“An excellent course with brilliant trainers! I thoroughly enjoyed the methodological approach employed and would highly recommend it. Most competitively priced of all, it is qualitatively the best and a great asset to my legal knowledge. Thanks to Align Mediation, I have not only become an accredited civil/commercial mediator but a better human being as well…”
“I thought that the overall structure and organisation of the course was very professional and effective. There was a healthy mix of lectures and interactive sessions which made every day extremely enjoyable. The interactive sessions were particularly useful as they provided plenty of opportunities to practice our newly acquired skills.”
Trainer and Coach
“This was a very enjoyable course, with lots of practical work to develop skills. The presenter was very experienced and shared useful examples from real mediations with us.”
“I highly recommend this course to anyone seeking in-depth knowledge in mediation or planning a career in mediation. The course is well structured and the training venue was brilliant.”
“Great course. Well put together and well presented by Steve, our tutor. There was a good mix of classroom style learning and practical exercises which helped build our skills and confidence. A very positive experience overall.”
“I really enjoyed this 5 day course. Steve was an excellent trainer who helped us to look at this course as not just passing the assessment, but giving us the key tools to apply and reflect on as we mediate. I would highly recommend this course to anyone considering a career in mediation.”
“I feel Align Mediation produced a first class mediation course which is totally relevant to both commercial and personal relations. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of working with people of widely different ages, background and employment. The course has wide appeal to anyone considering a change of career or enhancing their job prospects within their chosen field. I have no hesitation in recommending this course.”
“I found Align Mediation very helpful in training me as a mediator. The fact that they provided the option of distance learning with skype tutorials and assessments was of particular value to me to allow me to fit the training around my other work as a consultant to the legal industry.”
"I would recommend Align Mediation if you are considering training to be a mediator. Their course content and delivery is excellent."
“I am now an accredited civil/commercial mediator thanks to the amazing course by Align Mediation. The week’s course encompassed a great mixture of pratical and theoretical sessions and was easy to comprehend and engage with. This is a great course for those wishing to progress in their careers or change their careers altogether.”
“Great course, well organised. Steve Hancox, the trainer, was very experienced and clearly enjoyed providing training. I’d recommend Align Mediation for those wanting to acquire or enhance mediation skills and techniques.”
“The Align Mediation 5 day course was perfect preparation for meaningful mediation work. The emphasis on practical application and role play helped me to feel confident to practice in any setting.”
Senior Fire & Rescue Service Officer
“I had been trying to fit in a civil and commercial mediation course for some time, eventually settling on the Align Mediation course in Oxford. Having successfully completed the week long course, in good company, I am extremely happy with that decision. Steve is a highly credible trainer, who clearly knows his subject matter thoroughly and has the practical experience to back it up. He put the course material across in a relaxed, student centred and easy to follow style, providing positive coaching through the hands-on role-play exercises, preparing us well for the final assessment. I can highly commend this course to anyone wishing to add civil and commercial mediation to their skill set. Between them, Harry and Steve will ensure that you are provided with an enjoyable and worthwhile experience.”
Company Director and Charity Truste
"The Align Mediation distance learning course was professionally presented, comprehensive and thorough with good interaction and support from the Align team, especially Harry, via Skype and email. The content, format and processes presented in the course were logical and developed my understanding and appreciation of the value of mediation whilst providing me with skills necessary for successful mediations. Successful completion of the course has motivated me to include mediation as part of my career in the business and charity sectors. I would definitely recommend the Align Mediation course."
“I completed the distance learning course in December 2015. I found the manuals very informative and helpful and the Skype sessions with my tutor were interesting and taught me a lot about handling a mediation situation. My final exam was facing two experienced mediators which I enjoyed very much and was pleased to learn I had passed the course as a result.”
Mirza Unas Ali Baig
“The mediation course with Align is professional and comprehensive. The trainers were very efficient and responsive. Highly recommended.”
"Notwithstanding that it took place during the hottest week of the year, which could with less stimulating lecturers have encouraged sleep after lunch, I thoroughly enjoyed the course and the practice mediation sessions with fellow students and learned a lot."
Chartered Surveyor and Arbitrator
"A very well presented and stimulating course, embracing the theory and practical aspects of Mediation and great value for money."
