Select Mediation Training

Presented by Select Mediation.



Course Information:

  • Course Structure:7 days over a 2 month period.
  • Hours in training: 50
  • Hours required outside training: 10
  • Venue: Various
  • Course Timings: 9.30am -5.30 pm
  • Max number on course: 16
  • Cost: €1500 (+MII assessment )
  • Dates for next course: To be decided. Please contact Majella to express interest.
  • Key Contact: Majella Foley-Friel
  • Phone: 0876 8193094
  • Email:
  • Web:
  • Address: "Rockhaven", Carrigeen, Birdhill, Co. Tipperary


Course Aim:

To provide an understanding of a broad range of mediation skills including negotiation, communication, questioning, self awareness and problem solving within an experiential context which is underpinned with both a theroetical and ethical foundation.

Course Objective:

  • To increase your awareness of your own style, approach, strengths and challenges.
  • To increase yourknowledgte of conflict resolution and effective communication
  • To learn about mediation principles, process and skills
  • To integrate the theory and practice of conflict resolution and mediation
  • To understand the ethical framework within which conflict resolution and mediation takes place.


Methodology and Evaluation:

The programme is designed as an interactive traiining model. A variety of methods are used including didactic presentation, handouts, roleplays including fishbowl, dvds (observation, analysis of theroetical concepts and interventions), individual, pair, triad & group work; skills excercises and homework assignments. The variety of methods used ensures that all learning styles are catered for.

Admission Requirements:

3rd level relevant qualification or portfolio of experience.

Senior Trainer: Majelly Foley - Friel
Training Experience:

Majella is an adjunct lecturer in family law in the University of Limerick. She has lectured in negotiation at the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place in Dublin.

She was Area Coordinator with the Family Mediation Service based in the West from 1999 until 2008 and was acting Head of Training of the Family Mediation Service in 2004-2005.

She is currently Training & Development Coordinator with ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services, Limerick. She also has a private practice including workplace mediation, group and individual supervision and facilitation work.


  • BCL (UCC) 1981
  • Barrister At Law (Honorable Society of Kings Inns) 1984
  • Advanced Diploma in Supervision (Counselling and Psychotherapy) University of Middlesex, 2004
  • MA in Mediation and Conflict Resolution (UCD) 2007
  • 1 year Social, Health & Education programme (Mid Western Health Board) 1996.

Having graduated with a law degree from UCC, Majella was called to the Bar in 1986. She completed a 1 eyar group work & facilitation course with the MId Western Health Board. Combining her legal background with her experience as a relationshiop counsellor, Majella has been mediation since 1998. As well as an Advanced Diploma in Supervision form the University of Middlesex, she has a Masters in Conflict Resolution and Mediation form UCD whose research focus was on how children are heard in mediation.


Organisation: Select Mediation Duration: 60 Hours MII Approved: Yes

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