So recently my fiancee decided it was time that I learned how to tile and give her the kitchen and bathroom of her dreams, and this weekend was the first half of the course
After grumpily getting up at 6am on my weekend for the hour long drive to the course, going through the course introduction, watching a demo and then cracking on I noticed something
Something which got me thinking about the UK Mediation training courses and one of the questions we frequently get asked
And I thought it would make a great topic for this weeks blog.
"You must be crazy"
The frequently heard statement our mediators hear when they explain to someone exactly what they do
Charging head long towards messy and drawn out conflicts, trying to get people who claim to hate each other to work together, to try and achieve a resolution which has eluded all involved for years.
Why would anyone bother putting themselves through the seemingly up hill slog of being a mediator?
It's not uncommon to think of mediation as being all one field
and to a degree it is
But within the field of mediation there are some very distinct divisions.
Interpersonal Mediation. Commercial Mediation and Family Separation Mediation.
We want to clear things up and explain what the difference is between these types of mediation, so you know what type you need or what type you want to train in.
All for One
You Must Be Crazy
The Three Types of Mediation
Lessons from the Super Bowl
Keeping Things Private
Counting the Cost
New Year, New Career
New Year Resolution Resolution
A Great Opportunity for Mediation
Facing the Monster in the Room
Take a Break
Why Your Website Isn't Getting You Any Business
Getting To Mediation
Game Theory & Mediation
Not All Mediation is Created Equal
Get Out Of The Rat Race
Finding the Win-Win Pt. 2
Commercial Mediation - The Untapped Market
Looking For The Win-Win Scenario Pt.1
Dealing With The Neighbours From Hell
Complaints Mediation Keeping You Out Of Court
How An Independent Investigator Can Help You
The Importance of Venue
Who Can Become A Mediator?
Training At The Highest Level
The Fall of Mandatory Mediation
How Do I Get A Gig?
With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility
Mediation, Arbitration, Litigation - What Does It All Mean?
What's Right For Me? Negotiation
What The Devil Is Team Facilitation?
The Master Plan Part 4: You Have Become A Mediator Now What?
The Master Plan Part 3: What Mediation Course Is Right For You?
The Master Plan Part 2: The Secret Reasons People Become Mediators
The Master Plan Part 1: Why Become A Mediator?