2019 Training programme
Our 2019 networking and training events
These are the events that we are running. If the dates aren’t convenient, or you’d like one of the courses run for your firm, or POD, or other group then please get in touch with us. We can always put together bespoke training packages too.
f you’re a professional that works with couples who separate and you would like training that is tailored to your needs then you’re in the right place. We run workshops at our offices and online training courses. In addition to this we can bring any of our training courses, or a bespoke model to your firm, group, POD or membership organisation. This way you can get training that is tailored to you at a time and place that works for you and your colleagues. Our training is always interactive, informal and fun at the same time. Our in person training events are designed to be convenient and cost effective. Our online training programme is designed for those who can’t attend our events in person but still want to tap into our knowledge. We also run networking events for professionals who work with couples who separate so that we can all get to know each other better which will benefit our clients. These take place at our offices in Dorking, Surrey at a variety of times so that there is always a time to suit your working day.
The networking events will take place on:
Wednesday 23rd January 9 a.m. until 11 a.m
Tuesday 2nd April 12 p.m until 2 p.m.
Friday 28th June 12 p.m until 2 p.m.
Monday 23rd September from 4 p.m until 6 p.m.
Wednesday 27th November from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Our programme of events is set out below. If you click on each course it will take you to a page that will have a short video made by Louisa Whitney explaining what the course is about and what you’ll learn along with the full outline. We have broken each course section down by profession so it’s easy to see what courses are aimed at you.
Are you a family mediator or are you looking to train as a family mediator?
Getting started as a family mediator is a workshop aimed at those who are interested in becoming a family mediator but haven’t yet done a foundation training course. It goes into what’s involved in the foundation training and the accreditation process so that you can understand what’s involved and see if it’s right for you before you part with big money to do the foundation training course. There are also helpful dos and don’ts about the training process. It also explains how to think about getting mediation work as soon as you finish the foundation training course so you’re one step ahead. These marketing strategies will be invaluable when you finish your training course and already have the structure in place to provide yourself with mediation work.
This course will be running on:
Wednesday 6th February 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Tuesday 18th June 9 a.m. until 12 p.m
Family Mediation: essential Skills is a workshop aimed at those who have done the foundation training and want to enhance the mediation skillset they have. It can be a useful course if you feel less than confident in your mediation skills. It’s also useful for those who undertook the training course but feel that they then lost momentum and want to get back into mediation. It covers ensuring you have a large and varied toolbox to help you deal with many different mediation scenarios. It also encourages you to really look at your own mediation style rather than feeling you have to try to be a mediator you may look up to. It encourages you not to feel constrained by mediation rules and to experiment with getting in touch with your instincts as a mediator without fear or saying or doing the wrong thing.
This course is running on:
Wednesday 13th March 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Monday 23rd September 9 a.m until 12 p.m.
New for 2019
Running and Marketing a DR practice is a workshop aimed at those who want to run or develop further their own mediation practice. It may also be useful for those who want to run a law practice focusing on dispute resolution. The course takes you through what you need to set yourself up as an independent mediator. It encourages you to think about how many clients you will need, what you should charge and the level of income you want to have. It also talks about marketing strategies you can use and explains how you might think about generating work for yourself through different avenues. It also talks about ways in which you can diversify your practice to help you be recognised, and to maximise your income stream.
Currently this course will only run on one date but please email us if you’re interested in attending and we can create a second date if there is interest.
The course will run on Wednesday 15th May from 9.00 a.m. until 4.30 p.m.
Are you a family lawyer?
We run a workshop designed for family lawyers to help them understand what’s involved in the mediation process and how they can best support their clients attending mediation. The workshop is designed for everyone in the office from support staff right through to partners. It’s a clear and detailed look into what is involved in the family mediation process. It looks at what clients need from their lawyers whilst their attending family mediation meetings. It also looks at how you can make this work for you in terms of working in a rewarding way that still generates fee income. It’s been getting great feedback.
This course will run on:
Wednesday 3rd April from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Tuesday 8th October from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Are you a professional that works with couples who separate but have no legal training?
If this is you then you may feel confused and baffled by some of the terms and processes that your clients outline to you. You may wonder why things are being done in a certain way. You may feel that the things your client reports to you do not seem to focus on the right issues. Do you feel you would benefit from a greater
understanding of the family justice system? Would you like to know what processes are involved, how the law works and what on earth is happening in the court system? If this is you then our full day workshop can help you to understand all of this and how you can best help clients that are separating in the work that you do.
Currently this course will only run on one date but please email us if you’re interested in attending and we can create a second date if there is interest. The course will run on Monday 10th June from 9.00 a.m. until 4.30 p.m.
For more information about our online training courses please visit the online training page.