Mediation Retreat in Tuscany, Italy
16-23 June 2018

“Shifting the Focus from Mediating the Problem to Mediating the Moment.”


An outstanding, interactive retreat. The variety of activities offered to the participants are varied and eclipse those that are offered in most other trainings

Dr Peter Maida, Washington DC, USA,

I am very glad to have participated in the retreat. The variety of approaches have allowed a deep reflection on my practice of mediation and especially a reflection of my presence in mediation.

Nathalie Croteau, Montreal, Canada,

I bring back the wonderful memories of the magical Lucolena, the thought provoking retreat and most of all the wonderful group of friends with whom it was both a privilege and pleasure to share the week.

Ray Flaherty, Galway, Ireland,

The retreat provides an opportunity for mediators and conflict managers to pause and reflect. It will focus on enhancing the soft /fluid skills needed to facilitate a complex mediation and dispute management environment. They include:

  • the ability to remain present in the moment

  • intuition that goes beyond pattern recognition

  • managing the challenge of being an irritant

  • the use of time and space 

  • managing complexity and ambiguity through the process of emergence
  • Meditation/Mindfulness and Reverie

It is suitable for experienced and novice mediators as well as people working in general areas of conflict and peace building

Conducted in English with: Greg Rooney; Barbara Wilson; Margaret Ross who have each been practising mediators for more than 26 years working in a broad range of disputes.

The retreat fee is Australian $2,250 Approximately €1,496, £1,385, USD $1,787, DKK 11,138, CAD $2,230 and HKD 13,981 as at September 2017.

It includes all course materials, a welcome reception and meal on Saturday evening for participants and any of their accompanying partners, a long table Tuscan lunch for participants on each day of the workshop plus morning and afternoon coffee and refreshments.

Accommodation for the week ranges from €818 down to €490. It is further reduced if you are willing to share an apartment with another participant.

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The retreat, at the Fattoria Lottavo, a family run winery in the Chianti region of Tuscany, Italy just South of Florence. Click the button below to view the venue website.

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