What makes this training unique?
The Dr. Fellegi & Winkler accredited mediator training is unique because the learning material was created based on the eponymous trainers’ own praxis, from the past 10 years. The training is intensive, expressly practice-oriented, experience-based, and the cases are real, anonymized situations from the trainers’ practices.
Who do we recommend the mediator training to?
We mainly recommend completing the training to people who wish to work as registered mediators, or would like to learn efficient, consensual conflict resolution methods in their own jobs. We also welcome anyone who is simply interested in the field.
What is mediation?
Mediation is a unique method where a conflict opens up an opportunity instead of remaining something threatening and bad. This is a process during which an independent and unbiased mediator attempts to explore and understand the positions, motivations and emotional needs of the different parties, and takes them through a journey at the end of which there are only winners instead of losers. During this process, the mediator does not make decisions, give advice or judge the parties, but helps them through their own journey to make the decision that suits them best.
What do you need to complete the training?
Anyone can apply to the Dr. Fellegi & Winkler mediator training and anyone can complete it. However, if someone wishes to be a registered mediator, they have to apply to be entered into the Ministry of Justice’s Mediation Register. A tertiary education attainment, 5 years of practice in a field corresponding to the qualification and an official certificate of good conduct are needed for the registration.
Ways of gaining experience
simulated mediation case practice,
participating in a case-discussion group.
Requirements for being added to the Mediation Register (list edited by the Ministry of Justice in Hungary):
a certificate which attests to completing all three modules of an accredited mediator training,
a higher education degree,
a certificate of 5 years of employment in a field corresponding to the degree,
an official certificate of good conduct,
filled-out and mailed registration request.
The detailed syllabus of the training can be read below.
The training’s adult education registration number: E-000264/2014/D001
The institution’s adult education accreditation registration number: 2361
DAY 1 – BASIC TRAINING
Introduction to conflict theory
Formal and informal dispute resolution procedures
Conflict types, the reasons behind conflicts and ways to resolve them
Overview of conflict resolution strategies
Overview of the mediation procedure’s different stages
Who are mediators and what do they do?
DAY 2 – BASIC TRAINING
Detailed overview of the mediation session’s different stages
DAY 3 – BASIC TRAINING
The role of common ground during mediation
Our prejudices during mediation
Cases suitable and not suitable for mediation
Detailed overview of the mediator’s tasks. Who can and should be involved in mediation?
The availability and fields of application of mediation in Hungary
DAY 4 – ADVANCED TRAINING
Methodology-related skills and knowledge required to manage problematic participants
Review of the mediator’s question-asking techniques, skills and abilities
Information related to the legal requirements applicable to mediation activities
DAY 5 – ADVANCED TRAINING
Outlook: Introducing a restorative approach to alternative dispute resolution, and the connection between the two
The structure of the conferencing method and testing it through a case
Introducing the peacemaking circle method and testing it through a case
Introducing the family group decision-making method and demonstrating a case through a film
How restorative procedures are applied in Hungary
DAY 6 – ADVANCED TRAINING
Dissimilar personality types in mediation and feedback regarding our own personality
The basics of transactional analysis and its role in mediation
Implementation, building a mediation practice, the conditions and opportunities related to mediation activities in Hungary
Individual and group feedback
Summary and assessment of the training
DAY 7 – PRACTICE
It takes place in the form of an individual appointment, with a personalized syllabus.
The structure of the complete mediator training:
Module I: basic mediator training (30 hours on 3 consecutive days)
Module II: advanced mediator training (30 hours on 3 consecutive days)
Module III: supervision based on an individual case (10 hours, 1 occasion)
The themes of the training and the competences to be improved during its course:
the basics of conflict theory and mediation skills,
the basics of negotiation and negotiation skills
knowledge and skills related to mediation techniques and methodology,
knowledge and skills related to process management and dynamics,
knowledge and skills related to question-asking during mediation,
knowledge and skills related to mediation techniques suitable for different conflict levels,
knowledge and skills related to mediation techniques required to manage problematic participants
psychological knowledge and skills, and
information related to the legal requirements applicable to mediation activities.
Minimum number of participants: 10 people
If enough participants apply, the training can also be held at an offsite-location.