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Continuing Professional Development

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. CPD has an underlying ethical premise that asserts that clients have a right to expect competent and skilled practitioners. Thus every Mediator has a responsibility to maintain and develop knowledge and skills, and alongside the individual responsibility, lies the professional Institute's obligation to provide the means whereby this can happen.Most professional bodies acknowledge that CPD is a commitment to lifelong learning with an emphasis on 'home skills', thus for the MII, the emphasis is on mediation skills.The MII requires that all practising Members complete a minimum of CPD hours and has agreed a CPD points system.

CPD for mediating with Separating Couples. 

32 hours Separating Couples training is mandatory for members who wish to be certified to mediate with Separating Couples. Modules are delivered in the areas of Couple Dynamics, Domestic abuse and screening,  Family Law Matters, Family Mediation Process, Parenting and  Child protection issues. :(Full Details for each of the modules)

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CPD Course Listing

Please note:

  • CPD courses are listed for advertising purposes and are not accredited by the MII.
  • Not all courses are run the MII. Please contact the training organisations listed for the course for more information

Family & Separating Couples 32 Hour Course (Cork)

Presented by RoundTable Training. From Wed 23 Sep 2020 to Thu 15 Oct 2020

Cork
32 CPD Points

CPD Course – Mediators’ Institute Ireland Accredited

Cork: 23rd & 24th September 2020 and 14th & 15th October 2020


For registration form please contact: info@roundtable.ie 021 2339350/01 5390212

Course Timings: 9.00 am – 12.45pm and 1.30pm – 5.00 pm Preparatory work will be required prior to attending each module.

Available as full 4-day course or as six individual modules

Modules include:

Day 1

Half day: Module 1: Couple Dynamics - Engaging in the Process

Half day: Module 2: Family Mediation Process

Day 2

Half day: Module 3: Parenting

Half day: Module 4: Child Protection Issues

Day 3

Full day: Module 5: Family Law Matters

Day 4

Half day: Module 6: Domestic Abuse and Screening

Half day: Module 7: Family Mediation Process

Costs

* €275.00 per full day module
* €184.00 per half day module
* €1100 for complete course – minus 10% early enrollment discount on full fee paid before 4th September 2020 .

Admission Requirements

32 hours training is designed for Mediators who have successfully completed a RoundTable recognised 60 hours Certified Mediation Training Programme or similar certified programmes which meet the MII criteria, and are wishing to work in the area of Family (separating couples) mediation.

About RoundTable Training

All training is delivered by qualified mediators and has the full approval of the Mediators Institute’ of Ireland. The RoundTable Training Team includes only Practitioner Mediators and Certified Mediators. The Training Team has a wide experience of mediating workplace, family, community, academic, healthcare, corporate, and commercial disputes and is qualified and works with children in mediation. Trainers have worked in the private and public sector, providing training in mediation, dignity at work issues, investigation and soft skills.

Terms

Places are allocated on enrolment. Payment to follow within 7 days by bank transfer, or cheque in the requisite amount, payable to RoundTable. If you need an invoice to make the payment please let us know.

In the event that the course is over subscribed we will give priority to those who wish to do the full 32 hours; followed by those who wish to do a full day; then those who wish to do one module only. MII members are given precedence at each priority stage.

There is no course reservation – only payment will secure a place. If you are in an organisation it may be easier for you to pay personally and reclaim it from the organisation to secure your place.

Attendee fee covers training and registration fees, teas/coffees, and course materials.

Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel 14 days before the course you will be refunded your payment less €25.00 administration charge. You will not be entitled to a refund if you cancel less than 14 days before the course.

Payment options

§ Cheque payable

§ Bank Transfer

For further information please contact Myrtle@roundtable.ie, Telephone: (021)2339350, (01)5390212; or consult our website http://www.roundtable.ie/

RoundTable is committed to protecting the rights and privacy of individuals in line with the Data Protection Legislation

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Family (Separating Couples) 32 Hour Course, Dublin

Presented by ARC Mediation. From Thu 11 Jun 2020 to Fri 26 Jun 2020

Clayton Hotel, Liffey Valley, Clondalkin, Dublin
32 CPD Points

The Programme:

The primary aim of this course is to provide participant mediators with essential knowledge and skills to enable them to provide a competent and supportive mediation service to enable separating couples to address issues in dispute. 

Admission Requirements:   

The course is designed for mediators who have completed an MII accredited 60 hour mediator training programme, or equivalent, and wish to practise in this area. 32 hour Family (Separating Couples) training is a mandatory requirement for MII mediators who practise in this area.

