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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.

Additional mandatory training required for mediating with Separating Couples - 

40 hours Separating Couples training is mandatory for members who wish to be certified to mediate with Separating Couples. See Accredited Family Training for upcoming courses


For information in relation to MII accreditation, membership, ethics or policy you should review the relevant section of this web site or contact for information

For information on becoming a registered MII member, please see Membership Overview.

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

Friarylaw ADR Separating Couples/Family Mediation Training

Presented by Friary Law. From Wed 22 Aug 2018 to Sat 25 Aug 2018

92/93 Saint Stephen's Green, Dublin 2,
32 CPD Points

General Information:


  • Region: Dublin (but has an all-island and EU reach)
  • Principal Trainers: Joanna Campbell & Sabine Walsh
  • Organisation: Friarylaw ADR
  • Principle Contact:    
Dee Khuwais
  • Address:    Friarylaw ADR, 92/93 Saint Stephen's Green, Dublin 2,
  • Phone:  +353 (01) 428-3322
  • Email:                             
  • Web:


Course Information:

Course Structure: A four day Training Programme

Venue:   92/93 Saint Stephen's Green, Dublin 2,
Course Timings:   
9am to 5.30pm/6pm daily
Max number on course:  15             
Fee: €2,250

Upcoming Programme Dates:  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 22nd to 25th August, 2018


The Programme:

Course Aim:   The primary goal of this programme is to equip delegates with the essential skills and understanding to enable them to mediate separating couples. On successful completion of this programme, in consolidation with the 60 hour accredited mediator training, candidates will receive accreditation as a Family Mediator with Friarylaw ADR, an accredited body under the Civil Liability and courts Act 2004. Friarylaw ADR is also empowered to qualify mediators via the Qualified Assessment Programme (QAP) of the International Mediation Institute (IMI) as “IMI Certified” Mediators.

  • Understand the role mediation plays in the family environment
  • Develop advanced facilitation skills to assist the parties formulating their Memorandum of Understanding their Statement of Means. 
  • Acquire competencies to distinguish issues from interests and develop solutions
  • Enhance the candidate’s own listening, probing and evaluation skills thereby improving internal communication
  • Provide mediator accreditation so that a candidate can act as a  mediator 


Methodology and evaluation:


Session 1 – Essential Mediation 

Session 2 – Family Mediation Structures & Processes

Session 3 – Family Mediation Documentation

Session 4 – Family Mediation in Action – Suitability for Mediation



Session 1 – Dealing with the Emotional Environment of Family  Mediation

Session 2 – Family Law 1 - Ending the Non-Marital Relationship &  Family Law

Family Law 2 – Division of Assets & Finances

Session 3 – Family Mediation in Action – Working with Finances

Session 4 – Changing Families



Session 1 – Family Law 3 – Children in Relationship Breakdown

Session 2 – Children’s Experience of Family Breakdown

Session 3 – Parenting in Mediation

Session 4 – Child Protection – Law and Regulations



Session 1 – Family Mediation in Action – Co-Mediation

Session 2 – Family Mediation in Action – Child Protection and     Domestic Violence

Session 3 – Family Law 4 – The Non Marital Family

Session 4 – Drawing it Together – Practicing Family Mediation



Assessment –  Completion of Mediation Training & Formal Video Assessment


Admission Requirements:    Completion of the Friarylaw ADR Ltd recognised 60 hour Certified Mediation Training Programme or similar certified programmes which meet the MII criteria.


Senior Trainers:     Joanna Campbell & Sabine Walsh


Senior Trainer:   Joanna Campbell & Sabine Walsh

Training experience:

JOANNA CAMPBELL B.Eng DSHWW Accredited Mediator & Trainer. Joanna holds an honours degree in Engineering from the University of Ulster, a graduate diploma in occupational health and safety from University College Dublin, a graduate diploma in quality management from the University of Limerick and a certificate in Training and Continuing Education at National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Joanna became accredited as a mediator with Friarylaw & ADR Group in March 2005. 

• Since 2000 Joanna has been the principal of a successful management consultancy specialising in training and dispute resolution. 

• She is principle of Northeast Mediation, an entity established to provide an alternative means of resolution to the business community.  

• In addition to her work as a mediator, Joanna also worked with a wide variety of clients in the establishment of systems and procedures and delivers in a range of tailor made in house training programmes. 

