Mediation Refresher Online | 16 & 24 October 2023

Mediation Refresher Online | 16 & 24 October 2023

 Join Resolution Institute's 2-day online course to refresh your mediation skills.

Learning objective

To refresh your memory on the mediation process, and the essential communication skills used by the mediator to facilitate dialogue between the parties throughout the process.

Preparation for mediation is an important part of the process. Understand essential steps that assist preparation for the parties and the mediator, and the value this brings to the mediation.

Learning outcomes

  • Revise key concepts such as the intake process, assessing suitability for mediation, and how to run an effective preliminary meeting
  • Revisit the 8 stages of the Diamond model, the role of the mediator in each
  • Develop your communication skills as Mediator – hone your listening, questioning and reframing skills
  • Participate in 3 mediation simulations with feedback from an experienced coach that will assist your development

Who is this training for?

  • Accredited mediators wanting to complete Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Applicants for national accreditation using the ‘experienced qualified’ pathway needing CPD
  • Candidates for video assessment seeking practice and feedback


Completed the 5-day Mediation course or equivalent.

What is included?

  • Pre-recorded videos on some of the important stages of the mediation process
  • Two sessions of 5.5 hour live interactive learning on the Zoom platform, held across two days 

About our trainer



Catherine Davidson 


Catherine Davidson is a nationally accredited (NMAS) mediator , and certified by the International Mediation Institute (IMI) and Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI). Catherine has mediated over nine hundred commercial and workplace disputes and is appointed to international and national panels including the SIMI Mediator Panel, the ADGM Arbitration Centre Mediator Panel, NSW Government Office of Small Business Commissioner Panel, Australian Disputes Centre Mediator Panel, and Australian Small Business and Family Enterpris­­e Ombudsman (Franchising) Mediation Panel and NSW Personal Injury Commission mediator.

Catherine has a legal background having practised commercial litigation in Sydney and London.

Catherine has conducted mediation training extensively in Australia and internationally. She lectures on Negotiation Skills in the MBA programmes of University of Technology Sydney, and teaches Negotiation and Conflict Management in the public and private sectors in Australia, India, China and South-East Asia. She is visiting faculty for MNLU Mumbai India; and the University of Law and Political Science Shanghai China.


Your next steps

After graduating from this course, to become accredited you will need to:

Frequently asked questions

  • Are there discounted rates for group bookings?

Discounted rates for bulk bookings are available, please contact us on (02) 9251 3366 or at [email protected].

  • Do you provide in-house courses?

    Resolution Institute can also offer in-house courses customised to meet your needs as an organisation – please contact us on (02) 9251 33 66 or [email protected] to discuss options.

  • Is assessment part of this course?

    Assessment is not part of the course. Following completion of this course, you can choose to apply for mediation accreditation assessment.

  • How do I access the Online Workshop?

    You will receive an email with the Zoom meeting link about a week prior to the workshop.

    You will need to ensure you have made full payment beforehand to receive the link.

  • What do I need on my computer or device to take part in an Online Workshop?

    You will ideally need a computer or device with a camera and microphone and good Internet coverage. You will need to make sure that you can access ‘Zoom’ in your browser. You can download and install Zoom prior or as part of the process when you first click the Zoom link.

    System requirements

    You may join the Online Workshop from your PC, Mac, Linux or mobile devices (IOS or Android). Click here to learn about:

    • Supported operating systems, tablets and mobile devices
    • Supported browsers
    • Required device processor and RAM

    Internet connectivity

    • Join a Zoom test meeting to test your Internet connectivity.
    • Check here for recommended Internet bandwidth.


    • You will need speakers or headphones to listen to the speaker. Check that your headphones or speakers are connected and the volume is turned on (where applicable).
    • You may also need to check the Audio Settings on Zoom once you have logged in.
  • How can I access technical support?


    [email protected]


    Zoom Help Centre

    If you require urgent assistance and are unable to reach the Resolution Institute office, please contact Zoom Help Centre and choose Free or Pro plan subscribers - Chat Live to begin the chat session. You will be required to provide the event’s Webinar ID that’s on your confirmation email. Zoom chat support is available 24/7.

  • Where are the terms for refunds and transfers?

    Bookings for training are subject to terms and conditions. These can be viewed here.

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    Monday, 16 October 2023 to
    Tuesday, 24 October 2023
    10:30 am
    Member: AU$800 | Non-Member AU$950

    Online Via Zoom
    12.00 CPD Hours