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Mediation Role-Play Intensive

This two-day intensive mediation role-play training is designed to help you get to the next level of skill integration. Expect to be challenged.

This training involves one hour of skill review and three back-to-back role plays each day. Over the course of the two-days, each person will be skilled twice and unskilled up to four times. For each role-play the mediator will be given one-hour to role-play, time for reflection, and 30 minutes of feedback from your coach. Role-players will also be expected to provide feedback on each role-play. Coaches will not hold back; feedback will be robust and comprehensive, intended to elevate your skill integration. If you are not interested in this intense format, please do not sign up.

Who should take this course?

This is not a beginner mediation role-play group. This is designed for students who have completed mediation training, are committed to practicing their mediation skills, and have already worked to integrate their skills outside the classroom.  The course has been created as an option for students who would like to participate with a committed group with direct coach feedback, in addition to any role-play practice groups or private coaching they are already a part of. This training provides an excellent opportunity for practice for those who are looking to prepare for a C.Med Skills Assessment.

Students must apply to take this training in order to ensure that the group comprises participants that are at a similar level of training and expertise. When you have been approved, an invoice will be emailed, and you will be enrolled in the training.

Please note, the application is free of charge, but the training is $750+GST.

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Course Details

This 2-day training will be offered on Friday and Saturday from 8:30am to 5:30pm once every six weeks to two months, depending on interest. There will be no sessions in the summer.  This training will be offered in Calgary and Edmonton.

Maximum 9 students. Minimum 3 students.

Course credit: 16 hours

Cost: $750 + GST 

Payment is due 30 days before the start of the course.  Withdrawals 21 to 15 days before the start of the course are subject to a withdrawal fee of 50% of the course fee.  Withdrawals 14 days or less before the start of the course will not be eligible for refunds, transfers, or credit.  

Pre-Course Preparation

Students will be expected to be prepared for each day of the training with their prep work done in advance. Prep work will include:

  • answering 15 skill review questions;
  • preparing for your unskilled roles (your back story, your interests and how they came to be); 
  • completing preparation worksheets for your mediations. 

Skill review questions and role-plays will be sent two weeks in advance of class. Students will be required to email  all prep work to ADRIA 3 days in advance. This accountability has been put in place to ensure that all students have the best opportunity for learning and that time is not wasted during the role-play time allotment. 


8:30 – 8:45 Introductions and housekeeping  

8:45 – 9:45          Skill review

9:45 – 10:00       Break

10:15 – 12:15     Role-play 1

12:15 – 1:00        Lunch

1:00 – 3:00          Role-play 2

3:00 – 3:15          Break

3:15 – 5:15          Role-play 3

5:15 – 5:30          Debrief & questions


8:30 – 8:45         Questions from Day 1

8:45 – 9:45          Skill review

9:45 – 10:00       Break

10:15 – 12:15     Role-play 4

12:15 – 1:00       Lunch

1:00 – 3:00          Role-play 5

3:00 – 3:15          Break

3:15 – 5:15          Role-play 6

5:15 – 5:30          Debrief & closing

Upcoming Training

  • No upcoming events

What Are Skill Review Questions?

Skill Review Questions will be sent to students 2-weeks before the start of the training.  Student answers will be debriefed in class. Each student will be required to read their answer to the class.

Sample questions include:

  • How do you introduce mediator confidentiality?
  • How do you explain without prejudice?
  • What is the purpose of a reframe? When do you reframe? Give an example of a reframe.
  • List 10 ways to say “so ___ is important to you”
  • Give 3 examples of how you would shift someone from past to present to future.

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