The Programme: Certified Mediation Training Programme
To give participants the required level of skills, knowledge and attitudes to enable them to practice as Certified Mediators
Training will be based on principles of adult learning and of accelerated learning and involve didactic presentations, interactive group discussion, video demonstrations, simulated role plays as well as participants completing required reading and submitting relevant written assignment.
Assessment: Essay assignment (3,000) words and MII Role play.
Admission requirements: 3rd level qualifications and/or relevant portfolio of experience.
Senior Trainer: Mary Rafferty, B. Education, M.Sc., Practitioner Mediator MII, Accredited Conflict Coach.
MARY is the founder of Consensus Mediation, a Consultancy offering a range of services and interventions to support people to prevent, engage and manage conflict and difficult relationships at work.
Mary is an accredited Practitioner Mediator with the Mediators Institute Ireland (M.I.I.), has 300 + hours of mediation experience. She also holds certification with the
International Mediation Institute.
Mary also lectures on the Workplace Module on the M.A. in Dispute Resolution at Independent College, Dublin
Mary is certified in the internationally renowned and innovative CINERGY™ Conflict
Management Coaching Model. She is also a licensed member of the international team of Approved CINERGY™ trainers and has delivered the signature 4-day Conflict Management Coaching Programme both in Ireland and abroad.
Mary runs an M.I.I. Approved Mediation Training Programme to Certified Level. Consensus Mediation is a registered Open College Network training centre.
Mary is also certified to administer the Conflict Dynamics Profile (Eckerd College, Florida), an assessment instrument dealing with conflict behaviors in the workplace
which provides a powerful way to improve self-awareness of what triggers conflict in individuals as well as how they respond to conflict.
Mary is a former Director of the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland. As former Chairperson
of the M.I.I. Conference Committee she has played a leading role in organising the annual M.I.I. national mediation conferences since 2008.
Mary is also a member of the M.I.I. Ethics and Standards Committee and a member of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association, Ireland.
Mary holds an Honours Degree in Education, a Master’s Degree with Distinction in
Social Science and has attended a wide variety of specialised trainings in the field of conflict resolution.
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.