Transformative Relationship Mediation
This course will expand your skills as a professional mediator to give you skills and confidence in transformative relationship mediation. Relationship mediation is a style of mediation that focuses more on re-negotiating the relationship rules rather than a specific agreement.
The course fee includes all training and assessment delivered online.
What is different about Mi's Mediation Training Approach?
We work with you to help you with your goals. Talk to us about the way you want to use the process. Our team is always available to provide mentoring and support for learners in business development as well as professional skills.
What is Transformative Relationship Mediation?
Transformative Relationship Mediation is a specialisation for NMAS Accredited Mediators and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners.
The process is a transformative style where the focus is on facilitating communication and negotiation of interpersonal relationship issues and problems that may be less specific and more relational.
Clients may be couples who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships that may lead to separation and divorce unless resolved.
Transformative work can be done with parents and older children, adult siblings, housemates and even in the workplace.
The issues may relate to any aspect of their relationship such as money, children, work, sharing of responsibilities, extended families or intimacy. Regardless of the source of the conflict the issue that is most affecting their relationship is an inability to discuss, negotiate and resolve their issues.
That is where transformative relationship mediation comes in to help them to transform their relationship dynamic and overcome the challenges they are experiencing.
Who is this course for?
This course is for professional mediators. In order to enrol, you must be an NMAS Accredited Mediator or Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.
Do you want to expand your mediator skills by learning more about transformative mediation?
This course is for people who want to explore the potential of mediation to help people to re-negotiate their relationship rules and strengthen their relationships.
Mediator Musings with Ken Speakman on Relationship Mediation
What is the Delivery Model?
Mediation Institute provides this training and assessment through online learning.
You can undertake the course and be assessed for certification from anywhere in Australia (or the world).
The course is self-paced allowing you to complete the course at your preferred pace.
Theory is learnt via online learning which includes recorded and live webinars discussing different aspects of the skills and knowledge you require to be a transformative mediator.
Skills development is facilitated by live mentored video mediation role plays with other students. You will be mentored by a certified Transformative Mediator.
The course is self-paced and how long it takes from enrollment to certification is up to you.
This includes twelve hours of live video role plays and the remaining course time of 40 hours is made up of self-paced online learning and webinars.
A minimum of two (2) of those role plays must be with you undertaking the role of the mediator.
You can participate in as many role plays as a role player as you would like during the course, subject to availability.
You have six months to complete the course although could complete it in as little as two weeks if you had the time to do it that intensively, subject to role player availability. On average it is one to three months.
This looks at what is Transformative Relationship Mediation and how it differs from the facilitative mediation style taught in basic NMAS Mediation Training.
Problem solving mediation compared to transformative mediation including a summary of transformative approaches.
What is meant by empowerment in the TRM context.
This module looks at strategies to help empower clients.
Overcoming road blocks to empathy
Responding with empathy and recognition encouragement.
Intro to pre-mediation preparation.
Overview of the pre-mediation session and any distinctions needed for this style of mediation.
When is Transformative Relationship Mediation safe?
Agreement to Mediate
Issues to consider
Introduction to the transformative mediation process
TRM Mediators Opening Statements
Talking about relationship problems
This part of the course looks at the skills for successful negotiation
Establishing your WATNA and BATNA
Identifying your Walk Away Position (WAP)
Identifying your Zone of Possible Agreement (ZOPA)
Soft vs Hard vs Interest Based Bargaining
Achieving mutual gain
What do I / You / We want?
Trouble shooting in negotiation
The 4 horsemen of the Marriage Apocalypse
The 4 people in any relationship
Long relationship issues
Follow and behavioural tasking
Gold and Platinum rule
Triggers and flooding
Triggers and hot buttons
Above and below the line thinking
Is there such as thing as objective truth? Especially in a relationship context.
Relatives – extended family etc
Black and white thinking
The course has 9 role plays which are undertaken via video mediation.
They will give you the opportunity to practice the TRM skills in contexts such as:
Business and financial stressors
Couples, intimacy and children issues
There is a final assessment required to demonstrate competence for you to be awarded a certificate of competence as a Transformative Relationship Mediator.
No. The Transformative Relationship Mediation course is to teach you the skills to help couples to avoid separation rather than help them to separate amicably.
As it doesn’t cover family law issues it is suitable for people who are NMAS Mediator Trained as well as for people who are already Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners.
The NMAS Course is a basic mediation skills course along the lines of facilitative mediation.
The FDR course goes much deeper into issues of family law, family violence and teaches how to help parents to establish and review parenting plans, negotiate property settlements etc. In our course it also teaches post-separation parenting coaching.
This is a unique course for a unique style of mediation.
We don’t have any public workshops scheduled for the course and at the moment that is not possible.
If you are unwilling to participate in video mediation role plays this isn’t the right course for you.
If you are unsure and want to check it out we’d be happy to allow you to come along as an observer.
Absolutely. If you would like a payment plan just let us know what would work for you.
In all ways we can we aim to be flexible so invite our students to propose a payment plan that will work for them rather than us dictating it in advance.
Just be aware that you will have to finish paying for the course before your assessment and certificate of Assessment is issued.
If we don’t think that you are ready for your assessment or if you fail we will provide you with an intensive coaching session to help you to overcome the skills gaps you have.
We take responsibility for our training and understand that a set skills development schedule of 9 role plays is not going to work for every learner. In the standard course design you have the opportunity for two practice role plays before your assessment and the ability to participate in at least six role plays as a role player.
The best way to find out more about the course is to ring our Director of Applied Learning Ken Speakman.
Ken is one of the course creators and will answer any questions that you have about any aspect of the course. He will be happy to help you to work out if the learning method is right for you and also answer any questions you have about transformative relationship mediation.
You can call Ken on his work mobile 0404 072330
If you are nervous about the video mediation or unsure if your internet connection or computer are able to cope we can arrange for a video meeting to find out.
Meet Our Supportive Training Team
The training team for our Transformative Relationship Mediation course all have experience working with couples to improve their relationship dynamics.
Transformative Relationship MediationTraining, Assessment and Certification - 15% Members Discount
Up to 6 months to complete the 32 hours of learning required
Learn theory through self-paced eLearning, webinar tutorials and a comprehensive manual
Participate in live mentored role plays (video mediation)
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I have found that Ken has a great warmth and empathy for supporting and education to the students of Mediation.
During my time of communicating and being mentored by Ken I am proud to call him a great friend and Mentor.
Ken's Knowledge of Mediation and the process is second to none, he is always looking for ways to improve the process and for a better way of understanding for the students.
Thought the courses of Mediation, I have encouraged the other students and people to set up a time and to have a discussion with Ken, as it will enhance their knowledge and Learning by having a simple discussion with him.
It is a pleasure to speak with Ken and I am sure once my education has come to an end, we will keep in touch for years to come. I thank him and appreciate what Ken has done for me over the time since we have met.
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