Conflict Positive & EQuita - Certificate in Mediation Training

Presented by EQuita Consulting.



Course Information:

Course Structure:
Four, two-day modules (60 hours /8 days) including a one-day MII competency assessment. Participants are coached and assessed throughout on their ability to integrate mediation theory and attitudes into skilled practice.

Hours in training: 60 Hours
Hours required outside training: 15-20 hours
Region: Dublin / EU
Venue:  Tallaght  Dublin 24
Key Contact: Liz O'Grady
Address:  Tallaght Dublin 24

Phone: +353 12934741 

Numbers on course: Range between 10 – 25 participants
Cost: (inclusive of the MII assessment)  €3,250

Course Dates 2020: 

March 6,7,20 & 27, April 3,&17, May 8&9th

Equita Consulting are offering you a unique opportunity to train under Ireland’s leading mediation and negotiation specialist, this course is specifically designed to equip the student with the skills for workplace, organisational, family and commercial mediation. It is aimed particularly at those in HR, the Legal Profession, Management, Engineering, Architecture, Consultants, those who work in or with Trade Union Officials and anyone who has responsibility for workplace disputes or wish to have. Course duration 60 hours and this qualifies it for accreditation from the Mediator’s Institute of Ireland and CPD points.

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In particular this course is:

Delivered by some of Ireland’s leading experts in mediation
Earns CPD points
Ireland’s only course to deliver core mediation, workplace and commercial mediation
One-to-one support and feedback on your skills
First class value for money
Guaranteed to build your confidence
EQuita administers MII membership on successful completion of exam
Course includes fee for Trainee Affiliation of the MII (registration required)
Access to ‘sharing and learning’ groups
International standard case studies
Course fee includes all course notes, articles and core text book [The Mediator’s Handbook]


Course Features:

We can take payment instalments if that suits the student better.
If you are a returning student to our courses you will receive a 15% discount. Additionally, we can provide a group discount for group bookings. The fee includes a free annual subscription to the Mediator’s Institute of Ireland and competency assessment.

This programme is designed to provide knowledge and skills in conflict resolution and mediation. It is delivered in four units over eight days. This is a highly interactive and integrated programme, bringing together the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes for the demanding work of facilitating the resolution of emotion and interest based conflict. The content consists of a mixture of theoretical presentation, an exploration of how theory applies to practice, and skills development through exercises and role-play. It aims to integrate participants’ experience and abilities with mediation and conflict management.

Methodology & Evaluation:

This is generic mediation training. The training comprises theoretical input and context knowledge interspersed with exercises and skill development through role play, case studies, written assignments and the completion of prescribed reading. The training methods include a course manual, theoretical presentations, role-play, group discussion, video demonstration and analysis and participant coaching in skill development.


On completion of this course participants are assessed through a Role-Play Competency Assessment. On successfully passing the assessment, participants receive a Certificate in Mediation which gives eligibility to apply for Certified status with the Mediators' Institute of Ireland.

 Profiles of Trainer and Facilitator

1.      Margaret Considine, CEO and Head of ADR

Workplace and Commercial  Mediator

Margaret is an active coach to many middle and senior executives in Ireland.

Margaret is one of Ireland’s leading experts in the field of Mediation and recent clients include:


She has also presented at European Conferences giving expert opinion on mediation.

1999 Practitioner in Family Mediation & Organisational and Workplace Mediation
2005 Masters in Mediation and Conflict Resolution UCD

Roles Held in MII:
Council Member and Chair of Conference Committee


    2. Julie McAuliffe

    MA Mediation & Conflict  Resolution

    IMI BA Management Programme,

    First Class Honours

    MSc Degree in Mediation &

    Conflict Resolution, UCD

Julie has worked with EQuita Consulting for many years where she mediates, co-mediates and coaches conflicted parties. Julie also holds a number of organisational posts. She mediates complex multi-party disputes, as well as interpersonal misunderstandings, bullying    and harassment issues and family disputes. Julie teaches mediation at UCD, NUIM and the Institute of Public Administration, and is a trainer on the post graduate Certificate in Mediation Training for the Law Society. She has also served on the MII Executive Board and  as Registrar with the MII.


3. Keelin O’Reilly

Mediation Practitioner and Mediation Trainer on MII accredited courses:
Assessor of Mediators for MII Competency Assessment (Certified Assessment)
Keelin has mediated in Organisation & Workplace, Family and Community cases and has successfully facilitated parties to reach agreement in several cases.
She has designed and delivered a range of training programmes including communication, employment law, equality and diversity, conflict and mediation.
She has been working as a Human Resources specialist for almost 16 years; working with organisations in the educational, public, private and community sectors; providing mentoring and coaching to a range of SMEs in communications, work relations and dealing with conflict in the workplace.
Keelin has mediated in Family and Workplace cases where there is significant interpersonal conflict, where there are allegations of bullying and harassment and/or where there is little or no communication between the parties when they present for mediation.

1993    Diploma in Personnel Management, NCIR and CIPD
1998    Masters Degree in Education, Training and Development, Sheffield University
2003    Diploma in Business & Personal Coaching, Irish Lifecoach Institute
2008    Certificate in Mediation, IPA

4. Other Practitioner Members of the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland may be asked to contribute as trainers, as required.

External Assessor:

Geoffrey Corry

Organisation: EQuita Consulting Limited Duration: 60 Hours MII Approved: Yes


Organisation: EQuita Consulting Limited Duration: 60 Hours MII Approved: Yes

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