For Professionals

Professional Practice Consultancy

Stephen G Anderson is a registered mediation Professional Practice Consultant. This means he is a supervisor of other mediators. All mediators are required to undergo supervision every year. The role includes regulatory, mentoring and supervisory elements.

In addition, Stephen is available on a private consultancy basis to help and support other professionals, such as barristers and solicitors, making the transition from dispute resolution to problem solving instead.

Individual Training & Workshops

Until 2015, when CPD was deregulated, we were a Solicitors Regulation Authority approved trainer. We can still offer training and workshops which carry CPD points.

Our courses are designed to help improve the skills needed for effective conflict resolution. We can create and deliver custom training for you, wherever you are based, for groups as small as six, designed to meet the needs of an organisation or group of professionals.

We focus on effective skills — in negotiation, collaboration and mediation — and address the difficult issues of power, gender, cultural difference, violence and mental illness, among others.

Online Mediation Training

Stephen currently offers mediation training. It covers the following topics, though it’s generally tailored according to the needs of the trainees and whether it is delivered one-on-one, to a group or in a workshop:

  • hardware;
  • software;
  • internet connection;
  • setting up your device and space;
  • coaching clients to set up their own devices and spaces;
  • the risks; 
  • the benefits;
  • online forms;
  • online MIAMs and screening;
  • amending the agreement to mediate;
  • signing the agreement to mediate;
  • privacy;
  • recording;
  • duration of online sessions;
  • screen sharing;
  • caucusing online;
  • eye contact;
  • body language;
  • sound;
  • IT breakdown 
  • unilateral premature ending of session;
  • protocols and checklists;
  • potential users; 
  • involving other professionals – co-mediation, financial planner, coach, lawyers etc; and 
  • understanding of the potential markets.

 

Pricing

Daily Group and Workshop Training Rate: £1200 + expenses for up to 21 participants.

One-to-one consultation, in-person or online via Skype: £110 an hour.