Professional Mediator Training
Gerry delivers accredited Certified Professional Mediation Training. The words regularly used to describe her training are “passionate” and “exciting” which is why there is usually a waiting list for her training programmes and why O’Sullivan Solutions pass rate is over 96% for the external assessment and 100% for participants’ second attempt.
Gerry has delivered conflict and mediation training internationally with Lawyers Without Borders, in partnership with the Director of Training from CEDR, U.K., and she is also an externally employed trainer with CEDR U.K.
Gerry is the senior lecturer in the mediation programme delivered through the law faculty of Griffith College. She also delivered mediation training for the University of Limerick’s, “Masters in Peace and Development” programme. Gerry has worked in Israel/Palestine, Cuba, Serbia and Northern Ireland
Gerry is a Practitioner mediator of the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland, trained and certified in Organizational & Workplace Mediation, Community Mediation, Civil & Commercial Mediation and as a mediator for family and separating couples..
International Experience and Advocacy
Gerry’s special interest is in international conflict. Gerry has spent many months volunteering in the West Bank providing protection by presence to Palestinians, monitoring human rights breaches , providing support to Palestinian and Israeli peace activists and engaging in advocacy work at EU and Irish Governmental Levels. Gerry trained in "Systemic Peacebuilding, Conflict Transformation and Post-War Recovery and Reconciliation" with the Peace Action Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR) and is she is now an associate with their Department of Peace Operations (DPO ).
Organisational Consultancy and Facilitation
Gerry provides consultancy and facilitation in organizational and project management and development, from project initiation through to project implementation and evaluation. Gerry has conducted over 30 research and qualitative evaluation contracts in Ireland.