“I trained in negotiation at Harvard in 2000. That has been enormously influential in my thinking but the Core mediation training has made me think differently, to see the other party’s viewpoint through a different more empathetic set of lenses and has helped me develop and refine a set of skills that are transferrable to any part of everyday life. The quiet determination of the Core tutors is something I have learned from and I will reflect upon – whilst I was being challenged hard during the course there was an ethereal air of calm which was stimulating.”
Dame Sue Bruce, former Chief Executive of Edinburgh City Council
"Completing this course is honestly the best thing I have ever done. Such a privilege to be part of, and a huge enabler for me to reset my vision for where to go next."
Jo Maclennan, Head of Partnership Development for the integration of health and social care, Scottish Government
"I thought that the course was fantastic. Easily one of the best that I have ever been on. We learned skills and techniques that I will put to use every single day. John, Charlie and Liz were all first class."
Gareth Hale, Dispute Resolution Partner, Maclay Murray and Spens, Solicitors
"Core Solutions training in mediation is first class - easily the most transformational course I have ever attended. The learning and skills developed have already paid dividends, unlocking some challenging situations and delivering results within days. John Sturrock and his colleagues are leaders in their field and freely shared their expertise with warmth, compassion and joy. If you have the opportunity to attend this course do all you can to make it happen."
Oonagh Gil, Deputy Director, Enterprise, Cities and Tourism, Scottish Government
Some younger aspiring participants ask if they might be too inexperienced to participate: if you aspire to excellence and are a creative thinker, this for you!