Certificate in Mediation (Special Purpose Award) NFQ Level 8 QQI

Presented by Griffith College.

Dublin/Cork

General Information:

Region: Dublin/Cork

Principal Trainer: Paul Pierse and Mary Lou O'Kennedy

PrincipalContact: Mary O'Driscoll

Contact Details: 01 4150 421 

Organisation: Griffith College

Address: Griffith College, South Circular Road Dublin 8

 

Web:  http://www.gcc.ie/certificate-in-mediation-special-purpose-award/ 

 

Course Information:

Course Hours 2020:   500 hours

Hours in training;        67 Hours (incl blended)

Hours outside training: 433 Hours  (assignments 120 hours and independent work 313 hours)

 

Course Timings:   

Certificate in Mediation (Special Purpose Award) Level 8

Schedule for both Dublin and Cork

 

 

 

 

02 December

Wednesday

Online Induction

11:30am; 2:30pm & 7:30pm

04 December

Friday

Weekly release of videos

 

09 December

Wednesday

Webinar

7:30pm-8:30pm

11 December

Friday

Weekly release of videos

 

12 December

Saturday

On campus day

09:30am-5:30pm

16December

Wednesday

Webinar

7:30pm-8:30pm

18 December

Friday

Weekly release of videos

 

23 December

Wednesday

Online drop-in session

7:30pm-8:30pm

 

 

 

 

2 January

Saturday

Weekly release of videos

 

6 January

Wednesday

Online drop-in session

7:30pm-8:30pm

15 January

Friday

Weekly release of videos

 

17 January

Sunday

Assignment submission

11:50pm

20 January

Wednesday

Webinar

7:30pm-8:30pm

22 January

Friday

Weekly release of videos

 

23 January

Saturday

On campus day

09:30am-5:30pm

27 January

Wednesday

Webinar

7:30pm-8:30pm

29 January

Friday

Weekly release of videos

 

 

 

 

 

03 February

Wednesday

Online drop-in session

7:30pm-8:30pm

05 February

Friday

Weekly release of videos

 

10 February

Wednesday

Online drop-in session

7:30pm-8:30pm

12 February

Friday

Weekly release of videos

 

14 February

Sunday

Assignment submission

11:50pm

17 February

Wednesday

Webinar

7:30pm-8:30pm

20 February

Saturday

On campus day

09:30am-5:30pm

24 February

Wednesday

Webinar

7:30-8:30pm

 

 

 

 

03 March

Wednesday

Drop-in session

7:30-8:30pm

06 March

Saturday

Online class (role play)

09:30am-5:30pm

10 March

Wednesday

Drop-in session

7:30-8:30pm

24 March

Wednesday

Learner zone role play

7:30-8:30pm

27 March

Saturday

On campus day

09:30am-5:30pm

31st March

Wednesday

Learner zone role play

7:30-8:30pm

 

 

 

 

07 April

Wednesday

Learner zone role play

7:30-8:30pm

10 April

Saturday

Online class (role play)

09:30am-5:30pm

14 April

Wednesday

Learner zone role play

7:30-8:30pm

21 April

Wednesday

Online drop-in session

7:30-8:30pm

24 April

Saturday

On campus role play assessment

TBA

 

 

 

 

9 May

Sunday

Role play assignment submission

11:50pm

23 May

Sunday

Reflective journal assignment submission

11:50pm


 

Numbers on course: 15

Cost: €2851.00

The Programme:

Course Objectives: 

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.

Admission Requirements:
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.

Trainers 

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.

Qualifications/biog:

  • (HETAC Level 8) B. Comm (Int) from NUI Galway
  • Solicitor on the Law Society of Ireland Roll of Solicitors
  • (HETAC Level 9)  Post Graduate Diploma in Training & Education
  • Mediators' Institute of Ireland accredited mediator certified to practice for 2014
  • Mediation in the area of Family Succession since 2012 (approx 70 hours mediation completed in the last year)
  • Irish Association of Law Teachers member
  • Literacy Trainer with the National Adult Literacy Association
  • Published author on topics relating to pedagogy and legal aspects of mediation, as well as newspaper articles on areas of law.

 

Trainer Profile: Mary Lou O'Kennedy BSC, MA, Mediator, Conflict Coach

Training Experience:

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.

Qualifications/biog:

 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Science, UCD, 1985
  • Master's Degree in Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, USE, 1988
  • Various in-house training courses in Time Management, Facilitation, Negotiation, PR, Strategic Planning, Change Management, ISO 9000
  • Commercial Mediation, Friary Law/ADR, 2006
  • Family Mediation, Friary Law/ADR, 2007
  • Community Mediation: Athena Mediation 2007
  • CINERGY Conflict Coaching (Dispute specific) 2008
  • Certified Jan 2009
  • CINERGY Advanced Conflict Coaching Training 2010
  • Cedrtified CINERGY Conflict Coaching Mentor & Trainer 2010
  • Certified Conflict Dynamics Coach, Eckerd College, Florida 2010
  • Private Caucusing CEDR 2011
  • PMR UK (NOCN) Mediation Supervision 2011
  • Master Conflict Dynamics Trainer, Eckerd College, Florida 2014
  • Becoming Conflict Competent Trainer, Ecker College Florida 2014
Organisation: Griffith College Duration: 517 hours MII Approved: Yes

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