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MEDIATION PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE SUPERVISION
Professional mediation practice supervision is essential for anyone working in a professional capacity as a mediator, giving you the opportunity to offload and debrief when your work has impacted on you; either in a group or one to one session.
Typically our group meetings enable you to learn from each other, discuss your cases, consider a range of approaches and share your concerns, questions and successes with other professionals.
One to one sessions encourage reflection and discussion on best practice.
All supervision takes place in a confidential and safe environment and our supervisors are accredited annually by the College of Mediators.
2023 Mediator Workshops and Group Supervision Sessions
Solution Talk delivers regular CPD top up training and College of Mediators approved supervision sessions to mediators – please see details of our next event below. Our 2023 programme is detailed below:
- 16 February 2023 – Group Supervision / Case Discussion – 10.30am to 12noon
- 22 February 2023 – North West Mediation Network Event – 9.30am to 12.30pm
- 13 April 2023 – Mediator Workshop & Faciliated Discussion (CoMediation versus Solo Mediation) – 3.30pm to 5pm
- 18 May 2023 – North West Mediation Network Event – 9.30am to 12.30pm
- 25 & 26 May 2023 – Conflict Coaching Workshop – 9.30am to 12.30pm (both days)
- 22 June 2023 – Group Supervision / Case Discussion – 12noon to 1.30pm
- 4 August 2023 – Mediator Workshop & Faciliated Discussion (topic – to be confirmed) – 9.30am to 11am
- 4 October 2023 – Group Supervision / Case Discussion – 6pm to 7.30pm
- 11 October 2023 – North West Mediation Network Event – 9.30am t to 12.30pm
- 29 & 30 November – Mediation Refresher Workshop – 9.30am to 1pm (both days)
- 8 December 2023 – Group Supervision / Case Discussion – 1pm to 2.30pm
- To be a centre of excellence for skilled professional mediators in the North of England
- And to raise awareness and provide a responsive, sustainable and accessible service for all
- To work collaboratively and share best work practices
- To provide group and peer supervision
- Be a regional voice to promote the profession, ensure mediators are seen as professional and lobby for service standards
- To provide quality training
- Be a forum for mediators and mediation services
- Value each others time and be committed to the network
- Be inclusive
- Self development
- Solution focused and constructive
- Forward thinking
- Mutual respect
11 October 2023
- Session 1 – Understanding Myers Briggs Types (MBTI) and how it can be useful to mediators – Nicola King @ ThinkResolve – Myers and Briggs developed their tool to help people identify their communication preferences and the resulting impact on interactions with others more than 50 years ago. Since then it has been subject to rigorous research and evaluation and is still the most widely used psychometric tool worldwide. When mediating, Nicola uses her knowledge of her own preferences and identifies clues in the parties’ style and behaviours that can be exploited to help find a resolution. In this session, she will introduce the 4 dichotomies and the resulting 16 types. She will then explain how these types can contribute to conflict and support us when helping others to find their resolutions.
- Session 2 – Improving Your Online Mediation Skills – Nancy Radford – an interactive session for mediators exploring how we can improve our online mediation skills
Dates for 2023 – network events – 22 February, 18 May, 11 October – more details to follow
The College of Mediators is a membership body for mediators working in all areas of practice, family, workplace, community, intergenerational, commercial, restorative practice and more.
The College is an independent standards setting organisation which approves mediation training providers.
SUPPORT & EVENTS FEEDBACK
Hi Jules, thank you for the supervision yesterday, it was great to talk through the very complex case with you. It has helped me to refocus on what is important in this case, to action plan going forward and has definitely made me look forward to the next steps with this family. I always look forward to sessions with you, as it helps so much with reflective practice and boosting my mediation practiceFeedback from a Mediation and Education Lead regarding their Practice Supervision Support Session
It is always a delight to have sessions with Jules. She has a warm and encouraging manner which sets you at ease. She also has a fantastic ability to help you drill down into cases, find the learning points and reflect on your practice. Great job, Jules, thank you so much!Feedback from a Mediator regarding their Practice Supervisoin Support Session
Your reminder of the purpose of supervision and your role; to challenge, encourage exploration and support. And then following this through, I appreciated your empathy and support (helping me to remember what I had done well) in equal measure with encouraging reflection and analysis, including challenging me to think of anything else I could have done or will do differently. I find you to be really encouraging as well as trusting that you will ensure I am really honest with myself on elements on which I could improve or consider"Feedback from an experienced mediator on their supervision session about what they found helpful