Presenter: Gerry O’Sullivan
Aims and Objectives of the workshop
To introduce and give an overview of the purpose and focus of the ‘S Questions Model’ – both theoretically and in practice.
The ‘S Questions Model’ has been developed by Gerry OSullivan and is introduced and developed in her book - ‘The Mediator’s Toolkit: Formulating and Asking Questions for Successful Outcomes’. It is published by New Society Publishing, Canada
Summary of the Book
‘The Mediator’s Toolkit: Formulating and Asking Questions for Successful Outcomes’
Knowing how to formulate and ask incisive questions to get to the core of a conflict, challenge entrenched thinking, and shift perspectives are the main challenge for mediators and the key to successful conflict resolution.
The Mediator’s Toolkit employs the author’s powerful “S Questions Model,” to provide readers with the skills and tools to develop and ask strategic questions that result in successful outcomes in any context. The S Questions Model toolkit dives into four dimensions of successful questions for mediation: the subject matter dimension, the structure dimension, the information seeking dimension, and the shifting thinking dimension. The toolkit clearly explains:
The theory behind each question type, including exploration of relevant neuroscience and psychology:
This essential practical guide will radically sharpen, focus, and improve the questioning skills of qualified mediators, students, lecturers, trainers, and those using questions to challenge and effect change, in any context.
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.