Advanced Diploma in Mediation & Conflict Resolution (for already practicing mediators)

The Mediation Foundation of Ireland and Irish American University are delighted to announce a new Advanced Diploma in Mediation and Conflict Resolution which includes the highest professional standard of the International Mediation Institute.

With mediation fast becoming the most effective and favoured means of achieving constructive dispute resolution, this newly developed advanced diploma programme underscores the need for a solid professional development framework to ensure mediation practitioners have a high level of competence and certification.

This advanced Diploma offers a unique dual accreditation ensuring rigour, credibility and confidence to participants as they build their mediation practice.

Accredited via the Irish American University through The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) – a framework used by US Ivy League Colleges and via the International Mediation Institute (IMI) – admitting participants into the highly regarded top tier of advanced international mediation certification (QAP).

American College Dublin & The International Mediation Institute

The Advanced Diploma in Mediation and Conflict Resolution is a:

  • Part-time programme which easily fits around your work and life commitments

  • Delivered online with a range of learning experiences

  • Opportunity to focus on your area of expertise be it workplace, civil, commercial, family or community dispute resolution

The learning experience encompasses:

  • 100 core hours, 25 of which are online

  • A combination of frameworks, practice, specialist modules, programme work and peer learning

  • Equipping participants to designate themselves as top tier professional mediators with the unique internationally recognised dual accreditation

  • Topics include: New frameworks and approaches in Resolution, Negotiation, Facilitation, Conflict Analysis and Advanced Mediation

NB: Admission Requirements:

Completion of basic 60 hour minimum

via a recognised mediation certification programme

Have been a qualified mediator for at least two years with a record of mediation

that includes reflection, preparation, supervision, coaching and some other practice sessions in addition to live cases

Get in touch with us to discuss your experience to date and to see if this programme is a good fit for you.


  • 16 September 2024 (9.00 – 5.00 pm)
  • 30 September 2024 (9.30 – 11.30 am)
  • 14 October 2024 (9.00 – 5.00 pm)
  • 21 October 2024 (9.30 – 11.30 am)
  • 11 November 2024 (9.00 – 5.00 pm)

Earlybird Fee


Expression of Interest

If you meet the admission requirements listed above and would like to find out more about the diploma, fill in your details below and a team member will be in touch to arrange a call.