“If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.”
Some might see the close of a mediation as the end of something, but most mediators recognise that the signing of an agreement also heralds a beginning; a new relationship between the parties, or at least a new way of managing their old relationship. If all goes well, some sort of transformation takes place during mediation, a process that might continue even after the parties separate.
Mediators could be forgiven for unwittingly falling into the trap of seeing the close of a mediation as the end of something for them; another job concluded – hopefully successfully – which, after some reflection will be filed under ‘case closed’.
This workshop seeks to reframe this notion. It may well transform the views of the parties and the mediator It is merely the a way point on the continuing journey of professional development that we are all engaged in. Happy endings…
- What does ‘ending’ mean to you?
- What constitutes ‘success’ and ‘not success’?
- How expectation predicts outcome
- Identifying and building on success
- Are some outcomes inevitable?
- The link between personal style and outcome
- Do our stories make a difference?
- Knowing how and when to end
- Can we create Happy Endings?
- Developing Professional Artistry
- Personal development and mediator effectiveness
- Knowing your working theories
- The hallmarks of the professional
- Reflective practice and self-supervision
- The critical conversation with peers
- Insight, learning and planning personal development
- Monitoring personal growth.
Gain an insight into how expectation and the mindset of the mediator impact on mediation outcome
Understand how interdependence between practice, theory and reflection can be used to ensure a higher standard of professional practice
Learn how the natural dynamics of mediation can be harnessed to influence the outcome
Consider how peer feedback and reflective practice play a crucial role professional and personal development