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    Accredited Mediation Training Cork Autumn 2024

    About this programme

    The RoundTable accredited certified mediation training programme offers you the opportunity to train as a mediator. Over the course of three months, you will gain an understanding of conflict, alternative dispute resolution, mediation legislation and the transformative, facilitative and evaluative models of mediation. You will learn the skills and techniques of mediation, explore your style of mediation and apply your learning in simulated mediation situations, culminating in your preparation to go forward for assessment to become a certified mediator with the Mediators Institute Ireland.

    What the programme covers

    This blended learning programme (classroom and online) is guided through three principal themes

    Modules include:

    Module 1: Introduction to Mediation

    • Theory and models of Mediation
    • Areas of Mediation
    • Workplace Mediation
    • Commercial Mediation
    • Community Mediation
    • Family Mediation
    • Healthcare mediation
    • Peer Mediation
    • Elder Mediation
    • Co-mediation
    • The Mediators’ Preparation
    • The Mediation Act 2017
    • The Mediators’ Institute Code of Ethics

    Module 2: Understanding and Managing Conflict in Mediation

    • Conflict Styles & Cycles
    • Brain Science & Dispute Resolution
    • Working with conflict
    • Managing people in conflict
    • Capacity and competence in mediation

    Module 3: The skills of the mediator

    • Values
    • Active Listening
    • Empathy
    • Use of language
    • Questioning & Circular questioning skills
    • Working with Emotion
    • Capacity and Competence
    • Power
    • Framing and Reframing
    • Caucus

    Module 4: Mediation Process

    Identification of Issues
    Option Development
    Theory and Practice of Negotiation
    Interest- and Positional- based negotiation
    Decision Making
    Drafting Agreements
    Post Mediation

    Module 5: Role Play Practice

    • Practice on undertaking online mediation through role plays
    • Practice on undertaking face-to-face mediation through role play and in-depth feedback (2 days)
    Course Dates Autumn 2024: Cork

    This course is a blended learning course with 2 days classroom work and 8 sessions on-line (using zoom).

    Course Dates Autumn 2024: Cork

    18th September 2024, Online
    9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

    19th September 2024, Online
    9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

    25th September 2024, Online
    9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

    26th September 2024, Online
    9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

    2nd October 2024  Classroom ( Cork)
    Full day: 9.00 – 5.00 p.m.

    9th October 2024, Online
    9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

    10th October 2024, Online
    9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

    23rd October 2024,  Online
    9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

    24th October 2024, Online
    9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

    6th November 2024, Classroom ( Cork)
    Full day: 9.00 – 5.00 p.m.


    Assessment occurs during the training days on understanding, participation and evidence through role play of acquired skills. In addition, learners will engage in a continuous cycle of self-observation and self-evaluation. Learners are required to complete a Conflict Assignment (2500 words) . This assignment is evaluated by the trainers and is used to assess participants’ integration of skills and knowledge throughout the training.

    To become a Certified mediator with the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland, participants must go forward for certification. This certification is a videoed assessment where the participant demonstrates the core mediation skills through role-play of a simulated workplace conflict.

    Dates: 10th & 11th December
    Course Fee:
    €2325 (this includes the external assessment). For registration form please contact:

    Course Details

    Accredited by the Mediators’ Institute Ireland
    Learning Commitment ( 60+ hours)
    On Line Learning: 32 hours
    In Person Learning: 16 hours
    Self Directed Learning: 20+ hours
    External Assessment Day
    Full attendance required.

    Lead Trainer: Bernadette Barry-Murray
    Ber is an advanced mediator with the Mediators Institute of Ireland and the International Mediators Institute, with 20 years’ experience working as mediator, having qualified in 2000. She has mediated complex disputes nationally and internationally, assisting those who are party to the mediation in arriving at a resolution. The breadth of mediations undertaken, includes workplace, family, commercial, education, medical, financial, succession and land disputes.

    Ber is currently the President of the Mediators Institute of Ireland, and was previously the family sector representative and on the accreditation committee. In addition to being a Mediator, she holds a master’s degree in education and a law degree. She has trained mediators since 2004 at certified level; for the family sector and has trained and supervised mediators to become practicing mediators. She delivers a practical applied programme Click here for more information on Ber’s experience. Organisation: Round Table Solutions Ltd. Duration: 60 Hours – Blended learning MII Approved: 0

    General Information:
    Organisation: Round Table Solutions Ltd
    Principal Contact: Ber Barry Murray
    Training Co Ordinator: Myrtle Howe
    Venue: On line & Classroom based learning (Cork).

    Contact Details:
    Dublin Tel:
    01 5390212
    Cork Tel: 021 2339350
    Galway Tel: 091 393160
    Address: 28 South Bank, Crosses Green, T12 EF22