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RICS Mediation Training Programme

Highly practical and intensive, RICS ACRE Mediation training will prepare you to mediate the most complex disputes to the highest standards across land, property, construction and infrastructure.

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Wed 1 Mar 2023 - Fri 10 Mar 2023
08:30 - 17:30 GMT
Online, Online
50 hours CPD

Please note course runs for 5 days in total

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This training programme provides delegates with a comprehensive appreciation of traditional, facilitative mediation principles. Delivered in bitesize units this course will ensure delegates develop real world professional skills that they can apply to their working and personal lives.

Status and recoginition

We promote and enforce the highest professional standards across the built environment and the RICS ACRE™ Mediation Accreditation is a globally recognised qualification in this sector. Becoming an RICS Accredited Mediator benchmarks your quality and expertise in mediation practice.

Who should attend?

Our delegates come from a variety of backgrounds and include professionals in land, construction, real estate, local authorities, legal practitioners and members of government departments. This course is suitable for those who are representing parties in mediation.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Appreciate and anticipate the complexities, pitfalls and opportunities of mediation
  • Develop the skills to successfully mediate in a variety of commercial situations
  • Build a high level of expert knowledge and experience

Course format

The ACRE™ Training programme is an intensive, online course and is divided into two modules which are taught over five days. Our expert instructors will provide in-depth, practical coaching and you will receive feedback from both your instructor and your peers.

Successful completion entitles you to:

  • Apply for admission to the RICS President’s International Panel of Dispute Resolvers. This would allow you to be considered for appointment by RICS to act as a mediator.
  • Successful completion of both Modules 1 and 2 is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and entitles you apply to become a CIArb Member.
  • The RICS Mediation Programme is recognised by the International Mediation Institute (IMI).
  • The programme is also recognised by the Civil Mediation Council (CMC)*

*This also requires a face to face assessment.

What is ACRE?

Analytical - Helping parties to analyse the circumstances, law, evidence, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of their case to empower them to make pragmatic and viable settlement decisions

Commercial - The training encompasses wide commercial as well as narrow legal realities to provide a flexible settlement, which courts or arbitration cannot

Restorative - Focusing on restoring the business relationship between parties, proceedings are completely confidential to limit any further damage

Expert - With many years’ experience and expertise in the field of the dispute, our mediators help parties to reach a common-sense settlement, or to narrow the issues in dispute, reducing court or arbitration costs

Why choose our mediation training programme

  • Our online programme makes it convenient for you to learn from the comfort of your own home
  • Learn new transferable skills which will help in your current role or on your way to becoming a mediator
  • High quality RICS course with expert trainers
  • Advance your career and earning potential through training

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Module 1

Introduction to Mediation and Mediation Advocacy

Suitable as a stand-alone course for those interested in entering the growing market for qualified mediation representatives, this introductory module provides the essential baseline skills to enable delegates to develop and expand their proficiency as a party representative. There is no formal assessment for this module, but 100% attendance is required.

Course content

Day one – Mediation in context, an overview and mediation ground rules

  • Preparation
  • Opening sessions.

Day two – Exploration

  • Verbal and non-verbal techniques
  • Extracting a comprehensive narrative
  • Engaging with the parties.

Day three – Negotiation

  • Applying your knowledge and experience in evaluative
  • mediation
  • Exploring options and expert analysis
  • Robust reality testing of strengths and weaknesses
  • Working towards a settlement
  • Techniques in breaking deadlock
  • Mediation advocacy.


RICS member rate - £1500 + VAT
Non-member rate - £1700 + VAT


1st - 3rd March 2023

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Module 2

Practical mediation Skills and mediation Training

Module 2 is for those seeking qualification as an RICS Accredited Mediator. This intensive two-day training programme builds upon the skills acquired on Module 1 to develop your practical skills as a mediator.

This module is intensely hands-on with coaching and feedback throughout the role play exercises. Delegates participate in role play scenarios based on real life cases, acting as mediator and party with instructor and peer feedback.

Course content

Day four – Consolidation

  • Extended practical training
  • Consolidation of skills learned in Module One
  • Running a mediation alone.

Day Five – Advanced skills and assessment

  • Advanced mediation skills
  • Time limited mediation
  • Video assessment.


RICS member rate - £1200 +VAT
Non-member rate - £1700 + VAT


9th - 10th March 2023

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This course is designed to teach mediation in a style that is relevant to the needs of those engaged in dispute resolution in the commercial world.

Andrew Miller QC, Mediator and Arbitrator 2 Temple Gardens on 20/04/2021

This course is designed to teach mediation in a style that is relevant to the needs of those engaged in dispute resolution in the commercial world. The emphasis is on teaching both facilitative and evaluative mediation techniques, which ensures that RICS’ accredited mediators are able and ready to meet the needs of potential clients, whether mediating in UK or internationally.


  • Module 1 RICS Member £1500
  • Module 1 Non-member £2000
  • Module 2 RICS Member £1200
  • Module 2 Non-member £1700
  • Modules 1 & 2 RICS Member £2450
  • Modules 1 & 2 Non-member £3450
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