O'Donnell Keave

Keave O'Donnell

Specialism (in alphabetical order):
• Civil and Commercial
• Family
• Organisational/Workplace
• Restorative Practice
• Separating Couples

Address: Malahide, Co Dublin, All Dublin

Available in: : Co. Dublin, Dublin, Kildare, Meath, Wicklow

Mobile: 086 245 6409

Web: www.onesmallstep.ie

Email: keave@onesmallstep.ie

General Profile

Keave spent 13 years in broadcast journalism; and a decade in property management, before becoming an accredited mediator in 2014. She has significant experience in mediation, facilitation and conflict management coaching. Keave specialises in asking questions which stretch thinking, unlock answers and help people clarify their roles, boundaries, intentions and strengths.

Keave's main interest is in relationship building and development - in the workplace and the family. Clients have found her to be solution-focused, improvement-focused and extremely skilled at enabling them to really listen to one another.

Working with Keave is cost-effective, collaborative and supportive. She is trained in restorative dialogue and practice. She specialises in helping you move through conflict and in empowering you to manage change. Keave practices privately with OneSmallStep.ie - offering face-to-face and online mediation, via Zoom, Legaler and Skype. Keave also works as a family mediation practitioner with the state-run Family Mediation Service (FMS).

Keave has delivered Continuous Professional Development (CPD) sessions for Community Law & Mediation (CLM) and presented at the Sharing & Learning group in Dublin Community Mediation (DCM). From 2016 to 2019, Keave was involved in the annual national Mediation Awareness Week (MAW), every October. She delivered and co-ordinated Mediation Information Sessions and workshops across Dublin, Wicklow and Limerick; and was one of the first judges in the 'All-Ireland Young Mediator Competition' in Blackhall Place.

In 2020 - along with 73 colleagues from 10 countries worldwide - Keave contributed to the publication of the not-for-profit eBook 'Living Together, Separating, Divorcing: Surviving During a Pandemic'. It is also available as a paperback.

A second not-for-profit eBook and paperback, 'Family Conflict During a Pandemic: Stories of Struggle and Hope' was published in 2021, with Keave one of 90 contributors worldwide. Like the first eBook, it is available for less than the price of a cup of coffee, to make it as widely accessible as possible.

All specialities are self-selected by accredited mediators and does not imply specialist training in those areas. Additional training is required only for mediating with Separating Couples

Mediation qualifications and certificates

  • Child Inclusive Mediation and Counselling (CIMC): Child Consultant Training (Children Beyond Dispute, 2020)

    Mediation Act 2017: Mediator Practice Training (Karen Erwin / Erwin Bouchier Professional Solutions [EPBS], 2018)

    ° MII Code of Ethics and Practice Training (with CLM 2018 & FMS 2020)

    ° Deepening Your Restorative Practice - Knowing the Right Conversation (Terry O'Connell, Real Justice Australia & Facing Forward / IIRP - at Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, 2017)

    ° Restorative Practice - Facilitating Circles, Meetings and Conferences (Childhood Development Initiative / Restorative Practices Ireland, 2016)

    ° Supervision Workshop (The Edward M Kennedy Institute, NUIM, 2016) - to supervise the mediation in-service training of NUIM MSc students, with Dublin Community Mediation

    ° Conflict Management Coaching - Cinergy (Community Law & Mediation Northside / Blossom Development, 2015)

    ° Family and Separating Couples 32-hour Training (Community Law & Mediation Northside, 2014)

    ° Workplace and Commercial Mediation (Athena Mediation, 2013)

    ° Conflict Resolution and Mediation Skills (UCD / Athena Mediation, 2012 - 2013)

Other qualifications

  • Training Delivery and Evaluation - NFQ 6 (Tipperary Education and Training Board [ETB] 2020)

    ° NFQ 9 - Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise (UCD, 2019)

    ° NFQ 7 - Sales and Marketing Management for SMEs (Griffith College Dublin, 2015)

    ° MA [NFQ 9] - Film Studies (UCD, 1999)

    ° BA [NFQ 8] - Sociology & History (NUIM, 1990)

Other relevant positions held

  • Mediator, Family Mediation Service (FMS) 2018 - Ongoing

    ° Mediation Co-ordinator, Community Law and Mediation (CLM), North Dublin, Wicklow and Limerick, 2017 - 2019

    ° Board Member, Dublin Community Mediation (The Mediation Bureau) 2015 - 2017