Conflict, Negotiation and Mediation training in Cuba
Cuba – 2013
Gerry has delivered Conflict, Negotiation and Mediation training in Cuba in partnership with CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution), London, U.K.
Serbia – 2009
- Member of Mediators Beyond Borders - Partnering for Peace & Reconciliation. This is an international non-profit, humanitarian organization established to partner with communities worldwide to build their conflict resolution capacity for preventing, resolving and healing from conflict.
- Assisted Lynn Cole, U.S. lawyer, mediator and arbitrator and founding member of Mediators Beyond Borders, in the delivery of an advanced commercial mediation course to Serb mediators in Beograd, Serbia.
- Assisted in the initiation of a Mediators Beyond Borders University Chapter in Beograd University.
- Researched the possible development of a training intervention on mediation with Serbs in Kosovo.
Northern Ireland – 2001
Gerry engaged, and was invited to live, with the Loyalist Community in the Glenbryn Estate (the heart of the conflict) during the Ardoyne school/community dispute in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 2001. Assisted the Mediator in conflict resolution work with the committee from the Loyalist community that was managing and directing the events during the street protests. These protests were against the Catholic families using the route through the Loyalist enclave in order to bring their children to school. This work included assisting the Mediator in interviews with the leaders of loyalist paramilitary groups.