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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 (Cork)

Presented by RoundTable Training. From Tue 03 Mar 2020 to Thu 26 Mar 2020

Cork
32 CPD Points

CPD Course – Mediators’ Institute Ireland Accredited

Cork: 3rd & 4th March 2020 and 25th & 26th March 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 enrolment discount on full fee paid before 7th February 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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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

To be notified - Cork City
3 CPD Points

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

Location: Cork city (venue to be confirmed)

€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  Booking closes on 14th November

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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MEDIATION PRACTICE & SKILLS WORKSHOP

Presented by Sabine Walsh. From Tue 19 Nov 2019 to Tue 19 Nov 2019

Clayton Airport Hotel, Dublin
6 CPD Points

19th November, 2019

(Organised by Dee Khuwais)

 

This workshop is aimed at mediators who want to re-fresh their skills involving role plays and interactive exercises and those who are interested in practising as a Mediator, providing knowledge of the mediation process and framework.

The Workshop is delivered by Sabine Walsh.  Sabine has primary and masters’ degrees in law and is a qualified solicitor. She practices as a Mediator, Trainer and Lecturer, former President of the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland and is on the Law Society’s Mediation Panel.

 

MODULE  I:        THE MEDIATION ACT 2017       

                                                                               

This Module will give an essential guide to the obligation in the Mediation Act 2017 for Mediation Practitioners. It includes practical advice and answers any questions about working within the framework of the Act.

 

Ø    Guide to the Mediation Act for both lawyers and mediators.

Ø    Key provisions and their implications for practice.

Ø    Regulation of the Process.

Ø    Confidentiality and Mediator’s obligations.

Ø    Mediation and the Courts.

Ø    Solicitor’s obligations.

Ø    Drafting Agreements.

 

MODULE  2:        MEDIATION SKILLS          

This Module will focus on skills and practice and involves role-play and interactive exercises. It will also address some new developments in the mediation field and signpost some emerging practice areas.

Ø    Recent developments in mediation

Ø    The right process for the problem – designing your mediation

Ø    Key skills and strategies

Ø    Ethical practice 

To register for the Workshop

Contact Deirdre Khuwais on E: khuwaisdcpd@gmail.com, Mob: 086 8810074

 

Venue:

Clayton Airport Hotel, Dublin – just off the M50 North, Malahide Exit and located at the first roundabout.

Cost:

€445.00 per attendee. 

 

(Cost includes Handout Pack, CPD Certificate – 6 CPD Points, Refreshments & Lunch and parking fees at Hotel)

 

 

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MII Code of Ethics and Practice training Dublin CANCELLED

Presented by Karen Erwin on behalf of MII. From Tue 19 Nov 2019 to Tue 19 Nov 2019

To be notified - Dublin City
3 CPD Points

Date and time: Tuesday 19th November 2019  10.00-13.00

Location: Dublin city (venue to be confirmed)

€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.

CANCELLED

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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Introduction to Elder Mediation

Presented by Later Life Mediation. From Tue 05 Nov 2019 to Tue 05 Nov 2019

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

    Introduction to Elder Mediation

 

Date and time: Nov 5 9.30am to 4.30pm

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

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

Course Content

This course will provide an overview of the specific knowledge, skills and sensitivities required to mediate age-related issues in adult families.

The day will include:

• An overview of the specific knowledge required for Elder Mediation including Dementia, Capacity, Legal issues, Elder Abuse, Bereavement, Grief and Loss and Ageism

• Case Studies which highlight the kinds of decisions elder mediators need to make prior to and during an Elder Mediation

• Learning transfer 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.

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

If there is sufficient interest, further training days to complete EMIN certification requirements will be offered in early 2020.

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

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

Price: MII members: €150.00/Non-MII members: €175.00. 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.

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

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

Minimum number of participants is 8

 

 

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

Presented by Gerry O'Sullivan. From Thu 17 Oct 2019 to Fri 18 Oct 2019

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

 

Dates:   Two-day programme on 17th and 18th October 2019

Venue:  Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2

Time:     9.00 to 17.30

Cost:      €490  

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

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.

For further details: Training Requirements from Participants, Training Outcomes, Content, Teaching & Learning Strategies, Feedback from Participants:

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

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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CINERGY™ Conflict Management Coaching Workshop

Presented by Consensus Mediation. From Thu 03 Oct 2019 to Wed 09 Oct 2019

Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
28 CPD Points

Course: CINERGY™ Conflict Management Coaching Workshop
Dates:

Module 1: Thurs/Fri 3rd/4th October, 2019
Module 2: Tues/Wed 8th/9th Oct, 2019
Organisation/Trainer: Consensus Mediation
Venue: Glen Royal Hotel, Maynooth  
Cost: Early Bird rate €1075 until September 20th, 2019  
€1200 after this date
Booking: All details available on http://www.consensusmediation.ie/conflict-management-coaching-training-cinergy/

contact mary@consensusmediation.ie – 086-8252423 

 

Conflict Management Coaching Training

Learn How to Shift Emotional Blocks and Help Your Clients Resolve Their Conflicts

You have been asked to sort out an issue between Rita and Brian.
They haven’t been getting along at work for a while.

