The EDR Practitioners' Group will meet every 6 weeks, subject to individual diaries and availabilities. The sessions are based on the premise of co-mediation (i.e. mediations will be carried out by 2 mediators working in partnership)

Confirmation of the dates and themes for Practitioners' Group/Strategy Group sessions are shown below. There will be a pool of invited parties both internal and external, to act as role players in a mediation. A structure and scenarios will be circulated prior to each session.

The practice session will be used for feedback points by co-mediators based on the identification of generic learning points from actual mediations.

 

External training events are available for University of Dundee accredited mediators. Contact Fiona O'Donnell if you are interested in any of them.

Dates for edr Strategy Group and edr Practitioners' Group meetings

‌‌‌‌ edr Practitioners'/Planning Group Dates 2019

  

Session 1 (12.30pm to 3pm, Headquarters, Scottish Mediation, York Place, Edinburgh)

Tuesday 22 January 2019:  co-hosted transition meeting of HE Forum to Scottish Mediation from University of Dundee

Theme: Negotiation techniques in student association/university relationships

 

Session 2 (10.30am-2pm,  River Room 3)

Thursday 14 February 2019 (90 minutes CPD)-edr Retreat (Hirstworks Presentation (2019))

Theme: Our words as mediators, apologies in mediation and the concept of fairness (presentation)

Guest Facilitator: Carolyn Hirst, Hirstworks

(Followed by private mediators’ feedback/supervision session)

TED talk by Elizabeth Stokoe: 
https://ideas.ted.com/what-a-difference-a-word-can-make-how-a-single-word-can-change-your-conversation/

Session 3 (12.30-2pm, River Room  3)

Thursday 11 April 2019 (90 minutes CPD) – edr Practitioners' Group

Theme: National developments update and how the University of Dundee contributes

Guest Facilitator: Graham Boyack, Scottish Mediation

(Followed by private mediators’ feedback/supervision session)

 

Session 4 (12.30pm -2pm, River Room 3)

Thursday 23 May 2019  (90 minutes CPD)-edr Practitioners' Group 

Theme: Tips and techniques for maximising positive outcomes

Guest: Jeremy Scuse, Catalyst Mediation

(Followed by private mediators’ feedback/supervision session including

 

Session 5 (12.30pm-2pm,  River Room 3)

Thursday 4 July 2019 (90 minutes CPD) – edr Practitioners' Group 

Theme: Working through impasses and options to capture agreeement

 Guest Facilitators: Aileen Riddell and Linda Paterson, The Mediation Partnership

(Followed by mediators’ feedback/supervision session)

 

Session 6 (12.30pm-2pm,  River Room 3 )

Thursday 15 August (90 minutes CPD)-edr Practitioners' Group 

Theme: Employment disputes, grievances and embedding mediation options

Guest Facilitator: Alun Thomas

(Followed by mediators’ feedback/supervision session)

 

Session 7 (12.30pm-2pm, River Room 3 )

Thursday 3 October 2019 (90 minutes CPD)-edr Practitioners' Group
 
Representaion in mediation and ways to generate options
 
Guest Facilitator: David Hossack
 

Session 8 (12.30pm-2pm, River Room 3 )

Thursday 21 November 2019 (90 minutes CPD)-edr Practitioners' Group
 
Future strategic developments and communication plan
 
 

‌‌‌‌ edr Practitioners'/Planning Group Dates 2018

10 anniversary year: edr Reaching Out

 

 

Session 1 (10.30am to 3.30pm, external Dundee venue of Queens Hotel (tbc)

Friday 9 February 2018:  (5 hours CPD) 

 

Annual edr mediators’ retreat with Guest Facilitator: Ewan Malcolm

 

Theme: power, influence and control and their impact on dispute resolution and our service

 

Session 2 (12.30pm-2pm,  River Room )

Friday 30 March 2018 (90 minutes CPD)-edr Practitioners' Group 

 

