Inaugural MII Awards for Workplace Mediation 2013

Recognising achievement in workplace mediation throughout the island of Ireland

In response to increasing  interest in and use of workplace mediation, the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (the MII) will present a number of Workplace Mediation Awards to organisations that  highlight good/ best practice at its Conference in November this year. 

The MII invites organisations, large and small, to showcase how they have promoted and developed workplace mediation. This is the first opportunity for organisations to achieve public recognition for their commitment to mediation as a key element in their conflict management processes. The MII anticipates that these Awards will attract significant media attention. 

Entering is not an onerous task; just fill out the Entry Form online ( by answering 6 questions and submit it along with any supporting documentation. Entries may also be submitted in hard copy. The closing date is 5pm, Monday, September 30th, 2013, but we would urge organisations to apply as soon as possible. 

There are 6 categories for to choose from, ranging from large companies with over 250 employees (Large Indigenous Companies and Multinational Companies) to SMEs (101-250 employees)  to  Small Enterprises (11-100) and Micro Enterprises (less than 10 employees). There is also a specific category for both Public Sector Organisations and the NGO/Community and Voluntary Sector.

The calibre of our Judges reflects the quality and importance of this initiative. We are delighted to announce that Peter Cassells, Executive Director, Edward M Kennedy Institute,  Carol Fawsitt, Employment Lawyer, Hayes Solicitors, Kevin Foley, Director of Conciliation Services, Labour Relations Commission, Tom Frawley, Ombudsman, Northern Ireland and Michael McDonnell, Managing Director, CIPD Ireland will join Denis Blanch,  MII Registrar and Helen Harnett, MII Workplace Liaison to judge the competition. 

We wish to acknowledge the support of Industrial Relations News for our initiative.