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