Theme: commercial mediation styles and cross over use in employment and workplace mediations

Guest Facilitator: Ronald Bradbeer and Neil Goodrum

(Followed by mediators’ feedback/supervision session)

 

Session 3 (12.30-2pm, River Room )

Wednesday 2 May 2018 (90 minutes CPD) – edr Practitioners' Group

 

Theme: briefed mock session on strengthening good non face to face communication 

Guest Facilitator: Carolyn Hirst, Hirstworks: Non face to face communication (Hirstworks presentation)

(Followed by private mediators’ feedback/supervision session)

 

Session 4 (12.30pm -2pm, River Room )

Friday 22 June 2018 (90 minutes CPD)-edr Practitioners' Group 

 

Theme: Peer mediation

Guest: Giles Macnair, Edinburgh City Council (Giles Powerpoint)

(Followed by private mediators’ feedback/supervision session including

short presenatation by Maggie Davidson on shuttle mediation [Maggie Shuttle Mediation]).

 

Session 5 (12.30pm-2pm,  River Room )

Wednesday 1 August 2018 (90 minutes CPD) – edr Practitioners' Group 

 

Theme: Truth and perception in mediation

 Guest Facilitators: Aileen Riddell and Linda Paterson, The Mediation Partnership

(Followed by mediators’ feedback/supervision session)

 

National edr event-edr Reaching Out 

Thursday 20 September 2018 10.30am-4.30pm and dinner

 

Session 6 (12.30pm-2pm,  River Room 3 )

Friday 2 November 2018 (90 minutes CPD)-edr Practitioners' Group 

 

Theme: countering scepticism to mediation options and development meeting (Note: Linn will also provide feedback on her experience on volunteering for the Court scheme in Edinburgh Sheriff Court)

Guest Facilitator: Linn Phipps (Linn Phipps Presentation )

(Followed by mediators’ feedback/supervision session)

 

Session 7 (12.30pm-2pm, River Room 3 )

Friday 14 December 2018 (90 minutes CPD)-edr Practitioners' Group
 
Edr planning meeting and individual mediators’ wish list for contributions and needs for 2019
 
Guest Facilitator: led by Ewan Malcolm, CEO, Relate London North West & Hertfordshire
 

Download 2017 meeting dates

 

Session 1

Wednesday 1 February 2017 - University edr mediators retreat at Queen's Hotel

 

Session 2 (12.30 -2pm, River Room 3, 9th floor, Tower Building)

Friday 10 March 2017 - edr mediators - ‘Willing’ and ‘reluctant’ participants to mediate - Carolyn Hirst

 

Session 3 (12.30-2pm, River Room 3, 9th floor, Tower Building)

Friday 21 April 2017 - edr mediators - Brief mock mediation and perceptions on the mediation word facilitated by Fiona O’Donnell and Val Dougan

 

Session 4 

Tuesday 23 May 2017 - HE/FE Mediation Forum - Strathclyde University

 

Session 5 (12.30-2pm, River Room 3, 9th floor, Tower Building)

Wednesday 5 July 2017 - edr mediators - Confidentiality: the meaning and in practice - Linn Philips

 

Session 6 (12.30-2pm, River Room 3, 9th floor, Tower Building)

Wednesday 30 August 2017 - edr mediators - Impasses & avoidance v options & consequences - Jeremy Scuse

 

Session 7 (12.30-2pm, River Room 3, 9th floor, Tower Building)

Wednesday 18 October 2017 - edr mediators - Influence & power in the workplace - Aileen Riddell & Linda Paterson

 

Session 8

October/November 2017 - HE/FE Mediation Forum - venue tbc

 

Session 9 (12.30-2pm, River Room 3, 9th floor, Tower Building)

Friday 8 December 2017 - edr Strategy Group - SMN national mediation developments - Graham Boyack

Download 2016 Meeting dates

 

Session 1

18 & 19 February 2016 - University edr mediators retreat at Dundee & Angus College

