Core helps people in business, organisations and the public sector to find quick, constructive and creative solutions to disputes and other difficult situations.
We work throughout the UK and beyond, providing a high quality, independent mediation and facilitation service, as well as specialist coaching and training.
Core's Summer School 2020 - 2 spaces available!Read more
Mediation may have provided a better way.
The Scotsman, 28th July 2020Read more
“Isn’t it incredible where you end up in a situation where the small guy cannot take on the big guy because they cannot afford the legal action?”
The Scotsman, 20th July 2020Read more
Reframing - a critical tool in mediation, negotiation and lifeRead more
Taking Stock of the first 14 podcasts and introducing our online workshop series.Read more
Core is now offering Online Leadership Retreats and a Core Skills Club: Taking the Podcast Learning Online!Read more
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow: John Sturrock and David Wylie, in conversation.Read more
All the latest news from Core.Read more
Using Mediation Skills as Leaders and Professionals - Online Summer School 2020.Read more
The international website Mediate.com has been publishing a series of peer reviewed articles under the collective title Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation’s Golden Age. The objective of the Seven Keys is to encourage discussion among all stakeholders on navigating mediation’s best future.Read more
One of the positive aspects of the enforced changes brought about by lockdown is that it enables – or compels – us to try new things...
Kluwer, 28 June 2020Read more
Charlie Woods reflects on the situation we all face:
"For those of us not on the front line of responding to Covid-19, the lockdown has given us time to reflect. In some respects the crisis has shone a light on what is really important to us and what we value most."
Kluwer, 8th June 2020Read more
All the latest news from Core.Read more
Ten weeks ago, I had barely heard of Zoom. At that time, I was fairly sceptical about online mediation in the kind of cases I do. It could never substitute for face to face meetings with their intimacy and candour. Or so I thought...
Kluwer, 29 May 2020Read more
A series of podcasts on how to handle difficult situations and have better conversations. Including handling disagreements, asking questions, listening, giving feedback, and separating people from the problem.Read more
"The only thing which will redeem mankind is co-operation," observed the philosopher Bertrand Russell. Perhaps only a real crisis is enabling us truly to appreciate what this means and what it might take. What if one of our world leaders wrote to their counterparts in the following terms...
The Times, 21 April 2020Read more
Family members can benefit from mediation to address difficulties that arise between them and between generations... a thoughtful article published in The Scotsman on 26th March 2020.Read more
I'm still of the view that the Core course has been the most worthwhile training I've done since qualifying.
I am a big fan of mediation as a form of dispute resolution and we probably don't use it enough. Please be assured that we will be coming back to you, however, in the future.
You did a superb job to get two sides with very entrenched views to come to an agreement. You produced a calm environment that enabled all the detail to be debated in a constructive way.
Many thanks. I found that exhilarating, exhausting, uncomfortable and necessary all in equal measure. You were brilliant.
The group absolutely loved the workshop. It was presented in the right tone, assertive yet respectfully and calmly nurturing. The conversations that I have had with them truly reflect an 11 out of 10 type of feedback.
Thank you for the energy, intellect and enthusiasm you shared with us this week. Rarely do you get to be on a course with a facilitator who has such a broad range....
I have found the course to be a positive and inspiring experience, which has challenged my professional practices and caused me to consider what is important. It should be compulsory!
With the excellent record I've had with Core and mediation as a process, I will continue to consider this form of ADR in all the claims I handle!
I thought the course was superb - one of the most fulfilling (albeit difficult) experiences I have ever had….it has made me think very differently about what I have been doing for the last 20...
Thank you enormously for your contribution - it has saved vast expense, energy and doubtless nervous exhaustion for all. A great advert for mediation in general, and Core in particular.
In 20 years of attending educational and skills training courses, I am happy to say that this was the most informative, useful and enjoyable I have yet been to.
My colleagues both work on very high profile projects which require them to deal with a good deal of conflict and I consider your course to be the best there is in helping anyone to...
on Mediation, Negotiation, Politics and a Changing World
A new book by John Sturrock.Read more