Five Day Mediation Training


ADR Network SA (Pty) LTD offers expert training in mediation and arbitration that has been developed over the past 16 years and is continually updated and benchmarked against best practice and emerging ideas and ideology in ADR and Restorative Justice. Trainees and panelists enjoy ongoing support and engagement via practice development workshops, networking events, invitations to conferences, access to articles and the like.

It is recognized by the Department of Justice (for purpose of accreditation of individual court annexed mediators), SA Medico Legal Association (for accreditation of Medico-Legal mediators) and is accredited with ADR Register International (applicable to 164 countries including South Africa) for Mediation Training and CPD.

Five Day Mediation Training

Aligned to National and International Standards. These workshops are conducted regularly in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town and less frequently in Limpopo and other areas upon request.

Day 01: An overview of ADR Systems
  • Introduction to Restorative Justice
  • Theory of Conflict Resolution
  • The Universal Pattern of Order/Disorder or Chaos/Re-Order and the Mediator’s role
  • Paideia and lifelong deep learning for Mediators
Day 02: Mediation: theory, the process and ethics
  • Court annexed mediation: the published rules, norms and standards and practical assignment
  • Role Play practice
Day 03: The Mediation Space and the Mediator Stance
  • Therapeutic Jurisprudence
  • Restorative Justice
  • Role Plays and Practical Work
Day 04: Mediation Practice and Role Play Assessments
  • The fourth industrial revolution
  • ADR in pandemic and disaster
  • Developing a language of peacebuilding
  • Storytelling Circle
  • Role Plays
Day 05: ADR Practice and Beyond
  • Brain Training for Mediators-the effect of Trauma and the brain and what it means at the negotiating table
  • Rule 41A, Court Annexed Mediation
  • ADR Practice and Marketing

Cost: R 13 750

All 5 day training runs on zoom for now and is at a discounted rate of R 6 950.
Monthly payment options available.


06 – 10 September 2021 (online)

20 – 24 September 2021 (online)

04 – 08 October 2021 (online)

18 – 22 October 2021 (online)

01 – 05 November 2021 (online)

15 – 19 November 2021 (online)

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