Former General Election candidate Connie Gerety- Quinn has been nominated to the National Council of the Mediation Institute of Ireland, writes Liam Cosgrove.
Ms Gerety-Quinn, who stood as a Fianna Fail candidate at last year's General Election, was elevated to the position by her fellow peers from among the Mediation Institute of Ireland (Mil).
Giving her reaction to the Leader this week, Ms Gerety-Quinn said she was deeply honoured by her recent appointment. The manager of Longford Citizens Information Service also took time to explain the various merits associated with mediation along with her own “strong” advocacy of the conciliatory process. “Not only has it proven to be a very effective tool in dispute resolution but also because it is cost efficient for all concerned,” she pointed out.
The MII accredits mediation training courses which meet set training standards.
The purpose of CPD is to ensure that Mediators keep their knowledge and skills up to date for the benefit of users of their service and for their own personal and professional development.