Organisation; Arc Mediation, team of 3 trainers

Principal Trainer; Dr Róisín O’Shea, Dip BA (Hns) law, PhD, Mediator

Region; Dublin

Duration; 32 Hours (4 day course)

Price; € 1,500

(price includes car-parking, lunch and refreshments)

 

Dublin;

Dates; (Week 1) 11th, 12th June & (Week 2) 25th, 26th June

Venue; Clayton Hotel, Liffey Valley, Clondalkin, Dublin

 

Bookings and enquiries; training@arcmedlaw.com, 051 348336, 087 2184763

 

Terms;

Booking is on a first-come, first-served basis with limited places per course to ensure a low attendee/presenter ratio. To book your place a deposit of 20% is required, paid inter-bank or by cheque, payable to Arc Mediation. This deposit is non-refundable unless Arc has to cancel the course. The training fee balance must be discharged no later than 16 days before the start date. Once full payment has been received your place is secured and you will receive a confirmation email. Full terms and conditions available on application including our Data Protection policy. Preparatory work will be required prior to attending each day of training.

 

About Arc Mediation

The Arc mediation training team have significant experience in the field of mediation, in public and private sector practise, lecturing at third level or carrying out research in the field, and delivering mediation and mediation skills training.  www.arcmedlaw.com

 

About Dr O’Shea

Roisin is a Partner in Arc Mediation and an award-winning former Irish Research Council scholar, who was awarded a Ph.D. in 2014 for her doctoral research on Judicial Separation and Divorce in the Circuit Court, Ireland. She is an expert in Family Law, and has significant experience as a mediator completing hundreds of cases since 2009 including family, work place and commercial mediations. She was appointed a Regional Leader in the field of mediation in 2018 by Waterford Chamber of Commerce, is an approved Skillnet trainer delivering courses on mediation skills to managers, she has delivered training on family law and mediation to Bar Councils since 2013, and is a Friarylaw trainer for Civil & Commercial Mediation.

 

 Day 1    Family Law (8 Hours) Module 1

  • Current family law practices and recent case law in the area of Family Law. Family law

legislation, including Judicial Separation and Divorce and an overview and analysis of the Mediation Act 2017.

  • Domestic Violence legislation, including an overview and analysis of new developments  under the Domestic Violence Act 2018.
  • Guardianship and the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015
  • Separation Agreements, the legal context.

 

Day 2 Family Mediation Processes (8 Hours) Module 2

  • Mediation process and Mediator obligations under the Mediation Act 2017
  • The Agreement to Mediate
  • Dealing with the Family Home, division of Marital assets, Spousal and Child maintenance, pensions and tax implications.
  • Understanding issues of Succession
  • Negotiating and drafting agreements; the essential dos and don’ts
  • Mediation and the Courts

 

Day 3

Parenting (4 Hours) Module 3

  • Facilitating parents drawing up parenting plans and negotiating future arrangements for their children, in the best interests of the child and based on best practice informed by international research.
  • Child-inclusive mediation and hearing the voice of the child

Children protection (4 hours) Module 4

  • Children’s wellbeing
  • Child protection legislation, Ireland and EU
  • Child protection policies and procedures, and how to implement them

 

Day 4

Domestic Violence & Screening Process (4 hours)

  • Screening for domestic violence
  • Identifying domestic violence/abuse, mediating safely and protecting clients
  • Understanding Domestic Violence legislation in the context of mediation
  •  Identifying and dealing with power imbalances

Couple dynamics (4 hours) Module 5

  • The psychological dynamics of separation
  • The complexity of separating couple dynamics in mediation
  • Dealing with anger, frustration, loss in the mediation process
  • Positive steps to assist clients deal with the emotional context as they move though the process of mediation

 

Course Objectives;

  1. To provide sufficient legal knowledge, including an over-view of the Mediation Act 2017, to enable participant mediators to understand and navigate the legal context of separating couples.
  2. To provide an overview of child-inclusive mediation, to include parenting in the best interests of the child, the legal context, child protection issues and children’s experience of family breakdown.
  3. To provide information on family mediation structures and processes
  4. To provide insight and knowledge on couple dynamics during the separation process.
  5. To provide insight and knowledge on Domestic Violence/Abuse and screening processes

 

 

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‘The Mediator’s Toolkit: Formulating and Asking Questions for Successful Outcomes’

Presented by Gerry O'Sullivan. From Thu 07 May 2020 to Fri 08 May 2020

Central Hotel. Exchequer St. Dublin 2
12 CPD Points

Training Programme

based on the book

‘The Mediator’s Toolkit: Formulating and Asking Questions for Successful Outcomes’

Published by New Society Publishing, Canada – 2018

Author & Trainer: Gerry O’Sullivan

‘The Mediator’s Toolkit: Formulating and Asking Questions for Successful Outcomes’

Presented by Gerry O'Sullivan. 

