Following on from the successful October Mediation Event, facilitated by Paul Holder, the November training event is an opportunity for you to learn some mediation skills.  These use an alternative model to the co-counselling conflict resolution process.  They can be used to channel the tension in disagreement and conflict to produce constructive outcomes.

By the end of the training workshop participants should:

  • Have explored assumptions and outlooks on conflict and have understood the dynamics of disputes.
  • Have understood and explored communication tools to turn antagonism into co-operation.
  • Have understood the key principle that mediators use to develop agreement between disputing parties. (ie interest based negotiation)
  • Have understood and applied a practical method of mapping contentious issues which encourages win/win outcomes.
  • Be able to identify your own personal vulnerabilities that might otherwise undermine the application of win/win strategies.
  • Increased their understanding of consensus decision making.

You will be able to try out the ideas introduced, through the use of structured hands on activities, case studies, mini sessions, and discussion in an enjoyable, and supportive learning environment.  This is a skills and knowledge building training workshop.  Learning handouts will be provided. 

Expect to come to a lively and enjoyable day, and to leave with some refreshing new perspectives on resolving conflict.

We hope that this skill base will be an ongoing resource for you and your community.

Booking and cost

There are 30 places. The workshop is open to co-counsellors from other communities.




Sun 29th Nov

£50 waged

£35 low waged

£20 un-waged

£20 waged

£15 low waged

£10 un-waged

Booking forms and payment (deposit or full fee) need to be with Pete Fantes (63 Spottiswoode Road, EH9 1DA) by Thursday 26th November at the latest. The deposit is non-refundable .  Booking form can be sent by e-mail (pete[dot]fantesatvirgin[dot]net) in advance of the deadline but payment must be received by the 26th November. 

Make cheques payable to “Co-Counselling in Scotland”

Event Dates
Sunday, 29 November, 2009 - 09:30 to 18:30
Columcille Centre
2 Newbattle Terrace
Edinburgh EH
United Kingdom
Phone: Not available.
Registration / Booking Information
Contact Information

Lilian will answer queries about the workshop by e-mail (liliannakennedyatgmail[dot]com), or by phone (01592-566865) between 11am and 1pm most weekdays.