Hello there fellow family mediator,
Thank you for taking the time to visit the LKW Family Mediation website. I LOVE being a mediator and I LOVE my work as a PPC supporting mediators. It seemed a natural extension of both these things to put together resources to help mediators. Perhaps you’re a relatively new mediator and you came off the foundation training course full of excitement and enthusiasm but now feel a little at sea with your mediation skills and you’re wondering whether you’re doing mediation right? Or maybe you’re struggling to get work to enable you to progress your accreditation portfolio? I have been through the journey from leaving the foundation course full of excitement and hope for this new chapter to discovering getting mediation work might be a little harder than I thought (hello I thought I’d submit my accreditation portfolio within a year. Ahem). But as I type this, this year will be 8 years since I set up my own family mediation practice. I have learnt SO much in that time about myself as well as about mediation, but also about humans and conflict and oh so many other things.
Or perhaps you’re a more experienced mediator wondering how you can further develop your skills to be the best mediator you can be? I know from my own experience that particular mediations can leave you thinking there are further skills that might be useful. Or maybe you feel comfortable with the mediation skills side of things but it’s the business side of things you find challenging. Do you want to write a business plan for your own mediation practice but don’t have a clue where to start? Maybe you want to use social media more effectively – or even start using social media?
You might be like me (Louisa Whitney) and feel there’s more you don’t know now than when you first completed a foundation training course? I have felt for some time that the more mediation I do the more I realise how many different skills I could develop to help in different circumstances.
I have put some of what I’ve learned about running or growing a successful mediation practice into a 17 minute video that you can download for FREE. There will be useful tips in there whether you are planning to get your own mediation work or looking to grow it as part of a firm or organisation which you already work for.
AND by downloading the video you will automatically receive details of the training courses that are being offered by LKW Family Mediation AND you will also be able to let us know what training you would like to see. What one skill, or one piece of knowledge would make a difference to your mediation practice right now? You can always drop Louisa an email and let her know.