• Joanna has being training Friarylaw candidates for almost four years and enjoys a very high reputation with Friarylaw trained alumni.

• Co-trainer on Friarylaw and the International Mediation Institute’s Certified Family Mediator Training and other events such as Certified Mediator Training, Mediation Skills Workshops and seminars. (On-going since 2010).

• Co-trainer, Certified Workplace Mediator Course, CMD Training Institute , Sligo (2012)


SABINE WALSH LLB, LLM, Accredited Mediator & Trainer

Sabine practiced as a solicitor before qualifying as an accredited mediator. She now works full time as a mediator and trainer. She was the Irish candidate for the EU funded TIM Training in International Mediation in Brussels in 2011 and is now a member of the European Network of International Family Mediators. She is one of the regular writers for the Kluwer Mediation Blog and is co-editing Kluwer International’s EU Mediation Handbook, and Challenges in Family Mediation: Personal and International Perspectives with Lisa Parkinson in the UK. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the International Social Services Guide on International Family Mediation. She is a native German speaker, a Certified Member of the MII, a member of the Law Society’s Panel of Mediators, and is a founder and the President of Mediation Solutions Northwest. She has been shortlisted for an Irish Law Award in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Category in 2013. 


• Co-trainer on Friarylaw and the International Mediation Institute’s Certified Family Mediator Training and other events such as Certified Mediator Training, Mediation Skills Workshops and seminars. (On-going since 2010).

• Lead trainer, Certified Workplace Mediator Course, CMD  Training Institute , Sligo (2012)

• Certified Online Mediation Trainer, Juripax (Dublin, 2012).

• Workshop Facilitator at Cross Border Mediation Conference,  Berlin 2012.

• Trainer, Certified Mediator Training, United Training Sligo  (2013)

• Provider of CPD Seminars on mediation for Sligo, Mayo and  Roscommon Bar Associations and for Law Society of Ireland. 

• Guest Lecturer and External Tutor, St. Angela’s College, Sligo. 

• Other lecturing:

◦ Friarylaw Mediation Conference Symposium March 2010 (TCD) 

◦ Mediation Solutions Northwest Seminar on Mediation 2012  (Ballina) 

◦ German Irish Lawyer's Association Annual Conference 2010 &  2011 

◦ Workshop Leader, Mediation Across Borders Conference, Berlin  2012.

◦ Workshop Leader and Member of International Round Table,  World Conflict Resolution Day (UK) (2012)

◦ Workshop Leader, Mediator’s Institute of Ireland Conference  2012.

◦ Member of Judging Panel, International Mediation Tournament  (Law Society 2013)

◦ Speaker, Women in Conflict Resolution Conference, Law  Society, 2013.

◦ Presenter for CPD Wise (Online CPD Company) ongoing.



Other Trainers: Oliver J. Connolly

OLIVER J. CONNOLLY, is a graduate in law and lecturer in law in Trinity College Dublin, where he teaches civil & commercial arbitration and mediation on Trinity’s Masters in Law (LL.M) programme. Oliver has 20 years’ experience as a lawyer (Ireland, EU cross-border and international) having qualified as an attorney in New York and as a barrister at both the English and Irish Bars (is a member of London Chambers at 36 Bedford Row). Oliver has also been admitted to the Bar of Northern Ireland. He holds various other post-graduate & professional qualifications (Dip Arb., Dip Int Arb., Dip BS, FCIArb, Accredited Mediator) and he is an ADR committee member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA). Oliver has previously served on the Bar Council of Ireland’s ADR & Arbitration Committee and on the ruling council of the Irish Commercial Mediation Association (ICMA). In 2002-2003 he served as the Hoellering World Fellow in residence with the American Arbitration Association (AAA) in New York and he was honoured to have been admitted to practice before the Bar of the United States Supreme Court upon petition by the Irish American Lawyers Association. He is the founder of Friarylaw, a leading ADR service provider and educationalist, and at the Friary he leads an active team of lawyers and non-lawyers highly committed to the promotion and servicing of time and cost efficient dispute resolution in Ireland, north and south, and to reform in the law and legal services that can enhance access to justice for Irish citizens and businesses. 


