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ACRE Mediation Training Course

Due to the increase in lawsuits and heavy workload of the court system, there is more pressure for a modernised, speedy, fair and organised dispute settlement mechanism.

Sat 24 Mar 2018 - Wed 28 Mar 2018
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
5B Adewale Kolawole Crescent, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, Nigeria
50 hours formal CPD
$1440 + VAT


Mediation as a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is gradually becoming a viable option in resolving civil and commercial  disputes within the built environment finding resolution in the shortest possible period when compared with litigation and arbitration.

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

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.

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.

Three full days’ training will provide you with a detailed introduction to facilitative and evaluative mediation. There is no formal assessment for this module, but 100% attendance is required.

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 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

Module 2

Practical Mediation skills and ACRE™ Mediation Training

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

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

Module two assessment:

Developmental assessment: Assessment takes place throughout the module, with detailed and constructive feedback from the instructors

Video assessment: Delegates act as mediator in a one-hour videoed case study role play scenario

Written assessment: 1,500-word essay or written role play scenario submitted after course completion

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