This is a practical skills based course taught through storytelling mediation process taught through interactive role plays and using a storytelling mediation process.
Successful participation on this course will complete one of the two entry requirements for accreditation for Certified membership from The Mediations' Institute of Ireland, the professional association for mediators in Ireland. (Successful completion of a skills assessment is also required for accreditation). It will also permit successful applicants ot access further substantitive training in specialised areas such as Family and Workplace medation.
If you are interested in attending this course please contact Christina for further information Phone: 01 8625805 Email: info@bclc
Course Dates 2017:
Two modules of three days each followed by a day session for presentations.
Each day is from 9.30 am to 5.30pm
Autumn 2017 5/6/7th October and 19/20/21st October
Spring 2018 1/2/3rd February and 15/16/17/th February
UCD Adult Edcuation
Three modules of 20 hours each on Monday evenings from 7-9pm and one Saturday in conjunction with the academic year 2017-8.
Course Aim: Provides an introduction to conflict resolution dynamics and the basic process skills used in mediating face-to-face interpersonal disputes involving emotional and relational issues.
Course Objectives: By the end of the course, participants will have:
Methodology and evaluation:
The knowledge, skills and attitudes are acquired concurrently in an integrated and experiential way. It combines lecturettes, group work, skills training, at least six mediation role plays and a small written assignment. Each trainee receives a mediation manual and Powerpoint handouts. Intensive role play constitutes about 60% of the course so as to practice mediation skills and experience the disputant role.
Additional sessions are organised [paid for separately] at the end of the course for trainees to try out their new skills in non-tutored self-organised videoed role plays. These videos are then reviewed in a group setting to identify missed opportunities in final preparation for the assessed role play under the MII certified practice standards.
Geoffrey has been running basic mediation courses for over 20 years in Ireland. The UCD adult education course is now in its unbroken 18th year. He has given training in Colombia, Haiti, Sweden, Malta, Slovenia and England for workplace, family, restorative justice, commercial and community mediation as well as dialogue facilitation. He teaches peacemaking to American students at IES Dublin and NUI Maynooth.
Geoffrey got interested in mediation in the 1980’s when he went to South Africa and San Francisco to bring the skills back to the peace movement in Ireland. He became self-employed in 1987 specialising in conflict resolution and mediation. Today he works two days each week in the state run Family Mediation Service in Dublin and serves as a staff representative on the Board of the Family Support Agency.
He founded the first community mediation scheme in Tallaght in 1991 and supports schemes in Coolock, Ballymun, Cavan and Castlebar. He is the trainer for the pilot Elder Mediation project in Northside Mediation. He chairs Facing Forward, a restorative justice project for the mediation of severe adult crimes. Served as Chairperson of the Mediators Institute Ireland (1998-2002) when the Institute expanded beyond family mediation into workplace and commercial mediation. Facilitated over 50 Political Dialogue Workshops at the Glencree Centre for Reconciliation.
Role play tutors and assessors assist Geoffrey from time to time.
Organisation: Athena Mediation Duration: 60 hours MII Approved: Yes - from September 2008
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.