 

Session 2 (10.30 for 11am -3.30pm, River Rooms 1&2, 9th Floor, Tower Building)

12 April 2016 - HE/FE Mediation Forum - University of Dundee

 

Session 3 (12.30-2pm, room G7, Ground Floor, Tower Building)

Wednesday 20 April 2016 - edr mediators - "Mediators and Interpreters" - Christine Schoeck

 

Session 4 (12.30-2pm, Meeting Room, 5th Floor, Tower Building)

Tuesday 24 May 2016 - edr mediators - "Internal and External Approaches to Mediation" - Neil Goodrum and Ronald Bradbeer

 

Session 5 (12.30-2pm, Room T8, 2nd Floor, Tower Building)

Wednesday 6 July 2016 - edr mediators - "Experiences of Mediation Clinic" - Charlie Irvine

 

Session 6 (12.30-2pm, River Room 3, 9th Floor, Tower Building)

Wednesday 31 August 2016 - edr mediators - "Conflict Coaching" - Joy Wootten

 

Session 7

4 October 2016 - HE/FE Mediation Forum - University of York

 

Session 8 (12.30-2pm, River Room 3, 9th Floor, Tower Building)

Wednesday 19 October 2016 - edr mediators - Session with Tony Bennett

 

Session 9 (12.30-2pm, River Room 3, 9th Floor, Tower Building)

Wednesday 7 December 2016 - edr Strategy Group

Download 2015 meeting dates

 

Session 1

12 & 13 February 2015 - University edr mediators retreat at Dundee & Angus College (LEAN process continued)

 

Session 2 (12-1.30pm, River Room 3, 9th Floor, Tower Building)

Wednesday 15 April 2015 - edr mediators - Follow on from LEAN and feedback session

 

Session 3

April/May 2015 - HE/FE Mediation Forum - tbc - did not go ahead

 

Session 4 (12.30-2pm, River Room 3, 9th Floor, Tower Building)

Wednesday 20 May 2015 - edr Practitioners Group - "Mediator practice: personal style, implicit theories and reflexivity" - Roy Poyntz

 

Session 5 (12.30-2pm, Carnelley Room 2.20)

Wednesday 8 July 2015 - edr Practitioners Group - Creating healthy communication - Ewan Malcolm

 

Session 6 (12.30-2pm, River Room 3, 9th Floor, Tower Building)

Wednesday 2 September 2015 - edr Practitioners Group - Taster session on conflict fluency - Julius Erolin

 

Session 7

Tuesday 22 September 2015 - HE/FE Mediation Forum (part of the Mediation Conference) - Hosted by University of Central Lancashire

 

Session 8 (12.30-2pm, River Room 3, 9th Floor, Tower Building)

Wednesday 28 October 2015 - edr Practitioners Group - Dealing with disappointment - Jeremy Scuse

 

Session 9 (12.30-2pm, River Room 3, 9th Floor, Tower Building)

Wednesday 9 December 2015 - edr Strategy Group

Download 2014 meeting dates

 

Session 1

13 & 14 February 2014 - edr Practitioners retreat at Dundee & Angus College.

 

Session 2 (12.30-2pm, River Room 3, 9th Floor, Tower Building)

Wednesday 16 April 2014 - edr Practitioners Group - University of St Andrews mediation methods and LEAN methodology comparison

 

Session 3

Thursday 24 April 2014 - HE/FE Mediation Forum - Hosted by Newcastle University - wider use of mediation skills.

