Dublin Based / All Ireland possible and enquiries welcome
This training course is generic and provides participants to practice mediating using role plays from a variety of contexts including organsiation and workplace conflicts, community disputes and adult family disputes.
30th & 31st October,
13th & 14th November
4th & 5th December
17th & 18th December
Competency Assessment Day on Thursday 19th December
Venue: 42 Aughrim Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7
Course Fee: €1,895 per person including assessment fee, course materials, refreshments and light lunch.
The objectives of the course are as follows:
Following adult learning principles, a variety of methods are used including short presentations, exercises, films, working in pairs and groups, discussions, real play, role play and assignments. Assignments include a videoed process recording, an article review and/or an essay describing the mediation process and its possible application. On day nine, students undergo a video-recorded competency assessment where they mediate for circa an hour in the presence of an external MII approved assessor. Students self assess their videoed performance as per MII self assessment form and sends the form to their assessor. The assessor will then finalise their assessment of the student.
Interview (in person or by phone) and an application form that includes a personal statement of between 200 - 300 words.
Senior Trainer (name): Catherine O’Connell
Training experience: Since 2012 Catherine is a trainer on the MII approved Certificate in Mediation Skills programme, and part of the Masters in Mediation and Conflict Intervention, Edward Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention, Maynooth University. She teaches students attending the Diploma in Mediation, Negotiation and Conflict Intervention at the Edward Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention to MII approved certified level and, since 2016, has been the lead trainer and programme coordinator on this course. Catherine co-coordinates the Certificate in Mediation and Restorative Practice programme in Maynooth University and also teaches Mediation and Negotiation skills at UCD to MA students in Archaeology and World Heritage Studies. Catherine works intermittently as a trainer in mediation for Equita and Conflict Positive, coaching students to achieve the MII approved Certificate in Mediation.
Qualifications/biog : M.A. Mediation and Conflict Intervention UCD 2006; Accredited CINERGY™ Conflict Management Coaching Trainer 2009; B.Sc. Psychology (Open University 2001); MII Approval to deliver 32 Hours specialist training in Restorative Practice to Mediators 2014; Diploma Personnel Management 1982. Specialist Training in Restorative Justice in Complex Cases and Serious Harm 2015 & 2017.
Other Trainers : Julie McAuliffe, Margaret Ramsay, Keelin O’Reilly, George Carroll, Phyllida Clarke, Mary Condell
Qualifications/biog: All are experienced trainers of MII Approved Courses and are Advanced Level Mediators registered with the MII
Organisation: Blossom Development Duration: 72 class hours and minimum 60 hours study at home MII Approved: Yes
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.