2020 International 4 – day Training in Transformative Mediation

15. – 18. 6. 2020, Ljubljana, Slovenia


Transformative mediation is an approach to conflict intervention that is used in a wide range of conflict intervention settings.


Zavod RAKMO, the Institute for Transformative Mediation Slovenia, organises the annual international training in transformative mediation. This training program provides an understanding of the core purpose and foundational principles of transformative practice. In addition to exploring the goals and effects of transformative intervention, this training provides practice with the core transformative intervention skills.

Through lecture, discussion, video illustrations, and skill building exercises, this training program grounds participants in an approach to mediation practice that is rooted in the assumption that conflict is a crisis in human interaction.

Training will be conducted by Marko Iršič,  Certified Transformative Mediator, the founder of the RAKMO Institute, and the author of the books The Art of Conflict Management, Mediation, Communication Wellness and Conflict Competence (all books will be available to purchase at the training).

Transformative mediation is based upon the view of conflict outlined in the book The Promise of Mediation by Robert A. Baruch Bush and Joseph P. Folger and it has been adopted in organizational, court, community and governmental settings. Transformative mediation has been used in family, neighbourhood, divorce, youth, multi-party disputes and has been adapted for conflict interventions that address team development and organizational disputes.The training is intended for mediators and mediation trainers trained in another approach of mediation but is open also for participants, that have no previous training in mediation.

Transformative Mediation Training: Principles & Practice
Participants in this training will gain an understanding of the theory and skills necessary for the practice of transformative mediation across a wide range of conflict settings.

Specifically, participants in this training will:

  • Understand transformative conflict theory and the concepts of empowerment and recognition;
  • See the relationship between a mediator’s underlying motivations and he interventions used in practice;
  • Obtain the skills needed to focus on and attend to the moment-to-moment interaction of the parties and their deliberations;
  • Gain the capacity to take a responsive, supportive orientation that fosters party empowerment and avoids mediator directiveness
  • Understand the full range of conflict settings (commercial disputes, family and divorce, neighbor, victim-offender,organizational conflicts, ethno-political conflicts) where transformative mediation is currently practiced


Program of the transformative mediation training.

The Organizer reserves the right to modify the program.


Rakmo Institute, Parmova ul. 53, Ljubljana

Tel: 00386 1 4364117
Fax: 00386 1 40 731 431
E-mail: info@rakmo.si

How to register:

– E-mail: info@rakmo.si

– or Registration form

The seat on the Training is guaranteed only with the complete payment of registration fee.

You can find VIDEO statements of participants on you tube links down below:

Training fee:– Super early bird fee, paid before March 15th, 2020:590,00 € (VAT not included)- Early bird fee, paid before May 15th, 2020690,00 € (VAT not included)- Regular fee, paid after May 15th 2020: 790,00 € (VAT not included)Your registration is confirmed with the payment of the training fee. Information for the training fee payment will be included in the confirmation of your registration.Number of participants is strictly limited.Cancellation policy:– Cancelling before May 15th 2020 will result in 50% refund – substitute from the same organization possible with no extra charge.- Cancelling after May 15th 2020 – no refund – substitute from the same organization possible with payment of additional 10% of administrative costs.

The Organizer reserves the right to modify the program and/or to change other published organizational details.

3rd International Congress on Transformative Mediation

Changing people, changing the world. The transformative way of dealing with conflict.”

Third International Congress on Transformative Mediation

Supporting Transformative Communication

23.-24.11. 2018, M hotel, Ljubljana, Slovenia

The aim of the Congress is to support the development of Transformative Mediation as well as connecting transformative mediators and supporting them to exchange ideas and experiences and join forces to promote Transformative Mediation Worldwide. To promote and support the use of Transformative Communication in other contexts (coaching, informal conversations, self-management of conflicts, communication wellness, couple relationships, parenting …) and to give guidelines for implementing systems and procedures of Integrating Transformative Support into communities and organizations. To raise awareness about Transformative Model of Communication and Connect and support Transformative Practitioners all around the world.

The Congress is intended for mediators, coaches, researchers and potential participants of mediation from all around the world.

Call for Proposals
Due for submitting your proposal is June 30th 2018.

Dear mediators, coaches, researchers and potential participants of mediation from Europe and all around the world!

We are kindly inviting you to participate on  the 3rd International Congress on Transformative Mediation, that will take place on the 23. and 24. November 2018 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

It would be in great honor and pleasure to host you as a speaker/participant at the congress!
Read Full Call for Proposals here: Call for Proposals_The Rakmo Institute

At the Congress we will meet with renowned experts with varied backgrounds and perspectives in the field of conflict resolution. The program of the Congress will be held by mediators, trainers and researchers from around the world. We aim to offer content od the highest quality. We are interested in including your knowledge and experience in its field. if you believe you can contribute to the Congress do not hesitate to contact us by submitting the Contribution Proposal Form.

You can contribute with a presentation speach or workshop. The aim of the Congress is to support the development of Transformative Mediation in Europe as well as connecting transformative mediators and supporting them to exchange ideas and experiences and join forces to promote Transformative Mediation in Europe.

Center for Transformative Mediation

Center for Mediation Maribor

More info about the congress: 3rd International Congress on Transformative Mediation_The Rakmo Institute