The final weekend training session for Cohort 2 of the CoEJ Mediation Skills Training 2020 took place at Harben House Hotel, Milton Keynes on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 February 2020.
The mediators in the making had their assessments this weekend – putting all their learning and skills into practice. To make it more realistic CoEJ organised for external professional actors to come in and carry out the life like scenarios and Dr Lesley Allport and her colleague Ian carried out the mediators assessments.
The trainees demonstrated their mediation skills and prepared for their assessments on Saturday – covering role plays, co-working with questioning skills, sharing feedback to learn from each other and covered an interesting model on the Karpman Drama Triangle. Sunday was the big day where participants had their assessments take place and then Dr Lesley Allport went through next steps for supervision and completing the accreditation process in registering with the College of Mediators.