Central Hotel. Exchequer St. Dublin 2
12 CPD Points

 

Dates:   Two-day programme in Dublin 7th & 8th May 2020


Venue:  Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2

Time:     9.00 to 17.30

Cost:      €490  

* 25% finding available under certain criteria. Contact osullivansolutions1@gmail.com for information

 

This two-day training covers the use of the S Questions Model in separate, private meetings and in joint meetings

Further details::http://www.osullivansolutions.ie/shtml/training_S_questions.shtml

Booking Form:  http://www.osullivansolutions.ie/shtml/training_booking_form.shtml

Training Details

The S Questions Model has been developed by Gerry O’Sullivan and is introduced and developed in her book - ‘The Mediator’s Toolkit: Formulating and Asking Questions for Successful Outcomes’, published by New Society Publishing, Canada, 2018.  This book will be provided for course participants, as well as a Course Workbook.

Training Aims

The aim is that participants will learn how to formulate and ask incisive questions to introduce new information, clarify existing information and safely challenge and shift any entrenched thinking of parties in mediation. This is the key to reaching successful and sustainable mediation agreements.

Training Objectives

·         To introduce, describe and explain the purpose and focus of the S Questions Model so that participants will be able to implement the theoretical learning in practice.  

·         To demonstrate the use of the S Questions Model through filmed roleplayed examples to embed the practical application of its learning.

·         To radically sharpen, focus, and improve the questioning skills of the participants so that their work with mediation parties will affect a shift in parties’ thinking and approach to their conflict.

Link to further information on the book, including endorsements:

http://www.osullivansolutions.ie/shtml/mediators_toolkit.shtml

Link to video advertisement:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=NO2FKzrapc8

Link to booking form: 

http://www.osullivansolutions.ie/shtml/training_booking_form.shtml

 

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The Conflict Dynamics Profile (CDP) – Certification Workshop

Presented by Mary Lou O'Kennedy. From Tue 05 May 2020 to Tue 05 May 2020

Royal Marine Hotel, DunLaoghaire
7 CPD Points

The Conflict Dynamics Profile (CDP) – Certification Workshop  

10% Discount for all MII Members

 

Delivered by: OAK Conflict Dynamics Ltd

Date: Tuesday 5th May 2020

Venue: The Royal Marine Hotel, Dunlaoghaire

‘CDP is an invaluable part of every mediator’s toolkit and an additional service offering for your clients’

Become a CDP certified practitioner – learn about how you respond behaviourally and emotionally in conflict and how to positively influence the conflict behaviours of others

The Conflict Dynamics Profile (CDP), an assessment instrument, measuring conflict behaviours, is an excellent resource to increase self-awareness and improve conflict management skills. The CDP is unlike any other assessment tool in that it focuses specifically on conflict behaviours, rather than styles. It helps mediators to be aware of their own emotional triggers, to avoid becoming reactive within mediation but also how to positively influence the conflict behaviours of others.

Three versions of the instrument—the CDP-Individual (CDP-I), the CDP – Team and CDP-360— emphasize an action-oriented approach which leads to real improvement. A thorough Development Guide provides information and tips for coping with conflict and building strong interpersonal relationships.

Use the CDP assessment tool to enhance your own self-awareness and skills as a mediator and also those of your clients.

This one-day Certification Workshop is designed to train participants in the application and interpretation of the CDP-I and CDP-Team assessment tools, leading to Certification.

Further training is available for practitioners wishing to certify in the use of the CDP-360.

What Participants Gain

  • An understanding of the Conflict Dynamics Model, its history, research and key principles
  • The knowledge and skills required to become a certified user of the Conflict Dynamics Profile – Individual and the Conflict Dynamics Team assessment tools
  • Self-awareness of your own triggers and behaviours during conflict and the importance of constructive responses in the effective management of conflict 
  • The knowledge and processes required to assist others with developmental planning and training to become conflict competent
  • A practical methodology to link conflict competence with the achievement of positive outcomes in mediation

Recognised Credits

ü  14 Continuing Professional Development Points as approved by the Mediators Institute of Ireland

ü 14 Continuing Education Units as approved by the International Coach Federation (1 ICF Core Competencies and 6 Resource Development)

About CDP

CDP-Individual

As a “self-report,” the (CDP-I) looks at how you view yourself. It provides a simple way of helping you understand more about how you respond to conflict behaviourally, both constructively and destructively.  It also identifies your emotional triggers that negatively impact on relationships. In doing this you also learn how to recognise these patterns in others, thereby enhancing your mediation skills.

