Accredited Mediation Training Autumn 2024

This full programme leading to professional accreditation with the Mediators Institute of Ireland on passing a competency assessment  is run over eight full days and four evenings. 

Catherine O'Connell is an approved trainer with the Mediator's Institute of Ireland. The course incorporates knowledge and theories of mediation and conflict whilst being highly interactive. It intensively builds skills and knowledge of a generic mediation process suitable for people who wish to become mediators or who wish to be able to use mediation skills in their work and lives.

It includes two zoom classes (half day each) and seven full days in-person in Dublin.   Successful completion of a competency assessment at the end of the course awards participants with a Certificate of Competency approved by the Mediator's Institute of Ireland. Successful candidates may then apply to register with the MII as a Certified Mediator eligible to practice.

The cost for the full programme is €2,200 and includes competency assessment fee, refreshments, lunch, workbook and teaching materials.

Course Aim: 

To equip participants with the knowledge, skills, attitude and awareness required to intervene positively and/or mediate with people experiencing conflict and difficulties in a variety of situations.

It is suitable for leaders, managers, HR consultants and employees along with those wishing to specialise in conflict intervention and communication.

The objectives (learning outcomes) of the programme are:

To understand the requirements of mediators pertaining to the Mediation Act 2017 and the Code of Ethics and Practice for Mediators Participants learn and understand the theory of conflict and the importance of a trauma informed approach

To develop understanding of how conflict happens, escalates and impacts people and organisations.

To develop awareness of conflict styles and facilitate skill development so that participants can expand their repertoire of conflict behaviours to suit the contexts they find themselves in. To attain a good knowledge of core mediation concepts, theories, models, processes, and principles.

To develop participants’ mediation skills to the level of competency as per MII certified assessment requirements.

To raise participants’ awareness of how their own triggers and biases can impact the mediation process and their own management of conflict at home and work.

To learn how to create an environment of trust, rapport and empowerment when facilitating people in conflict.

To write mediation agreements and to create informed consent forms (Agreements to mediate)that participants sign

Dates: and Times in Person: Mondays and Tuesdays 29th & 30th July, 12th & 13th August, 26th & 27th August and the 2nd September 9.30am to 4.30pm

Online classes are on  Thursday 8th August and Thursday 22nd August 9am to 12.30pm

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