Theme: Back to Basics: Sharing Professional Excellence in Mediation
Date: Friday 12th and Saturday 13th October 2018
Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
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Draft Schedule: (Please note that this schedule is subject to change and further details will be announced as they become available)
Friday 12th October:
9.30 Mediators' Institute of Ireland Annual General Meeting
10.30 Opening address from President Margaret Considine
10.40 Keynote Presentation from John Sturrock QC - Case study and Insights toolkit
10.40 - 10.55 – Introduction; Background to case study; Allocation of participants to parties;
10.55 - 11.10 - Tea/ Coffee break and first meeting of parties in groups to discuss approach to case study;
11.10 – 12.40 - Facilitation of case study in sequence of sessions;
12.40 – 1300 - De-brief of case study: What have we learned about (a) process and (b) the substance?
14.15 Future of Mediation for Professional Practitioners - presented by Turlough O'Donnell SC
15.30 Back To Basics Plenary session
16.00 Workshops (4 separate sessions)
Introduction and overview of the ‘S Questions Model’ - theory and practice.
Verbal Atemi- A Technique for Creative Disruption
The (Controversial!) Interactive Mediation Regulation Quiz
Mediator Approaches in Dealing with High Conflict of Parties in Mediation
17.30 Your obligations under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
19.30 Pre dinner drinks
20.00 Dinner with pre dinner address from Caroline Casey, award winning social entrepreneur, adventurer and inspiring business woman.
Saturday 13th October:
9.30 Registration (tea/coffee)
10.00 Workshops (4 separate sessions)
11.45 A Review of Ireland’s new Mediation Act 2017, with a Comparison & Analysis of Experience with Mediation Laws & Acts of Some Major U.S. States and the U.S. Federal Government - Samuel R. Mandelbaum, LL.M. admitted Florida, New York & D.C. bars
12.30 Invited panel “Ask me Anything” session
13.30 Closing address from President Margaret Considine
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.