A Basic training course
Hosted by Community Law and Mediation
Accredited by The Mediators Institute of Ireland








All sessions will be held at the Civic Centre, Bunratty Road, Coolock, Dublin 17

Course presenter: Geoffrey Corry,

Course fee: €895, non members,( €716 for members),to be paid to Mediation Northside

Video assessment: fee €250 to be paid to Geoffrey Corry on agreed date of video assessment (this payment is between Participants and Trainer)  


This basic skills course is an intensive 60-hour training held over two evenings and six days. It is run as two separate modules over a period of one month. It is designed for volunteers and professionals who want to pick up basic conflict resolution and mediation skills for use in their own organization or work situation or to become a mediator in community, family and workplace disputes.

Module 1
Thursday 2nd October 2014 from 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday 3rd October 2014 from 9:30am – 6:00pm
Saturday 4th October 2014 from 9:30am – 6:00pm

Module 2
Thursday 16th October 2014 from 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday 17th October 2014 from 9:30am – 6:00pm
Saturday 18th October 2014 from 9:30am – 6:00pm
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A separate session for Project presentations will be organized about one month later on a date to be agreed with participants. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to participants who successfully complete the two modules and the project presentation.

Video Assessment and Qualification


For those who wish to go further and become a Certified Member of the Mediators Institute of Ireland [the professional association for mediators in Ireland, Mediation Northside will support participants to join role-play groups to practice their mediation skills and to prepare for the video assessment of skills competence. This involves each trainee mediating a case through a one hour role play to demonstrate their skills as a mediator.


A Certificate of Assessment is awarded upon successful completion of the video assessment. Trainees can then send both their Certificate of Completion and Certificate of Assessment to the MII to become a Certified Member of the MII.



Benefits of Training Course


•       By the end of the 60-hour course, you will:

•       have developed an awareness of the positive value of conflict and your own style of responding to conflict

•       appreciate the essential features and principles of the mediation process and how to adapt it for working through different interpersonal disputes

•       understand the underlying purpose and effective conduct of each stage of the mediation process

•       possess the basic knowledge and skills to resolve conflicts informally or to start practicing mediation (under supervision)

•       have participated in at least six simulated mediations, using case studies developed from different interpersonal dispute areas.