To be decided
Dates for 2016: 11/12th and 18/19th September
Venue: Southern Ireland - venue to be advised
The programme is divided into three themes, with a number of learning outcomes attached to each theme:
Hours in training: 60
Hours required outside training: As required to complete programme assignments
Programme Timings: On request
Upcoming Programme Dates: TBA
To enable learners to apply the mediation method of conflict resolution through the co-mediation model of practice
To develop essential core knowledge and skills central to the practice of mediation
To prepare, observe and practice delivery of the co-mediation model of practice
Methodology and evaluation:
The programme is delivered using a variety of training methods as follows:
Candidates are required to evaluate the programme on a daily basis in terms of their overall experience of the day and to complete an overall programme evaluation on completion of the training. Any issues emerging from the daily evaluations are immediately addressed to ensure maximum engagement by the candidates. A summary report on the findings from the overall evaluation is also produced following programme completion to develop the overall effectiveness of the training programme.
Candidates are normally recruited for the programme via the interview selection method and assessed for their suitability based on the following criteria:
Senior Trainer: Tricia Hayes
Tricia’s academic achievements include a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Teesside and a Postgraduate teaching qualification from the University of Huddersfield. In 2006 she completed her masters in Mediation and Conflict Resolution in University College Dublin. In 2012, she was one of a number of UK and Irish authors who contributed towards the publication of a book on Co-mediation, entitled “Co-mediation: Using a psychological paired approach to resolving conflict”.
Tricia began her mediation practice as a volunteer mediator in the mid-1990’s in one of the largest community based mediation services in the UK. She currently practices mediation as a member of a pioneering national Community Mediation Service, launched in September 2012 in Portlaoise and supports other community based mediation services in Ireland providing workshops and ‘field-practice’ opportunities.
Tricia began her teaching practice in Mediation in 1998 in the UK where she trained and assessed Mediators to Open College Network (OCN) Level 3 Standard. In 2006 she worked with the National College of Ireland (NCI) to develop a FETAC Level 6 Award in Mediation Skills and Practice. Currently Tricia offers her own MII approved 60-hour Community Mediator Training Programme and, as a Member of the Associate Faculty of the Ted Kennedy Institute NUIM, occasionally lectures on their Masters and Diploma programmes in mediation and conflict resolutionOrganisation: pH7 Mediation Duration: 60 Hours MII Approved: Certified through completion of assessment by co-mediation route
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.