Gerry O'Sullivan Mediator's Toolkit book

 General summary


Gerry O'Sullivan has over 30 years experience in training and in mediation and conflict resolution work.

Gerry provides support and supervision for mediators in Ireland and she is an assessor for Mediators’ Institute of Ireland accredited mediation training programmes.

Training Background

Gerry has a 1st Class Hons Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education from NUI Maynooth and has worked as an assessor of trainers for that body. She has also worked in the identification of training needs for students of Maynooth. She has delivered Training for Trainers programmes, she has provided Support and Supervision for trainers and she has adapted training programmes for radio presentation.

Gerry’s passionate interest is in international conflict. 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 ). She has trained in Negotiation in Conflict Situations and in the Evaluation and Assessment of Peace Interventions. In the last three years Gerry has spent much of her time volunteering in the West Bank where she provides protection by presence to Palestinians, monitors human rights breaches and provides support to Palestinian and Israeli peace activists. She has engaged in advocacy work at EU, Irish and U.K. Government level. She directed, filmed and produced a documentary, Stolen Children, Stolen Lives, about the imprisonment and abuses of Palestinian children.

Gerry provides consultancy and facilitation in organizational and project management and development, from project initiation through to implementation and evaluation. She is the facilitator of the annual strategic planning sessions for Christian Peacemakers Team in Palestine. She has conducted over 30 research and qualitative evaluation contracts. e.g. the “Health Service Executive’s HAZ Initiative”; “Research into the Information Needs of Asylum Seekers and Migrant workers in Millstreet”; KADE “Know Racism Project”; “Southill Domestic Abuse Project.”

Gerry has broad experience with: government departments; companies; statutory agencies; public authorities; schools; community groups; religious communities; those marginalized and excluded.

“Gerry is skilled at getting organizations to arrive at practical actions and this is one of the reasons I believe, that she has such a good reputation in organizational development work. If you bring in Gerry O’Sullivan, you will get work done - it won’t be just a talking shop.”
Julie, Murphy, HSE Community Worker, HSE South

Resume - Gerry O’Sullivan, O’Sullivan Solutions

Over 30 years professional experience.

Mediator: Organisational & Workplace; Civil & Commercial; Family Mediation; Community Mediation - trained in all 4.

Conflict Prevention & Resolution

Organisational & Community Development

Facilitator & Trainer

International Experience

Training and Accreditation

Gerry has delivered conflict and mediation training internationally for ‘Lawyers Without Borders and for CEDR U.K


Serbia 2009

Northern Ireland 2001



1 Sources for quotes available on request.

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