Specialized training for mediators

Who can attend specialized trainings for mediators?

When candidates complete the basic training for mediators, they each receive a mediator’s permit from the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Serbia. The license is first issued for a period of three years, and when all conditions are met, the license is extended to five years.  The following conditions need to be fulfilled for the renewal of the first mediation license:

  1.  to submit a proof of professional development, a total of 30 hours in three years, starting from the date of the first mediation license. Training can be done for up to 10 hours a year.
  2. to submit a proof of at least five mediations (as a mediator or a comediator) during the validity of the mediation license.

We currently have the following accredited specialized trainings:

1. Assertive communication of intermediaries – “Say no when necessary”

Topics of this Specialized training for mediators that will be thought in this training are:

  • Communication styles
  • Aggressive communication style, passive communication style, and passive-aggressive assertive communication style
  • Developing communication skills and assertiveness techniques
  • Assertive rights
  • Techniques of sending and receiving criticism and praise
  • Practical exercises, how to say no, without feeling guilty
  • Identifying and overcoming ideas, thoughts, and beliefs that prevent us from behaving assertively
  • Emotion management
  • “Work on oneself”, personal and professional development
  • Reduction of stress, anger, anxiety, nervousness, social timidity and problems of public appearance or unguided presentation in front of another person
  • Strengthening self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Practical exercises
  • Answers to your questions

2. Mediation in commercial disputes

The lecture will cover the following topics:

  • Concept and necessary knowledge for resolving disputes in the economy through mediation or arbitration
  • The notion of economy and economic disputes
  • The beginning of the processing of cases in the field of commercial disputes
  • Laws regulating the field of commercial disputes
  • Law on the Organization of Courts
  • Law on Obligations
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Insurance Act
  • Company Law
  • Law on Economic Offenses
  • Visibility and determination of both mediatable and non-mediatable disputes
  • Mediator skills and knowledge required to conduct this type of dispute
  • Practical exercises and practical examples from mediation where the subject was economic disputes

3. Mediation in the field of individual and collective labor disputes

The lecture will cover the following topics:

  • Introducing students to the necessary occupations and communication skills and ways to best resolve economic disputes
  • Labour disputes, individual and collective
  • Getting acquainted with the laws that regulate the areas that are being processed, the law on the peaceful settlement of labour disputes, the law on obligations, etc.
  • Introducing students to the types of commercial disputes and the application of mediation in them
  • The notion of labour disputes
  • Violations of workers’ rights
  • Collective agreements and other general acts
  • Employment contracts
  • Way of determining meditable disputes in the field of labour disputes
  • Skills and knowledge necessary for successful mediation in these disputes
  • Practical mediation exercises in the areas of individual and collective labour disputes

4. Basics of presentation and public speaking skills

The topics generated in this Specialized training for mediators are:

  • Introducing students to the necessary knowledge and skills of presentation and public speaking in the mediation process
  • Precisely defining the message that the presentation should convey
  • Selection of the content to match the message
  • Creating the structure and dynamics of the presentation using content segmentation
  • Presentation as a physical skill, practicing body language, voice and movement
  • Understanding and controlling the audience
  • Attracting and retaining attention
  • Strategies for overcoming the stress or fear
  • Answers to the “difficult questions” of the audience

5. Mediation in the field of banking, leasing and insurance

The topics on which this Specialized training for mediators is based are the following:

  • Introducing students to the necessary knowledge and communication skills and ways for best resolving the disputes in the field of banking, leasing and insurance
  • Introducing students to the concept of banking, leasing and insurance
  • Introduction and start of case processing in the field of banking, leasing and insurance disputes
  • Introducing to the laws governing the areas covered, namely banking, leasing and insurance
    • Law on Civil Procedure (“Official Gazette of RS”, No. 72/2011, 49/2013 – decision of the CA, 74/2013 – decision of the CA, 55/2014 and 87/2018)
    • Law on Obligations “Official Gazette of the SFRY”, No. 29/78, 39/85, 45/89 – Decision of the USJ and 57/89, “Official Gazette of the FRY”, No. 31/93 and “SL. list SCG “, No. 1/2003 – Constitutional Charter)
    • Law on Consumer Protection (“Official Gazette of RS”, No. 62/2014, 6/2016 – other law and 44/2018 – other law)
    • Law on Financial Leasing (“Official Gazette of RS”, No. 55/2003, 61/2005, 31/2011 and 99/2011 – other laws)
    • Law on Insurance (“Official Gazette of RS”, No. 139/2014)
    • Law on Banks (“Official Gazette of RS”, No. 107/2005, 91/2010 and 14/2015)
  • Introducing the participants to the method of determining the possibility for the mediation of the disputes
  • Overview of the necessary knowledge and skills that mediators need to possess to resolve disputes between the parties
  • Presenting practical examples, dividing into groups and solving individual cases
  • Mediation procedure and pointing out the possibilities of the mediation procedure before the National Bank of Serbia

6. The mediator in practice: From the registration of a business entity to the client

The topics on which this Specialized training for mediators is based are the following:

  • Types of economic entities
  • Comparative interpretation and analysis of the most suitable economic entities for the mediators
  • Legal regulations of the mediation
  • The process of opening a business entity with the Business Registers Agency
  • Tax obligations of the mediators, other obligations to the state, personal income, social insurance, proper business of intermediaries
  • Keeping business books, invoicing brokerage services, business records and reporting as a legal obligation of the mediators
  • Interpretation of various laws relevant to intermediaries, such as: the Law on Companies, the Law on Labour, and the Law on Tax Procedure etc.
  • How to reach a client
  • How to organize a mediation workspace
  • Marketing and entrepreneurial promotion model
  • Advantages of direct and indirect advertising

The International Center for Education and Personal Development Ltd. organizes gatherings of mediators for participants who have completed basic and specialized training courses for mediators with us, as well as practice sessions for mediators where they have the opportunity to practice mediations through case studies of mediations that have already taken place with modified data.