In 2011 Oliver received an Irish Government appointment, from the Minister for Justice, as Confidential Recipient to those members and employees of An Garda Síochána (i.e., Irish Police Force) who may wish to report, in confidence, allegations of misconduct or wrongdoing pursuant to S.I. No. 168/2007 — “Garda Síochána (Confidential Reporting of Corruption or Malpractice) Regulations 2007”. 

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Mediation Refresher Course

Presented by Mediator Academy. From Mon 11 Jun 2018 to Sat 29 Jun 2019


By Mediator Academy with course tutors David Richbell and Jane Player. 

The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. 

This online course will upgrade your knowledge of commercial mediation and refresh your skills. It will also ensure your practice meets the newest ethical standards and you are ready to discover new opportunities available in commercial mediation. 

How Long Has It Been Since You Completed Your Mediation Training? 
Is it time to upgrade your knowledge and refresh your skills? 

Why Take This Course? 
• Discover new opportunities in Commercial Mediation 
• Upgrade your knowledge of current mediation models and processes 
• Apply your skills and get real-world insights from case studies. 
• Get up to speed on professional practice and regulation 
• Ensure your practice meets the newest ethical standards 
• Learn at your own pace and in your own time 
• Get back in the saddle and kickstart your mediation career 
• Enhance your online profile with our blockchain enabled digital certificate 
• Update your agreements and templates - ensure they meet current standards 
• Perfect the top 6 mediation skills every mediator needs 
• Take your mediation skills to the next level - learn from the best 
• Access all course materials on any computer or device 

Cost: £297 
For registration see: 
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Conflict Dynamics Profile One Day Certification Workshop

Presented by Mary Lou O'Kennedy. From Wed 23 May 2018 to Wed 23 May 2018

Royal Marine Hotel, DunLaoghaire
7 CPD Points

Workshop Overview

Research shows that effective conflict management skills are crucial for employers, managers and leaders, leading to greater conflict resolution, productivity, performance management, employee engagement and talent retention. The Conflict Dynamics Profile assessments provide an innovative essential tool kit for conflict management professionals working in this field wishing to enhance their clients’ skills and conflict competence.

The Conflict Dynamics Profile (CDP) assessments are powerful tools for building awareness of how we respond to conflict in the workplace, and how we can improve on behaviours that cause us the most difficulty. They provide us with extraordinary clarity about our own conflict triggers or ‘hot buttons’ and the extent to which we use constructive and destructive behaviours when we are in conflict. These user-friendly processes provide accessible and clear data for users, enhancing their self -awareness and emotional intelligence leading to greater conflict competence.

There are three versions of the CDP: the CDP-Individual, the CDP- 360 and the CDP Team. The CDP-I is a ‘self-report’ completed only by the user themselves, the CDP-360 is a full spectrum tool completed by the user but also by their boss, peers and direct reports. The CDP Team is constructed using the aggregated results of the CDP-Individual reports of each team member.

The CDP tools are being used the great effect in mediation and in the training and coaching of employers, managers and leaders, in Ireland and in the UK. The Conflict Dynamics Profile provides clear direction to users on how to become conflict competent thereby achieving positive outcomes to workplace conflict. They must however be administered by certified professionals only, who can interpret and analyse the data effectively, working through to a personal development plan for each user.

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 use the Conflict Dynamics Profile – Individual and the Conflict Dynamics Team assessment tools to a standard which prepares them for Certification

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 organisational and business goals and objectives


What Other Companies 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 

The Cost of this programme is €750 per participant.

Contact Us

Dublin Office:
OAK Conflict Dynamics
8 Montpelier Parade 
Co. Dublin
t: +353 1 524 0451 
m: +353 86 254 8163 

London Office:
OAK Conflict Dynamics

1 St. Saviors Wharf

23 Mill Street



t: +44 203 773 4632



This workshop will train you in how to use the CDP assessments with individuals and groups in mediation, training and coaching situations, to enhance their conflict competence leading to more effective conflict management and resolution. 

Recognised Credits

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

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


Who Should Attend?

