National Mediation Course, Fall 2017

Who should take the Mediation Training Program?

Whether you are interested in a career as a professional Mediator or acquiring dispute resolution skills to assist or advance your existing career, the National Mediation Training course is ideal to help you achieve your goals.

This two part course is strategically designed for Learners to integrate Part 1 into your work & personal life.  It allows you time to practice, reflect and ask questions as you come back to complete Part 2. In other words, real learning in the real world!


For those who already have 40 hours of ADR training from a recognized program or institution, successful completion of the National Mediation course enables you to apply for the Qualified Mediator (Q.Med) designation with the ADR Institute of Canada. 


This robust course provides 40 hours of ADR Training, as well as 35 CPD credits at The Law Society of BC. It is strongly recommended that participants have foundational ADR skills training prior to registering for our National Mediation Course. 

Courses are delivered in Vancouver at the ADRBC Office, located at 366-1275 West 6th Avenue Vancouver, BC V6H 1A6.

Part 1

November 1, 2 & 3, 2017

Times:  8:30am - 5:30pm  

Learners increase their self-awareness of conflict while being introduced to the Understanding-Based Approach mediation process.

Highly interactive, Learners practice 5 of the 6 phases of the Understanding-Based Approach while they are being coached by Chartered Mediators.

Here are just a few examples of what Part 1 covers:

  •    The dynamics of conflict
  •    What are human identity needs and how do they impact conflict?
  •    How to utilize system theory in mediation
  •    Guidelines for mediation participants
  •    Emotions: Integration of Brain, Mind and Relationships


Part 2

November 23 & 24, 2017

Times:  8:30am - 5:30pm  

Learners complete the final phase of the Understanding-Based Approach as they draft the Memorandum of Understanding and explore ways to design rituals of completion and closure. We review the Problem-Solving Planner and cost/benefit tools of litigation. 

Learners will then be evaluated as they complete phases 1-5 of the Understanding-Based Approach in a role play.