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Building on your mediation service

You’ve set up your internal mediation service and now you want to get more value from it – or simply refresh and relaunch.

Hundreds of organisations have chosen CMP Resolutions as their partner for really embedding mediation into the organisation; the initial training is just the first step!

Why workplace mediation services slip into decline

There are usally two reasons:

  • a loss of mediation capability; or
  • a low a service profile.

Reviving your in-house mediation service need not be expensive or time consuming, and the human and financial benefits will be significant. Whether it’s widening the scope of what your mediators can work on, or repositioning your service and rolling out a communication plan, there are many steps you can take to get more from mediation.

If you want an inhouse mediation service that releases all the potential benefits of early dispute resolution, you need to maintain, promote and manage your service.

And to do this means you need to evidence the business case of your service, to ensure future funding. But do you know how well your mediation service is performing?

If you stop thinking ‘mediation’ after the inital training, there’s a real risk that all you have are trained mediators, and not a real, vibrant and effective mediation service.

We can help you get more from the investment you’ve already made in mediation, no matter who did you initial training.

I had half thought ‘how can it need six days to learn to mediate’, and then after the course I thought, ‘I need another six days!’ It was a lot more of a roller coaster than you might think, with more self-learning, building awareness of how you react to others in different situations. It was very useful to us and a powerful experience. The delegates are all very intellectually capable, and the training includes theory, practice and reflection – a nice mixture that covers the way different people prefer to learn.

Mediation Service Set-up Commissioner and ILM Professional Workplace Mediator Delegate, Occupational Health Manager Birmingham University

I was very pleased with the ILM Professional Workplace Mediator training provided for our new staff mediators.  The six-day programme was well-structured, and the content was presented clearly and concisely.  The trainer was flexible and sensitive to individual needs, and our trainees found the course challenging and highly stimulating.  I would be very happy to use CMP again in the future.

Mediation Service Set-up Commissioner and former ILM Professional Workplace Mediator Delegate, Head of ER DEFRA

I found the ILM Professional Workplace Mediator training and support from CMP to be excellent. It enabled the University to develop a successful in-house mediation service which provides managers and staff with an effective route towards better working relationships.

Mediation Service Set-up Commissioner and ILM Professional Workplace Mediator Delegate, Head of EqualitySunderland University

Working with such an experienced and professional organisation has been incredibly refreshing and our in-house mediation service has been enhanced as a result. The course was fantastic and people left feeling confident with the skills. The course content was comprehensive and the training techniques first class. The trainer worked with us to discuss service development and implementation. They provided a lot of supporting information which has helped immensely in getting this project off the ground.

Achieving Mediation Excellence Commissioner, HR ManagerUniversity of York

A highly interactive and participative course; just what we wanted. The trainer was very experienced, using personal anecdotes to make scenarios ‘come alive’.

Mediation Service Set-up Commissioner and ILM Professional Workplace Mediator Delegate, Mediation LeadThe Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

CMP offer an impressive blend of professional expertise and workplace mediation experience. Their trainers are challenging and thought-provoking and used realistic exercises relevant to our work. Our delegates were stimulated and inspired, and have brought valuable and lasting benefits back to the organisation.

Mediation Serivice Set-up and ILM Professional Workplace Mediator, comments from the Head of Human ResourcesMetropolitan Police

The CMP workplace mediation training was vital. Their Interactive Mediation model gives a clear easy process to follow, that allows you the space and the confidence to use your developed skills to manage the issues in the mediation. The training has been great in that it provided a framework for a more structured approach.

Mediation Service Lead and ILM Professional Workplace Mediator Training delegate, Assistant Chief Officer, HR South West Probation Services

CMP is a very good company to do business with and I would definitely recommend them.  I was very happy with the service offered, the investigation training and the follow-up support.  Our organisational objectives were clearly met by CMP’s involvement and I believe the training has provided the foundation for success.

Mediation Service Set-up, and Training Commissioner, Acting Head of HR,Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

Just a note to say how useful this was: particularly the case study which has really given us some ideas to follow up.

ILM Professional Workplace Mediator Delegate, Senior Managera Higher Education Institute

Working with such an experienced and professional organisation has been incredibly refreshing and our in-house mediation service has been enhanced as a result. The course was fantastic and people left feeling confident with the skills. The course content was comprehensive and the training techniques first class.

Mediation Service Commissioner and ILM Professional Workplace Mediator Delegate, Director of HRThe University of York

How to get the most from your internal mediation service - learnings from a national survey

We share data and best practice ideas for how best to access mediation for your business. Ideal for those with an existing mediation service which they would like to see achieve better results.

This paper draws on research we carried out across the UK to find out what it really is that makes a successful in house mediation service.

How to get the most from your internal mediation service