London Mediators Day 2016
12th Annual Conference - Launching UK Mediation Awareness Week
Resource for London
Saturday 8 October 2016
10.00am - 5.00pm
Six points - accredited by The College of Mediators.
FMA and CMC members can count these points towards their annual requirement.
Professor Elizabeth Stokoe - Professor of Social Interaction at Loughborough University
Aled Davies - Founder and CEO of MediatorAcademy.com
Susanne Curran - Executive Producer of Mr v Mrs: Call the Mediator
Barnaby Peel - Series Producer/Director of Mr v Mrs: Call the Mediator
Choice of two workshops from ten themes
London Mediators' Day 2015
Sponsored by Bacon's College
Saturday 10 October 2015
Bacon's College, Timber Pond Road, Rotherhithe, SE16 6AT
(Click here for directions)
6 CPD Points
College of Mediators
Carey Haslem -
Director of LEAP, former chair of Mediation UK
Paul Randolph - Mediator, barrister, trainer and author
Restorative Services for Victims
Restorative Justice in Action
Language in Conflict - Coded Meanings
Language in Conflict - The concept of 'face'
Training v Experience
There's No Justice Just Us
Riding the Storm - Managing High Emotions in Mediation
Monetary Value of Community Mediation
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London Mediators' Day 2014
Saturday 25 October 2014
9.30am - 5.00pm
Ismaili Centre, Cromwell Gardens, London SW7 2SL
Sir Alan Ward QC - Chairman of The Civil Mediation Council
Nazim Kassam - Chairman of Ismaili National Conciliation and Arbitration Council for UK
Language in Conflict
Restorative Justice for beginners
Peer mediation in schools and colleges
How to get agreement
Overcoming resistance to mediation
Mediating within families
Mediating within faith communities
Fairness versus the need to be right
Attendance at this event earned six CPD points (College of Mediators)
London Mediators' Day 2013
Sponsored by Bacon's College
Saturday 12 October 2013
9.30am - 4.30pm
Bacons College, Timber Pond Road, Rotherhithe, SE16 6AT
|Guest Speakers||Vera Anderson from Konfliktrådet in Norway
Martin Wright A restorative approach to crime and other problems
|Workshops||Professor Liz Stokoe from Loughborough University CARM
Maggie Hampton Restorative Justice
John Allison Written Agreements
Anne Jones Expecting the unexpected
Beverley Martin Conflict Coaching within Families
Zaza Elsheikh The impact of Religious Belief upon Parties in Mediation
Southwark Youth Mediators
London Community Mediation Council deliver mediation awareness training to housing officers from Notting Hill Housing Trust 17 May 2013
On 17 May 2013 Anne Jones from Merton and Sutton Mediation and Marcia Lewis from LAMP (Lewisham) delivered mediation awareness training to 12 housing officers from Notting Hill Housing Trust. The training covered:An introduction to LCMC and its member organisations
An overview of the mediation process
Types of cases which are suitable for mediation
How to make a referral
Participants got a chance to test their current knowledge of mediation in a true/false exercise, and to role-play practicing offering mediation to a tenant experiencing conflict with a neighbour. The group was very lively and a good time was had by all – at least Anne and Marcia enjoyed themselves, and the feedback was very positive.
People found the following particularly useful:
- What mediation is - the process.
- Practicing how to encourage someone to accept mediation.
- How to refer.
- Information on different boroughs.
Examples of when/how mediation works.
Participants’ comments included:
- “Well done and well presented.”
- “Great training style.”
- “Inclusive of all participants.”
A visit from Konfliktradet - The National Mediation Services of Norway
On 9th May 2012 of London Community Mediation Services (LCMC) hosted a social event and networking evening to welcome a group of around 20 mediators from one of 22 mediation services in Norway and 40 mediators from London mediation services, at the Oval Theatre in Stockwell.
The Norwegian mediators specialise in Restorative Justice and were visiting London to learn more about the different community mediation services in this country, and how we operate.
The event was arranged by Merton and Sutton and CALM mediation services with support from other mediation services who are all members of LCMC. The evening started with food and the chance to chat informally, and included a presentation from the Norwegian visitors, a question and answer session covering mediation practice in both countries, and the opportunity to share experiences in small groups.
After the event we received this email from the Norwegian mediators, thanking us:
“We are now back in Norway, and we are so happy about all the efforts you made for us in London! The meeting with you and your mediators were really our visit’s highlight! … on Wednesday the great mediator event! We will never forget that meeting! We have a lot in common, and a lot to learn each other. Our mediators were so enthusiastic afterwards and said: The English mediators were so nice and friendly! I think I know the reason why! Mediators are people with special qualities; they like people, they like to talk to people, and they want to help people! No wonder they got good contact with each other! I hope, when you have read the book about Norway, that some of you would like to come to Norway. “
London Mediators' Day 2012On Saturday 13 October 2012 around 60 community mediators from the London area attended a conference at Ricards Lodge High School in Wimbledon. Ten community mediation services were represented at the conference, which was hosted jointly by Conflict and Change and Merton and Sutton Mediation, on behalf of the London Community Mediation Council.
The keynote speaker, Hen Wilkinson from Community Resolve in Bristol set out the challenges facing community mediation, which led into a round table session facilitated by Ros and Nana from Conflict and Change. Groups discussed:
- “What is it that inspires/motivates you to be a community mediator?”
- “Is it essential to have accredited training to mediate to a professional standard?”
Groups then made recommendations for LCMC about what they would like to see the organisation working towards, and wrote each of them on a brick. The bricks were then stuck on the wall to build a brick wall of suggestions for LCMC to take forward. These focused on:
- Developing a package of accredited training
- Setting standards and a code of practice for community mediation
- Sharing resources and information
- Raising the profile of mediation as a first port of call for people in conflict
- Co-ordinating further events for London mediators
- Looking at funding for working together
LCMC have used this feedback to assist in setting our goals for 2013-14.
The afternoon programme included a choice of the following workshops:
- Conversational Analysis –with Professor Liz Stokoe of Loughborough University;
- Working with families – with Hen Wilkinson of Community Resolve;
- Restorative Panels with Maggie Hampton - Lambeth Mediation
- Community Conversations with Anne Jones - Merton and Sutton and Ros Southern - Conflict & Change.
Feedback from the event was very positive. Comments included:
- “Really great day to get mediators together which always strikes me as valuable. Thank you for inviting me”
- “The event was more than I expected. I liked the workshop and interactive activities best and learned a lot especially about effective presentation and response”
- “Liked the format, preferred it to the morning and afternoon workshop set up. Feel LCMC on right track in terms of what mediators want”