What People Say

Tom Bish

Tom Bish

Solicitor

“I feel Align Mediation produced a first class mediation course which is totally relevant to both commercial and personal relations. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of working with people of widely different ages, background and employment. The course has wide appeal to anyone considering a change of career or enhancing their job prospects within their chosen field. I have no hesitation in recommending this course.”

Julie Mitchell

Julie Mitchell

Retired Solicitor

“The 5 day course I attended in May 2014 worked really well. The small, tight knit group made the course very enjoyable and our trainer was fantastic, she had huge knowledge and was able to give us anecdotes of real life examples. The course was great value for money and we came away with a fully accredited qualification. I’m now getting good support from Align in finding real work and I’m looking forward to becoming a successful mediator in my own right. It’s very exciting.”

Daniel Bianco

Daniel Bianco

Charity Fundraiser

“I found the Align mediation course very professional. The trainer was great, he made learning about the mediation process very interesting, interactive and enjoyable. It also helped to be surrounded by a great group of students and we all learnt from each other. I am now looking forward to continue in progressing my career change.”

Andrew West

Andrew West

Solicitor

"This has been the single best training course I have ever attended in 23 years’ practice as a solicitor.  Our trainer, Steve, was outstanding with the course delivery, and administration and organisation of the course was seamless, with the emphasis on personal contact.  I’d recommend Align for anyone considering training to become a mediator."

Radhika Khanna

Radhika Khanna

Law Graduate

“An excellent course with brilliant trainers! I thoroughly enjoyed the methodological approach employed and would highly recommend it. Most competitively priced of all, it is qualitatively the best and a great asset to my legal knowledge. Thanks to Align Mediation, I have not only become an accredited civil/commercial mediator but a better human being as well…”

Dominik Morton

Dominik Morton

Law Student

“I thought that the overall structure and organisation of the course was very professional and effective. There was a healthy mix of lectures and interactive sessions which made every day extremely enjoyable. The interactive sessions were particularly useful as they provided plenty of opportunities to practice our newly acquired skills.”

Les Hodgson

Les Hodgson

Accountant, Newcastle

“Training with Align Mediation was a great choice for me. From beginning to end their course and ongoing support offered a very professional and flexible process that helped me quickly become a certified mediator. Courses and ongoing support is provided by experienced mediators, who are able to bring a practical and hands on approach that instils the high level of confidence essential for those new to mediation.
Unreservedly recommended.”

Lee Whitehead

Lee Whitehead

Legal Costs Draftsman

“I cannot recommend the Align Mediation training course highly enough. The content of the course was extremely informative and the trainer was outstanding. The venue was great and the whole atmosphere was conducive to learning. The price is certainly right too. I would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to take their first steps in mediation.”

Mamta Kudhail

Mamta Kudhail

Company Secretary

“I am now an accredited civil/commercial mediator thanks to the amazing course by Align Mediation. The week’s course encompassed a great mixture of pratical and theoretical sessions and was easy to comprehend and engage with. This is a great course for those wishing to progress in their careers or change their careers altogether.”

Malcolm Crapper

Malcolm Crapper

Consultant

“When I first enrolled onto the distance learning course, I was a bit apprehensive about what the experience would be like. I can honestly say my reservations were unfounded. The course content was clear, concise and easily digestible at your own pace. The assessment process was geared to self-learning and the support from all at Align Mediation was first class. I have no hesitation in recommending the course to anybody.”

Fergal Roche

Fergal Roche

Executive Coach, Surrey

“I got a lot out of this course. It is built around a process that provided me with a secure framework for dealing with a challenging task. The tutoring was first rate. I did the online version, and was pushed hard by my tutor to notice what I was doing and how I could be more effective. By the time I did the final assessment I was feeling confident. More importantly, I believe I now have the basic tools to start working as a mediator.”

Dorothy Pulsford-Harris

Dorothy Pulsford-Harris

Solicitor

“I completed the distance learning course in December 2015. I found the manuals very informative and helpful and the Skype sessions with my tutor were interesting and taught me a lot about handling a mediation situation. My final exam was facing two experienced mediators which I enjoyed very much and was pleased to learn I had passed the course as a result.”

Chris Golbourn

Chris Golbourn

Social Care Consultant, Bristol

“I have attended many training courses over the years and I rank this course amongst the best! Why? Because the content, delivery, competence and expertise of the Align team from booking to completion is stunning. The way they have developed, put together, and delivered the training to suit the required curriculum and the wide range of participants learning styles, is excellent. My thanks go out to Harry and Steve for their tuition, support and guidance. I also thank my fellow participants… some great new friendships made. If you are wishing to acquire the skills to make you an efficient, effective and competent civil/ commercial mediator, look no further than Align Mediation.”

Louise Leigh

Louise Leigh

Serviced Accommodation Business Owner

“A thoroughly stimulating and engaging training course offered by Align Mediation. The course content included lots of practical work which really helps you get a better understanding, practise and feel for how mediation would work in a true environment. Brilliant coaching and support throughout. Very interesting working with other course attendees from a wide range of professions, age and background. I would highly recommend this course whether you are looking for a career change or to add to your existing skillset or even to improve your working or family life.”

