All training programmes approved by the Mediators' Institute of Ireland are assessed against specific criteria based on the competencies required for the various levels of membership. Please note that while the following listed training programmes have been approved by the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (The MII), the MII is not responsible for the administration or delivery of these programmes. Also, to become a member of the MII, participants must register directly with the MII.
Any person who is on an MII approved training programme is entitled to apply for free membership of the MII under the Trainee Member scheme - see Trainee Members page for details and registration information - and any person who successful completes an MII approved training programme is eligible to apply for MII membership at either Associate or Certified level depending on the status of the programme.
If you would like to apply to have your training programme approved, please refer to the MII training programme approval process.
The following training programmes have been recognised as MII approved training programmes. The programmes without an MII approved assessment are to Associate Member level (ie. participants who successfully complete the programme can apply to register as an Associate Member of the MII), and those with an MII approved assessment are to Certified Member level (ie. successful participants are eligible to apply for Certified Member status). Registered Associate Members may submit for MII Certified Member assessment through MII role play assessment.
For information in relation to MII accreditation, membership, ethics or policy you should review the relevant section of this web site or contact MII Administration - this is to ensure the information you receive is accurate and up to date. For information on becoming a registered MII member, please refer to the relevant page in the Become a Member section.
|Name||Organisation||Principal trainer||Region||Duration||Price (€)||MII approved assessment (Certified)|
|Certified Mediator Qualification Training||Mediation Academy of Ireland||John Sherlock||Leinster||60 hours - 40 direct (plus 20 indirect)||1395 (+350 for assessment)||Certified (if assessment is completed)|
|Certificate in Workplace Mediation||National College of Ireland||Ms. Sheila Martin BSc (Hons), MSc.(Econ) Cert Ed. DipEmpLaw; FCIPD; FIITD; MMII||Dublin||50 hours/ 210 independent learning||1600||Yes|
|Certificate in Mediation Skills||Baker Tilly Ryan Glennon (incorporating Polaris HR)||Gerry Rooney & Ray Flaherty||National / International||60 Hours||1,900||yes|
|Certified Mediation Training||O'Sullivan Solutions||Gerry O'Sullivan||National/International - Will vary for each course||60 Hours - 56 hours in training and 15 hours outside training time||1990 - ex assessment fee||Yes - from March 2009|
|Certificate in Mediation||Griffith College||Paul Pierse, Gerry O'Sullivan and Mary Lou O'Kennedy||Cork/Munster||63 hours||2200||Yes|
|Certificate in Mediation Training||EQuita Consulting Limited||Julie McAuliffe||Nationwide||60 Hours||Early Bird 1950 or 2350 including the MII assessment||Yes|
|Certified Mediation Training||Round Table Mediation and Training Ltd.||Ber Barry Murray||Cork and Dublin||60 Hours - 7 days||1,950 (Early bird 1650 )||Yes - from September 2007|
|Diploma in Mediation||The Law Society of Ireland||Sabine Walsh. LLB, LLM Accredited Mediator||Dublin & Nationwide||60 hours of 77 hours in total||2,650||Yes|
|Mediation, Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Training||Core Solutions Group||John Sturrock QC||UK and Ireland||60 hours||Module 1: £1675, Module 1 and 2: £2475, Module 1, 2 & 3: £3950, Practice Day: £475||Certified Member Status (with Assessment completed sucessfully)|
|Accredited Employment Mediator Training||Erwin Bouchier Professional Solutions||Karen Erwin and Margaret Bouchier||Ireland and Northern Ireland||65 hours||1,600 + 250 for MII approved assessment||Yes|
|Train to become an MII Certified Mediator||Mediation Foundation of Ireland||Luke Monahan||Ireland||60 Hours - 7 days||1350 + 300 refresher and assessment||Yes from 2011|
|Certified Mediation Training||Hibernian Training||Mary Rafferty||Ireland||49 hours in training and 15-20 outside training||1500-2200||Certified Member Status (with Assessment completed sucessfully)|
|Certified Mediation Training Programme||Institute of Public Administration||Lily Regan||Dublin and nationwide||60 Hours +||(1,950 plus cost of Assessment Day an addititional 250)||Yes - from September 2007|
|Basic Conflict Resolution & Mediation Skills||Athena Mediation||Geoffrey Corry||Dublin - Ballymun||60 hours||800||Yes|
|Postgraduate Diploma in Mediation and Conflict Resolution||St. Angela's College (NUI Galway)||Sabine Walsh||Sligo/Northwest||100 contact and 400 independent hours||3000||Certified Member Status (with Assessment completed sucessfully)|
|Certified Mediation Training||Consensus Mediation||Mary Rafferty||National||47 hours in class time, 20 hours out of class time||1,600 - 1,900||Yes from May 2009|
|Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution (validated by HETAC)||Independent College Dublin||Nicola White, Law School, Independent College||Dublin||60 Hours of 300 Hours in full||MII members: 5423 full time / 2712 p.a pt time. Non members:6380 full time/ 3190 p.a. pt||Certified Member Status (with Assessment completed sucessfully)|
|Friarylaw ADR Civil & Commercial Mediation Training & Professional Accreditation Programme (Accredited Mediator)||FRIARYLAW||Joanna Campbell (modules 2-4), Oliver J Connolly (module 1)||Ireland, EU & International||60 hours - 40 direct (plus 20 indirect)||2,450 with a further 10% discount||Yes|
|Friarylaw ADR Separating Couples/Family Mediation Training & Professional Accreditation Programme (Accredited Mediator)||FRIARYLAW ADR||Joanna Campbell & Sabine Walsh||Ireland, EU & International||40 (plus 8 hours indirect)||2,450.00 (further 10% discount available)|
|Basic Conflict Resolution & Mediation Skills||Athena Mediation||Geoffrey Corry||Dublin - 3 Locations/3 organisations||60 hours||895 [950 at Glencree includes lunches]||Yes - from September 2008|
|PG Diploma in Conflict and Dispute Resolution Studies (NFQ Level 9)||Trinity College Dublin||Dr Gillian Wylie (programme co-ordinator)||Dublin||144 hours (66 hours in class, remainder in personal study)||5,500||Yes|
|Certified Mediation Training Programme||Drumondra EC||Fiona McAuslan||Nationwide||60 Hours (48 face to face and 12 online) plus 2 Saturdays for role play training||1,250||Certified Member Status (with Assessment completed sucessfully)|
|Become a Certified Mediator' Training Course||North West Mediation Training||Paddy OConnor/ Margaret McGarrigle||North West||60 Hours||1250 + 250 for MII approved assessment (optional)||Yes from July 2012 - Certified with completion of sucessful Assessment|
|Family Mediation Foundation Training Course (Accredited UK & Irl)||Family Mediation NI||Ms. Eimear Hayden and Ms. Janni Knox||North||72 Hours direct and 6 hours indirect||Stg. £2100 (MII assessment fee of 250, payable separately)||Yes, from July 2012|
|Mediation and Conflict Management (module as part of MA HRM)||National College of Ireland||Sheila K. Martin||IFSC Dublin||36 contact hours (164 Non Contact)||875.00 for module only||No|
|Foundation Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution||Mediation NI (MNI)||K.W.Annett (Certified MII)||Northern Ireland||80 Hours||£1600.00||No|
|Select Mediation Training||Select Mediation||Majella Foley-Friel||Mid-West||60 Hours||1500||Yes|
|Community Mediation Training Programme||pH7 Mediation||Tricia Hayes||Southern Ireland||60 Hours||800 per person||Certified through completion of assessment by co-mediation route|
|Diploma in Mediation & Conflict Intervention||Department of Business and Law, National University of Ireland, Maynooth||Delma Sweeney||Maynooth, Co. Kildare||60 Hours - 220 Hours in full||5,000 + 250 for Roleplay Assessment||Yes - from September 2006|
|Certified Mediation Training Course||The People Company||Eoin Cullina||Nationwide||60 Hours||1,700 or *1,500 *Early Bird Discount||Yes from 2012 Certified with completion of sucessful Assessment|
|Certified Mediator Training||CMD Training Institute||Sabine Walsh||Sligo/Northwest||60 hours||1195||Yes|
|The Skills of Mediation||Catalyst Consulting||Brendan Schutte||Ireland||60 Hours - (incl. project)||1,750||Yes - from Apriil 2009|
|Postgraduate Diploma in Conflict and Dispute Resolution Studies||Trinity College Dublin||Certified Member Status||Dublin||144 (66 in class and remainder in personal study)||5,500||Yes|
Note: Only the mediation training programmes listed above are approved by the MII. If you have completed training that you believe might be the similar to the requirements you should submit information about your course for the attention of the MII Accreditation Director. If the Accreditation Director believes that on the face of it the training that you did might be equivalent to an MII approved course, then you will be asked to submit copies of your course papers to have your training assessed for which there may be a fee. As this is a voluntary body it may take up to two months from receipt of your papers for your training to be assessed.
The MII no longer has automatic ‘equivalent’ training programmes, and those trainers whose programmes had been recognised as ‘equivalent’ were informed of this change and given a lengthy period to enable them to have their course approved. July 2012.
The following Advanced training programme(s) are recognised as enabling a person to further develop their mediation knowledge and skills. Please note that to register as a Practitioner Member of the MII, one must first register as a Certified Member and then fulfil the MII Practitioner Member assessment and registration requirements. (See full assessment requirements here)
|Masters in Mediation and Conflict Intervention||Department of Business and Law, National University of Ireland, Maynooth||Delma Sweeney||Maynooth, Co. Kildare||378 Hours||6,940 Euro|