O'Sullivan Gerry

O'Sullivan Gerry

Specialism (in alphabetical order):
• Civil and Commercial
• Community
• Environment
• Family
• Family meaning parents/siblings
• Healthcare
• Organisational/Workplace
• Professional Negligence

Address: Fahamore, Castlegregory, Kerry

Available in: : All Ireland

Telephone: 066 7139235

Mobile: 087 9887771

Fax: 066-7139235

Web: www.osullivansolutions.ie

Email: osullivansolutions1@gmail.com

General Profile

Gerry O’Sullivan has 30 years experience in mediation and conflict work. She is a practitioner mediator with the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland and trained and certified in Civil & Commercial Mediation, Organizational & Workplace Mediation, Family Mediation, Community Mediation and Mediation in countries with conflict.

Her experience has not been confined to dual-party dispute as she has an extensive portfolio of expertise in mediating large and small group disputes and multi-party disputes.

Gerry has recently authored a book: 'The Mediator's Toolkit: Formulating and Asking Questions for Successful Outcomes'.
Gerry has delivered conflict and mediation training internationally with Lawyers Without Borders, in partnership with the director of training from CEDR, U.K., she is also an externally employed trainer with CEDR U.K.

Gerry was invited to be the senior lecturer in the mediation programme delivered through the law faculty of Griffith College. She also delivered mediation training for the University of Limerick’s, “Masters in Peace and Development” programme. Gerry has worked in Israel/Palestine, Cuba, Serbia and Northern Ireland.
Gerry O’Sullivan delivers MII approved and accredited Certified Mediation Training to participants from all sectors.  It is acknowledged by those who contract Gerry that her work skills are excellent and her ability to connect with parties in dispute is exceptional. 96% of mediation cases contracted to Gerry are from previous clients or are referrals. Gerry trained with CMP Resolutions, U.K. to work in the provision of Support & Supervision for Mediators.
Gerry’s additional interest is international conflict. She has worked in Northern Ireland and in Serbia. Gerry has spent many months in the West Bank where she provided protection by presence, monitored human rights breaches and provided support to Palestinian and Israeli peace activists. She has engaged in advocacy work at EU, Irish and U.K. Government level. She directed, filmed and produced a documentary, Stolen Children, Stolen Lives, about the imprisonment and abuses of Palestinian children.

Gerry provides consultancy and facilitation in organizational and project management and development, from project initiation through to implementation and evaluation. She was the facilitator of the annual strategic planning sessions for Christian Peacemakers Team in Palestine. She has conducted over 30 research and qualitative evaluation contracts. e.g. the “Health Service Executive’s HAZ Initiative”; “Research into the Information Needs of Asylum Seekers and Migrant workers in Millstreet”; KADE “Know Racism Project”; “Southill Domestic Abuse Project.”

Gerry has broad experience with: government departments; companies; statutory agencies; public authorities; schools; community groups; religious communities; those marginalised and excluded. 

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

Other qualifications

  • - Generic Mediation Training - The Mediators' Institute of Ireland – 2003

    - Organisational and Workplace Mediation - The Mediators' Institute of Ireland, CRMC – 2004

    - Civil & Commercial Mediation Training - ADR Group, U.K. through Friary Law, Dublin – 2006  

    - MII Mandatory ‘Add-on’ Training for Engagement in mediation with Separating Couples - Round Table Mediation - 2012

    - Training for membership of the panel of The Mediators' Institute of Ireland for working under the Civil Liabilities and Courts Acts 2004 - The Commercial Sector, The Mediators' Institute of Ireland - 2004 
  • Organisational & Workplace Mediation:



    - Conflict Coaching - Amicus Mediation (Cinnie Noble) – 2011

    - Investigators Training - Sullivan University, Kentucky (Polaris HR) – 2006

    - Certificate in Employment Law - University College Cork – 2006

    - Conflict Resolution in the Workplace - Monique Bond, Federal

    - Centre Workplace Conflict Management, Dept. Justice, Canada – 2006

    - Interest Based Bargaining (Management and Union) - Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Washington - 2003

    Civil & Commercial Mediation:

    - Training for Trainers – Civil and Commercial Mediation - CEDR U.K. - 2011

    - Using Private Meetings to Assist Settlement- - CEDR U.K. - October 2011

    - Caucusing in Commercial Mediation - Athena Mediation, Dublin - 2006

    International/Community Mediation:

    - "Systemic Peacebuilding, Conflict Transformation and Post-War Recovery and Reconciliation" - Peace Action Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR) 

    - Inter-Community Mediation in Post-Conflict Countries - CSSProject, Berlin – 2009

    - Evaluation and Assessment of Peace Interventions - INCORE, University of Ulster – 2003

    - Negotiating in Conflict Situations - L. Prevost - Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Washington. Hosted in conjunction with Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation – 2002

    - An Introduction to Conflict Management - Iwaskiw & Associates. Hosted in conjunction with Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation - 2001

    - Separating Couples/Family Mediation 


    - MII Mandatory ‘Add-on’ Training for Engagement in mediation with Separating Couples - Round Table Mediation - 2012

    - Family Mediation (Context and Processes) - Amicus Mediation – 2009

    Facilitation & Training, Research & Evaluation


    - Evaluation and Assessment of Peace Interventions INCORE - University of Ulster - 2003

    - Logistical Framework Analysis Training - Designing and Implementing Project Evaluations - Development Education – 2002

    - Five - Nations Evaluation Skills Strategies - Scottish Community Development Centre – 1998

    - Diploma in Continuing Education - NUI, Maynooth - 1993




Roles held in MII




Memberships of professional bodies

  • - The Mediators' Institute of Ireland

    - Irish Commercial Mediators’ Association

    - International Mediation Institute

    - Member of Mediators Beyond Borders

Other relevant positions held

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    - Practitioner Member of the Mediators' Institute of Ireland and is on their panel of mediators for the Civil Liabilities & Courts Act, 2004, whereby the Institute can nominate persons to act as chairperson of a Mediation Conference for personal injuries actions

    - One of three chosen members of the MII who attained inclusion on a panel of mediators for the General Medical Council

    - Member advisory panel

    - Associate with their Department of Peace Operations (DPO),Peace Action Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR)

    - On the panel of mediators for the CSSProject for Integrative Mediation.  CSSP is a non-profit organization working on improving interethnic relations in conflict areas

    - Panelist mediator with Friarylaw (ADR U.K.), Dublin for Civil & Commercial Mediations

    - Previous panel of consultants with the Equality Authority delivering training and consultancy through Equality at the Level of Enterprise