MII Mediator Training - Course Aims, Objectives, Methodology and Evaluation
Participants will understand the concept of mediation and the framework required for carrying out professional and effective mediations. They will develop skills for mediating between parties in different contexts and they will have the knowledge and confidence to mediate post training.
- Understand the core concept of mediation, its procedure and practice
- Develop the core competencies necessary for mediating a dispute
- Learn methods and techniques for identifying the core of the conflict
- Be able to identify their own style of handling conflict and the changes they may need to make
- Learn how to empower disputants to move to resolution
Process guidelines used by O’Sullivan Solutions in the delivery of Certified Mediation Training:
- Andragogic principles underpin the training design and delivery
- Trainee participants and their learning are the central focus of the programme with customised support for participants in developing knowledge and skills until they reach the desired proficiency
- Learning methods are experiential with exercises, role plays and discussion groups
- Skills learning is delivered using an effective a “piece-by-piece” method, slowly and thoroughly, so that the participants become very proficient and confident in their role as mediators and will be able to handle increased levels of tension in a competent manner
- Participants who experience difficulty will be particularly encouraged and motivated in understanding processes or in the development of skills
- Development of a supportive group learning atmosphere:
Each sub-group engaging in role play will have a trainer for 50% of their role play time that will enable participants to role play comfortably in each others’ presence.
Participants will have an opportunity to practice being a mediator for a minimum of 3 role-plays, of one hour duration each, during their training, as well as several shorter role plays during skills and learning development.
Role plays engaged in by the participants during Block 111 of the training schedule are filmed and given to the participants to take home with them in order that they can engage in self-analysis with respect to the Core Competencies required by the MII. This is not part of the Assessment role play process, but it is an additional tool to prepare participants for the filming of their role play for MII assessment purposes, and to give them an opportunity to self-reflect on their process and skills before the MII Assessment day.
The list of Core Competencies that are required for passing the MII assessment is used as an on-going reflective tool for the participants after their role playing activities.
Online learning resources on O'Sullivan Solutions website:
- That is conducive to participants sharing learning, information and experiences in order to support each other’s learning.
- That will enable participants to role play comfortably in each others’ presence.
Participants will receive a comprehensive 188 page training manual that past participants have said is invaluable to them as a reference hand-book post-training.
- Demonstration film of mediation
- Input from Paul Pierse on ‘Regulatory Considerations for
- Mediation Act, 2017
On-going evaluation of the needs of participants and their training will take place throughout the programme with a written evaluation at the end of the training.
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