“Role-play was the key element of this excellent mediation training by Align Mediation. A mixture of classroom teaching, tutorial style discussion and continuous role-play were all key elements of the course and each played a part in the learning process. But, with an emphasis on soft skills, it was the repetition of role-play that was central to the success of the programme in providing reinforcement of learning and the building of confidence.
Our trainer was, throughout the 5 day course, giving guidance and encouragement on what proved to be a very effective and practical course. Interaction with the other delegates proved an essential element of the week with an exchange of views and ideas going far beyond the formal training process.”
"The Align Civil/Commercial course in Oxford had the very desirable combination of good organisation in agreeable surroundings, highly interesting, challenging and relevant content and all given by a very knowledgeable and likeable instructor. The quality and enjoyment were greatly enhanced by the small, friendly and tightly knit class all doing their best to extract full measure and value from the process. Finally I found the subject surprisingly challenging and satisfying while providing much food for thought; a very good basis for entering the profession."
NHS Executive Director
"I undertook the Align Mediation 5 day training in February 2016. The course was really interesting, very well presented and a really enjoyable experience. I feel well trained and confident to mediate now. I thoroughly recommend this training and look forward to putting it into practice."
"I found the civil and commercial mediation course run by Align mediation to be a solid platform from which to progress my interest in becoming a mediator. The course was well structured and opened my eyes to several issues I had never previously considered. I would highly recommend the trainer who combined a broad range of knowledge with an easy ability to impart it to the course participants."
"The Civil and Commercial Mediation course from Align was excellent. Steve (the trainer) was experienced and knowledgeable and did a really good job of leading us through the skills required and the challenges of mediation. The emphasis on role play helped to embed the learning so that what felt daunting at the start of the week was much more natural by the end. Whilst the focus is on dispute resolution, the skills learned during the course have practical application to relationships in all areas of life, not just mediation."
"I thought the Align Mediation course was fantastic. I was able to do it remotely alongside my job, which was a real benefit. My trainer was very motivating and provided me with constructive feedback each session. This approach fitted excellently alongside the informative training manuals provided. I look forward to continue developing my skills as a mediator, as I strongly believe that out-of-court dispute resolution can be hugely beneficial to clients in many circumstances."
"A few months ago, I decided to study the mediation process and become a certified mediator. After searching the internet, I chose Align Mediation as my provider. I am glad I made the right choice. Harry Thomas was my personal tutor and working with him was a pleasant experience – he was very helpful and completely on top of the teaching process. With regards to the training materials, I found them substantive and comprehensive. I am now a Certified Mediator. I strongly recommend this company to those interested in becoming one also."
“The 5 day course I attended in May 2014 worked really well. The small, tight knit group made the course very enjoyable and our trainer was fantastic, she had huge knowledge and was able to give us anecdotes of real life examples. The course was great value for money and we came away with a fully accredited qualification. I’m now getting good support from Align in finding real work and I’m looking forward to becoming a successful mediator in my own right. It’s very exciting.”
“I found the Align mediation course very professional. The trainer was great, he made learning about the mediation process very interesting, interactive and enjoyable. It also helped to be surrounded by a great group of students and we all learnt from each other. I am now looking forward to continue in progressing my career change.”
University Law Lecturer, Bristol
“I chose Align Mediation to do the accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator Qualification as it offered great value for money at a convenient location. The 5 day course was taught by an experienced mediator who mixed lecture and practice opportunities and was fully interactive. The teaching was comprehensive and I was fully prepared for the assessment and for real life mediations. I would recommend anyone wishing to do the course to choose Align.”
Minister of Religious Affairs
"The Align Mediation course replaced my fear with hope and confidence. The content was excellent with a good balance between theory and practical application. Steve was amazing; always available to answer questions, and most importantly, share his experience – that gave me a good idea of mediation and how to use it going forward. I would definitely recommend Align Mediation to anyone."
"I would say that the Align Mediation training course is the best course that I have ever attended. I will certainly be letting all of my friends and colleagues know just how good the course is. I was then involved in a mediation just a few days later and we achieved a brilliant outcome – had I not done the Align Mediation course, I would not have had a clue how to handle it!"
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