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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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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, ONLINE FULLY BOOKED

Presented by ARC Mediation. From Thu 10 Dec 2020 to Fri 08 Jan 2021

ONLINE
32 CPD Points

Presented by ARC Mediation. From December 10th 2020, 2 full days and 4 half days

On-line  FULLY BOOKED

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; Online - Ireland

Dates; (Week 1) Full days 10th, 11th December & (Week 2) Half-days 17th, 18th December 2020 (Week 3) Half-days 7th, 8th January

Duration; 32 Hours

Price€ 1,500

Price includes training materials

Bookings and enquiriestraining@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 2019/2020 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 has delivered Friarylaw training for Civil & Commercial Mediation. http://arcmedlaw.com/wp/people/

  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.

 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

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

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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Family & Separating Couples Mediation - 32 Hour Training Course

Presented by RoundTable Solutions Ltd. From Thu 19 Nov 2020 to Thu 17 Dec 2020

Online
32 CPD Points

Family & Separating Couples Mediation 32 Hour Course (Online) Presented by RoundTable. mornings from 19th November to 17th December 2020 Available Online Nationwide: To respond to the changing landscape of remote working environments, this programme is presented in its entirety as an online programme. Fee: €990 CPD Course – Mediators’ Institute Ireland Accredited 32 CPD Points For registration form please contact: info@roundtable.ie Dublin: 01 5390212 Cork: 021 2339350 Course Dates: November 2020: 19th & 26th December 2020: 1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th Course Timings: 9.15 a.m. – 12.45 p.m. Modules include: Module 1: Couple Dynamics - Engaging in the Process • Understanding relationships and family dynamics • Conflict in family separation and divorce • Grief and loss during family mediation • Values of family mediation • Mediating in emotionally difficult environments Module 2: Family Mediation Process • The mediator’s role in family mediation • The family mediation structure and process • Preparing the agreement to mediate • Screening for safety and domestic violence • Family financial matters including family assets, maintenance, pensions and liabilities Module 3: Children in mediation • Direct consultation with children • The voice of the child • Parents and children’s needs through separation • Mediating parenting agreements • Family sessions Module 4: Child Protection Issues • Identification of child protection issues in mediation • Types of abuse • Mediator’s role and responsibility in child protection • Reporting procedures • Mediating parenting agreements in the context of child protection Module 5: Family Law Matters • Separation and divorce legislation • Family and child protection legislation • Domestic abuse legislation • Drafting a mediation settlements (Agreement) Module 6: Domestic Abuse and Screening • Screening for domestic violence • Supporting victims of domestic violence during the mediation process • Mediation and domestic violence orders • Mediating with couples where domestic violence is present • Safe termination of mediation Trainer – Ber Barry-Murray Ber is an advanced accredited mediator with the Mediators Institute of Ireland, with 20 years experience as an active mediator, having qualified in the Family Mediation Service in 2000. In addition to her extensive work in mediating with families, she is on the Council of MII, with responsibility for the family sector. She has led the team who developed the template and guidelines on Separation Mediation Settlements; Parenting Mediation Settlements and Child Support Mediation Settlements. Ber is on the panel of assessors for Advanced Mediators with MII, on the panel of mediators for the Medical Council, and panels for mediation in some of the large universities. She has mediated cases in family separation/divorce, child issues (both direct and indirect work with children), foster and family law cases. Ber designed the family separating couples mediation training for MII in 2010 and has delivered this programme since that time. She is currently involved in the revision of this course. She brings extensive experience to the training in working with families, and delivers a practical applied programme through case study application. Click here for more information on Ber’s experience https://www.roundtable.ie/our-people Admission Requirements 32 hours training is designed for Mediators who have successfully completed an MII recognised 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. For further information please contact Myrtle@roundtable.ie, Telephone: (01) 5390212 (021) 2339350; or view 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 FULLY BOOKED

Presented by ARC Mediation. From Thu 05 Nov 2020 to Fri 20 Nov 2020

Clayton Hotel, Liffey Valley, Dublin 20
32 CPD Points

Family (Separating Couples) 32 Hour Course, Dublin 

Presented by ARC Mediation. From November 5th – 20th 4 full days

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. NEW DATES WILL BE POSTED WHEN AVAILABLE