CDP- Team

The CDP is particularly helpful in team settings. In addition to each individual report, a group report can be generated that outlines team behaviours and responses. This report often opens up the door for effective conversations about acceptable responses to conflict and hot button triggers. Members of the team learn how certain behaviours might inadvertently trigger irritation in their colleagues as well as how to avoid pushing these hot buttons.

CDP-360

The CDP-360 enables you to compare your own perceptions about how you behave during conflict with those of your colleagues. It provides a complete “conflict profile” with feedback from bosses, peers, and direct reports. The CDP-360 is particularly helpful for leaders, managers, and high-potential employees for whom conflict can be particularly challenging. The CDP-360 is the subject of an additional workshop and not included in this one-day workshop.

CDP Benefits

  • Quick and easy administration
  • Inexpensive pricing
  • Behavioural feedback which is easy to understand
  • Information on emotional aspects of conflict
  • Abbreviated Development Guide
  • Group reports for intact teams

Using CDP in Mediation

The CDP can be used in numerous ways by mediators. It is an invaluable tool in expanding personal awareness of emotional triggers and potential destructive responses which every mediator seeks to avoid within the mediation process. It also provides a deeper level of understanding of the patterns of behaviour and interpersonal dynamics that mediators are challenged to manage in mediation and how to positively influence the conflict behaviours of parties.

The CDP is also an excellent pre-mediation tool which can be used effectively to prepare parties for mediation. It provides them with greater clarity in relation to those behaviours of others that trigger them into conflict and clearly demonstrates the choices they can make in whether they can respond constructively or destructively to the conflict within which they find themselves. It enables you as mediator to focus the parties on behaviours rather than on personalities.

When mediating with teams, the CDP can be particularly helpful. It often opens the door for effective conversations about acceptable responses to conflict and emotional triggers. Members of the team learn how certain behaviours might inadvertently trigger irritation in their colleagues as well as how to avoid pushing these hot buttons and behave constructively.

CDP Authors

Sal Capobianco, Ph.D. was the Director of Assessment at the Management Development Institute and a Professor of Psychology at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. Sal’s research interests are in organizational behaviour, particularly the characteristics of effective leaders and the psychological variables underlying group functioning. He received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University and his M.A. from the University of Kansas.

Mark H. Davis, Ph.D. is an award-winning Professor of Psychology at Eckerd College and has authored several highly-regarded assessment instruments, including the Conflict Dynamics Profile (CDP®). He is the author of over 45 articles and chapters in the area of Social Psychology as well as a book, Empathy: A Social Psychological Approach. Mark is also a consulting editor for Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. In addition to his primary interests in studying empathy, interpersonal conflict and entrepreneurial mindset, Mark has also done research into such topics as why movies released late in the year receive more Academy Award nominations, and whether major league batters perform more poorly in pressure situations. This may explain why he watches so many movies and has season tickets to the Tampa Bay Rays. Mark received his B.A. in Psychology and Political Science from the University of Iowa and his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.

Linda A. Kraus, Ph.D. is a court and family mediator as well as a consultant to organizations on issues of conflict, curriculum and training, and evaluation research. She has over 15 years of experience in teaching Sociology and conducting research on social relationships. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Indiana University and her M.A. in Sociology and B.A. in Psychology from East Carolina University.

Your Trainer

Profile: Mary Lou O’Kennedy

Mary Lou O’Kennedy is a mediator and conflict management specialist. She is a founding director of OAK Conflict Dynamics Ltd which is a leading Irish provider of training and consultancy services in conflict management, in the workplace. She has extensive experience of working with senior management in multinational companies, SME’s and public organisations in Ireland and Europe.

Mary Lou works in partnership with the Centre for Conflict Dynamics and the Mediation Training Institute in Eckerd College, Florida, with the Centre for Workplace Dynamics in Paris and the CINERGY Group in Toronto and is a master trainer in Conflict Dynamics Profiling, Managerial Mediation and CINERGY Conflict Management Coaching. She is a professional mediator and lectures in Mediation with the Department of Law in Griffith College, Dublin. She is a practitioner member of the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland.