You meet them for initial one-to-ones to get some background and prepare them to sit down and talk it out.

But they seem a lot more dug-in than you had expected.
They’re not ready to sit together and figure this out in a reasonable way.

Brian is upset, hurt and very angry.

And Rita finds it hard to move away from telling you how awful Brian is.
‘Such a difficult person… I’ve never worked with anyone like this…’

You listen patiently, make murmuring noises. They continue to vent.

Getting them into a room together at this point just isn’t going to work…

How can you help them move out of their negativity?

What would help them dissolve some of the hurt and anger so they could be a bit more ‘rational’ about it all?

 

 

Learn A Powerful Coaching Model To Help Your Clients Untangle Their Conflict

in the  4-day CINERGY™ Conflict Management Coaching Programme

In this course you learn a step-by-step proven process, so you can be sure it will have an impact

  • This is a 4-day programme in 2 x 2-day modules which teaches you a robust, 7-stage coaching model that you can use right away
  • You get one-to-one mentoring as you practice on real-life conflict scenarios
  • Coach people to uncover what’s really at stake for them so they have more freedom and peace of mind
  • The next course takes place in Maynooth in October 2019
  • Module 1: Thurs/Fri 3rd/4th October, 2019
  • Module 2: Tues/Wed 8th/9th Oct, 2019

 

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Various courses in the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention

Presented by Maynooth University. From Tue 01 Oct 2019 to Tue 01 Oct 2019

Maynooth University

 

 

Edward M Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention

Change Perspectives, Change Lives

  • MA in Mediation and Conflict Intervention (Full and Part/Time)
  • Certificate in restorative Practice and Mediation (Part/Time 100 hours over one academic year)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Restorative Practice
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Intervention
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Intervention (Family Support Agency)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Organisational and Workplace Mediation

Details from 01 7086629 or

https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/edward-m-kennedy-institute/our-courses

www.maynoothuniversity.ie/edward-m-kennedy-institute

All courses closing July 31st 2019

Please note that CPD courses are listed for advertising purposes and are not accredited by the MII.

 

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Empowering your clients to resolve conflict.

Presented by Brian O'Connell B&S Coaching. From Thu 26 Sep 2019 to Thu 26 Sep 2019

Radisson Blu Hotel, Ditchley House, Little Island, Cork
7 CPD Points

 

Moving beyond resistance, limiting beliefs and entrenched conflict.

1 day workshop for mediators and coaches

PRESENTED BY B&S COACHING LTD :  BRIAN O’CONNELL

Thu 26th September 2019

Radisson Blu Hotel, Ditchley House, Little Island, Cork.

7 CPD Points

 

About the workshop

On this workshop you will learn how to use thoughtful probing questions and skilful guidance to help your clients generate new understandings, move beyond impasses, recognise differences and generate appropriate solutions.

Methodology

This is an interactive workshop with practical exercises, examples and group discussion. Places are limited to assist transfer of key learning.

 

KEY AREAS

  • Creating rapport to secure positive outcomes
  • Rapport occurs at many different levels and a mediator can use these to facilitate positive movement and change.
  • Communicating effectively
  • Using persuasive language to generate new understandings.
  • Influencing and challenging limiting beliefs to create new possibilities.
  •  Very often we all hold certain beliefs as absolute until they are questioned.
  • Recognising and addressing conflicting patterns of behaviour to create solutions.
  • Very often two people can share the same goal and yet end up in conflict because of opposing preferences of behaviour.
  • Agreeing well-formed outcomes to achieve lasting agreements.
  • This ensures that the final agreement will meet the needs of all those directly affected by the dispute.

 

Feedback from previous attendees:

'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’

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

Date : Thursday 26th September 2019 :  9.30am – 4.00pm                         

Costs: €150 per participant, includes registration fee, teas/coffees and course materials.

           Early payment discount to 10th September :  €135

Venue :   Radisson Blu Hotel, Ditchley House, Little Island, Cork.  Free car parking available. 

To request a booking form or for further information please contact Brian O’Connell brianoconnella@gmail.com  mob.0863803610.

Places are limited to ensure transfer of key learning.

(Places are only guaranteed once payment is made)

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

 

About the Trainer

 Brian O’Connell has wide experience as a 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 techniques to offer an effective and practical approach to help mediators and coaches enhance their professional practice.

 

 

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The MII accredits mediation training courses which meet set training standards. The following training programmes have been recognised as MII approved training programmes.

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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.

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