Clayton Hotel, Liffey Valley

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, Ireland

Dates; (Week 1) 5th, 6th November & (Week 2) 19th, 20th November 2020

Duration; 32 Hours (4 day course)

Price€ 1,500

Price includes training materials, lunch, refreshments and car-parking

 

Venue; Clayton Hotel, Liffey Valley, Clondalkin, Dublin

 

Week 1

5th November: 9:00 to 6pm

6th November; 9:15 to 6pm

Week 2

19th November: 9:15 to 6pm 

20th November: 9:15 to 6pm 

Bookings and enquiriestraining@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 2019/2020 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, has delivered Friarylaw training for Civil & Commercial Mediation, and is an experienced family mediation trainer  http://arcmedlaw.com/wp/people/

  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 developments under the Domestic Violence Act 2018.
  • Guardianship and the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015
  • Separation Agreements, the legal context.

 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

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

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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MII Code of Ethics and Practice ONLINE

Presented by Karen Erwin. From Tue 22 Sep 2020 to Thu 24 Sep 2020

Online using Zoom
3 CPD Points

MII Code of Ethics and Practice 

Presented by Karen Erwin. 22 and 24 Sept 2020

ONLINE
3 CPD Points

MII Code of Ethics and Practice Training

"A superb online training. I found it excellent and most informative"

Dates:  Delivered over two online sessions on Tuesday 22nd September  11.30 - 13.00 AND Thursday 24th September 11.30 - 13.00

             Each session is  1.5 hours long

Venue: Online via Zoom 

Time:     11.30 to 13.00

Cost:      €75.00

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  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

Payment: Payment by interbank transfer.

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. 

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 ONLINE

Presented by Karen Erwin. From Tue 08 Sep 2020 to Thu 10 Sep 2020

Online using Zoom
3 CPD Points

MII Code of Ethics and Practice 

Presented by Karen Erwin. 8th and 10th September 2020

ONLINE
3 CPD Points

MII Code of Ethics and Practice Training

 

Dates:  Delivered over two online sessions on Tuesday 8th  September and Thursday 10th September

11.30 - 13.00 AND Wednesday 8th July 11.30 - 13.00

             Each session is  1.5 hours long

Venue: Online via Zoom 

Time:     11.30 to 13.00

Cost:      €75.00

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  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

Payment: Payment by interbank transfer.

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 15 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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Mind Coaching Solutions: Online workshop series APPLYING POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY TO THE MEDIATION PROCESS -Fully Booked

Presented by Brian O'Connell. From Wed 26 Aug 2020 to Sat 24 Oct 2020

ONLINE
15 CPD Points

Mind Coaching Solutions: Online workshop series

APPLYING POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY TO THE MEDIATION PROCESS

This course is now FULLY BOOKED

Skills, Techniques & Strategies to enhance your mediation/coaching practice

 Mediators use many skills during the mediation process. This workshop series is designed to enhance your skillset by integrating additional skills and strategies into your mediation practice to motivate, influence and challenge others more effectively. By using thoughtful probing questions and skilful guidance you can help your clients generate new understandings, move beyond impasses, recognise differences and generate appropriate solutions.

Methodology

This is a series of 5 online interactive workshops with practical exercises, examples and group discussion. You may book in for the complete workshop series or select individual workshop(s) that interest you the most.

Duration: Each workshop will take place online on Zoom from:  10.00am – 12.30pm  

                                    WORKSHOP SERIES

  • Wednesday 26th August 2020: 

       Creating rapport to secure positive outcomes

       Rapport occurs at many different levels and a mediator can use these to facilitate positive              

       movement and change. You will learn how to create rapport, manage clients’ emotions and   

       engage constructively with clients. This stage is crucial before any real progress can be made

       in the mediation process.

 

  • Friday 11th September 2020: 

Agreeing well-formed outcomes to achieve lasting agreements. 

 You will learn how to ensure that the mediation process has a well-formed outcome so that there are no unintended consequences for clients. This ensures that the final agreement will meet the needs of all those directly affected by the dispute. You will also get the opportunity to clarify your own personal or work-related goals as we emerge from the current lockdown.

 

  • Saturday 26th September 2020: 

Recognising and addressing conflicting patterns of behaviour.

Very often two people can share the same goal and yet end up in conflict because of opposing preferences of behaviour. You will learn about many different patterns of behaviour and how they can be balanced. Once you gain this understanding you can assist your clients to generate new understandings and solutions. You will also get the opportunity to gain awareness of your own patterns of behaviour.

