• Civil and Commercial
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Address: Fahamore, Castlegregory, Kerry
Telephone: 066 7139235
Mobile: 087 9887771
Gerry O’Sullivan has 20 years experience in mediation and conflict work. She is a practitioner mediator with the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland and trained and certified in Civil & Commercial Mediation, Organizational & Workplace Mediation, Family Mediation, Community Mediation and Mediation in countries with conflict.
Her experience has not been confined to dual-party dispute as she has an extensive portfolio of expertise in mediating large and small group disputes and multi-party disputes.
Gerry has delivered conflict and mediation training internationally with Lawyers Without Borders, in partnership with the director of training from CEDR, U.K., she is also an externally employed trainer with CEDR U.K. and is a member of a CEDR advisory committee.
Gerry is the senior lecturer in the mediation programme delivered through the law faculty of Griffith College. She also delivered mediation training for the University of Limerick’s, “Masters in Peace and Development” programme. Gerry has worked in Israel/Palestine, Cuba, Serbia and Northern Ireland
Gerry trained with CMP Resolutions, U.K. to work in the provision of Support & Supervision for Mediators and she is an assessor for Mediators’ Institute of Ireland accredited mediation training programmes.
Gerry O’Sullivan delivers MII approved and accredited Certified Mediation Training to participants from all sectors. She has a sound conflict theoretical base. She is acknowledged for achieving an "unprecedented and exceptional" 94% mark in her Civil and Commercial Mediation assessment.
It is acknowledged by those who contract Gerry that her work skills are excellent and her ability to connect with parties in dispute is exceptional. 96% of mediation cases contracted to Gerry are from previous clients or are referrals.
Gerry’s additional interest is international conflict. She has worked in Northern Ireland and in Serbia. Gerry has spent many months in the West Bank where she provided protection by presence, monitored human rights breaches and provided support to Palestinian and Israeli peace activists. She has engaged in advocacy work at EU, Irish and U.K. Government level. She directed, filmed and produced a documentary, Stolen Children, Stolen Lives, about the imprisonment and abuses of Palestinian children.
Gerry provides consultancy and facilitation in organizational and project management and development, from project initiation through to implementation and evaluation. She is the facilitator of the annual strategic planning sessions for Christian Peacemakers Team in Palestine. She has conducted over 30 research and qualitative evaluation contracts. e.g. the “Health Service Executive’s HAZ Initiative”; “Research into the Information Needs of Asylum Seekers and Migrant workers in Millstreet”; KADE “Know Racism Project”; “Southill Domestic Abuse Project.”
Gerry has broad experience with: government departments; companies; statutory agencies; public authorities; schools; community groups; religious communities; those marginalized and excluded.