Mediators' Institute of Ireland (MII) Acclaims Helen Harnett's Achievement

Helen Harnett is appointed as Chair of the Elder Mediation International Network

Commenting on the recent appointment of Helen Harnett as Chair of the Elder Mediation International Network (EMIN), President of the MII Gerry Rooney said “We are delighted to learn that the Elder Mediation International Network has entrusted Helen with this prestigious position.” 

“Helen is a Certified Mediator and a former Specialist Liaison Officer for Workplace and Organisational Mediation at MII. I know, as the first Irish person to hold the post of Chair of the Elder Mediation International Network, Helen will use her extensive skills and experience to advance the professional practice of elder mediation at world level” stated President Rooney.


About EMIN and Helen Harnett

EMIN promotes standards and ethics in Elder Mediation through its international certification programme and Code of Practice.  It also promotes Elder Mediation worldwide through World Summits which are well known to the many MII members who attended the 2009 World Summit in Dublin.

At the 7th World Summit on Mediation with Age Related Issues in Halifax, Nova Scotia in June this year, it was announced that the next World Summit will take place in Linz, Austria from May 2 to May 4, 2016. 

Helen served on the MII Council from 2009 to 2013 and is a founding member and Director of Later Life Mediation. Helen can be contacted at  and 087 2482601.

 The attached photo is of Helen Harnett presenting the Sherren Leadership Award to Greg McCann Beranger at the 7th World Summit in Halifax, Nova Scotia on June 26th this year

About The Mediators’ Institute of Ireland

The Mediators’ Institute of Ireland is the professional association for Mediators in Ireland. It is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to promote the use of quality mediation by ensuring the highest standards of education, training, professional practice and regulation.  


The Mediators' Institute of Ireland is a company limited by guarantee and registered in Dublin, Ireland. 

Its registration number is 418250.

Registered Office: 31/32 Fitzwilliam Square South, Dublin 2, Ireland.  Registered Charity CHY16996.

About Mediation

Mediation is a voluntary process of conflict prevention and resolution that allows the parties an opportunity to address their issues in a confidential, private, and safe environment.  Mediators are trained in conflict resolution skills and techniques and have the expertise needed to give people the best possible opportunity to resolve their disputes.

Mediation is effective:

In single-issue and multi-issue disputes

In two-people and multi-party conflicts

In developing innovative and sustainable solutions when parties are willing but stuck

As a preventative intervention early in a conflict

As an alternative to avoid further costly public litigation

The mediation process improves communication, narrows outstanding issues, defuses emotions and defines areas of agreement.  Statistics show a success rate for mediation averaging 80 per cent. 


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