What Other  Say About Us

‘I have found CDP to be an invaluable tool that brings new depth to the mediation process, enabling participants in situations of conflict to also explore their own internal conflict dynamics. This shift in self-focus can be an invaluable component in conflict resolution, both for the mediator and for the parties in conflict.  Used in a team setting, CDP can potentially bring to the surface new insights into aspects of team or organisational culture that may otherwise have remained unseen. CDP is robust, responsive, adaptable and capable of encompassing diversity, each individual profile reflecting a unique perspective.

CDP is a skill that can be taught, and learned, opening minds and hearts to greater awareness, as well as delivering results that are practical, measurable and visible. In the very capable hands OAK, its potential is magnified as they have the skills to detect, explore and reveal new insights for the user.  This awareness is the key to rebalancing one’s perspective. The experience resembles taking a photograph from the inside-out, and self-adjusting one’s focus to obtain the desired outcome (perhaps one that might previously have proven elusive or beyond reach).  I have found from experience that the blueprint of one’s behaviour, post-CDP, illuminates subsequent action and enables informed choice on the path to change’.

Anna Doyle, Certified CDP Consultant, EUROCONTROL, Agency Mediator & Agency Ethics Officer  (Standard disclaimer: The views expressed are the author’s own and are not necessarily endorsed by EUROCONTROL or its senior management).

 

‘I found the Workshop to be well structured and comfortably paced. The facilitators are hugely experienced both in terms of usage of  CDP and generally in terms of conflict prevention and management. I left confident that I could and would use CDP in my Mediation practice as it provides valuable insights for those undertaking the self-assessment as it does for those administering it. Two well spent days!’

Loughlin Quinn, Certified CDP Consultant, Construction Contracts Adjudication Service & Civil and Public Service Mediation Service Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. 

Who Should Attend?

This workshop should be attended by:

  • Mediators
  • Conflict Management Coaches
  • HR Professionals
  • Business Consultants
  • Business Coaches
  • Trainers

and others involved in dealing with the challenges of workplace conflict.

COST

The Cost of this Workshop is €750 per participant.

Certification is conducted post the workshop at a cost of €250. It is conducted online on a one-on-one basis with a CDP qualified assessor. Further details of the assessment process are provided during the workshop.

Contact Us

To book your place on this workshop or for more information, contact Mary Lou O’Kennedy at:

marylou@oakconflictdynamics.ie

Tel: 051 420405

Mob: 0868242303

Or visit our website at : www.oakconflictdynamics.ie

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MII Code of Ethics and Practice Dublin [CANCELLED)

Presented by Karen Erwin. From Thu 26 Mar 2020 to Thu 26 Mar 2020

Ashling Hotel, Pargate St.
3 CPD Points

MII Code of Ethics and Practice Training

 

Dates:   26th March  – Dublin; 

Venues:  Ashling Hotel, Parkgate St. Dublin, 

Time:     10.00 to 13.00

Cost:      €100.00  

Trainer: Karen Erwin. Advanced MII member; Past President The MII and an experienced trainer. For further information and testimonials on the trainer www.erwin-mediation.ie

CPD: This half day training qualifies for 3 CPD points and fulfils the MII requirement for completion of the mandatory MII Code of Ethics and Practice training which must be completed every 3 years to retain membership of the MII. It has full MII approval.

Training content: The training, which is based on the Code of Ethics and Practice of the MII, is an interactive training using practical examples to illustrate points; it updates the Code where appropriate with the provisions of the Mediation Act 2017; it allows for participants’ experiences to be shared and questions to be asked and answers discussed.

Outcomes of the training:

By the end of the training you will have an in-depth understanding of ethical and practical issues that might arise in practice; you will know the implications of the Mediation Act 2017 as it affects the Code; you will have had the opportunity to raise issues from your practice and be informed of issues that other mediators have; you will have refreshed your mediation knowledge.  

Testimonials on the training:

“Excellent presentation – obviously very well prepared and knowledgeable”

“This was one of the best training sessions learning events I have attended in the field of mediation. Karen was easy to listen to and a font of knowledge”

“Excellent presentation. Really useful discussion of the materials. Kept group alert and focussed. Gave examples for clarity and invited and responded to all questions.”

 

Booking Form:  training@erwin-mediation.ie or www.erwin-mediation.ie

Payment: Payment by interbank transfer or cheque.

Tea / coffee will be provided mid – morning.. Training materials provided.

Payment secures booking

Email training@erwin-mediation.ie for a booking form

For further enquiries call 0872 415 844.

Places are allocated on a first come and paid first served. Max 25 people.