This workshop should be attended by:

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

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




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The Mediation Act, 2017 – Your Definitive Guide

Presented by Mediator Academy in association with Sabine Walsh. From Mon 26 Mar 2018 to Mon 31 Dec 2018

3 CPD Points

The Mediation Act, 2017 – Your Definitive Guide

Delivered by Mediator Academy in association with Sabine Walsh

This self-directed online course will provide you with essential information and practice guidance on the Mediation Act, 2017 and its practical implementation. Aimed at mediators and at lawyers and other advisers in mediation, this course includes:

  • Comprehensive but jargon-free discussion of the key provisions of the Act;
  • Application of the Act’s provisions to practice scenarios and dilemmas;
  • Guides to Frequently Asked Questions for Lawyers and Mediators;
  • Document templates & suggested clauses;
  • Practice checklists;
  • Private, tutor moderated discussion forum for questions and answers.

Why do this course?

  • Know how the Act applies to you, whether you are a mediator, or a legal or other adviser.
  • Understand the implications of the new Act and the obligations it puts on mediators and lawyers, such as mediators’ reports to Court and lawyers obligations to recommend mediation, so that you can act in accordance with best practice.
  • Help your clients through the process and provide them with the guidance they need on issues such as managing confidentiality and enforcement of agreements.
  • Make sure all your template agreements, clauses and client information are accurate and up to date.
  • Confidently navigate court referrals to mediation and the complexities of the new court rules.

Provider -        Mediator Academy


Recognised Course Provider 2018, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Tutor – Sabine Walsh, LLB, LLM, Mediator, Trainer & Lecturer

            President, Mediators’ Institute of Ireland*

            Editor, EU Mediation Law Handbook, (Kluwer, 2017)

Course Duration – Self-directed, estimated time input – 3 hours

3 CPD hours awarded on successful completion of online test.

Price - £97.00

Total learning effort – 3 hours approximately 

Available immediately. To sign up and for more information go to

What others have said about this course: “As a solicitor and mediator, having studied this act numerous times I thought I knew all I needed to know about the legislation at this stage. I was proved wrong on this as it turns out. This course was impressive, the structure was well thought-out and the content was professionally delivered.” Mary Miles, Solicitor-Mediator For more testimonials, see Mediation-Act-2017 

*Any views expressed in their course are the tutor’s own and not those of the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland.

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Mediation Act 2017: Mediator Practice Training

Presented by Karen Erwin. From Thu 22 Mar 2018 to Thu 22 Mar 2018

Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Cork
3 CPD Points

Mediation Act 2017: Mediator Practice Training 

Presented by Karen Erwin, Thursday 22nd March 2018

3.5 CPD Points

The Mediation Act 2017 (the Act) which came into force on 01st January 2018 presents a new, legislative basis for mediation practice and regulation in Ireland. This half-day training will examine the practical implications of the Act for mediators to enable them to successfully comply with its requirements.

Objectives of the Training:

  1. To identify the key aspects of the Act as they apply to the role of the mediator
  2. To examine the practical implications of the Act for mediators
  3. To provide best practice guidance to mediators in accordance with their obligations under the Act
  4. To review Agreements to Mediate with wording to comply with the Act
  5. To consider standard clauses for inclusion in Mediation Settlements (Mediated Agreements)

Feedback from 20th February Mediation Act training:

‘The training was excellent and a much needed resource for us sole practitioners. Thanks to you and Karen again for giving of your expertise and support.’


‘Very informative and interesting’

‘Excellent and very well delivered ‘

‘I hope that this training might be repeated over time every as the Act is implemented’

‘Great facilittation of discussion’

‘Excellent trainers – experts and knowledgeable in their fields. Well done Karen and Mags, extremely intersting’


Methodology: This training is interactive with short inputs, small group work and large group discussion.

Lead Trainer: Karen Erwin has a long history of training from training in the Law Society, Trinity College Dublin, NUI Galway, NUI Maynooth and in private companies and public bodies.  As President of The Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (The MII) for seven years and as a Council member of the Irish Commercial Mediation Association she has been a driving force in the development of mediation in Ireland. Karen is the trainer who provides all of the mandatory training in Ethics required by the MII.

Costs: €100 per participant for half day training, includes registration fee, teas/coffees and course materials.

Venue: Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Cork

Date: Thursday 22nd March 2018, 9.30am – 1.00pm

Terms: To request a booking form, please email Places can only be secured on receipt of payment.

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.

Erwin Bouchier Professional Solutions (EBPS) provides Accredited Mediation Training and a suite of employment solutions and mediation services. Underscored by a professional portfolio in mediation, training and corporate development, EBPS provides the highest standard in practical and effective training and focussed, interventions.

