Where, When and other FAQ’s
Mediation Training Dates:
Training: Feb 20th/21st (Tues/Wed), March 1st/2nd (Thurs/Fri), March 15th and 16th (Thurs/Fri), 2018: 9.30am-5.30pm each
Assessment: March 21st OR March 22nd 2018 (You only need to attend one of those dates)
Venue: Glen Royal Hotel, Maynooth, Co Kildare. Lunch is included each day, at the delicious Sioda Restaurant, in the hotel
Cost: €1750 (includes €250 MII Certified Level Assessment fee)
Booking: You can apply for the course on our online application page. You can pay by cheque or online – please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org for online bank details
Will I be able to practice as a Mediator when I’ve completed this course?
Upon successful completion of this mediation training programme, and the assessment role play, you can register with the Mediators Institute Ireland (MII) and apply for a practising certificate and be approved to mediate, within your competency level, by the MII.
You will also have to sign up to the MII Code of Ethics and Practice and hold professional indemnity insurance.
What about practicing as a Mediator working with Separating Couples?
If you wish to practice in the area of Separating Couples, you are required to participate an additional 32-hour training module. Details and dates about providers of this programme are available on the MII website.
Do I have to attend all of the training days?
Yes, because the programme is so intensive and the in-classroom time is so short, in order to achieve your qualifications, you must attend all 6 days of the training.
Is there any out-of-class written work or ‘homework’?
Yes…we want to give you great value for your time and money…!
You must also complete 2 pieces of written work. One is a short presentation that you will work on, with a class colleague, and present on either day 5 or day 6 of the course.
The other is a Written Assignment which consists of reflections from your learning journal as well as critique and reflections on your role play experience and what you have learned about mediation.
How does the assessment process work?
The assessment consists of you (acting as a Mediator) in a role play where 2 of your class colleagues play the disputants, for one hour.
You will be assessed by an External MII Approved Assessor, Niamh Cunningham.
Your role play will be videoed and you will receive a copy of the video so you can do a written reflection afterwards and forward to the Assessor. This will also form part of your assessment.
Who should or could attend this mediation training?
Participants can range from Line Managers, Senior Managers, HR Managers, School Principals to Solicitors, Coaches, Counsellors, Social Workers…or indeed anyone who has an interest in understanding the dynamics and skills of conflict resolution.
The only pre-requisite to attend is proficiency in spoken English (so you can participate effectively in the videoed role play assessment).
Can you provide this training in-house for our HR team/team of Managers?
Absolutely…I have trained teams of managers/HR managers who say it has completely changed their whole approach to the people-management aspect of their job.
And, research is showing the critical role that a mediation ‘mindset’ (skills and attitudes that seek to resolve and rebuild rather than apportion blame or sanction) can have, in reducing and minimising the level of destructive conflict in organisations.