Foundation Certificate in Mediation Advocacy
& Professional Certificate in
Mediation Advocacy Training

Training our next Generation of mediators
and Mediation advocates

We build peace: PF Mediate stands out as a process that teams mediators and mediation advocates who learn both domain knowledge and conflict coaching.  It is designed to engage and guide parties toward a resolution that is enduring by fulfilling underlying interests.  We move broken relationships closer to pathways of repair and healing.

We build expertise: we train mediators in cross-border and inter-cultural understanding and equip them with practical skills and experience possible only from specialist trainers.  We actively seek out trainers who are at the top in their field and widely regarded as some of the best in the world. 

In turn, our trainees mediate with us and become the country-connect for PracticeForte’s global network of mediators and mediation advocates.

Foundation Certificate in Mediation Advocacy Course by Prof. Andrew Goodman

Key learning objectives will include:

  • Understanding the process and legal context
  • Why mediate and when?
  • The role of the lawyer/advocate in mediation
  • How much law?
  • Learning the client’s interests: What success looks like
  • Mediation in non-contentious and transactional business
  • Role of the advocate in mediator selection and the principles involved in choosing a mediator
  • The Mediation Agreement, standardisation and particularity
  • Mediator neutrality and the mediator’s purpose
  • Preparation and pre-mediation documents
  • Planning and strategy for managed negotiation
  • Using the mediator to add value
  • The mediation day
  • Settlement: the Advocate’s role and obligation

SILE CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT POINTS

SILE Accredited CPD Activity Public CPD Points: 12 Public CPD Points (4 Public CPD Points for Day 1, 4.5 Public CPD Points for Day 2, 3.5 Public CPD Points for Day 3)

Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution Training Level: Foundation

The Foundation Certificate Mediation Course is awarded with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points by the Singapore Institute of Legal Education (SILE).

Please visit www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information.

Attendance Policy

Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, participants are reminded to sign in on arrival and sign out at the conclusion of each day of the event in the manner required by the organiser. Participants must not be absent from each day of the event for more than 15 minutes. Participants may obtain Public CPD Points for each day of the event on which they comply strictly with the Attendance Policy. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy on any particular day of the event will not be able to obtain CPD Points for that day. Please refer to www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information.

Details

Duration

Three half days + pre/post course preparation and reading + written assessment.

25-30hrs total, (minimum 13 hrs F2F learning).

Method of Training

  • The course will contain a blend of taught learning, group discussion, role play, group and individual exercises

Assessment

  • Separate assessment by written paper and/or open book multiple choice examination

Who should attend?

  • This training is open to individuals from all jurisdictions and professionals who are interested in becoming effective mediation advocates with high success rate of achieving resolutions for their clients using mediations
  • Proficiency in business English is important
  • Overseas professionals interested in practising in Singapore as a mediation advocate

Training Outcome

  • Candidates’ learning outcomes will be assessed by PF mediators and mediation advocates

PracticeForte/SCMA reserves the right to alter the programme and its timing as it considers appropriate.

Accreditation

IMI certification pending

  • Participants may be also invited to join the PF panel of international mediation advocates

Professional Certificate in Mediation Advocacy Course by Prof. Andrew Goodman

Key learning objectives will include:

  • Developing the role of the mediation advocate in specific tasks
  • Identifying and engagement in advanced mediation dynamics
  • Dealing with common problems, including ethical dilemmas
  • Securing party control
  • Getting the best from the mediator – bending neutrality
  • Advanced planning for mediation
  • Advanced negotiation strategies and counter-measures in mediation
  • Understanding and participating in or resisting evaluation in mediation
  • Getting the best from online mediation
  • Considerations for mediator selection and management in cross-border and multi-national disputes
  • Preparing for and engaging in cross-border, inter-cultural or multi-party international mediation.
  • Meaning, language and settlement in cross-jurisdictional work

Details

Duration

  • Four half days plus pre/post course preparation and reading plus assessment by open multi-choice examination
  • 30-35hrs total (Minimum 17 hrs F2F learning).

Method of Training

  • The course will contain a blend of taught learning, group discussion, role play, group and individual exercises

Assessment

  • Separate assessment by written paper and/or open book multiple choice examination

Who should attend?

  • This training is open to individuals from all jurisdictions and professionals who are interested in becoming effective mediation advocates with high success rate of achieving resolutions for their clients using mediations
  • Proficiency in business English is important
  • Overseas professionals interested in practising in Singapore as a mediation advocate

Training Outcome

  • Candidates’ learning outcomes will be assessed by PF mediators and mediation advocates
  • The course will be conducted in a high standard of business and legal English and apply local and customary laws, rules and procedure and, where relevant, private law processes in cross-border or multi-jurisdictional work.
  • Candidates are expected to have a knowledge of basic principles of contract and tort law and the nature of Singapore civil/commercial court practice.

PractceForte/SCMA reserves the right to alter the programme and its timing as it considers appropriate.

Accreditation

IMI certification pending

  • Participants may be also invited to join the PF panel of international mediation advocates

Prof. Andrew Goodman LLB MBA PhD FCIArb has over 40 years’ experience as an independent commercial barrister (www.1chancerylane.com) and is an award winning international consulting mediator. He is a thought leader in the field of mediation advocacy, and practices in up to 20 jurisdictions, with his London base at Mediation Consulting Ltd (www.mediationconsulting.co.uk) and panel memberships in Hong Kong, Delhi, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Ankara and Lagos. He is a partner at WCSG Law PLLC in Washington DC. Andrew holds a number of visiting academic posts and advises governments, Bars, corporations and institutions on conflict avoidance and dispute management systems. Andrew is a Faculty trainer for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an ABTA ArbEx panel arbitrator and conciliator. 

He is a Master of the Bench of the Inner Temple. 

He is the author and editor of nearly 50 books and 12 journals including Preparing for Mediation – A Guide for Consumers (Mediation Publishing 2015) Effective Mediation Advocacy – A Guide for Practitioners (3rd edn Mediation Publishing 2016 with practitioner and student editions in the UK and dedicated editions in Hong Kong, Nigeria, Turkey (Turkish language) and India); the contributor of the chapter on Evaluative Mediation in Mastering Commercial Mediation Richbell and Others (Bloomsbury 2014) and the chapter on Nepal to the Asia Mediation Handbook (Thomson Sweet & Maxwell HK 2015); author of How Judges Decide Cases: Reading, Writing and Analyzing Judgments (2nd edn Wildys 2018), Effective Written Advocacy in Practice (2nd edn Wildys 2011), although he is most well-known as author of The Court Guide (20th edn PP Publishing 2011-12). 

Andrew is currently Professor of Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution Studies at Rushmore University, a sometime visiting lecturer on the LLM/MA courses in Dispute Resolution at UCL and SOAS, University of London, and has been a peripatetic lecturer in mediation at 10 other UK universities; he was a visiting lecturer in arbitration and mediation at the Dubai Real Estate Institute, a guest lecturer to the University of Ghent LLM Alumni Association and a sessional lecturer at Mandela Institute, University of the Witwatersrand. Andrew has trained in mediation and conflict management and contracts management in the UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Nigeria, Turkey, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Nepal, Thailand, India, Poland, Germany, France and Belgium; he advises governments, judiciaries and NGOs on mediation advocacy in Belgium, Croatia, Nigeria, Ghana, India, Singapore, Thailand, Kurdistan and the People’s Republic of China. He speaks widely on the subject both on an in-house and open basis.

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