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After becoming one of the most litigious societies in the world mediation is fast becoming the increasingly popular, timely and cost effective way to settle disputes. Furthermore mediation ensures privacy while publicity is unavoidable when disputes are aired in court. As a result of all of these factors, mediators have and are expected to continue experiencing above average growth in employment.
Mediation is a meaningful and rewarding profession in which you will actively facilitate negotiation and settlement between disputing parties by providing direction and encouragement, working collaboratively with the parties and finding creative ways to reach a mutual solution.
Most mediators are employed by:
Mediation skills are a valuable asset to your career and many employers find it highly desirable that employees hold these skills. For example those who work in:
Will all find dispute resolution, conflict management and ultimately mediation to be an invaluable set skill to have when you perform your day to day duties. In fact it is these skills that will distinguish and set you apart from your colleagues.
Good personal traits to have to be well suited to work as a mediator include: neutrality, honesty, good communication skills, judgment skills, confidence and the ability to work well as a team.
Based on a recent “30 Best Careers” ranking report it was found that mediators performed very well based on pay, forecast job growth, prestige and job satisfaction. It also found that working as a solicitor / lawyer was one of the most overrated professions.
This course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC). The courses offered by ICI are unique as they take a very “hands on” approach. Our courses are not designed to teach you just the “theory” behind the industry – they are written and tutored by industry professionals and will fast-track you into a new career of your choice.
The maximum time given to complete a program is three years.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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