We value feedback from delegates, a selection of which we share below.
I was a student of LSM (Full mediation course). I wanted to write to you to let you know how beneficial the qualification has been and the success that it has helped generate to my career as a Mediator/Negotiator.
When I finished the course, I took Judith's advice and in her words went "looking for trouble" I promptly found some and within days I had successfully mediated a community issue which had arisen between the parish council and local community.
After this initial success, I became a volunteer mediator and observed several mediations for a national company. I then left my role in mental health and found a job working with local communities. The role involved mediating disputes between housing associations and residents, neighborhood issues as well as dealing with internal company disputes.
After a year in this role, I left to set up my own mediation and negotiation company (Vantage Mediation) and took on more civil and commercial work as well as training others in how to mediate and resolve issues.
I am currently working in an award-winning mediation team as a crisis negotiator and mediator for Police services and local government.
It all started with the LSM as the LSM Mediation course taught everything I needed to know to get started in the world of ADR.
I wanted to let both Judith and John know how the course shaped and changed my career.
Probably one of the best (if not the best) course I have been on. Challenging, hard work, but enjoyable.
"I recently had the privilege of attending a mediation course at LSM that surpassed all my expectations! Led by a team of remarkable experts in the field of mediation, the course was very well structured and focused on developing practical skills through resolving real-life cases. The calibre and diversity of attendees was also incredible: professionals from various industries and cultural backgrounds who made this learning environment so dynamic. I highly recommend this course to anyone seeking to learn or enhance their mediation skills or expand their knowledge in conflict resolution."
I came all the way from Houston, Texas for this course. Being interested in international mediations, I thought perhaps a course overseas would be helpful to an international perspective. What I found in LSM far exceeded my expectations. I'm not certain if my class was representative of all classes, but it was incredibly diverse - solicitors, a barrister, business owners, and representatives of organizations and government - classmates from Spain, Kenya, Ireland, and Switzerland, just to name a few. The varied perspectives were invaluable.But the diversity was not all that made this course so amazing. The instructors were amazing as well. Judith, Tessa, Lizzie, Samantha and William were not only brilliant in the field, passionate about mediation, and caring in their approach, they were pure motivation. They crafted a school that was not just about getting me certified; they created a true educational experience about mediation. I feel ready to mediate, and I feel motivated to begin.
This school, the course, and the instructors were worth every dollar I spent to come 5,000 miles.
The course was of a very high standard and the delivery and mentoring was excellent.
Thoroughly enjoyed the whole week and exceeded all my expectations.
I had a brilliant week! Tiring at times, but worth it.
Judith is an exceptional leader and the support from the tutors was wonderful.
This was the best course I have ever done, and I have trained on dozens over the last 30 years.
Life-changing for me - a brilliant five days!
Writer and Broadcaster
The most useful course I have ever taken, very intense but hugely rewarding
Partner, London Law Firm
Amazing, the best course I have ever undertaken and I have taken quite a few!
Director, Essex Law Firm
I just wanted to record my thanks to you and the whole LSM Team for a very enjoyable informative and inspirational course last week. The course content, diversity of attendants and constant enthusiasm from the presenters made for a great experience.
Senior Partner, law firm
A huge "Thank You" for a marvellous week. It really was one of the most incredible and rewarding personal and professional experiences.
Carolyn Tyson, Chartered Clinical Psychologist & Medico-Legal Expert
It is rare, in my experience, for every attendee to come away with an entirely positive experience of a gruelling week of work, but that is the sense I have from speaking to all the other attendees. That is down to the skill and personalities of the organisers. I shall be recommending LSM to any of my colleagues who are interested in becoming mediators – although I promise not to tell them all the details of what awaits them: ignorance is bliss!
Seamus Sweeny, Barrister, Parklane Plowden Chambers
A very demanding but exhilarating course thanks to our very experienced trainers. My training with LSM was challenging but thoroughly enjoyable and how best to use one’s newly acquired mediation skills. Both tutors made a point of spending time with their pupils answering questions and concerns. All in all first class training!
Sue Holmes, Partner, Smith & Williamson LLP
The course was extremely well delivered by highly experienced and effective trainers who evidently knew their subject intimately and fully understood how to teach; an excellent course which was huge fun, professionally delivered and personally enlightening. I would strongly recommend the LSM mediation course for anyone considering becoming a mediator.
Commodore Jake Moores OBE, Royal Navy
An outstanding week of challenge and learning… I enjoyed the whole event immensely.
Dr John Gibson, Consultant & Honorary Senior Lecturer in Oral Medicine, University of Dundee