Steven Macdessi has successfully completed the Practitioner’s Certificate in Mediation as conducted by the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia.
The Practitioner’s Certificate in Mediation is presented by nationally accredited instructors and is conducted Australia-wide. The course offers a practice-oriented qualification in mediation and participants who successfully complete the assessment module may apply for accreditation under the National Mediator Accreditation Scheme through IAMA.
With mediation being adopted widely across the commercial, legal, industry, education and government sectors, an understanding of the practical application of mediation techniques is an important and useful professional skill.
Such skills addressed in the course include the dynamics of conflict and negotiation, the principles, stages and functions of mediation and the skills that make an effective mediator. It also includes examination of current legal and ethical issues relevant to professional mediators. The course format includes a mix of lecture, discussion and practice.
Further information can be found at http://www.iama.org.au/pdf/TheIAMANews2009_000.pdf