For further information and/or queries please contact:

            Karen Erwin

T: 01 493 0268            or 087 241 5844




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Galvanise - Start and Grow Your Mediation Business - online

Presented by Mediator Academy. From Tue 06 Feb 2018 to Tue 06 Feb 2018

12 CPD Points


A Step-By-Step System For Mediators Who Want To Start And Grow A Profitable Mediation Business

Galvanise is a 4 week Online Coaching programme that will require a time investment of approximately 3-5 hours per week. 

You’ll also have access to the entire programme for a full 12 months after the 4-week period programme.

How this Coaching Programme Will Give You an Unfair Advantage:


·       Whether you’re just starting out, thinking of a career in mediation or you’ve been struggling to get your mediation practice off the ground, this 4-week online coaching programme will help you learn:

  • How to avoid the costly mistakes most mediators make when starting out.
  • How to identify the right market for you and position yourself in it strategically.
  • How to attract the right kind of customer (that will pay you for your expertise).
  • How to position yourself and stand out from other mediators in your market. 
  • How to cultivate relationships with influencers and referrers and be the first mediator they call.
  • Which complimentary services can help your cash register 'tick over'.
  • How to sell yourself, your skills and expertise confidently and congruently.
  • How to get your referral engine started and keep it topped up with fuel.
  • How to build an efficient and effective marketing system on a shoestring budget.
  • How to convert enquiries into cases and overcome 
  • resistance to mediation.
  • How to win the trust and confidence of lawyers so they work with you not against you.
  • How to establish a unique online presence and confidently use the right social media channels.


When you register for Galvanise you’ll also receive
1-Year Premium Access to Mediator Academy (Value $400)

·                  Access over 1200 Video Master Classes

·                  Specialist Online Mini-Courses

·                  Create your Mediator Profile and advertise your services

·                  Earn CPD Points when you learn




The day has finally arrived and I am making no apologies for my levels of excitement, so let me explain...

First, I hope you found something useful within the Mediation Marketing EBook - it's been staggering seeing the number of downloads of the EBook. Furthermore, from your generous emails, comments and survey results we've been able to learn a tremendous amount about the challenges that impede the progress of many a mediator. Marketing was just one piece of this jigsaw.

Secondly, and this is the bit that I'm excited about. (If you can't wait, you can jump straight to this 4-min video - but I suggest you read on..)


It's always been my philosophy at Mediator Academy to learn from the experience of others because I believe we are drowning in information but starved of wisdom.

Over the past 4 years, I've interviewed hundreds of mediators from around the world, from 'the big names' as well as those that are quietly going about their business - all experiencing success; all well on their way to realising their dreams and aspirations. 

The one big thing I have learnt is that success leaves clues.

You see many of these mediators consider themselves lucky, deep down I think they are all humble souls. But when it comes to building a business of any kind, I think you make your own luck.

Once again to quote my favourite Roman Stoic Philosopher: 

'Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. Seneca

So together with my team of Sherlock Holmes' masterminds we've assembled a faculty of a dozen mediation titans and have distilled into 5 modules a step-by-step blueprint to help you start, launch and grow a mediation business.

Today I'm excited because I'm announcing the launch of our 4-week online coaching programme for mediators called Galvanise. This is a complete foundation to help you start, launch and grow a mediation business.




So if you are:

·                  Starting out in mediation.

·                  Struggling to get momentum and get your business off the ground.

·                  Looking at how to you can increase your referrals 

·                  Wanting to Shorten your learning curve and learn from mediators with proven track records

...then this programme is essential for you.

Because it's an interactive online programme running over a 4-week period, places are limited and we'll be closing registration on 6th February after which the course will begin.




Onward and upwards!


Founder | CEO

Mediator Academy


P.S. Registration for 4-week online coaching programme is now open and there are some real advantages to getting in early.

