Commercial and court aligned mediation training 2020 - March course POSTPONED

Due to the current situation, we have postponed the March course to 15 to 19 June 2020.

To register or for more information, please email [email protected]


[email protected], UCT Faculty of Law, is pleased to present a series of five-day training courses for professionals who aspire to become mediators and use mediation to resolve disputes in their preferred areas of practice.

This course lays the groundwork for you to become an effective mediator in South Africa and will improve your general and inter-cultural communication and negotiation skills. You will learn to use mediation skills more effectively. Department of Justice's court-aligned mediation programme forms part of your learning experience.

- Entrepreneurs
- Lawyers
- Legal advisors
- In-house counsel
- Senior management in private and public organisations
- Members of the judiciary
- Health professionals
- Director-generals of government departments
- Chartered accountants
- Persons with an aptitude or desire to facilitate the resolution of disputes

At the end of this course delegates will have covered, and have a good understanding of:
- South African mediation landscape, including court-aligned mediation
- Relevant mediation practices, including commercial, family and workplace mediation
- Different styles of mediation
- Key concepts and different stages of mediation process
- Mediation skills and techniques, including perspectives on neuroscience and game theory
- Ways of helping parties communicate better during mediation
- Positional versus interest-based negotiations during mediation
- Use of mediation when power imbalances occur (employee vs large corporation)
- Use of intercultural competencies and leadership qualities to make mediations more accessible, effective and fair
- Uses for mediation in complex multi-party disputes, especially the leadership role a mediator may play during the process, without determining the outcome on behalf of parties
- Role of the law and civil procedure in mediation. Comparative look at how mediation is commonly practised in US, UK and SA
- How to build a mediation practice
- Mediation advocacy - how to assist disputing parties in mediation

A training methodology will be used that has strong emphasis on multi-media and practical examples, illustrations and role-play, with the emphasis on SA case studies. Final role-plays will be filmed for evaluation and peer-learning purposes.

Additional Course Info: 

Contact Details

Contact Person: 

Don Coue
Course Details

Course Delivery Method: 

In Class In Class

Presented Presented Courses

Course Duration: 

Five days


R20,995per delegate

Course fee Includes: 

Parking, teas, lunches, course material