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Mediation is a process of expeditiously resolving disputes by an independent person, the mediator. The Course is suitable for members or non-members of the Institute who are involved directly or indirectly with commercial disputes and is a prerequisite for those who wish to join the Institute as Associate Members. The Course is followed by submission of a post course assignment in the form of an essay. A pass in this assignment qualifies one to join the Institute as an Associate member.
The Course is also a pre-requisite for all those who intend to take the 40 hour commercial mediation training and subsequent mediator accreditation by the Institute
Upcoming Mediation Courses
Frequently Asked Questions
Mediation is an informal, private and non-binding process where disputes are resolved by an independent and impartial mediator assisting parties to reach an agreement. The process of mediation is a faster, extremely flexible and less expensive. The parties involved in a dispute must consent to mediation and the mediator to be used must be agreed by the parties or nominated by an appointed body.
Anyone can become an mediator. While many mediators are in the legal profession, many are not and come from various professional and technical backgrounds; mediation is a secondary profession. The mediator has a facilitative role to develop effective negotiations and communications between parties and work towards a resolution agreeable by both parties. Parties will often seek someone who has the core skills required for a mediator and knows the area of business that the dispute has arisen in and therefore understand its complexities.
The course will take the form of a series of lectures and discussions and includes the opportunity for you to take part in role plays of mediation proceedings.