Module 3 Mediation Theory and Practice (On-Demand)

This module is mandatory for all candidates wishing to become a Fellow through the Mediation Pathway.

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How to Apply

Candidates should submit their application to education@ciarb.org

The application should include a proposal, which must include:

 

  • The proposed essay title;
  • Description of relevant field of mediation theory and practice;
  • A 300-word overview of the main arguments;
  • Research questions to be considered;
  • Methodology (if appropriate); and
  • Examples of literature and sources that will be considered.

 

This must be accompanied by the candidate’s CV demonstrating that they can complete the portfolio requirements.

 

Once a satisfactory proposal and CV have been submitted, the application will be reviewed and if successful, candidates will be registered on the assessment programme.

Assessment Details

What is the aim of the assessment?

To enable the candidate to demonstrate a robust academic knowledge of an area of mediation of interest to them This module is mandatory for all candidates wishing to become a Fellow through the Mediation Pathway and comprises of two parts. The first is the completion of an extended essay on one aspect of mediation theory. The word count is between 6000-7000 words and it must be completed within 6 months of receiving written formal approval. The second part is a practice portfolio based on 3 mediations as an observer and 3 mediations as Lead Mediator.

What are the learning outcomes?

By the end of this module the learner will be able to:

  • demonstrate enhanced skills in research, including use of academic sources and correct legal citation where appropriate
  • Demonstrate practical mediation skills in the context of co-mediation or observation
  • Demonstrate an ability to enhance their mediation practice skills through a process of reflection
  • Describe and explain the importance of a range of mediation skills and techniques to the effectiveness of a mediation

How will I be assessed?

The assessment comprises of two parts.

 

The first is the completion of an extended essay on one aspect of mediation theory. The word count is between 6000-7000 words and it must be completed within 6 months of receiving written formal approval.

 

The second part is a practice portfolio based on 3 mediations as an observer and 3 mediations as Lead Mediator.

What are suitable topics for the extended essay?

Candidates are encouraged to develop their own subject area, in consultation with Ciarb.

 

Examples of suitable topics are:

 

  • The psychology and management of conflict
    • The symptoms and evolution of conflict
    • Conflict personalities
    • Conflict management styles

 

  • Power and neutrality in mediation
    • Theoretical basis of neutrality
    • Neutrality in practice: Can a mediator be truly neutral?
    • Power dynamics in mediation
    • Mediator power
    • Power between the parties

 

  • Ethical dilemmas in mediation
    • Criminal behaviour
    • Confidentiality
    • Power imbalances
    • Gender
    • Cultural

 

  • Mediator integrity
  • The role of mediation in your preferred jurisdictions legal framework

 

  • The mediation spectrum
    • From evaluative to transformative
    • comparing mediation practice areas

 

  • The use of mediation in non-commercial and non-civil conflicts, for example,
    • Peace negotiation
    • Diplomatic negotiation
    • Truth and reconciliation systems
    • Peer mediation
    • Intergenerational mediation

What is expected for the practice portfolio?

Candidates will write a reflective practice portfolio based on three cases that they have observed and three cases in which they have acted as a lead mediator. If you have not observed any Mediations or sat as Lead Mediator, it will be your responsibility to organise the Observations/Mediations yourself in order for your registration to be finalised. If you have already sat as lead Mediator, those experiences can be used retrospectively. You will be invited to discuss your proposals for this Module with the appointed Supervisor.

What is the assessment framework?

The framework used for work submitted falls under five headings:

 

  1. Information: Detail, accuracy, relevance and key points highlighted
  2. Structure: Quality of the argument, how well it answers the question (how easy it is to follow).
  3. Analysis: Evidence of independent thought and critical analysis of your subject matter and
  4. Supporting evidence: From literature and other relevant sources (i.e. handouts, media coverage), integration of relevant
  5. Presentation skills: Writing style, referencing (accuracy and style), grammar and spelling, formatting, layout and general ‘readability’.

What is the course fee and what does it include?

The course fee is £1140 inclusive of VAT. The fee includes registration on the module and the first attempt at each of the extended essay and reflective portfolio. Candidates are advised to refer to the fee sheet, which details other fees that may be relevant.

What happens when I register for the course?

Candidates should submit their application to education@ciarb.org

The application should include a proposal, which must include:

 

  • The proposed essay title;
  • Description of relevant field of mediation theory and practice;
  • A 300-word overview of the main arguments;
  • Research questions to be considered;
  • Methodology (if appropriate); and
  • Examples of literature and sources that will be considered.

 

This must be accompanied by the candidate’s CV demonstrating that they can complete the portfolio requirements.

 

Once a satisfactory proposal and CV have been submitted, the application will be reviewed and if successful, candidates will be registered on the assessment programme.

What is Ciarb’s policy on cancellation of courses?

CIArb reserves the right to cancel or change the date, venue or content of programmes and the names of speakers, lecturers and tutors.  Candidates will be provided with adequate notice of any change.  If CIArb has to cancel a course, candidates will be provided with a full refund or the opportunity to transfer their registration to the next course.  Should a candidate wish to cancel/defer their registration of a course, notification must be received in writing to education@ciarb.org.  Deferral charges apply.  Please refer to the Fee Terms and Conditions for full details.

What is my next step when I complete the course?

On successful completion of this course, candidates:

 

  • will be able apply to attend a Peer Interview (Mediation)
  • will be eligible to upgrade to Fellow of CIArb and continue to enjoy a range of educational and professional benefits
  • Candidates are only eligible to apply for the relevant membership grade for a maximum of 2 years after having successfully completed the course & assessment.