Mediation as a form of prevention and management of conflict and disputes in the workplace is becoming more widely used. In recognition of this the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland are presenting a number of mediation awards at the upcoming Mediators’ Institute of Ireland Annual Conference. The aim is to acknowledge and support those organisations – both large and small – who are striving towards best practice in this area. There are 6 categories for entry, depending on the size of the company/organisation or whether it is public, private or voluntary sector. This is a wonderful initiative by the MII and serves to raise the profile of mediation and also, more importantly highlight how effective this process can be in resolving conflict in a much less stressful and costly way for both organisation and individuals involved.
Criteria for the award include:
- Whether mediation is in HR policies and procedures (or other procedures e.g. contracts, a Mediation pledge etc.)
- Level of awareness raising and promotion of mediation
- Evaluation of the effectiveness of the promotion of Mediation in your organisation
- Use of mediation for Interpersonal disputes, Change management, Dignity and Respect in the Workplace, Contract/Commercial disputes, Complaints Management.
To be in with a chance to win an award, all that needs to happen is to download and complete an entry form from the MII website.