Neighbourhood Mediation Skills Training
Think you are good at listening to both sides? Then why not train to become a Neighbourhood Mediator?
Supported by funding from the European Social Fund through the Skills Funding Agency, and the Sussex Community Foudation, Mediation Plus ran our first ever community based Mediation skills training programme in Eastbourne and Wealden during 2013.
We are now looking for new areas and communities where we can create a team of up to 20 trained accredited community mediators who can intervene early to diffuse local conflicts, neighbour disputes and anti-social behaviour in their area, helping to prevent minor issues becoming major problems and improving the quality of life of all residents in the neighbourhood. A number of participants will go on to be trained as trainers, who can recruit and train further volunteers once the programme has started.
This course offers participants the opportunity to develop mediation skills through exercises, group work and role play. Mediation skills are applicable to many professional sectors, including housing, young people’s services, family support, education and many more.
Course content includes:
- Step by step mediation process
- The role of a Mediator
- Working with a Co-Mediator
- The purpose of mediation as a response to confllict
- Using different communication styles
The course is suitable for those looking to return to education and training, get into community volunteering, or learn new skills that may help them back into employment. Completing the course and accreditation process will give participants a recognised qualification at Level 2 or 3 that they will be able to build on with further training in the future.
Course Dates and Location
If you would like details and an application form, or represent a community organisation that is interested in having mediation training for your volunteers or beneficiaries, please call 01323 442781 or use the contact form in this website to request more information.