CLICK HERE for 'next steps >>




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London, London SE1 9PD
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Code of Ethics and Practice Training

Presented by Karen Erwin. From Wed 08 Nov 2017 to Wed 08 Nov 2017

MII, Unit 2.1 The Distillers Building, Smithfield,
3 CPD Points



Date and time: Wednesday 8th November 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

Location: The MII Office, Unit 2.1 The Distillers Building, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Facilitator: Karen Erwin

Session qualifies for 3 CPD points for MII members.
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

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CINERGY™ Conflict Management Coaching Workshop

Presented by Consensus Mediation. From Thu 19 Oct 2017 to Thu 26 Oct 2017

Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
28 CPD Points

Course: CINERGY™ Conflict Management Coaching Workshop

Date:  Thurs/Fri 19th/20th, Wed/Thurs 25th/26th October, 2017 

Organisation/Trainer: Consensus Mediation

Venue: Glen Royal Hotel, Maynooth  

Cost: Early Bird rate €1075 until September 22nd, 2017  
€1200 after this date
Booking: All details available on

Contact – 086-8252423 

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Certificate in Restorative Practice & Mediation Level 8 MH87M

Presented by Catherine O'Connell. From Tue 26 Sep 2017 to Sat 05 May 2018

NUI Maynooth

This engaging and interactive programme provides you with skills to help people develop, repair and build relationships where harm, hurt and conflict have happened and to be proactive in building constructive relationships. Participants learn about theory of mediation and practice using core mediation skills transferrable across many contexts. The course is suitable for anyone interested in the subjects and particularly for those working in areas such as Justice, Workplaces, Community and Youth Organisations, Schools, Social Care and Family Support. This programme can be life changing in the area of professional and personal development and will enable you to:


• Learn restorative principles, philosophy, theories, concepts and practices for immediate use

• Respectfully challenge and engage others

• Assess, prepare and facilitate Restorative Conferences, Victim– Offender Dialogues   

• Use circle fo processesr different situations and contexts

• Understand,conflict theory and principles and practices of mediation

• Develop core mediation skills particularly in complex and sensitive cases in Restorative Practice

• Explore the potential, the limitations and the risks of Restorative Practices and Mediation

• Examine the role of human emotion in social relationships especially shame, anger and vulnerability

• Consider Restorative responses in cases of trauma, grief and adversity


Classes: Monthly on Tuesdays from 6pm to 9pm and all day Saturday over the academic year.

Assessment: Continuous assessment via assignments & project. Self-assessment of both personal and professional development and growth in restorative practices is encouraged.

Cost: €1,250.00

Award: Level 8 Certificate in Restorative Practices (20 credits)Course Code CMRP

Applications online at Course code MH87M

Enquiries: Contact Catherine O’Connell 0879936237

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Building Strong Relationships And A Healthy Workplace Culture Using A Restorative Approach

Presented by NUI Maynooth. From Mon 18 Sep 2017 to Mon 18 Sep 2017

NUI Maynooth

Terry O'Connell, renowned Restorative Practitioner and Founder of Real Justice Australia, is back in Dublin on 18th September to deliver a one day workshop at the Edward Kennedy Institute or Conflict Intervention, Maynooth University. Building Strong Relationships and a Healthy Workplace Culture is for Managing Directors, Line Managers, H.R Personnel and anyone who is responsible for leading and managing people in workplaces of all descriptions. Places are extremely limited. Please see attached flyer and link below. Price €175.00 including lunch and refreshments Booking online via

Conflicts,  tensions,  performance  management  or  inappropriate  behaviour  are  issues common to every workplace. The process you use  to  ‘engage’  others  is  critical  and  respectful  challenge  is  the  key.  This  is most  effective  where  there  is  a  shared  understanding  on  what  it  takes  to  foster  healthy  workplace  relationships. The  notion  of  a  ‘restorative’ culture  implies  that  the  focus  is  on  relationships  where  harm  [rather  than  blame]  provides  opportunities  for  learning  and  growth.   

In this One Day Workshop Participants  will  learn  how  to: 

        •  Build  an  explicit  practice  framework. 

        •  Be  more  consistent  and  intentional  in  day-to-day  work. 
        •  Respectfully  challenge  others. 

        •  Understand  the  importance  of  asking  the  right  questions   
        •  Levy  responsibility  and  accountability  to  others. 

        •  Facilitate  workplace  processes  with  greater  awareness  and 

This  workshop  is  ideally  suited  to  supervisors,  managers,  Human  Resources personnel  and  workplace  mediators. 

18th  SEPTEMBER  2017  from  9.30AM  to  4.30PM  :  Price  175.00

Lunch  and  Refreshments  Provided or  0879936237


Monday  18th September, 9.30am  to  4.30pm 

North  Campus,  Maynooth  University,  Maynooth,  County  Kildare 

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