Welcome to the College of Mediators website

The College of Mediators is a membership body for mediators working in all areas of practice; family, workplace, community, intergenerational, commercial, restorative practice and more.

The College is also an independent standards-setting organisation which approves mediation training providers.

We work with mediators and organisations nationally, to improve mediation service provision and to develop mediation as a profession. We are one of the member organisations of the Family Mediation Council (FMC) and have a representative on the Board of the FMC. We also liaise with other relevant bodies and government departments to support the ongoing development of mediation in the United Kingdom and further afield.

You can use this website to find a mediator and to see our members’ profiles.

If you want to become a mediator, you can find the right training course for you by searching for upcoming courses offered by our approved foundation training providers.

If you are already practising as a mediator, you can search for suitable Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training offered by our approved CPD training providers.

If you wish to join the College of Mediators, you can download the necessary information and an application form from this site. Very soon, College members will be able to log into the members only section which will contain journal articles, newsletters and lots of other useful resources.

There is also information about the College, its history, standards and structure, as well as a news section which keeps you up-to-date with events and the ongoing work of the College.

We hope you find this website interesting and useful, whatever your reason for visiting us!

I am both honoured and delighted to be asked to talk today at the College of Mediators Conference on this important subject.

I Introduction
What I would like to explore with you today in covering this topic has three related themes.
• First, I want to highlight the rich multidisciplinary heritage that historically informs and defines mediation.

The title of this workshop, delivered at the College's annual conference, was taken from a model used by Simon Sinek, a trainer and consultant in leadership and management. Working from the inside out means starting with talking about why we do what we do – the values and beliefs that drive our actions. Following this is the ‘How’: the ways in which we put our beliefs and values into action. Only then should we start talking about what: our end product – the proof of our values and beliefs.

All workshops at our annual conference run in the morning and again in the afternoon; please indicate your top two preferences on your booking form.


In November 2015. Ellis Brooks volunteered with Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul, with whom he connected through his work on Peace Education with Quakers in Britain.

I was really interested to read a novel written by and author who has experience both as a lawyer and as a family mediator.  I will most certainly be recommending it to my fellow mediators and to clients who find themselves struggling with the roller coaster of emotions as they negotiate the impact of family separation.

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