As a Recognised Mediator Accreditation Body (RMAB), LEADR has been accrediting mediators to the national standards since they were introduced in 2008.
To apply for accreditation by LEADR to the National Standards, click here >>
To be nationally accredited (or re-accredited), the Mediator Standards Board requires you to pay a registration fee of $100 (inclusive of GST). The Mediator Standards Board has arranged for RMABs such as LEADR to collect this fee, retaining $10 to contribute towards the costs of collection and to remit the remaining $90 to the MSB. Find out more about the nationally accredited mediator registration fee >>
LEADR has accredited mediators under its own Accreditation Scheme for over 10 years and is a recognised accrediting agency for mediators
under the Mediation Act which was enacted in the Australian Capital Territory
“Advanced” signifies that, in addition to
the above requirements, the person has also carried out in the previous three years a minimum of 250
hours of practice – typically 35 or more mediations – with
written evaluations attesting to their proficiency from at least 10 of
the involved parties.
Dispute resolution practitioners already accredited
as of October 1, 2002 under earlier LEADR schemes continue their accreditation
but must meet requirements described under Retaining Accreditation (below) to
To be nationally accredited (or re-accredited), the Mediator Standards Board also requires you to pay a registration fee of $100 (inclusive of GST). The Mediator Standards Board has arranged for RMABs such as LEADR to collect this fee, retaining $10 to contribute towards the costs of collection and to remit the remaining $90 to the MSB. Find out more about the nationally accredited mediator registration fee >>
LEADR offers video assessments to candidates in order of receipt of registration forms. By email we:
Offer a time and date for an assessment and ask you to reply accepting this offer
Confirm this time and date
Send you the scenario and other materials about one week before the assessment.
How is the assessment conducted?
The candidate conducts a mediation simulation as the mediator for 1.5-2 hours.
Volunteers play the role of the two parties in the simulated dispute.
The simulation is videoed and sent to an assessor for assessment against a set of core mediation competencies. For competency criteria, please see the assessment form >>
Within approximately four weeks we inform you of the outcome. If assessed as:
competent, we invite you to apply for Accreditation (see below)
not yet competent, we send the video to a second assessor. Depending on the outcome, we invite you to apply for accreditation or to develop your skills and competencies before taking another video assessment.
We email you a result letter, evaluation/s and application for national accreditation.
How do I apply for accreditation after being assessed as competent?
If you are assessed as competent you need to:
Complete the national accreditation application form which is emailed to you and,
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Please note: LEADR takes every care to ensure that the video assessment process is run efficiently and professionally. On rare occasions due to unforeseeable technical problems, the videoing may fail. In this case, we will invite you to complete another video assessment at no additional fee. LEADR will make every effort to organise this at a time suitable to you.
To retain accreditation, mediators must show that they
have continued to maintain their skills during each three year period following
initial accreditation. Those with standard accreditation must conduct
75 hours of mediation or complete 25 hours of training during this period.
The Accreditation Committee is authorised to conduct
a review of any mediator’s accreditation at any time, so that if
complaints arise about a mediator, the Committee can determine whether
to continue the accreditation. The Committee does not need to disclose
the complainant's name to the mediator.
Conflict management coaching accreditation
Accreditation with LEADR as a conflict management coach gives your clients an assurance of quality.
Requirements for accreditation as a confict management coach with LEADR
Before undertaking assessment:
Completion of a CINERGY® conflict coaching course or CINERGY® conflict management coaching course of at least 28 hours in duration
Completion of the whole model with at least 4 different clients
(Note: clients may include colleagues, co-workers, friends and family members as well as clients who retain your services)
Assessment: Completion of a one hour long conflict management coaching session that is video recorded and from which you as Coach are assessed as “competent” against the CINERGY® conflict management coaching model and competencies. There is a fee of $350 to be assessed. You will only be accredited once you have been assessed as “competent”. If you receive an assessment of “Not yet competent”, you may complete another assessment session, however this entails further payment.