HK$14,000 – HK$16,000

RICS ACRE Evaluative Mediation Training Module THREE [FEB 2020]

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RICS Office

Room 3707-09, Hopewell Centre

183 Queen's Road East

Wanchai, Hong Kong

Hong Kong

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(Mon) 10 February to (Tue) 11 February 2020

(Fri) 14 February to (Sat) 15 February 2020


9:00am - 5:30pm


Room 3707, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong


12 hours



Delegate fees

RICS member $14,000 (early bird rate: $15,500)
Non RICS member $16,000 (early bird rate: $17,500)

Event overview

The RICS ACRE Training Programme has been running in the UK and internationally for several years and is globally recognised. The training provides you with a comprehensive appreciation of traditional facilitative mediation principles.

The RICS Evaluative Mediator training for module three consists of four days in Hong Kong. Highly practical, with coaching and both instructor and peer feedback, this course will help you develop real-world professional skills as an accredited evaluative mediator.

All three modules of the RICS Accredited Mediator training programme are aimed at senior members of the construction, land and real estate industries, members of government departments, local authorities involved in the administration of land and property matters, and legal practitioners who specialise in these areas. The
training is designed to prepare you to mediate disputes to the highest standards.

RICS is working globally to raise awareness of mediation and to promote the use of mediation in built environment disputes.

Module THREE - ACRE Evaluative Mediation Training

This module is available once you have successfully completed modules one and two. Module three will develop your technique as an evaluative mediator, building on the skills in traditional facilitative mediation gained in modules one and two*.

*For more information of module one & two, please visit HERE.

Module Three is now exclusively available for you to develop your technique as an evaluative mediator, building on the skills in traditional facilitative mediation and the knowledge of evaluative mediation you have gained in modules one and two.

This will also serve as refresher session and will guide you through a variety of practical situations to teach you how to deal with different mediation scenarios.

You will understand:

  • the history and development of evaluative mediation
  • the intense debate that has surrounded it
  • the differences between facilitative, evaluative and determinative approaches to mediation
  • the measured RICS evaluative mediation methodology designed in particular for the built environment
  • how the RICS evaluative approach impacts on all stages of the mediation process from preparation and the agreement to mediate, through opening, exploration, negotiation and producing a mediation agreement
  • how to set the ground rules for evaluative mediation, including limiting your liability for any opinions you may express in the process
  • the techniques involved in running an effective evaluative mediation, including assisting the parties to define the question to be addressed and to appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of the positions they have adopted
  • when and how to use your sector expertise and experience to empower the parties to make a sound decision
  • the fundamental principle of party selfdetermination
  • the limits of the evaluative mediation process and your role in it

  • the principles of ethics and transparency which underpin the process

  • the impact of the evaluative mediation process on the confidential information that can be shared with you in private session

  • the limitations on what can be stated in private and joint sessions

  • under what circumstances and how to deliver an oral recommendation to the parties

  • under what circumstances and how to deliver a written recommendation to the parties

  • when it may be inappropriate for you to provide the parties with a recommendation or to continue as a mediator

Lead Trainer

Dr John Fletcher, Group Director, ADR Products - RICS

John was born in South Africa took his B Com LLB from Rhodes University and his M Phil and PhD in
administrative law from Cambridge. He returned to SA and practised as a barrister at the Johannesburg Bar for ten years in a civil commercial practice with some constitutional work.

John is the ADR Products Group Director of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and is responsible for RICS’s global Dispute Resolution Services (DRS) including arbitration, adjudication, dispute boards, mediation, expert witnesses and conflict avoidance.

Prior to working for RICS, John was the Projects Director for ADR Group. He developed their international joint ventures in South Africa, Europe, Brazil, the Caribbean and other developing countries; their UK workplace mediation service; and their mediation training in UK universities.

At RICS John has overseen the extensive development of DRS services both in the UK and internationally. DRS is now active in seventeen countries on five continents and offers training, accreditation, panel membership, administration and appointments in all of the dispute resolution disciplines listed above. DRS now also provides bespoke dispute resolution and conflict avoidance consultancy; has moved into the areas of planning and consumer disputes, and is working in close association with major institutional and business partners in several countries. John has also spearheaded the creation of the International Coalition for Conflict Avoidance which is growing rapidly in the infrastructure and construction industries, and serves on the steering committee of the UK Civil Justice 2020 initiative.

Deadline for registration: Wednesday, 5 February 2020

For inquiry, please contact Mr Peter Au at +852 2116 9719 or email

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