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Becoming a Mediator

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Ever wonder what it's like to be a mediator?

This new series will explore the ins and outs of what it is like to become a mediator! For those interested in or are considering a career in mediation, take a listen to senior mediator and trainer Sharon Sutherland and Communications Manager Ann Lee as they lead us through an engaging discussion that will answer common questions we receive surrounding the details of what being a mediator is likeAlso, keep an eye out for the following part in this series, where we'll discuss how to become a mediator and touch on topics such as how to obtain education, training, certficates, and more!

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The following are a list of questions that are covered in the video:

  • What is the Landscape of mediation in BC?
  • What are common fields of practice?
  • Can anyone become a mediator? Do I need a certain background or specific prior qualification?
  • How long does the training to become a mediator typically take?
  • How do you get work?
  • What is the salary range for roster mediators and are there extended benefits/pension offered?
  • What do you like about being a mediator?
  • What do you find challenging about being a mediator?
  • How heave is the caseload?

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