Principal Trainer: Paul Pierse and Mary Lou O'Kennedy
PrincipalContact: Mary O'Driscoll
Contact Details: +353 (0) 1 416 33 01
Organisation: Griffith College
Address: Griffith College, South Circular Road Dublin 8
Course Hours 2023: 500 hours
Hours in training; 67 Hours (incl blended)
Hours outside training: 433 Hours (assignments 120 hours and independent work 313 hours)
Schedule for Certificate in Mediation 2023/24
Module One: Mediation and Conflict Resolution Live campus day: Saturday 16th November, (09:30-5:30pm) Online webinars: Tuesdays and Thursday 7pm-9pm (14th 16th 21st 23rd 28th Nov & 5th Dec)
Module Two: Mediation Ethics and Regulatory Framework Live campus day: Saturday 13th January, (09:30-5:30pm) Online webinars: Tuesdays 7pm-9pm (9th 11th 16th 18th & 23rd January)
Module Three: Mediation in Practice Live campus days: Saturdays: 17th February, 2nd March & 13th April (09:30-5:30pm) Live online day: Saturday 23rd March (09:30-5:30pm) Online webinars: Tuesdays 7pm-9pm (13th 20th 27th Feb, 5th March & 16th April)
Role play assessments: Friday and Saturday 19th and 20th April
Numbers on course: 15
To ensure that the learner will have appropriate understanding of theories, concepts and current awareness pertaining to the field of mediation, and also appropriate knowledge of the principles of mediation and the mediation process to be able to demonstrate this in applied scenarios ready for practice.
The course also gives students an understanding of the legal and ethical parameters within which mediators work and seeks to equip the graduate with an awareness of the impact of conflict behaviour on mediation, from the perspectives of the mediator themselves and the parties to the mediation.
Methodology and Evaluation:
Collaboration and collegiality will underpin all learning strategies adopted. The teaching and learning strategies were chosen with a view to instilling high levels of participant pedagogical development and engagement. Participants will be required to put all learning into practice and allow reflection on this practice to further develop same. Each teaching session will have a highly participative and practical element. Academic assessment of theoretical content is designed to satisfy the demands of QQI level 8 designs. Practical skills are to be assessed to MII published standards, and also will be subject to QQI internal and external examination quality control procedures.
Applicants with a QQI level 7 major awarding any subject will be given automatic entry. Where applications present who do not have the entry requirement above, but with experiential or other learning, their application will be assess using the College QA in relation to recognition of prior learning.
Trainer Profile: Paul Pierse
Training experience: Practicing mediator. In third year as a Lecturer of Law with Griffith College, Cork at levels 7 and 8. Workload includes the formation and correction of assignments, workshops and exams, as well as collaborating on programme and module content design and delivery. Programme co-ordinator for the Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice. Also delivers legal studies programmes to transition year stuedents on behalf of Public Access to Law. Previously worked for one year as an English trainer for executives with Schenk Workshops in Germany.
Trainer Profile: Mary Lou O'Kennedy BSC, MA, Mediator, Conflict Coach
Mary Lou is a certified CINERGY trainer and has delivered CINERGY conflict coaching training to mediators, HR professionals, managers and coaches over the past three years. She is also a Master trainer of the Conflict-Dynamics Profile assessment tool with the Institute for Workplace Dynamics, Paris. Mary Lou designs and delivers training in Conflict Management and Mediation Skills for businesses and has delivered Family mediation training to mediators. She is a visiting lecturer on a number of Mediation post graduate programmes.
The MII accredits mediation training courses which meet set training standards. The following training programmes have been recognised as MII approved training programmes.
The purpose of CPD is to ensure that Mediators keep their knowledge and skills up to date for the benefit of users of their service and for their own personal and professional development.