MII Annual Conference 2018


Theme: Back to Basics: Sharing Professional Excellence in Mediation

Date: Friday 12th and Saturday 13th October 2018

Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 

For accommodation bookings please call the hotel reservations desk directly on Free Phone 1800 848 270 (from ROI) and quote MII Conference   or 00353 1 897 7777 (from outside ROI)

Early Bird rate now available - BOOK HERE  

  • MII Members - Early Bird rate  €155
  • Non Members - Early Bird rate €195
  • Concession (Trainee Affiliates and Community Mediation Service Providers) €120
  • Conference Dinner (Friday 12th October at 7.30pm)  €45
  • Saturday Only (Oct 13, 2018)  €55

Draft Schedule: (Please note that this schedule is subject to change and further details will be announced as they become available)

Friday 12th October:

9.00      Registration

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?

13.00    Lunch

14.15    Future of Mediation for Professional Practitioners - presented by Turlough O'Donnell SC

15.15    Tea/Coffee

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)

18.00   Ends

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)

                             The Family Mediation Project; An over-view
                             Mediating In Context
                             Standard of Ethics in Mediation – Aspiration, Ideal or Reality?
                             Grow your own research

11.30  Tea/Coffee

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


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