Mediation skills for life in school and beyond
TalkingWorks is a one-day (5 hour) practical training in mediation skills developed specifically for sixth-formers and Post-16 students. The training is suitable for those studying A/S-Levels, A- levels Baccalaureates, Pre-U or vocational courses. The suggested minimum number of students for the training is 20 and the maximum 50.
•Introduces the principles behind mediation, through films and activities
•Helps students discover for themselves the qualities of a mediator
•Gives students practice at using techniques to resolve disputes
•Enables each student to role-play being a mediator and a person in dispute
•Highlights how to deal with difficult situations and when not to intervene
•Provides students with the opportunity to work with professional mediators
•Shows how mediation is used in many areas of life and as an alternative to the legal process
Students acquire skills they can immediately put to use in their life such as active listening, empathising, effective questioning, generating solutions and being impartial.
Please see the TalkingWorks website for further information.