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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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