The MII believe that to maintain a high professional practice standard a Mediator needs to continually develop professionally. The following requirements are the minimum but it is anticipated that most Mediators will exceed the requirements. The requirements are grouped into three different elements to reflect different areas of practice development. In line with best practice, the requirements for each element stand alone.
In January 2011, the MII CPD requirement was changed from a two-year/three-year cycle to a one-year cycle for all practising MII Mediators made up as follows:
a. Live cases or equivalent MII role plays.
*In the Family Sector this will require a mix of "comprehensive" cases and specific issue cases (e.g. parenting). Comprehensive means a case that deals with issues around the family home, e.g. parenting plan, maintenance, division of assets, etc.
a. Active (ie. Case consultation/Reflective Practice/Supervision/Sharing and Learning related to actual cases, and/or case presentation of own case) =10 points (1 point per hour) (2 points per hour if you present at a sharing and learning meeting)
b. Peer Learning – books/articles/videos = 5 points (1 point per hour)
a. Presentation of lecture/workshop: 2 points per hour
b. Presentation of paper at MII Annual Conference: 3 points
c. Attendance at relevant lectures/conferences/workshops/seminars: 1 point per hour.