Mediation Training

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CommonSense Mediation Academy offers a variety of training for all levels of expertise, from beginner’s courses all the way up to advanced courses for those looking to specialize in specific fields of Mediation. 

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  • Introduction to Mediation
  • Family Mediation Training
  • Speciality Training
  • Professional Development

12-Week Mediation Training Program

Are you ready to begin your journey to becoming a mediator? Start here!

Our 12-Week Online Training Program is broken into six modules which you can choose to take individually or sign-up for the full program and save!

*To receive the certificate of completion for the 12-Week program, you must take all six modules. You may take the modules sequentially or take them as it works for your schedule.

Module 1: Introduction to Dispute Resolution

In this module, you will explore the different ways people resolve disputes. We will practice hands-on conflict management skills through participation in live-action roleplays.

Module 2: Introduction to Mediation

In this module, you will learn the six-phase understanding-based mediation model and practice using it in live-action roleplays. This module is ideal for people new to mediation and for people with experience who are interested in refining their skills and practicing this mediation model.

Module 3: Mediating Workplace Disputes

In this module, you will learn critical considerations for mediating workplace disputes. This training is ideal for people who are interested in providing mediation services to businesses and in workplaces. This module is also suitable for people who already offer mediation services to businesses and workplaces and want to refine and further develop their skills.

Module 4: Mediating Elder & Estate Matters

In this module, you will learn about the intricacies of mediating elder and estate matters and work on your mediation skills by roleplaying multi-party scenarios. This module is ideal for people who have already taken introductory mediation training and already practice as professional mediators.

Module 5: Introduction to Family Law

In this module, you will learn about the provincial and federal legislation that applies to people in family disputes. You will work on your mediation skills by roleplaying scenarios that focus on family law disputes. This module is ideal for people who have taken introductory mediation training and already practice as professional mediators.

Module 6: Mediating Family Disputes

In this module, you will learn about special considerations for mediating family disputes. You will work through simulated family dispute mediations; these roleplay scenarios may or may not include legal aspects. This module is ideal for people who have already taken introductory mediation training and have family law training/knowledge/practical experience. It is also for people who already work as professional family mediators.

12-Week Mediation Training Program
(All Modules)

This program consists of all six modules

Family Mediation Training

Have you taken introductory mediation training? Are you ready to take specialized training?

Our Family Mediation training is designed to train mediators to assist families in transitioning to a two-home family dynamic

Introduction to Family Mediation

This course is ideal for dispute resolution practitioners who are interested in providing mediation services to families. This course will develop the skills you need to offer mediation services under the early family dispute resolution legislation. We recommend you have prior introductory mediation training, experience as a professional mediator, or both.

Parenting Plans - Intensive

This course is ideal for dispute resolution practitioners who want to develop their skills to help families create parenting plans. To optimize your learning experience, we recommend taking the Introduction to Family Mediation course, Mediating Family Disputes course, or both, before taking this course. We also recommend you have prior experience as a mediator.

Financial Support - Intensive

This course is ideal for dispute resolution practitioners who want to develop their skills to assist separating couples in creating financial support agreements. To optimize the learning experience, we recommend taking the Introduction to Family Mediation course, Mediating Family Disputes course, or both, before taking this course. We also recommend you have prior experience as a mediator.

Property Division Intensive

This course is ideal for dispute resolution practitioners who want to develop their skills to assist separating couples in creating property division agreements. To optimize the learning experience, we recommend taking the Introduction to Family Mediation course, Mediating Family Disputes course, or both, before taking this course. We also recommend you have prior experience as a mediator.

Intimate Partner Violence Screening & Management For Mediators

This course is ideal for dispute resolution practitioners who want to learn about screening for interpersonal violence in the mediation process. This course is intended for both experienced meditators and people just beginning their mediation training.

Drafting Documents For Mediators

This course is ideal for mediators who want to learn how to write documents for their mediation clients. Explore writing retainer agreements, agreements to mediate, memorandum of understanding, and other documents you might need to draft for your mediation clients. We recommend you have prior introductory mediation training, experience as a professional mediator, or both.

Specialty Training

Check out our specialized training for mediators!

These courses are designed for mediators who have taken introductory training and are looking for further information on business building and adding more tools to their mediation practice.

Introduction to Online Dispute Resolution

In this module, you will explore the different ways people resolve disputes online. We will practice hands-on conflict management skills through participation in live-action roleplays. This module is ideal for people new to dispute resolution and people with experience interested in learning about other methods.

Making Money Mediating - Intensive

Do you want to make mediation your day job? If so, this is the course for you! Clarify your vision and learn the basics of how to become a successful private mediator. This course is for people who want to be full-time mediators with their own mediation business.

Interest-Based Negotiation For Dispute Resolution Practitioners

This course is ideal for anyone interested in learning the principles of interest-based negotiation. Prior experience is beneficial; however, this course is for both new and seasoned dispute resolution practitioners.

Professional Development

Are you building your mediation business? Are you seeking mentorship?

Check out our programs for developing your entrepreneurial and professional skills.

Professional Ongoing Development System (PODS)

The PODS Master Class is ideal for mediators of any experience level looking to build their entrepreneurial skills. It is a 40+ hour program delivered over a 12-month timeframe. PODS supports professional educational development for mediators. Join PODS to gain valuable insight while receiving peer mentorship and guidance from a seasoned mediator.

Qualified Mediator Assessment Practice Group (Q.Med)

This practice group is specifically for individuals who want to obtain their Q. Med designation.

Courses

  • Introduction to Mediation
  • Family Mediation Training
  • Specialty Training
  • Professional Development

12-Week Mediation Training Program

Are you ready to begin your journey to becoming a mediator? Start here!

Our 12-Week Online Training Program is broken into six modules which you can choose to take individually or sign-up for the full program and save!

*To receive the certificate of completion for the 12-Week program, you must take all six modules. You may take the modules sequentially or take them as it works for your schedule.

Family Mediation Training

Have you taken introductory mediation training? Are you ready to take specialized training?

Our Family Mediation training is designed to train mediators to assist families in transitioning to a two-home family dynamic.

Specialty Training

Check out our specialized training for mediators. These courses are designed for mediators who have taken introductory training and are looking for further information on business building and adding more tools to their mediation practice.

Professional Development

Are you building your mediation business? Are you seeking mentorship? Check out our programs for developing your entrepreneurial and professional skills.

Saskatoon Mediation Practice Group

Join a network of dispute resolution professionals by registering for our FREE Mediation Practice Group!

This group enables practitioners to connect while developing and refining their mediation skills. All sessions are online-only (for now); the recurring Zoom link is provided to members.

Once you have signed up, we will add you to the email distribution list & the Saskatoon Mediation Practice Group Slack channel!

NEW! Qualified Mediator Assessment Practice Group 

This practice group is specifically for individuals who want to obtain their Q. Med designation.

This group will meet twice a month and focus on assessed roleplays for the purpose of obtaining the Q. Med designation.

If you are currently on the waitlist for a roleplay assessment, please contact us to receive your first month for free.

$50/month to join.

Dates and times To Be Determined. For more information and to register, please email us: admin@commonsensemediation.ca

HOW TO BECOME A MEDIATOR

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Saskatoon Mediation Practice Group

Join a network of dispute resolution professionals by registering for our FREE Saskatoon Mediation Practice Group!

Connect with other practitioners and refine your mediation skills.

All sessions are held online via Zoom.

Sign-up below to be added to our email distribution list and Slack channel!

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