 

Session 4 (12.30-2pm, River Room 3, 9th Floor, Tower Building)

Wednesday 28 May 2014 - edr Strategy Group (internal mediators only) - evaluation and reflection tools

 

Session 5 (12.30-2pm, River Room 3, 9th Floor, Tower Building)

Wednesday 9 July 2014 - edr Practitioners Group plus complaints handlers - effective apologies (Carolyn Hirst)

 

Session 6 (12.30-2pm, River Room 3, 9th Floor, Tower Building)

Wednesday 27 August 2014 - edr Practitioners Group - facilitating organisational change (Julius Erolin)

 

Session 7 (12.30-2pm, River Room 3, 9th Floor, Tower Building)

Wednesday 29 October 2014 - edr Practitioners Group - mediation and complaints handling interface (Charlie Irvine) - edr Strategy Group and Complaints Handlers to be invited to this session

 

Session 8

Monday 17 November 2014 - HE/FE Mediation Forum - Hosted by Heriot-Watt University

 

Session 9 (12.30-2pm, River Room 3, 9th Floor, Tower Building)

Wednesday 3 December 2014 - University edr mediators only - annual review and 5 year strategy 2014-2019 (LEAN)

Download 2013 meeting dates

 

Session 1

27 & 28 February 2013 - edr Practitioners retreat at Dundee College.

 

Session 2 (12.30-2pm, Baxter Room 1.35, 1st Floor, Tower Building)

Wednesday 17 April 2013 - edr Practitioners Group - The edr continuum and what mediation agreements may look like for each stage. (Alun Thomas, Anderson Strathern)

 

Session 3

Tuesday 23 April 2013 - HE/FE Mediation Forum - Hosted by Durham University.

 

Session 4 (12.30-2pm, Room 1G10 Dalhousie Building)

Wednesday 29 May 2013 - edr Strategy Group - Evaluation of the edr Service 2008 - 2015

 

Session 5 (12.30-2pm, Baxter Room 1.35, 1st Floor, Tower Building)

Wednesday 10 July 2013 - edr Practitioners Group - Mediating dangerously questions and effects. Case study and discussion.

 

Session 6 (12.30-2pm, Room 1S08, Dalhousie Building)

Wednesday 28 August 2013 - edr Practitioners Group - How expert should a mediator be in an area of mediation. Case study and discussion. This session will also be open to external mediators. (David Hossack, Morton Fraser)

 

Session 7 (9-10.30am, Room 2S17, Dalhousie Building)

Wednesday 23 October 2013 - edr Practitioners Group - Assumption awareness for mediators.

 

Session 8

5 Year Celebrations - HE/FE Forum - 21 & 22 November 2013 at Gardyne Theatre - Dispute Resolution and Celebrating Differences.

 

Session 9 (12.30-2pm, Room 2G13, Dalhousie Building) - note: this meeting has been changed to Wednesday 29 January 2014, 12.30-2pm in Dalhousie 2S12

edr Strategy Group

The following is a note of the proposed training sessions and dates:

 Session 1Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 February 2012 10.30am-4.30pm 
edr Practitioners Retreat at Dundee College with Social Night on 22 February

Focus/Outcome: 1. To practice and refresh mediation skills

2. To gain experience of mediation outwith our own areas of expertise and identify effective good practice

Structure of session: Workshop-led by Ronald Bradbeer and Neil Goodrum

Case Study: Materials to be supplied

 

 Session 2Wednesday 25 April 2012, 12 noon-2 pm

Focus/Outcome: To develop skills in dealing with clients who have a tendency to or are the subject of bullying - led by Caroline Adamson

Structure of Session Role Play.

 

 Session 3Friday 27 April 2012
HE.FE Forum hosted by University of York

Focus/Outcome: To focus on the 3 areas identified in the HE.FE Forum remit

Structure of Session: Workshop

 

• Session 4Wednesday 30 May 2012, 12 noon to 2pm, River Room 3

Focus/Outcome: review of action plan following close of consultation on edr strategy and plan forward for next 6 months

Structure of Session: edr strategy Group workshop and discussion on the role of edr in areas organisational change

 

 Session 5: Wednesday 11 July 2012, 12-2pm, River Room 3

Focus/Outcome: Reframing and generating options (Liz Law)

Structure of Session: Role play DUSA Executive and "First Call" to be invited to participate as actors