Cancellation: If you cancel 14 days before the course you will get a full refund less an administration cost of €20.00. You will not be entitled to any refund if you cancel less than 14 days before the course. A substitute person may attend in your stead with an administration charge of €20.00.

The trainer retains the right to cancel or postpone the course in the event that there are not sufficient numbers booked.  

GDPR: As this is mandatory training to retain membership of the MII the Trainer will be liaising with the MII in relation to attendances on the course and the booking form will seek permission under GDPR to provide attendance information to the MII as well as anonymised evaluation comments to assist their quality assurance.

 

 

 

 

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Introduction to Elder Mediation

Presented by Later Life Mediation. From Tue 03 Mar 2020 to Tue 03 Mar 2020

Avila, Bloomfield Avenue, Morehampton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
7 CPD Points

Introduction to Elder Mediation

 

Date and time: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020, 9.30am to 4.30pm

Location: Avila, Bloomfield Avenue, Morehampton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4

Organisation/Trainer: Claire Kearney and Brian O’Neill, Later Life Mediation    www.laterlifemediation.com

Price: €200.00. Tea/Coffee will be provided at breaks in the morning and afternoon. Lunch is not provided. Facilities are available if participants wish to bring a pack lunch. There are also a number of cafes in the area.

Course Details

This course provides an introduction for mediators to the specific knowledge base, sensitivities and complexities involved in mediating age-related issues in adult families.

The training hours are recognised by the MII for 7 CPD hours and by the Elder Mediation International Network (EMIN) for certification purposes.

For more information contact Later Life Mediation by email info@laterlifemediation.com or phone 087 390 2547

Course Content 

• Overview of the specific knowledge  and skills required for Elder Mediation including Dementia, Capacity, Legal issues, Elder Abuse, Bereavement, Grief and Loss, Ageism and managing intergenerational dynamics

• Case Studies revealing the specifics of Elder Mediation

• The Emergence of Elder Mediation internationally and in Ireland

 

• Transfer of learning through skills practice

 Learning Outcomes

Participants will gain an insight into:

• the specific knowledge and skills required to function as an Elder Mediator 

• the benefits of Elder Mediation to adult families 

• challenges encountered by presenters in their own cases. 

The course will be interactive and will allow time for discussion and questions.

Later Life Mediation is a not for profit company specialising in Elder Mediation  and Training. Later Life Mediator mediators are internationally accredited with EMIN and members of the Mediators Institute of Ireland. www.laterlifemediation.com

Booking

First come, first served based on payment received.  Email info@laterlifemediation.com for a booking form

 

 

 

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Elder Mediation Training for EMIN Certification

Presented by Later Life Mediation. From Tue 03 Mar 2020 to Thu 08 Oct 2020

Avila, Donnybrook
42 CPD Points

Elder Mediation Training for EMIN Certification

In response to requests from a number of different parties for further training, we are delighted to announce that Later Life Mediation will offer a six-day training course in Elder Mediation in Dublin in 2020.  The course is open to all accredited mediators.

Participants who have already completed training with Later Life Mediation are invited to sign up for the days which they have not already covered.  The full six-day programme will suit those who have not already done training.

Location                      Avila, Donnybrook, Dublin       www.avilacentre.ie

Dates                   Day 1 March 3

Day 2 March 4

Day 3 March 5

Day 4 October 6

Day 5, October 7

Day 6 October 8

  • Participants who have completed the Day 1 Introduction to Elder Mediation day will not need to do Day 1
  • Participants who have completed the three-day Advanced Family Mediation module in Elder Mediation in Maynooth University will not need to do days 1 and 4

Trainers                      Helen Harnett, Claire Kearney, Brian O’Neill, Frances Stephenson

                                    All four trainers have Cert.EM Advanced accreditation from EMIN.

Content                      42 hours of training which is recognised by EMIN for certification purposes

The course will focus on the knowledge base required to practise as an elder mediator including:

  • Dementia and other chronic diseases
  • Capacity
  • Legal Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Grief and Loss
  • Intergenerational dynamics and power balancing
  • Ethical issues

 

Skills development activities will be a core element of each day and will relate to the course content of the day. Each training day will be focused, varied and interactive.

This course is recognised by EMIN for certification purposes. For EMIN certification requirements supplementary training hours will be required in addition to the hours provided by this course. Previous candidates for certification have fulfilled the extra hours through free online training and by providing evidence of training already done in other contexts.

