The Hong Kong Mediation Council (HKMC), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), is offering mediation training courses in Cantonese and in English designed for individuals who are interested in becoming accredited mediators. The course will cover the following topics:


  • The key principles of mediation as a means of dispute resolution;
  • Principles of interest-based negotiation;
  • The process of facilitative mediation model;
  • The role of a mediator
  • Mediator's skills and techniques
  • Ethical code of conduct for mediators
  • Drafting settlement agreements; and
  • Role of lawyers and advisors in mediation


WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • Legal practitioners, service professionals, government officers, corporate executives, senior management, corporate communications managers and dispute resolution practitioners.


COURSE DETAILS :

  • The courses will be taught in English (for January + February 2023), and in Cantonese (for April 2023), both with English only materials
  • The courses shall be of at least 40 hours conducted in duration, and be conducted in hybrid mode, i.e. online teaching and face-to-face mediation role-play exercises, over a period of [5] days (please see Schedules below).
  • The courses would seek accreditation by the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited ("HKMAAL")


SCHEDULES:


(1) January + February 2023 Course in English

Part 1 - Online teaching and role-play exercises

  • Day 1: Sunday 29 January 2023;
  • Day 2: Saturday 18 February 2023;
  • Day 3 : Sunday 19 February 2023;
  • Day 4 : Saturday 25 February 2023; and


Part 2 - Face-to-face mediation role-play exercises:

  • Day 5: Sunday 26 February 2023


(2) April 2023 Course in Cantonese


Part 1 - Online teaching and role-play exercises

  • Day 1: Saturday 15 April 2023;
  • Day 2: Sunday 16 April 2023;
  • Day 3: Saturday 22 April 2023;
  • Day 4: Sunday 23 April 2023; and


Part 2 - Face-to-face mediation role-play exercises:

  • Day 5: Sunday 30 April 2023


(the class hours for each day of the training shall be 08:45am to 06:30pm, including an 1-hour lunch and two 15-min breaks)


(subject to the COVID19 situation in Hong Kong, the above schedule/ dates of the Course may have to be further adjusted, in the best interests of all who participate)


PARTICIPATION FEE:

  • Standard: HK$15,000
  • Early Bird:HK$13,000*


*Early Bird deadline for the courses:

For January + February 2023 (English) Course: Friday 13 January 2023

For April 2023 (Cantonese) Course: Friday 31 April 2023


UPCOMING Courses:

(subject to possible changes)

  • 13, 20, 21, 27 & 28 May 2023 (in English);


INQUIRY:

  • Email: mediation@hkiac.org
  • Tel: 2525 2381


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