Whether developing your skills and knowledge, engaging in reflective practise or learning how Mediation can work in your environment, there are lots of opportunities for Mediators, and those interested in Mediation, to engage in informative and participative forums. If you have a particular interest or requirement which isn’t covered in the CPD or events listing, please notify us by email at email@example.com, and we will follow up.
The purpose of CPD is to ensure that Mediators keep their knowledge and skills up to date for the benefit of users of their service and for their own personal and professional development. CPD has an underlying ethical premise that asserts that clients have a right to expect competent and skilled practitioners. Thus every Mediator has a responsibility to maintain and develop knowledge and skills, and alongside the individual responsibility, lies the professional Institute's obligation to provide the means whereby this can happen.
Most professional bodies acknowledge that CPD is a commitment to lifelong learning with an emphasis on 'home skills', thus for the MII, the emphasis is on mediation skills.
The MII requires that all practising Members complete a minimum of CPD hours and has agreed a CPD points system. In line with best practice, the majority of CPD points are allocated to active practice and skill demonstration. It is the responsibility of the Mediator to evidence their CPD achievement over the length of their CPD cycle (two year cycle for Certified Members, three year cycle for Practitioner Members) if required. All Certified and Practitioner Members should therefore maintain a record of their CPD hours together with some documentation which will be randomly checked by the MII. Examples of CPD documentation might include a record signed by your case consultant / supervisor; a programme or receipt of a conference or lecture given or attended; an invoice to the client (the name can be erased to preserve confidentiality)