 

Accommodation        A limited number of rooms are available in Avila. Bed and breakfast costs 60 euro per night www.avilacentre.ie

Cost                             200 euro/175 sterling per day

                                    175 euro/150 sterling per day for participants travelling from overseas

Deposit                       To book a place a non-refundable deposit of 100 euro/90 sterling should be paid by December 16th, 2019

Booking form             Please email info@laterlifemediation.com for booking form and bank    details for deposit

                                   

 

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MII Code of Ethics and Practice

Presented by Karen Erwin. From Tue 14 Jan 2020 to Tue 14 Jan 2020

Ashling Hotel, Pargate St.
3 CPD Points

MII Code of Ethics and Practice Training

 

Dates:   14 January 2020 – Dublin; 

Venues:  Ashling Hotel, Parkgate St. Dublin, 

Time:     10.00 to 13.00

Cost:      €100.00  

Trainer: Karen Erwin. Advanced MII member; Past President The MII and an experienced trainer. For further information and testimonials on the trainer www.erwin-mediation.ie

CPD: This half day training qualifies for 3 CPD points and fulfils the MII requirement for completion of the mandatory MII Code of Ethics and Practice training which must be completed every 3 years to retain membership of the MII. It has full MII approval.

Training content: The training, which is based on the Code of Ethics and Practice of the MII, is an interactive training using practical examples to illustrate points; it updates the Code where appropriate with the provisions of the Mediation Act 2017; it allows for participants’ experiences to be shared and questions to be asked and answers discussed.

Outcomes of the training:

By the end of the training you will have an in-depth understanding of ethical and practical issues that might arise in practice; you will know the implications of the Mediation Act 2017 as it affects the Code; you will have had the opportunity to raise issues from your practice and be informed of issues that other mediators have; you will have refreshed your mediation knowledge.  

Testimonials on the training:

“Excellent presentation – obviously very well prepared and knowledgeable”

“This was one of the best training sessions learning events I have attended in the field of mediation. Karen was easy to listen to and a font of knowledge”

“Excellent presentation. Really useful discussion of the materials. Kept group alert and focussed. Gave examples for clarity and invited and responded to all questions.”

 

Booking Form:  training@erwin-mediation.ie or www.erwin-mediation.ie

Payment: Payment by interbank transfer or cheque.

Tea / coffee will be provided mid – morning.. Training materials provided.

Payment secures booking

Email training@erwin-mediation.ie for a booking form

For further enquiries call 0872 415 844.

Places are allocated on a first come and paid first served. Max 25 people.

Cancellation: If you cancel 14 days before the course you will get a full refund less an administration cost of €20.00. You will not be entitled to any refund if you cancel less than 14 days before the course. A substitute person may attend in your stead with an administration charge of €20.00.

The trainer retains the right to cancel or postpone the course in the event that there are not sufficient numbers booked.  

GDPR: As this is mandatory training to retain membership of the MII the Trainer will be liaising with the MII in relation to attendances on the course and the booking form will seek permission under GDPR to provide attendance information to the MII as well as anonymised evaluation comments to assist their quality assurance.

 

 

 

 

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MII Code of Ethics and Practice training Cork

Presented by Karen Erwin on behalf of MII. From Tue 10 Dec 2019 to Tue 10 Dec 2019

Silver Springs Clayton Hotel, Tivoli, Cork.
3 CPD Points

Date and time: Tuesday 10th December 2019  11.00-14.00

Location: Silver Springs Clayton Hotel. Tivoli, Cork

€60.00 for MII members and €70 for non members, payable in advance to the MII

Facilitator: Karen Erwin

Session qualifies for 3 CPD points for MII members and fulfills the requirement for completion of the MII Code of Ethics and Practice training once every 3 years.

Book HERE  

Session Content:  
This mandatory training on the Code of Ethics and Practice of the MII will be an interactive session on items in the Code of Ethics and Practice highlighting issues such as confidentiality and case management with examples from mediation experiences and, where appropriate, cross referring to the Mediation Act 2017.
The training session will be given by Karen Erwin, past President of the MII.
Those attending are asked to please bring printed copy of Code of Ethics with them on the day available from http://www.themii.ie/code-of-ethics-and-practice

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Family (Separating Couples) 32 Hour Course, Dublin

Presented by ARC Mediation. From Thu 21 Nov 2019 to Fri 29 Nov 2019

Clayton Hotel, Liffey Valley, Clondalkin, Dublin
32 CPD Points

Family (Separating Couples) 32 Hour Course, Dublin

 

The Programme:

The primary aim of this course is to provide participant mediators with essential knowledge and skills to enable them to provide a competent and supportive mediation service to enable separating couples to address issues in dispute. 

