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.
"It is profoundly not about the mediator. Paradoxically, the powerlessness of the mediator is an enormous strength."Read more
‘You’re the first group of people who have come here that I’ve spoken to in 40-50 years to talk about matters based purely and simply on having a conversation”.Read more
William Ury announcement, Core's Spring School, Ken Cloke Review and Mediator RankingsRead more
Courts are, in the main, working effectively and rising to the challenge of increasingly complex legal action - and a mediation briefing contributed by John Sturrock.Read more
A recap of Core's and Collaborative Scotland's activities during the month of October, including Ken Cloke's visit to Edinburgh and the Better Conversations Bus Tour along the north and west Highlands of Scotland.Read more
Different views can often be the starting point for disagreements...Read more
"There is beauty in that imperfection, recognition that life cannot be shaped according to our wishes all the time. It seems important to accept that. How gracious Bolt was in defeat, treating winning and losing just the same. That seems more important even than victory."
John Sturrock's latest article, published in The Times on 10 August 2017.
"How little we know about each other. We are prepared to make assumptions, however. And judgements. These tendencies can be detrimental to building the kind of sustainable relationships which will enable us to survive and thrive, whoever and wherever we are. The same applies, of course, to the commercial disputes in which many of us participate."Read more
An article published in Issue 5 of the UK Mediation Journal.Read more
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...