Frequently asked questions
1. What are the requirements for the mediation training?
Prerequisites for participation in mediation training area good level of English language, an academic education or professional experience. In an online personal admission interview, we make sure that all participants fit into the group in terms of their personalities and qualifications. Open questions from interested parties can also be discussed.
2. How do the modules work?
Each module is 24 hours. 12 hours online live training and 12 hours self paced online learning. The live training sessions will take place 4 times a month for 3 hours each. The self paced online learning is flexible and recommended to be completed inbetween the live sessions in order to prepare and follow-up.
3. What is the online live training set-up?
The IM-Campus team provides a virtual campus room. Participants and trainers receive a link in order to access the sessions. To create a group atmosphere, camera and sound on is required. For mediation simulations and group work, trainers will divide the group into break out sessions. You will need internet access and a browser device. Depending on the access to online platforms of the participants, we will decide, which one we will use (Adobe Connect or Zoom).
4. What happens if I miss a live session?
In order to receive the IM-Campus certificate, you will need to complete 80% of the live sessions. If you are not able to attend this amount of live sessions, you will have the opportunity to repeat the missing trainings within our next course.
5. What is the advantage of the online format of our mediation training?
More and more and especially taking into account the present situation with covid, online mediation is demanded. Our participants will be experts in the field of online mediation and especially international online mediation. The knowledge provided in the course enables you to conduct face-to-face mediation, too.
6. What certificate will I receive after completing the training?
Participants will receive a certificate from the IM Campus: completion of 120 hours of mediation training and stating that the content of the training meets the recommendations of the German guidelines, EU guidelines for mediation training and the IMI guidelines.
The recognition is regulated differently in each country and has to be discussed with the appropriate local authorities.
Independent of the formal recognition, the training provides profound knowledge on mediation and conflict resolution and enables the participants to apply these skills in their professional or private environment after completion.
7. Why do participants from different countries pay different prices?
Our Fair Price System Policy considers the different purchaising power indexes. We want to give anyone from anywhere access to our mediation program by adjusting the prices to each countries economy and situation. So to speak, everybody pays not the same sum but the same price.
8. What are the main focuses of the mediation training?
The IM-Campus trainers have different professional backgrounds, focuses and nationalities. An interdisciplinarity from law, communication science, psychology, economics, peace studies etc. makes sure to consider different aspects of mediation. The trainers work in different countries and fields of mediation: business mediation, family mediation, peace mediation, international mediation, intercultural mediation but also coaching and team mediation.
9. What opportunities will you have after completing the program?
You will be part of an international and intercultural alumni network – providing a platform to exchange experiences and work together as co-mediators. You will be able to deal with conflicts and be prepared for a career as an executive and resolve conflicts constructively. You will be qualified to offer (online) mediation and negotiation according to the rules in your country.
10. What are the requirements for the IM-Campus Certificate?
In order to receive the IM-Campus certificate, you need to successfully complete the training (120 hours). Successfully means to show your mediation skills and competencies as well as the completion of the online material and presence in at least 80% of live sessions.
11. Is it possible to learn and apply mediation skills online at all?
From our experience, online live training provides you with skills and knowledge you need to conduct a mediation. In online live simulations body language and other non verbal communication can be read and taken into account. However, online and offline settings are not the same. In order to experience face-to-face simulations, we encourage our participants to meet with peers locally.
12. Different courses and time zones
The two different courses based on different time zones aim to provide the training to anyone from anywhere. Our goal is to fit all time zones into the two courses. We invite you to choose the course with the times most convinient for you.
13. IMI Certification
Our training is approved by the IMI. Holding this certificate you automatically become an IMI qualified mediator. You will be:
- international rescognised
- quality proved
- part of international network.
This course is part of the CONSENSUS Campus Program. CONSENSUS Campus is recognised as meeting the quality criteria set out by the International Mediation Institute. CONSENSUS Campus has been granted dispensation by the IMI to deliver its existing approved training online during the covid crisis.