 

  • Wednesday 7th October 2020:

Influencing and challenging limiting beliefs to create new possibilities.

 Very often we all hold certain beliefs as absolute until they are questioned. Challenging the self-limiting beliefs of clients can be a real game changer in the mediation process. This workshop will equip you with thought provoking questions to achieve shifts in thinking and behaviour. You will also get the opportunity to challenge your own limiting beliefs.

 

  • Saturday 24th October 2020:

 Communicating effectively

This workshop will guide you in using persuasive language to generate new understandings. As you learn how to communicate more effectively through language the quality of your role in the mediation process will increase.

 

Feedback from previous attendees:

'Brian's course content was excellent, so interesting and opened up new possibilities for practice. His presentation skills - listening, commenting, explanation, handling of discussion etc. made today altogether an excellent learning experience'

'The workshop fully met my expectations’

‘Enjoyable and refreshing – great topics’

‘Great mix of participants and I learnt lots from the role plays. Many thanks’

‘I expected to learn about how to communicate and how communication occurs and I did’

‘The handouts were useful and will add to my practice’

Costs:

 Complete workshop series: €300, includes registration fee and course materials. (15 CPD points)

3 workshop package: €200, includes registration fee and course materials. (9 CPD points)

 Individual workshops: €80, includes registration fee and course materials. (3 CPD points)

To book a place or for further information:

Please contact Brian O’Connell brianoconnella@gmail.com  mob.0863803610

Places are only guaranteed once payment is made

 Cancellation Policy: Cancellations up to 14 days in advance of the workshop series/ workshop commencing will entail a 25% administration fee. Cancellations within 14 days of the workshop series/workshop commencing are not subject to a refund.

 

About the Trainer

 Brian O’Connell has wide experience as an Advanced Mediation Practitioner, Conflict Management Coach, N.L.P. Master Practitioner, Mind Coach, Trainer, College Lecturer and Facilitator. He has integrated mediation skills with mind coaching & conflict management coaching to offer an effective and practical approach to help mediators and coaches enhance their professional practice.

 

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Family & Separating Couples Mediation - 32 Hour Training Course

Presented by RoundTable Solutions Ltd. From Tue 18 Aug 2020 to Fri 11 Sep 2020

Online
32 CPD Points

Family & Separating Couples Mediation 32 Hour Course (Online) - Course Fully Booked out Presented by RoundTable. Tuesday & Friday mornings from 18th August to 11th September 2020 Available Online Nationwide: To respond to the changing landscape of remote working environments, this programme is presented in its entirety as an online programme. Fee: €990 CPD Course – Mediators’ Institute Ireland Accredited 32 CPD Points For registration form please contact: info@roundtable.ie Dublin: 01 5390212 Cork: 021 2339350 Course Dates: August 2020: 18th, 21st, 25th, 28th September 2020: 1st, 4th, 8th, 11th Course Timings: 9.15 a.m. – 12.45 p.m. Modules include: Module 1: Couple Dynamics - Engaging in the Process • Understanding relationships and family dynamics • Conflict in family separation and divorce • Grief and loss during family mediation • Values of family mediation • Mediating in emotionally difficult environments Module 2: Family Mediation Process • The mediator’s role in family mediation • The family mediation structure and process • Preparing the agreement to mediate • Screening for safety and domestic violence • Family financial matters including family assets, maintenance, pensions and liabilities Module 3: Children in mediation • Direct consultation with children • The voice of the child • Parents and children’s needs through separation • Mediating parenting agreements • Family sessions Module 4: Child Protection Issues • Identification of child protection issues in mediation • Types of abuse • Mediator’s role and responsibility in child protection • Reporting procedures • Mediating parenting agreements in the context of child protection Module 5: Family Law Matters • Separation and divorce legislation • Family and child protection legislation • Domestic abuse legislation • Drafting a mediation settlements (Agreement) Module 6: Domestic Abuse and Screening • Screening for domestic violence • Supporting victims of domestic violence during the mediation process • Mediation and domestic violence orders • Mediating with couples where domestic violence is present • Safe termination of mediation Trainer – Ber Barry-Murray Ber is an advanced accredited mediator with the Mediators Institute of Ireland, with 20 years experience as an active mediator, having qualified in the Family Mediation Service in 2000. In addition to her extensive work in mediating with families, she is on the Council of MII, with responsibility for the family sector. She has led the team who developed the template and guidelines on Separation Mediation Settlements; Parenting Mediation Settlements and Child Support Mediation Settlements. Ber is on the panel of assessors for Advanced Mediators with MII, on the panel of mediators for the Medical Council, and panels for mediation in some of the large universities. She has mediated cases in family separation/divorce, child issues (both direct and indirect work with children), foster and family law cases. Ber designed the family separating couples mediation training for MII in 2010 and has delivered this programme since that time. She is currently involved in the revision of this course. She brings extensive experience to the training in working with families, and delivers a practical applied programme through case study application. Click here for more information on Ber’s experience https://www.roundtable.ie/our-people Admission Requirements 32 hours training is designed for Mediators who have successfully completed an MII recognised 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. For further information please contact Myrtle@roundtable.ie, Telephone: (01) 5390212 (021) 2339350; or view 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 FULLY BOOKED

