The work of a legally trained person as a mediator or participation in assisting a party at the mediation session requires different skill sets. A lawyer, soon after earning a degree may not fit into the role of a mediator. Several High Court Rules stipulate a minimum period of 5 to 10 years of practice before they could be imparted training. There may be in-house mechanism set up at some establishments to resolve disputes amongst employees. An organisation will need to engage in some kind of negotiation for clinching a deal for the organisation or to sort out some competing claims of a rival company through their own employees, when extremely sensitive information or confidential matters could be better preserved by engaging their own employees than an outside agency. What a party is interested in such occasion is negotiation skills, which will attempt to enlarge the pie at the negotiating table.
The Supreme Court has set up a Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee (MCPC) which recommends a minimum period of 40 hours of training by accredited mediators before they could be empanelled to act as mediator in the Court annexed mediation work through referrals. Madhyastham’s founder-director is a trained mediator who can impart training for various roles, as mediator, mediation advocacy that has non-adversarial approach, negotiation, a technique necessary to deal with difficult people and tough negotiators. Training is offered at regular intervals.Get in touch with us