The experience and research right around the world is showing how mediation is a much less damaging process in managing disputes …Why?
Crucially because its the parties to the dispute who find their own solutions rather than a judge or arbitrator deciding for them.
What should you look for in a programme to become a Certified Mediator?
First of all that it’s a Mediators Institute of Ireland certified and/or International Mediation Institute programme – ours has both certifications – to ensure it’s recognition in Ireland and abroad – this unique dual certification that we in MFI offer gives you significant credibility as a mediator.
At the centre of any programme needs to be that you the participant is mediating from day one – that you are practicing your mediation skills on this 60 hour programme as soon and as much as possible.
It is in the carefully facilitated practice of mediation that you find your way of mediating effectively – having experienced trainers who are also practiced mediators themselves (we have two on each of our programmes) is vital in the competence and confidence building of you as a mediator whatever your professional or personal background.
Obviously having a good venue, being well looked after with a hot lunch etc and crucially the managing of a good learning dynamic with your fellow participants is going to be key.
Those who successfully complete this programme will be qualified to apply to the Mediators Institute of Ireland and/or to the International Mediation Institute to become a recognised as a qualified mediator.
Suitable for people who wish to become qualified mediators
Background to the need, history and use of mediation
Ethics and professional behaviours of mediators
Understand and practise the skills used by mediators.
The pre-mediation meeting and practise using it
The Mediation Cycle©: The six stages of mediation including pre-mediation meeting
The Four F’s© of the Mediation Conversation
Practise mediating disputes from start to finish
Hints and tips to keep disputes on an even keel
What to do if mediation fails
Write a paper about an aspect of mediation
Present that paper to your co-learners and course leaders
Be filmed mediating a role-play one hour dispute
Be marked against the MII scale of the qualities of a mediator.
Interested in finding out more about this programme?
If you would like to know some more, or just have a chat about the programme and what might work for you – call Fiona on 089 6152276 and we can take it from there. Download the brochure which will give you the full details and testimonials are available there to give you confidence that you are choosing the right programme.
Call Fiona: 089 6152276 or email us on [email protected]
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