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PDS 218 Separate Meetings: Pre-mediation and Caucusing (CCR209)

Course Description

Learn how to recognize when, how and under what circumstances it is appropriate to meet separately with the parties. Mediators may meet separately with parties in a pre-mediation format, or caucus with them during the joint session or between joint sessions. These meetings and related conversations are key components of the mediation process, and they present their own set of challenges and strategies. The mediator should conduct these meetings efficiently and productively while ensuring balance, trust and impartiality. You will practise pre-mediation and joint session caucusing in role-playing simulations with the support and assistance of skilled coaches.


PDS 001 Foundations of Collaborative Conflict Resolution (CCR100) or PDS 002 Foundations of Collaborative Conflict Resolution: Workplace Focus (CCR101) and PDS 006  Mediation Skills Level I (CCR180).

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