Mediation Retreat in Tuscany, Italy
20-27 September 2025

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

REVIEWS

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It was great pleasure to participate in the Mediation Retreat.  An instructive, enlightening, educational and cultural journey that enhanced our knowledge in mediating difficult cases and be present in the process! Thanks Greg and Margaret for a great work!

Vicky Liouta, Piraeus, Greece. 2023,
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I have just returned from an engaging week where our hosts Greg Rooney and Margaret Ross accompanied us on an introspective journey within ourselves, leaving us free to wander in our thoughts and personal paths. I return home new friends and with important baggage, probably still to be developed further in my everyday practice.

Sergio Fontana, Modena, Italy 2024,
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I had no expectations of this event! Little did I know when I booked how important this would be for me and how much I would gain.  Each offered a part of ourselves to produce a collective understanding and shared experience that was certainly much greater than the sum of these parts.

Susan Hamilton-Green, Melbourne, Australia 2018,

The retreat provides an opportunity for mediators, conflict managers and peace builders to pause and reflect. It will explore a human centered approach to facilitating in a complex mediation and dispute management environment. They include:

  • mediating the moment in the context of the flow

  • emergence- through interacting rather than analysing

  • intuition that goes beyond pattern recognition

  • cleaning your mediation mirror 

  • embracing complexity and ambiguity

  • 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 and Margaret Ross who have each been practising mediators for more than 32 years working in a broad range of disputes.

The retreat fee is Australian $3,000 Approximately €1,869, £1,581, USD $2,022 DKK 13,946, CAD $2,756 as at July 2024.

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 Rates:

Accommodation for the week ranges from a special retreat reduced rate of €560 up to €1,060 (3 bedrooms). It is further reduced if you are willing to share an apartment with another participant. Each room has its own bathroom.

For more information about Accommodation, Retreat Structure, Facilitators, Photos of Previous Retreats, Theoretical Underpinnings and Reviews see drop down icons above

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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