'Tough as nails and fearsomely bright' - Legal 500
Mediator, Maxwell Mediators, Singapore
'The best in Singapore' Who's Who Legal
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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Account No.: 72659956
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
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.