Divorce and Family Mediation
Divorce and Family Mediation
24 May 2021
R 15700.00
Brief Description
Divorce and Family Mediation short course provides you with the knowledge, skills and insights to become an accredited court-annexed mediator and private divorce and family mediation practitioner in private practice, government departments such as the office of the family advocate, family courts or service-provider organisations such as NGO’s, and NPO’s. The course aims to enhance your knowledge of mediation to enable you to successfully mediate family disputes, facilitate a settlement between the parties, draft settlement agreements which can be made an order of the court. With a good grasp of the mediation industry and marketing of services in the industry, you will be able to approach prospective clients and target markets for your organisation
Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the context of mediation and related concept, i.e. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Know the working process involved in mediation
  • Be able to identify application opportunities for mediation
  • Understand the potential value and contribution of mediation in the context of the
  • Employee Assistance Programme
Course Content
  • Understanding divorce and relationship breakdown
  • Concepts of litigation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
  • Dealing with conflict
  • The mediation process
  • Legislation in mediation and in family disputes
  • Court-annexed mediation and high court rules
  • Agreements, documents and mediation outcomes
  • Bias, social-context and diversity awareness
  • Soft skills in the mediation environment
  • Dealing with children in family mediation
  • Ethics Mediation practice management
  • Mediation as alternate intervention within Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
Entry Requirements
Prospective delegates should at least have National Senior certificate (Grade 12) and/or prior knowledge or work experience in place.
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Human Capital Management
Who Should attend:
This course is ideal for you if you are already working or intend to work in the field of alternative dispute resolution – whether you are professionally trained or not. Further, the course is beneficial to lawyers, social workers, psychologists, mediators and court-annexed mediators, HR practitioners and persons contemplating a career in alternative dispute resolution. Successful Social Work delegates may qualify for 10 CPD points with the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP).
Delivery Mode:
Contact Sessions
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