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RICS ACRE Mediation Training Programme

Becoming an RICS Accredited Mediator benchmarks your quality and expertise in mediation practice.

Analytical Commercial Restorative Expert: Robust mediation for the land, property and construction sectors.

Mon 21 May 2018 - Fri 25 May 2018
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Cliftons Singapore, Level 11, 108 Robinson Road, Singapore, 068900
40 hours CPD
SG$3000 + 7% GST


The RICS ACRE Mediation Training programme is a Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI) registered training programme. Candidates who passed the assessment are eligible to join the SIMI Credentialing Scheme as a SIMI Accredited Mediator Level 1.

Increasingly recognised as a cost-effective way of resolving disputes, mediation brings conflicting parties to a discussion facilitated by an impartial, professional mediator. The parties retain control of the outcome of the dispute, but the mediator negotiates between them, working towards a resolution without the need to enter litigation.

The RICS ACRE Training Programme provides a comprehensive appreciation of traditional facilitative mediation principles, and builds on this to explore evaluative mediation techniques.

This includes:

  • 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. The extensive "been there, done that" experience of our mediators equips them to advise and guide the parties through the mediation process.

The course is designed to:

  • Assist you in appreciating and anticipating the complexities, pitfalls and opportunities of mediation.
  • Equip you to mediate in a variety of commercial situations to the highest standards.
  • Build high-level knowledge, skill and experience.

Course structure

The course consists of five days divided into two separate, highly practical, modules. This course includes coaching and both instructor- and peer-led feedback that will help develop your real-world professional skills as a mediator.

  • Module one: Introduction to Mediation and Mediation Advocacy. This module will provide a detailed introduction to facilitative and evaluative mediation.
  • Module two: Practical Mediation Skills and ACRE Mediation Training. This module is for those seeking qualification as an RICS Accredited Mediator. It builds upon the skills acquired in module one to develop practical skills as a mediator.

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Meet the trainer:

Winston Siu, Chairman, g2g Mediation Centre Limited

Mr Siu is an experienced full-time mediator and has conducted over 100 cases in Hong Kong, Greater China and South East Asia. He is a current council member of the Hong Kong Mediation Council, HKIAC. His strength is in facilitating disputing parties to come up with creative solutions to resolve their disputes.

He was voted as the 2016 Best Appointed Mediator of the Year by the Dongguan District Court Number 2, ChangAn, Dongguan, Guangdong, PRC. He is one of the early Hong Kong mediators to be awarded the Accredited Professional Mediator credential by the Mainland — Hong Kong Joint Mediation Centre, belonging to the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and the Hong Kong Mediation Centre.

He is one of the early mediators to be on the first Belt & Road Commercial Dispute Mediation Centre Mediators’ Panel in the PRC, established by the Qianhai court in Shenzhen. He acted as speaker at international mediation conferences, regional and local conferences and seminars.

What you will receive

Successful completion of modules one and two entitles you to:

  • The title of RICS Accredited Mediator.
  • 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.
  • Join the SIMI Credentialing Scheme as a SIMI Accredited Mediator Level 1.
  • Apply to become an International Mediation Institute (IMI) Certified Mediator once you have completed 20 days mediation.
  • Direct membership to Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CiArb) Singapore.


Funding available

Funding is available for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents (whether you work at SMEs or non-SMEs). This funding, which is capped at SG$435, is available via the Eligibility for Employment and Employability Institute (e2i).

UTAP funding of up to 50% is also available, with a cap of SG$250 per year. This is applicable to self-sponsored applicants and NTUC members only (not applicable for those who are sponsored by companies).

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  • RICS professional SG$3000 + 7% GST
  • Non-RICS professional SG$3500 + 7% GST
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SG$3000 + 7% GST
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