The gospel calls us to keep short accounts with one another (Mt 5:23-24) and to address issues as they come up (Mt 18:15-17). Sometimes it is difficult to do this ourselves and we need someone with the right attitude and skills to help us. Informal Mediation is one way of providing that support for individuals who find themselves in broken relationships and who want reconciliation with their brother or sister in Christ.
This course will give you the chance to build an understanding of informal mediation, when to use it and how to approach setting up a mediation session. The course will start with a reminder of key skills required to mediate effectively. We will then talk through the process with a demonstration of how to run an informal mediation. You will then have the opportunity to practice the skills yourself. Your learning will be supported by experienced mediators with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and explore the topic in more depth.
Other courses that could be a good stepping stone to this
Transforming Congregational Conflict (compulsory)
This course is only for those who have previously attended Transforming Congregational Conflict
17-19 October 2017
Start: 3pm 17 October 2017
Finish:3pm 19 October 2017
When you have complete the course you will:
· Understand the process of informal mediation
· Be able to assess when mediation might be helpful
· Have practiced running an informal mediation session
Colin Moulds, Executive Director of Bridge Builders Ministries.
Prior to his appointment to Bridge Builders, Colin had been running his own successful business providing workplace mediation services and is now a lead trainer in Mediation and Conflict Management.