Good Morning. I hope you have all had a good summer.
In the MII we have been tracking references in the media to mediation and I am delighted to inform you that there are references to mediation being used almost daily now. This is right across the board – from community to workplace, commercial and family. This is great news for Mediators and parties alike. With downward pressure on expenditure, mediation is the obvious answer for quicker, cheaper and more effective dispute resolution.
Describing the Water - Dispute Resolution in the "New" Irish Public Service
In the following article Michael Gorman discusses some of the potential steps to be taken in the “new” public sector in Ireland to successfully introduce mediation for resolving disputes.
The Changing Role of Statutory Mechanisms for Resolving Workplace Disputes
In the following article Margaret Bouchier explores the changing role of our statutory mechanisms for resolving workplace disputes, the implications for those accessing these services and the need for earlier, interest-based interventions.
Mediation in the Workplace: Investing in Constructive Working Relationships and Performance
In the following article Treasa Kenny describes how mediation can facilitate constructive working relationships and effective work performance.
Mediators, Confidentiality and Court Witness Orders
In the following article Fred Best examines some of the implications of a recent UK High Court decision compelling a Mediator to give evidence in Court and suggests some possible responses from the mediation community.
MII Annual Conference 2011
The theme for Conference 2011 is 'Embedding Mediation in our Dispute Resolution Culture'.
With less than two months to go, preparations are being finalised for the thirteenth Mediators’ Institute of Ireland, Annual Conference, which will take place in The Grand Hotel, Malahide, Dublin on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th November.
Local Co-ordinator Sought for European Mediation Network Initiative
The European Mediation Network Initiative (EMNI) seeks a Local Coordinator for Ireland. This voluntary role, which is a two-year position, will entail working closely with the MII Board Member of EMNI in the gathering and dissemination of information about mediation in Ireland.
This edition of the MII Ezine has been a joint editorial effort – we hope that you find it interesting.
The emphaisis for this edition is on workplace mediation with a number of articles looking at our public service, our statutory mechanisms for dispute resolution in the workplace and the value of workplace mediation. We also include articles on a recent UK Court decision compelling a Mediator to give evidence, the upcoming MII Annual Conference and the role of Local Coordinator for Ireland for the EMNI.
Our next edition will be issued in December and will include the following:
Working with Children in Family (Separating Couples) Mediation
Working with the Courts: Update on Family (Separating Couples) Mediation
Community Mediation – Dublin City South
Eurocontrol – Update on a Cross Jurisdictional Internal Mediation Service
The Impact of Mediation – Report on 4 Years of Mediation in a Multi-Site Organisation in the ROI
If you have any queries or comments, or would like to suggest an article or topic we would be delighted to hear from you.
Mags Bouchier [firstname.lastname@example.org] and Treasa Kenny [email@example.com], Editors, The MII Ezine