Wondering if you are ready for your designation assessment?
While your courses provide you with the foundational knowledge of mediation, applying for a designation takes further investment in the integration of skills.
Both the Q.Med and C.Med designations require the candidate to demonstrate their integration of skills in a role-play Mediation. The question for many candidates then becomes, what level of skill integration is required to be successful in the Supervised Mock Mediation (SMM) needed for the Q.Med designation or the Assessment needed for the C.Med designation?
To illustrate this, we will use the example of home cooks vs Line Chefs vs Executive Chefs.
Home Cooks – Basic Communication Skills
There are home cooks that can barely boil water, some that are adequate at preparing a meal but are more reliant on recipes, and others that are quite talented in the kitchen. This is the same with communication and mediation skills.
The home cooks that are more talented in the kitchen have had a lot more practice, often having a mentor (like learning from a family member), and may have even taken some classes. It’s part of their everyday life and they take pride in improving their skills. But are they skilled in all areas (e.g. appetizers, main dishes, and desserts)? Are they good enough to charge for their services? A few maybe, but the majority are not.
Line Chefs – Q.Med Supervised Mock Mediation
Being successful in your Q.Med Supervised Mock Mediation means you are more than a talented home cook. You would be more like a Line Chef.
Line Chefs have integrated skills in food preparation and safety. They are consistent and can manage the complexities of working in a professional kitchen. While they may not excel in all areas of the kitchen they can jump in wherever they are needed.
An effective way to achieve those integrated skills in mediation is with Mediation Role-Play Practice Sessions.
Executive Chef – C.Med Assessment
An Executive Chef is comparable to what is needed for the C.Med Assessment.
They can look at a list of 10 ingredients and can create 50 different recipes. They can work with the most obscure ingredients. They know instinctively when something is not quite right. They know what’s missing (salt, fat, acid, heat) and when to use them to get the desired results.
Where Are You in Your Skill Development?
Are you a home cook, a Line Chef, or an Executive Chef? Get full details on the Designation process.