Presented by ARC Mediation. From Thu 30 Jul 2020 to Fri 14 Aug 2020

Online using Zoom
32 CPD Points

 

ONLINE -Family (Separating Couples) 32 Hour Course

Presented by ARC Mediation. From July 30th – 14th August 2020, 2 full days and 4 half days FULLY BOOKED 

Delivered online via Zoom

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 4 trainers

Principal Trainer; Dr Róisín O’Shea, Dip BA (Hns) law, PhD, Mediator – and Shane Dempsey Dip BSc MSc Partner Arc Mediation, Dr Sinéad Conneely BA (Soc SC.) LL.M, LL.B PhD mediator and Dr Teresa Graham Psychologist and lecturer in Sociology DCU and PCI colleges.

Region; Online, Ireland

Duration; 32 Hours (4 day course)

Price€ 1,500

Venue; Zoom

Bookings and enquiriestraining@arcmedlaw.com, 051 348336, 087 2184763

Week 1

30th July - Full day (9:15am to 6pm)  - Family Law Modules 1 & 2

31st July - Full day (9:15am to 6pm) - Family Mediation Processes (& associated Role-play)

 

Week 2

6th August - afternoon (2pm to 6pm) - Parenting (& associated Role-play)

7th August - afternoon (2pm to 6pm) - Child Protection (& associated Role-play)

 

Week 3

13th August - afternoon (2pm to 6pm) - Domestic Violence & Screening Processes (& associated Role-play)

14th August - afternoon (2pm to 6pm) - Couple Dynamics (& Final Role-play “Putting it All Together”)

 

 

Bookings and enquiriestraining@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 2019/2020 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 has delivered Friarylaw training for Civil & Commercial Mediation. http://arcmedlaw.com/wp/people/

  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.

 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

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

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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MII Code of Ethics and Practice (ONLINE)

Presented by Karen Erwin. From Tue 14 Jul 2020 to Thu 16 Jul 2020

Online using Zoom
3 CPD Points

MII Code of Ethics and Practice

Presented by Karen Erwin. 14th July – 16th July

ONLINE
3 CPD Points

MII Code of Ethics and Practice Training

 

Dates:  Delivered over two online sessions on Tuesday 14th July 11.30 - 13.00 AND Thursday 16th July 11.30 - 13.00
             Each session is  1.5 hours long with a 5 minute break in the middle of each session. 

Venue: Online via Zoom 

Time:     11.30 to 13.00

Cost:      €75.00

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  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

Payment: Payment by interbank transfer.

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 15 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 (FULLY BOOKED )

Presented by Karen Erwin. From Mon 06 Jul 2020 to Wed 08 Jul 2020

Online using Zoom
3 CPD Points

MII Code of Ethics and Practice 

Presented by Karen Erwin. 6th July – 8th July

ONLINE
3 CPD Points

MII Code of Ethics and Practice Training

 

Dates:  Delivered over two online sessions on Monday 6th July 11.30 - 13.00 AND Wednesday 8th July 11.30 - 13.00
             Each session is  1.5 hours long with a 5 minute break in the middle of each session. 

Venue: Online via Zoom 

Time:     11.30 to 13.00

Cost:      €75.00

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  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

Payment: Payment by interbank transfer.

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 15 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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