Mediation Training in Berlin (English)

Become a certified mediator with focus on strategic mediation / interest management

5 modules 3 days each

Target Group

You have completed the international training program and are internationally qualified by IMI (International Mediation Institute) standards and are now looking to attain the title "certified mediator" by German law?

There are several reasons why this additional certification can be of an advantage to you. Perhaps you are not living in Germany but work closely with German clients who are used to the German standard of certification when consulting a mediator. Or perhaps you live in Germany but regularly work with groups of international clients who might find your certification by German standards to be a common ground for any cooperation.

 

Target Group

Module 1

The Psychology behind conflicts and negotiation skills

  • Brain research findings on behaviour patterns in conflicts
  • Fairness and justice in psychology and in mediation
  • Working with feelings of the mediator and the mediands
    • Self-reflection (e.g. awareness of one's own limits due to professional imprint and socialisation, reflection of one's own conflict resolution style)
    • Recognition of conflict dynamics
    • Intervention techniques
  • Negotiation techniques and skills
    • Basics of negotiation analysis
    • Intuitive negotiation
    • Negotiation according to the Harvard concept/integrative negotiation techniques, distributive negotiation techniques, excursus: GRASP method
  • Practical simulation: repetition of phases 1-3, practical focus on phase 4 (collecting and evaluating options) and phase 5 (negotiating and agreeing)

 

Module 2

Law, ethics and special framework conditions

  • Role of law in mediation
    • Differentiation between permissible legal information and impermissible legal advice
    • Sensitisation for recognising legally relevant facts
  • Involvement of external advisors in mediation
    • Legal significance and enforceability of the final agreement, taking into account enforceability
  • Closing agreement (SMART check) and closing ritual in mediation
  • Specifics of different frameworks and settings in mediation: in-house mediation, mediation in the public sphere/citizen participation
  • Individual meetings, co-/team mediation, multi-party mediation, shuttle mediation
  • Preparation and follow-up of mediation proceedings, documentation/recording
  • Ethics and religion in mediation, conflict resolution strategies in different religions
  • Practical focus: Phase 5 (negotiating and agreeing), practical simulation of co-mediation

 

Module 3

Your own mediative style

  • Phases of a mediation, transformation approach and metaphor bridges – what to use when?
  • Use of creative techniques: Pictures, sculptures, storytelling, psychodrama, Pythagoras cup
  • Doubling in mediation
  • Resource-oriented self-reflection of own strengths and weaknesses
  • Dealing with mistakes and failure
  • Practical simulation of risks and challenges in mediation
  • Final colloquium and ceremonial presentation of certificates

 

Why become additionally certified?

The current legal situation states the following: In Germany, any mediator may call themselves a mediator if they provide for "appropriate training and regular continuing education" on their own responsibility. The designation of certified mediator, on the other hand, has been legally protected since 2012 by Section 5 (2) of the Mediation Act. Since September 1, 2017, all persons may call themselves certified mediators if they can prove, by means of a meaningful certificate from a training institution, that they

  • have successfully completed a training course of at least 120 attendance hours, the content of which is precisely specified by a legal ordinance and
  • have mediated a practical case (not a simulation) during the training course or within one year thereafter and reflected on it in an individual supervision session

 

What you can do afterwards

With the successful completion of the international mediation training, you have already completed 48 hours of live online training (Live Online Sessions + Q&A Sessions + Practice Sessions). With the 3 add-on modules, you will complete an additional 72 hours of mediation training. With the total of 120 hours of training, you fulfill the requirements for a training course that complies with the legal ordinance. We will certify this in the form of a certificate of completion.

After you have mediated or co-mediated a recognised case and received a supervision certificate, CONSENSUS Campus will issue you a certificate stating that you are entitled to use the title of certified mediator.

You are then responsible for ensuring that you retain the title on a permanent basis in accordance with the requirements of the Certified Mediator Ordinance (ZMediatAusbV) by completing four additional supervised practice cases and regular continuing education courses.

Take a look at what our graduates say

Optional add-on practice package

When you book our add-on practice package, we even guarantee you your own mediation or co-mediation case within one year of completing the basic course and carry out the subsequent supervision so that you meet all the requirements together with the training course to carry the title "Certified Mediator".

