“We got just what we wished for: new viewpoints of mediation from different theoretical backgrounds. This retreat widened each of our thinking and strengthened our shared perspective of mediation as a human way to solve conflict” Janne Johansson, Helsinki, Finland – 2019 Retreat
“I believe the retreat will color how I think about mediation from now on. I valued the experience level of the facilitators and the participants. It was an extremely valuable experience” Ali Ansell, Alberta, Canada – 2018 Retreat
“The Tuscany retreat is more content driven than your advertisement suggests. It is probing, thoughtful, enriching and forces reflective thought on all aspects of tangible and intangible mediator skills” Sandra Clemons, Tampa, Florida, USA – 2016 Retreat
“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. That reflection was sometimes addressed in a direct manner but most of the times the tools were more subtle.” Nathalie Croteau, Montreal, Canada – 2017 Retreat.
” It was a privilege to be part of the retreat. It was beautifully created as a space and time to reflect, renew and expand, to take in from others, to share my experiences both professionally and socially and to make use of my time to cherish my life as it is. There is a warmth of feeling that continues with me whenever I think of Lucolena. like a warm cloak over my shoulders that gives me security, solidarity and acknowledgment.” Maree Upton, Adelaide, Australia – 2017 retreat.
“Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in this outstanding, interactive retreat. Each of the leaders has a unique approach to assessing important information and techniques useful to mediators. You will be exposed to mediation practice from different points of view. I would highly recommend this retreat” Dr Peter Maida, Washington DC, USA – 2017 Retreat
” 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 – 2017 Retreat
“I really enjoyed the retreat and came home thinking that all my needs were met. What wasn’t covered in the content I was able to ask other members and presenters for answers. Thank you for putting so much effort into organising such an incredible retreat” Anne Sawtell, Brisbane, Australia – 2017 Retreat
“I really found the retreat to be greatly beneficial although the approach to teaching was different to what I expected. It was a wonderful inclusive experience” Nerida Child Dimasi, Doha, Qatar -2015 Retreat