START: September 20th, 2023

END: December 6th, 2023

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Introductory Tuition Fee: $2000 + GST

Introductory Rate Extended to September 1, 2023

Regular tuition rate: $2500 + GST 

A 5% discount will automatically be applied for those who opt to pay in full. 

Tuition Instalment Plan

Students may choose to pay their tuition in instalments with the following schedule:

  • $500 + GST – due upon registration
  • 3 payments of $500 + GST due on October 4, October 18, and November 1, 2023

Late Payments or Insufficient Funds Policy

  • Late Payments - 2% will be applied to late payments
  • Insufficient Funds - A fee of $40 will be applied to payments with insufficient funds.

Intermediate Mediation Skills & Theory: Online Fall Course 

Course Description & Information

This advanced course will build on concepts and skills that students have learned in an introductory course.  Students will have an opportunity to learn intermediate mediation theory and skills that can be applied to disputes in a variety of areas such as family law, civil, and child protection mediation.  The inclusion of the application of skills to the area of child protection mediation is unique to this course. Students will be challenged to consider topics from a variety of lenses, including from Indigenous, multi-cultural, LGBTQ2S+, and abilities contexts.  

This advanced course places an emphasis on role playsStudents will be given ample opportunity to develop their skills and receive feedback from skilled coaches.  Coaches are mediators who work in a variety of dispute resolution areas.   

The course is 12 weeks in length with two sessions per weekThe course is delivered exclusively through an online platformEach session is two hours in lengthEach week there is one instructional session and one coaching session.   

In addition to time in instructional and coaching sessions, students can expect to spend up to an additional two hours per week on course work.  Intermediate Mediation Skills will provide students with a total of 46 hours of core education in dispute resolution and mediation theory, including 10 hours of simulated role play.   

If students require accessibility accommodations, they can indicate those accommodation requests on the registration form and the instructor will be in touch to discuss them.   

Important! *Prerequisite* 

Completion of Mediate BC's Introduction to Mediation course or an equivalent introductory course from another training provider is requiredPlease send information regarding equivalent course work for approval prior to registeringA request for approval can be sent to lori.frank@mediatebc.com. 

Course Schedule

Course Start Date – Wednesday September 20, 2023 



Dates and Times

All sessions are at 6:00-8:00pm

Module 1

Digging Deeper into Conflict

Instructional – Wednesday September 20

Coaching – Thursday September 21

Module 2

Developing Your Own Style

Instructional – Wednesday September 27

Coaching – Thursday September 28

Module 3

Working with Others

Instructional – Wednesday October 4

Coaching – Thursday October 5

Module 4

Advanced Mediation Skills

Instructional – Wednesday October 11

Coaching – Thursday  October 12

Module 5

Advanced Mediation Skills Continued

Instructional – Wednesday October 18

Coaching – Thursday October 19

Module 6

Protecting Privacy & Personal Information

Pre-Mediation Skills

Instructional – Wednesday October 25

Coaching – Thursday October 26

Module 7

Strategies for Working with Difficult Situations

Instructional – Wednesday November 1

Coaching – Thursday November 2

Module 8

Distance Mediation

Instructional – Wednesday November 8

Coaching – Thursday November 9

Module 9

Writing Agreements

Instructional – Wednesday November 15

Coaching – Thursday November 16

Module 10

Ethical Considerations

Managing Power Imbalances

Instructional – Wednesday November 22

Coaching – Thursday November 23

Module 11

Cultural Considerations

Customizing the Process

Instructional – Wednesday November 29

Coaching – Thursday November 30

Module 12

So, You Want to Be a Mediator

Instructional – Wednesday December 6

Student Requirements

Currently this course is only offered in English and will require students to be proficient in English.The course will be offered in a virtual format through Zoom in the Pacific Standard Time Zone.  Students will require a reliable internet connection.  

Cancellation Policy

Students may cancel up to 7 days before the course start date and receive a refund minus 20% for administrative costs.  If a student cancels less than 7 days before the course start date the student will not receive a refund but will be offered a placement in a future course.  The funds paid will be put toward tuition for the future course date.If a student withdraws within 2 weeks after the course has begun, they will not receive a refund but will be offered a placement in a future course.  The funds paid will be put toward tuition for the future course date. Refund requests for cancellation or withdrawal due to extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  


A student’s placement in the course is not confirmed until registration and payment has been completed.  For students choosing a payment instalment plan their placement is confirmed when registration and their first payment has been completed.When capacity has been reached a waitlist will be taken.  If a space becomes available students will be informed and given the opportunity to register in the order they have been placed on the waitlist.