Content:

  • The mediation of a first own mediation or co-mediation case as a recognition case for the certification
  • The accompaniment of a first own mediation by being available before and during the mediation for any questions
  • A 90-minute individual supervision with supervision certificate
  • Instructions and review of the case documentation, possibly with suggestions for improvement
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CONSENSUS Campus In Berlin

Location in Berlin

CONSENSUS GMBH

Unter den Linden 10
10117 Berlin

Seminar Dates in Berlin

module 1: Friday, 24.09. – Sunday, 26.09.2021
module 2: Friday, 22.10. – Sunday, 24.10.2021
module 3: Friday, 26.11. – Sunday, 28.11.2021
module 4: Friday, 17.12. – Sunday, 19.12.2021

module 5: Friday, 28.01.2022 – Sunday, 30.01.2022

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Seminar Times

Friday: 2 pm – 8 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 7 pm
Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm
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What is special about our training?

  • International recognition (IMI)
  • Small group of participants with approx. 10 participants
  • Additional free training opportunities during and after the training (online seminars)
  • Listed at mediator-finden.de for one year free of charge
  • 60-90 minute one-on-one coaching session on “Online marketing for mediators” with MH Marketing GmbH (https://mathiasheineke.de/)
  • Moderated platform for collegial exchange during and after training
  • Active, interesting alumni network
  • Competence and certificate “Online Mediation” included
  • Possibility (depending on availability) to sit in on real mediation cases
  • Free snacks and drinks on seminar days
  • Detailed scripts and working materials
  • Possibility to book an add-on practice package: guarantee of a mediation case and subsequent supervision (depending on availability)

Appointment doesn't fit?

All training modules are self-contained. If you cannot be present for an appointment, you can make up for the missed module in the next training course or instead switch between the Stuttgart and Hamburg training courses (after consultation and availability!).

Investment

The participation fee for the training course to become a certified mediator with a focus on strategic mediation and interest management totals € 3,675.00. Payment in four installments is possible. Whoever pays the total amount within 14 days after billing at once, receives 75.00 € discount. The training course is exempt from VAT.

Eligibility Requirements

  • University degree and/or at least five years’ relevant professional experience
  • Minimum age 26 years
  • Curriculum vitae submission
  • Positive admission interview
  • Very good knowledge of the English language

Mediation Training in Berlin – September 2021 (english)

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Sabrina Beichter

Sabrina Beichter is responsible for training supervision / coordination at CONSENSUS Campus. She will be happy to answer all your questions about our educational offers.

Alexandra Kieffer

Alexandra Kieffer is responsible for training supervision / coordination at CONSENSUS Campus. She will be happy to answer all your questions about our educational offers.

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Your skills as a mediator

With our training you cover a wide range of competencies based on knowledge, skills and self-reflection:

What our graduates say:

"A strong format, paired with optimal course support, has made mediator training an absolute win for me. I am fit for mediation. Thanks to the whole CONSENSUS team."

Christina Ehms
Graduate of the training course to become a certified mediator, April 7, 2019

I liked the various offers in the modules best. The techniques have been explained or demonstrated so well that I am already incorporating many into my work.

Rotraud Konca
Certified mediator. Head of Equal Opportunities Office at the University of Hohenheim, 02.09.2018

The different lecturers, varied seminar days and the different backgrounds of the participants make the course particularly great and worth experiencing. On the side of CONSENSUS there was an open ear for all questions and concerns.

Ann-Kathrin Balle
Graduate training course - certified mediator, February 2020
- FORCAM GmbH

Varied and exciting topic modules, carried out by very competent trainers, have made mediation training a great pleasure.

Eva H.
Graduate training course - certified mediator, February 2020
- DFROST

In mediator training, care was taken to ensure that all participants were actively involved in the tasks, discussions and practical cases. It was also possible to bring in own case studies from everyday work.

Vanessa H.
Graduate training course - certified mediator, February 2020

An excellent deepening of my competence in dealing with conflicts in working life. Helps to learn specific instruments. But also practice from a meta perspective with a helpful look at embedding the conflict. Recommendable!

Ute G.
Graduate training course - certified mediator, February 2020

I found this training really successful. It absolutely met my expectations. It will have a lasting effect in my life. I realized how important it is to respond to interests and needs and how different the perceptions can be.

Thomas Tröster
Graduate mediation training Stuttgart, February 2020

The team of lecturers is extremely competent and experienced. In addition to knowledge, tips & practical examples, we were also provided with above-average snacks, cakes, coffee and drinks. Thank you for the exciting & pleasant time!