 

• Session 6: Wednesday 29 August 2012, 12-2pm, River Room 3

Focus/Outcome: Confidentiality issues in mediation (Charlie Irvine)

Structure of Session: Feedback 3 party system

 

• Session 7: Wednesday 24 October 2012, 12-2pm, River Room 3

Focus/Outcome: Reframing and generating options (Aileen Riddell and Linda Patterson)

Structure of Session: Role play. H.R Officers to be invited to participate as actors

 

• Session 8: Wednesday 5 December 2012, 12-2pm, River Room 3

Focus/Outcome: How mediators experience conflict with other mediators (Ewan Malcolm) and Reflection of progress and further 6 month action plan

Structure of Session: edr Strategy Group Workshop

  • 1 February 2011, 1-3pm, River Room 1 - Practitioners' Group - "Application of edr to the academic module" (Dominic Venditozzi) plus a back to basics practice session
  • 16 March 2011, 1-3pm, River Room 1 - Practitioners' Group - Reflection on practice and feedback (Ewan Malcolm)
  • 25 April 2011, 1-3pm, River Room 3 - Practitioners' Group - Overcoming Barriers (Mediation Partnership - tbc)
  • 31 May 2011, 1-3pm, River Room 2 - Strategy Group Plus - Review of edr direction, action plan for next stage (Ronald Bradbeer - tbc)
  • 12 July 2011, 1-3pm, River Room 1 - Practitioners' Group - Links to Healthy Working Lives Group - joint session (Liz Law - tbc)
  • 23 August 2011, 1-3pm, River Room 1 - Practitioners' Group - Working through conflict (Aileen Riddell, the Mediation Partnership). HR Officers to be invited to join as participants.
  • 2 December 2011, 12-2pm, River Room 1 - Practitioners' Group - Charlie Irvine, University of Strathclyde and Chair of Scottish Mediation Network. Newly elected DUSA reps to be invited to join as participants.
  • 28 January 2010 at 4pm - Strategy Group - Review of coffee break taster for edr awareness raising and discussion on the small things which make a difference in a mediation (Aileen Riddell)
  • 11 March 2010 at 4pm - Practitioners' Group - "Pressurised situations and different ways to explore these" (Charlie Irvine)
  • 20 April 2010 at 1-3pm - Practitioners' Group -
  • 1 June 2010 at 1-3pm - Strategy Group plus - "The different origins of our training and branding of the edr Mediators as a discrete group with the Scottish Mediation Register" - (Ronald Bradbeer)
  • 13 July 2010 at 1-3pm - Practitioners' Group - Role play session and healthy working lives group contact (Linda Patterson & Aileen Riddell - the Mediation Partnership)
  • 26 August 2010 at 1pm - Practitioners' Group - "Group mediations and approaches Part 1" (Pamela Lyall/John Sturrock)
  • 7 September 2010 at 1pm - Practitioners' Group - "Group mediations and approaches Part 2" (Pamela Lyall/John Sturrock)
  • 19 October 2010 at 1pm - Strategy Group - "Potential application for edr at Dundee of IT in the field of argumentation" (Chris Reed)
  • 30 November 2010 at 1pm - Practitioners' Group - "The use of generic feedback & reflection" (Ewan Malcolm)

diary of themes

  • 20 January 2009
  • 25 February 2009 - Strategy Group
  • 3 March 2009
  • 14 April 2009
  • 6 May 2009 - Strategy Group
  • 26 May 2009
  • 7 July 2009
  • 18 August 2009 - Session with DUSA, student & academic dispute
  • 1 September 2009 - Strategy Group
  • 29 September 2009 - Disability related dispute session
  • 10 November 2009 - The value of resolving disputes conference
  • 15 December 2009 - Xmas special dispute

all Strategy Group meetings

  • 25 March 2008
  • 2 May 2008
  • 30 June 2008
  • 2 September 2008
  • 3 December 2008