Emma Stevenson

Emma Stevenson

Human Resources, Cornwall

“I recently completed the Align civil and commercial mediation skills course, and found it to be excellent. The course content was well balanced between theory and practise, with feedback throughout in order that we could keep improving as the week went on. Steve was an excellent trainer who was clearly extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic, but also friendly and ensured everyone was included. I’d recommend this course to anyone looking to become a mediator, or indeed those looking to learn new skills to use in their existing careers.”

Angela Lamb

Angela Lamb

NHS Executive Director

"I undertook the Align Mediation 5 day training in February 2016. The course was really interesting, very well presented and a really enjoyable experience. I feel well trained and confident to mediate now. I thoroughly recommend this training and look forward to putting it into practice."

Michael Matthews

Michael Matthews

Barrister

"There’s more to mediation than meets the eye and Align Mediation will open your eyes. Align Mediation will teach you essential skills and techniques and help you to avoid pitfalls along the way. The course was presented in a friendly, informative and supportive manner by an excellent tutor. If you’re thinking of attending – go for it!"

Stephen Pritchett

Stephen Pritchett

Barrister

"I have to say that your input throughout this process on the distance learning course has been brilliant. Great service, great feedback and always on hand to fit in the sessions at convenient times. I really do appreciate all of your assistance."

Bill Andrews

Bill Andrews

Recruitment Consultant

"I cannot recommend Harry and Steve at Align Mediation enough. They, and the service they offered, was of the highest order. The whole process was both professional and highly personable throughout, from initial conversations with Harry about which course was the most appropriate for my future career goals, through to the booking process and the subsequent help and support on completion.

The Align Mediation 5 Day Course was excellent. The course content, delivery, level of participant engagement and venue were simply top-notch. It provided a knowledgeable and rewarding insight into the world of mediation and has proved integral to preparing myself for a career in the field.

Kudos to Harry and his team, and I would recommend Align Mediation to anyone looking to become a qualified mediator."

Lisa Leppard

Lisa Leppard

NHS Consultant

"I completed my Mediation Training with Align Mediation through distance learning. This worked very well for me. I was sent all the teaching materials I needed and Harry was allocated as my online tutor.

The materials were easy to read and the DVD’s of the taught lessons from the residential course were really helpful. I was able to contact my tutor easily and tutorials and Module assessments were easy to arranged and carried out over Skype as was my final practical assessment.

I chose to complete the course over a week as I would have done if I had taken the residential option. I don’t feel I missed out in any way by gaining my accreditation in this way. I would thoroughly recommend Align Mediation to those interested in qualifying as a mediator."

Mike Wakefield

Mike Wakefield

International Lawyer

"The Align Mediation course has something for everyone. The principles the course teaches can be used to broker agreements to multi-million dollar disputes between companies, or to sort out which programme one’s children should watch on a given evening. However, the course is very challenging as it places professional negotiators in a novel position of getting two parties in neither of which one has an interest to agree to resolve a dispute that doesn’t affect the mediator. This requires very different types of thinking.

I would recommend Align Mediation to anyone interested in learning new skills that will enhance their existing roles, or create a new one for them."

Maggie Stobo

Maggie Stobo

Chartered Surveyor and Arbitrator

"I can thoroughly recommend the 5-day course.  It was a highly stimulating and enjoyable week, thanks to Steve who provided excellent tuition. The roleplay workshops were surprisingly effective, despite being remote, and the group was soon interacting with ease."

Daniel Ivanov

Daniel Ivanov

Law Student

"I would highly recommend the 5 day Align Mediation training course. The teaching and content is excellent with a lot of practical exercises during the week to boost practical skills in addition to a vast amount of useful information about the mediation sector as a whole."

Kim Sutton

Kim Sutton

Community Worker & Advisor

"Align Mediation’s 5 day training course was a positive and informative course. The trainer was experienced, exceptional and engaging. Thank you."

Raja Ali

Raja Ali

Business Owner

"Align Mediation’s course which I attended in August 2016 was an excellent experience. It was highly informative and a real career changer for many in the group. We had great participants on the course and the tutor was highly professional and well experienced in his field which was a huge bonus to our confidence in electing to choose a career in mediation. I wish Align Mediation all the best in continuing to provide an excellent mediation course."

Donna Robinson

Donna Robinson

Public Speaker

"Are you thinking about becoming a Mediator? Align Mediation will offer you unparalleled, quality in depth training, support when you need it and a bright future for your career."

Nick Carr

Nick Carr

Barrister

"I would recommend Align Mediation if you are considering training to be a mediator. Their course content and delivery is excellent."

Mark McNally

Mark McNally

Solicitor

"I would like to say that the Mediation course I attended last week was most enjoyable. The course content was presented in a very professional fashion and I believe there was a good balance between lectures and practical exercises that kept it interesting. The course presenters were very knowledgeable and this made the learning experience more pleasurable."

Sukhvinder Singh

Sukhvinder Singh

Business Owner

"I found the course very informative and interesting. The interactive mock mediations throughout the week gave me confidence for the final test mediation. It allowed me to identify any weaknesses as well as my strengths which l could build on.
I would recommend this training for those either just interested or planning a career in Mediation."

Chas Jordan

Chas Jordan

Contract Negotiator

"I sat the April 2017 course, it is well paced and informative with lots of hands on experience. The course is comprehensively delivered by highly professional and knowledgeable, trainers. I highly recommend this super value course."

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