Felix B.
Graduate in mediation training Stuttgart, February 2020

One of the most valuable trainings in my life. Both privately and in business, a new way in which conflicts can be solved methodically and practically. It confirms how much the focus is on people and their needs.

Graduate of the mediation course Stuttgart, February 20200

I liked the course very much because not only theory but also a lot of practical exercises were done to be able to apply the theoretical knowledge. It was very varied and educational.

Natalie P.
Graduate in mediation training Stuttgart, February 2020

Why CONSENSUS Campus is for you

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Real experts - real practical cases

All CONSENSUS trainers are experienced, practicing mediation professionals from the CONSENSUS team, which analyzes processes, develops strategies and carries out customized interventions for clients from business and administration. They come to your training seminar directly from a team building workshop, a coaching or a business mediation they just conducted. From time to time you even have the opportunity to attend a conflict resolution process in practice or an in-house workshop. As a result, you learn directly at the interface to practice and benefit from current CONSENSUS cases.

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Mediation training 4.0

At CONSENSUS Campus we prepare you for the most important future trends in mediation. This includes mediation in agile structures as well as live online mediation, which suddenly became indispensable due to the corona crisis and has become increasingly important on the market. Even in our basic training, we teach you essential digital skills in our virtual classroom. The personal encounter on site is and remains the focus of our training. With our innovative blended learning concept, you will learn the most important methods so that you, as a mediator, can work empathetically with conflicting parties in both real and virtual space. So you are crisis-proof and fit for the future.

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Small learning groups with a lot of variety and personal support

At CONSENSUS Campus you will be part of a small learning group of up to eight participants enjoying the personal, customized support of your trainers and mentors. We value a lively, entertaining curriculum: presentations in the plenary alternate with interactive exercises and role-playing games. You will be taught by different experts from our team and at the same time have a constant contact person who will accompany you throughout your learning journey and above all support you with case work. You will benefit from the diversity of our team, get to know the different facets of mediation and always have a common thread.

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Scientifically based curriculum

Together with experts from the field, renowned scientists design your curriculum and visit your training seminar. This is how we ensure that the latest findings from communication science, psychology and research on the impact of mediation are conveyed to you. You will not only receive a tool box, but also an in-depth understanding of how and why your methods work.

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International orientation and networking

The CONSENSUS team is active all over Europe and teaches in several major German cities, with an additional Brussels Campus in the planning stage. Thanks to our participation in the annual mediation competition of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, we cultivate our contacts with leading mediators from all over the world. As the first training institute in Germany, we are proud to be pioneers adapting international standards in our mediation training and being part of an international network connected through the International Mediation Institute (IMI). Individuals who successfully complete our training program will be recognised as IMI Qualified Mediators. This way, you will become part of an extensive network of alumni and CONSENSUS mediators who maintain a lively collegial and professional exchange after completion of their training. In addition to German-language courses, we are the only training institute in Germany to offer English-language mediation training. As part of the mediation training, we promote intercultural competence and a look outside the box.

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Find your own practical cases: We help you!

Towards the end of your training, prospective mediators are particularly concerned with one question: How do I get my own first cases now? To support you in this, CONSENSUS Campus is cooperating with mediator-finden.de, a specialized online search portal for mediation. As a CONSENSUS Campus graduate, you have the opportunity to be listed free of charge for one year on the respected platform www.mediator-finden.de with a personal profile, your photo, and a link to your homepage, in the upscale "Profi" contract model including expanded search functions. This increases your chances of gaining practical experience as a mediator in the shortest possible time, of finding your recognition case for initial certification and/or further cases for obtaining your title.

To make your Internet presence authentic and appealing to future clients, CONSENSUS Campus will give you another special gift at the conclusion of your mediation training: a 60-90 minute one-on-one coaching session on "Online marketing for mediators - how do I build my first client base?" The experienced consultants of the company MH Marketing GmbH (https://mathiasheinke.de/) will show you professional ways how to present yourself authentically on the internet and how to get new mandates and orders regularly and reliably via digital processes. The consultants of MH Marketing support both newcomers and advanced users with decades of experience in the market.

When you book our Add-on Practice Package, we guarantee to provide you with your own mediation or co-mediation case within one year of completing the basic course plus we carry out the subsequent supervision, so that together with the training course you will meet all the requirements for the title of "Certified Mediator". CONSENSUS makes it easy for you to start practicing as a mediator!

