Theme: Back to Basics: Sharing Professional Excellence in Mediation
Date: Friday 12th and Saturday 13th October 2018
Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
For accommodation bookings please call the hotel reservations desk directly on Free Phone 1800 848 270 (from ROI) and quote MII Conference or 00353 1 897 7777 (from outside ROI)
Our Annual Conference this year has an illuminating array of national and international mediators.
Our keynote, John Sturrock QC, is a highlight to look forward to with his practical case study approach to enhancing our practice. We also have eight interesting workshops all focussed on enhancing our professional toolkit, and, to help us understand what to expect in the journey ahead, we have a ten year post legislation insight from two US mediators, Samuel Mandelbaum and Kevin Fitzsimons. Turlough O’Donnell SC will give a plenary session to provide us with an insight into the future of mediation.
Our conference dinner is always a highlight and this year we have the inspirational Dr. Caroline Casey giving our pre-dinner address.
Draft Schedule: (Please note that this schedule is subject to change)
Friday 12th October:
9.30 Mediators' Institute of Ireland Annual General Meeting
10.30 Opening address from President Margaret Considine
10.40 Keynote Presentation from Professor John Sturrock QC - Case study and Insights toolkit
10.40 - 10.55 – Introduction; Background to case study; Allocation of participants to parties;
10.55 - 11.10 - Tea/ Coffee break and first meeting of parties in groups to discuss approach to case study;
11.10 – 12.40 - Facilitation of case study in sequence of sessions;
12.40 – 1300 - De-brief of case study: What have we learned about (a) process and (b) the substance?
14.15 Future of Mediation for Professional Practitioners - Towards excellence in Mediation; From the Act: structure and support and from the Mediator: grace, compassion and beginners mind, presented by Turlough O'Donnell SC
15.30 Back To Basics Plenary session - a round table facilitated session for us to look at mediation through four lens to ensure that brilliance in the Practice of the Basics are maintained:
1: How do we constantly improve our practice of mediation
2: What are the biggest challenges I see for the practice of mediation in Ireland going forward
3: What changes do we envisage we will have to make in our practice as mediators
4: What supports or tools would enhance our practice going forward
16.00 Workshops (4 separate sessions) Click on the links for full details of each workshop
17.30 Your obligations under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)- Julie Austin of McDowell Purcell will give us an insight of our obligations as mediators under GDPR.
19.30 Pre dinner drinks
20.00 Dinner with pre dinner address from Dr. Caroline Casey, award winning social entrepreneur, adventurer and inspiring business woman.
Saturday 13th October:
9.30 Registration (tea/coffee)
10.00 Workshops (4 separate sessions) Click on the links for full details of each workshop
11.45 A Review of Ireland’s new Mediation Act 2017, with a Comparison & Analysis of Experience with Mediation Laws & Acts of Some Major U.S. States and the U.S. Federal Government - Samuel R. Mandelbaum, LL.M.
12.30 Invited panel “Ask me Anything” session- Have a question or query about mediation or mediation practice? Put it to our panel of experts in our Ask Me Anything session. This session will also be informed by the questions raised in the full room Back To Basics table top facilitated session.
13.30 Closing address from President Margaret Considine
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