Admission Requirements:   

The course is designed for mediators who have completed an MII accredited 60 hour mediator training programme, or equivalent, and wish to practise in this area. 32 hour Family (Separating Couples) training is a mandatory requirement for MII mediators who practise in this area.

 

Organisation; Arc Mediation, team of 3 trainers

Principal Trainer; Dr Róisín O’Shea, Dip BA (Hns) law, PhD, Mediator

Region; Dublin

Duration; 32 Hours (4 day course)

Price; € 1,500

(price includes training materials, lunch and refreshments)

 

Dublin;

Dates; (Week 1) 21st, 22nd November & (Week 2) 28th, 29th November
Venue; Clayton Hotel, Liffey Valley, Clondalkin, Dublin

 

Bookings and enquiries; training@arcmedlaw.com, 051 348336, 087 2184763

 

Terms;

Booking is on a first-come, first served basis with limited places per course to ensure a low attendee/presenter ratio. To book your place a deposit of 20% is required, paid inter-bank or by cheque, payable to Arc Mediation. This deposit is non-refundable unless Arc has to cancel the course. The training fee balance must be discharged no later than 16 days before the start date. Once full payment has been received your place is secured and you will receive a confirmation email. Full terms and conditions available on application including our Data Protection policy. Preparatory work will be required prior to attending each day of training.

 

About Arc Mediation

The Arc mediation training team have significant experience in the field of mediation, in public and private sector practise, lecturing at third level or carrying out research in the field, and delivering mediation and mediation skills training.  www.arcmedlaw.com

 

About Dr O’Shea

Roisin is a Partner in Arc Mediation and an award-winning former Irish Research Council scholar, who was awarded a Ph.D. in 2014 for her doctoral research on Judicial Separation and Divorce in the Circuit Court, Ireland. She is an expert in Family Law, and has significant experience as a mediator completing hundreds of cases since 2009 including family, work place and commercial mediations. She was appointed a Regional Leader in the field of mediation in 2018 by Waterford Chamber of Commerce, is an approved Skillnet trainer delivering courses on mediation skills to managers, she has delivered training on family law and mediation to Bar Councils since 2013, and is a Friarylaw trainer for Civil & Commercial Mediation.

 

 Day 1    Family Law (8 Hours) Module 1

  • Current family law practices and recent case law in the area of family law. Family law

legislation, including Judicial Separation and Divorce and an overview and analysis of the Mediation Act 2017.

  • Domestic Violence legislation, including an overview and analysis of new developments  under the Domestic Violence Act 2018.
  • Guardianship and the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015
  • Separation Agreements, the legal context.

 

Day 2 Family Mediation Processes (8 Hours) Module 2

  • Mediation process and Mediator obligations under the Mediation Act 2017
  • The Agreement to Mediate
  • Dealing with the Family Home, division of Marital assets, Spousal and Child maintenance, pensions and tax implications.
  • Understanding issues of Succession
  • Negotiating and drafting agreements; the essential dos and don’ts
  • Mediation and the Courts

 

Day 3

Parenting (4 Hours) Module 3

  • Facilitating parents drawing up parenting plans and negotiating future arrangements for their children, in the best interests of the child and based on best practice informed by international research.
  • Child-inclusive mediation and hearing the voice of the child

Children protection (4 hours) Module 4

  • Children’s wellbeing
  • Child protection legislation, Ireland and EU
  • Child protection policies and procedures, and how to implement them

Day 4

Domestic Violence & Screening Process (4 hours)

  • Screening for domestic violence
  • Identifying domestic violence/abuse, mediating safely and protecting clients
  • Understanding Domestic Violence legislation in the context of mediation
  •  Identifying and dealing with power imbalances

Couple dynamics (4 hours) Module 5

  • The psychological dynamics of separation
  • The complexity of separating couple dynamics in mediation
  • Dealing with anger, frustration, loss in the mediation process
  • Positive steps to assist clients deal with the emotional context as they move though the process of mediation

Course Objectives;

  1. To provide sufficient legal knowledge, including an over-view of the Mediation Act 2017, to enable participant mediators to understand and navigate the legal context of separating couples.
  2. To provide an overview of child-inclusive mediation, to include parenting in the best interests of the child, the legal context, child protection issues and children’s experience of family breakdown.
  3. To provide information on family mediation structures and processes
  4. To provide insight and knowledge on couple dynamics during the separation process.
  5. To provide insight and knowledge on Domestic Violence/Abuse and screening processes

 

 

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