Accredited Mediation Training Cork 2023

Presented by RoundTable Solutions Ltd.

Blended Online and Cork Autumn 2023

Online and classroom base  Autumn 2023

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:

 Dublin Tel: 01 5390212   Cork:Tel: 021 2339350   Galway Tel: 091 393160

Address:  28 South Bank, Crosses Green, T12 EF22

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 Autumn 2023:  Cork

This course is a blended learning course with 4 days classroom work and 6 sessions on-line (using zoom).


  • 21st September 2023                            9.15 a.m. – 12.45 p.m
  • 25th September  2023:                          9.15 a.m. – 12.45 p.m
  • 28th September 2023                            9.15 a.m. – 12.45 p.m.

Classroom Based

  • 2nd October 2023    Cork                         9.15 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.


  • 9th October 2023                                      9.15 a.m. – 12.45 p.m.
  • 16th October 2023                                    9.15 a.m. – 12.45 p.m.

Classroom Based:

  • 19th October 2023  : Cork                         9.15 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.


  • 23rd October 2023                                     9.15 a.m. – 12.45 p.m.

Classroom Based:

  • 26th October 2023: Cork                           9.15 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
  • 6th November 2023: Cork                         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 : 28th and 29th November 2023

Course Fee: €2325 (this includes the external assessment)


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Course Details

Accredited by the Mediators’ Institute Ireland

  • Hours in training:60:
  • Hours required outside training: minimum 20 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 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

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