FAQ

Frequently asked questions

1. How do the module weekends work?

The mediation training comprises 5 modules, each with 24 hours of instruction. As a rule, lessons take place in the centrally located training rooms of CONSENSUS Campus. The learning unit for live online mediation is taught in the virtual classroom. The respective modules take place on weekends at intervals of approx. 4 weeks. On Fridays the first day of the seminar starts at 2 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. Saturdays are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., including a long lunch break. The last day on Sunday is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2. What are the requirements for mediation training?

Prerequisites for participation in mediation training are a completed academic education and / or at least five years of relevant professional experience, a minimum age of 26 years and the submission of a curriculum vitae. In a telephone or personal admission interview, our training manager Dr. Imke Wulfmeyer ensures that all participants fit into the group in terms of their qualifications. Open questions from interested parties can also be discussed.

3. What happens if I miss a module weekend?

CONSENSUS CAMPUS is represented in various cities (Stuttgart, Hamburg, Berlin etc.). We offer our participants the possibility to switch between the training groups of the different locations for individual modules if they cannot attend a module in their own training group for health, professional or private reasons. If there are free places available there, it is possible to complete the corresponding module in one of the parallel courses at another CONSENSUS CAMPUS. Alternatively, the missed module weekend can be made up in a later training course. The training courses usually take place twice a year.

4. What are the main focuses of mediation training at the CONSENSUS Campus?

The CONSENSUS Campus lecturers have different professional backgrounds and focuses. An interdisciplinarity from law, communication science, psychology, economics, etc. makes sure to consider different aspects of mediation. The lecturers work in different fields of mediation: business mediation, family mediation, but also coaching and team mediation.

5. What does "strategic mediation / interest management" mean?

Because CONSENSUS acts as a consultant in commercial companies and organizations, certain priorities are set even during basic training: We see conflict management and conflict prevention as a strategy for companies and organizations to meet the challenges of a changing working environment. With mediatic competence, interest-based solutions can be developed for in-house projects, for personnel development and for negotiations with contractual partners. These aspects are particularly interesting for the participants in our mediation training because many of them would like to use the skills acquired in this training at their workplace or for their future career in the company.

6. Who are the CONSENSUS Campus trainers?

CONSENSUS CAMPUS trainers have different professional backgrounds and focuses. An interdisciplinarity from law, communication science, psychology, economics, etc. ensures that different aspects of mediation are considered. All CONSENSUS CAMPUS trainers are trained and practising mediators working in different fields of mediation: Business mediation, family mediation, intra-company mediation and mediation in the public sphere.

7. What is part of the training - in addition to the 120 hours of classroom instruction?

In order to successfully complete the training course to become a certified mediator, a self-mediated case (in the course of the year after completion of the training) as well as a case-by-case supervision and corresponding case documentation are required - in addition to the 120 hours of classroom instruction at the CONSENSUS CAMPUS. CONSENSUS CAMPUS offers all graduates the exclusive and free option of being registered on the https://konsens-fuer-alle.de/listen platform in order to find their case of recognition for the first-time certification and / or other cases for obtaining their title .

8. What is covered by the course fees?

What is covered by the course fees?
The course fee covers the 120 hours of classroom instruction on the CONSENSUS CAMPUS. In addition, we offer "add-on" packages that include the mediation of the first practical case and supervision.

9. Who do I get supervision from?

CONSENSUS CAMPUS conducts supervision for the graduates of our mediation training for a fee. All trainers can be booked for supervision. If the required qualification is proven, supervision can also be carried out by external supervisors.

10. How can the course fee be paid?

The course fee can be paid in one installment or in four installments for a small surcharge.

11. International Standards

As the first training institute in Germany, we are proud to be pioneers adapting international standards in our mediation training and being part of an international network connected through the International Mediation Institute. Individuals who successfully complete our training program will be recognised as IMI Qualified Mediators.  The International Mediation Institute (IMI) is a non-profit initiative driving transparency and standards in mediation, worldwide. With the Vision of Professional Mediation Worldwide: Promoting Consensus and Access to Justice, the IMI sets and achieves high mediation standards, convenes stakeholders and parties, promotes understanding and adoption of mediation, and disseminates skills for parties, counsel, and mediators. IMI Standards cover a wide range of competencies, a great amount of practical exercises and feedback as well as supervision by experts from different working fields of mediation. IMI’s quality standards are established and maintained by IMI’s Independent Standards Commission (ISC), a 70+ strong body of users including highly experienced mediators, leading judges, providers, trainers and educators from 27 countries.


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