WMO Tiny Desk Training

Welcome to the WMO Tiny Desk Training

is a newly developed course on the interdisciplinary topic of Mindful Mediation & Conflict Management in the Arabic and English languages. This video-stream-live training is privately offered to a limited number of participants, namely strictly one on one. It considers international research results regarding the sustainable benefis of teaching Comprehensive Mediation. Our training places the focus on understanding conflicts, the various disputs resolution options and the attitude of the human individual. Its pedagogic setting includes self-reflection, thematic input, and putting the content to practice. It truly offers a multitude of benefits due to the limited interactive learning environment.

We choose a small and restricted learning environment in order to create strong and sustainable relationships within the peer group. This setting only, enables us to establish a deep exchange of experiences, perspectives, and thoughts. Each participant will have a strong impact on the group and vice versa. We believe that every person should be able to further develop mindful mediation and conflict management skills and to have a positive and transforming impact on the direct environment. So the best is, that each student benefits from the direct contact between instructor and peer students at once. 

Program Advisor, Professor William Zartman, on our activities:

“I am quite impressed with the ambition and organization of the World Mediation Organization as it seeks to bring together the diverse experiences of mediators – often grassroots mediators – throughout the world and to learn from them. We all need to expand and improve our awareness and practice of mediation.“

Prof. William Zartman, PhD

Program Advisor

Content and Structure

“This training intends to develop your conflict resolving competencies for an intercultural and non-armed environment. We believe that „Mediation is a social core skill that lies veiled within each of us“ (Daniel Erdmann). By using the term of Mindful Mediation, we want you to understand that mediation is not a single method but more likely a conglomerate of diverse competencies and skills. By promoting a constructive dialogue within an area of mutual respect and non-escalated armed conflict (previously named: ‘culture of peace‘), it is intended to make the individual reflect in order to identify a personal’s point of view, to raise awareness towards social and political conceptions and responsibilities, and to communicate knowledge that may assist in creating enduring solutions to conflicts and tensions created by human interactions, states and organizations.

This cross-border and cross-cultural training does not intend to impose a western style of Mindful Mediation on another culture. The content of this training emulsifies with the cultural background and language of the student and allows him or her to become a unique professional. In this way, I am able to offer you the only worldwide achievable training that truly respects and works with global diversity. If you feel that all this is true and highly valuable, than you may understand that to become a successful and effective mediator requires you to explore Mindful Mediation’s inner logic. A certain level of self-awareness and awareness regarding the environment you are living in or you are getting in touch with professionally ought be created. I believe that each of us should open her- / himself in order learn a very important lesson, namely that Mindful Mediation is also a process of healing others and of healing the society. We should try to raise the awareness of this potential skill that lies within each of us.

I do not want you to study thousands of pages and endless concepts and models to be kept in mind. I want you to properly understand what the core of Mindful Mediation is, and to be able to truly work with the few topics that I will introduce to you. It will be more about self-reflection instead of enlarging the quantity of topics to be studied. The clue is the proper personal understanding of what mediation may be on a very individual basis and how it can be developed while including all the diversity that life offers. This is the true secret of my mediation, what I later on called, Mindful Mediation. This training concept grants all necessary space for you to create your own conceptual understanding of mediation. What means that ‘my mediation’ turns into ‘your mediation’ without injecting any sort of dogma to your mind. Therefore, this course will introduce you to self-reflection, deep listening, critical thinking, and wise speaking. Personally, I wish that this content will serve you and your environment at its best.”

The curriculum combines innovative perspectives on the acquisition and the application of knowledge. The intensive learning environment prepares candidates for the national and international job market, but most importantly, it makes the trainee develop a personal and unique setting of the topic. Candidates will be invited to participate in our growing network of students, alumni, and experts to exchange opinions and information on global issues. The outstanding benefit of our programme is the fact that our students do not only study the basics, but also get a deep knowledge of alternative dispute resolution in general. Hereby we enable our students to act as successful future professionals. Due to the nature of this course, our students become conflict consultants and trainers for conflict resolution at the same time. Topics that this training deals with: Mindfulness in Mediation, Applied Mindful Mediation, Analyzing and detecting Conflict, Interpersonal Crisis Communication, Critical Thinking – From Theory to Practice.

Summing it up: The training is set up by five chapters. One chapter will be taught per day. The day is split into up to 4 hours video-conference teaching, and about 4 hours self-responsible homework. The chapters are not necessarily taught in a row, but may be coordinated once a week, or how it may fit. Please contact us below in order to set the dates.

Book your Tiny Desk Training

Please send us a motivation letter of 300 words, mentioning your professional background, your vision and the impact you would like to generate. We will review the content and get back to you accordingly. Enhance your horizon and deepen your knowledge by receiving insights from truly new perspectives.