Accredited Certified Mediation Training

Presented by RoundTable Solutions Ltd.

Blended Online and Cork

Online and Classroom based Summer 2021

Presented by RoundTable Solutions Ltd.


General Information:

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

Contact Details:

Our Cork details are:
Address:  28 South Bank, Crosses Green, T12 EF22 Tel: 021 2339350

Our Dublin contact number is: 01 5390212
Our Galway contact number is: 091 393160  

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 (3 days)


Course Dates Summer 2021:  Cork

This course is a blended learning course with 3 days classroom work and 4 days on-line (using zoom).

  • 15th June  2021                         9.15 a.m. – 12.45 p.m.
  • 17th June  2021                         9.15 a.m. – 12.45 p.m.
  • 22nd June, 2021                        9.15 a.m. – 12.45 p.m.
  • 24th June , 2021                        9.15 a.m. – 12.45 p.m.

Classroom Based:

  • 29th June 2021: Cork International Hotel 9.15 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.


  • 6th July , 2021                          9.15 a.m. – 12.45 p.m.
  • 8th July, 2021                           9.15 a.m. – 12.45 p.m.

Classroom Based:

  • 13th July, 2021 : Cork International Hotel 9.15 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.


  • 20th July 2021                          9.15 a.m. – 12.45 p.m.
  • 23rd April 2021                         9.15 a.m. – 12.45 p.m.

Classroom Based:

  • 27th July, 2021: Cork International Hotel 9.15 a.m. – 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 : 24th, 25th, 26th August 2021


Course Fee:

Early Bird : €1850.00 Full Rate: €2000

For registration form please contact:

Course Details

Accredited by the Mediators’ Institute Ireland

  • Hours in training:56:
  • Hours required outside training: minimum 10 hours
  • 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 a member of Council of the Mediators Institute Ireland, and is 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.


Guest Speaker:   Siun Kearney

Siun is a mediation and training consultant to Round Table Mediation & Training and is involved in the preparation and presentation of training programmes.   Siun has presented this training since 1997, updated annually, and has over twenty years’ experience at operational and management levels in the mediation and training field.   This experience informs the training in an experiential manner. Siun has contributed to mediation training programmes in UCC, UCD, The Law Society of Ireland, the Equality Authority the Juvenile Justice Programme and the Family Mediation Service.    Siun has presented workshops at Mediation conferences at home and abroad.


  • Siun a Practitioner Member of MII
  • Holds the academic qualifications :  M.Soc.Sc.,CQSW., LLB.   
  • She is an MII panel Mediator under the Civil Liabilities and Courts Act 2004
  • A member of the Cork Family Lawyers Association and CIPD.  


Organisation: Round Table Solutions Ltd. Duration: 60 Hours - Blended learning MII Approved: 0

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