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Who I am

Unique experience in advanced mediation training, domestically and internationally.

I have over 35 years of experience in training and conflict resolution work. I am an advanced mediator with The Mediator’s Institute of Ireland (themii.ie) and deliver their accredited Certified Mediator training.  I hold a Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education and have provided training and mediation services for industry, public and semi-state bodies, inter-agency groups, organisational and workplace settings and in the local development and community sector. Internationally, I have delivered In-Person training in Palestine, Cuba, Germany and the U.K., as well as online training to other international areas.

Who I am

35 years of experience

I have authored ‘The Mediator’s Toolkit: Formulating and Asking Questions for Successful Outcomes’ published by New Society Publishing, Canada, 2018 and developed training materials to accompany this book, including nine filmed roleplay demonstrations of the questions that can create a paradigm shift in the thinking of parties. This training can be delivered Online Live, as a Self-Study Package or In-Person

Accreditation & Experience – Mediation

  • Organisational & Workplace Mediation
  • Community Mediation
  • Separating Couples Mediation
  • Civil & Commercial Mediation
  • Participated in training in international peace mediation in ‘Systemic Peacebuilding, Conflict Transformation and Post-War Recovery’ with PATRIR, in Romania and in ‘Reconciliation’ and Mediation in Post-Conflict Countries’ with C.S.S.P., Berlin.

Accreditation & Experience – Training

Hold a first-class honours Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education from the National University of Ireland (NUI), Maynooth and worked as an assessor of trainers and in the identification of training needs for that university.

Additional experience:
  • Trained in the evaluation of training interventions.
  • Designed and delivered ‘Training for Trainers’ programmes
  • Provided ‘Support and Supervision’ services for trainers, as well as mediators.
  • Developed online training videos
  • Adapted a training programme for radio presentation

Facilitation and Organisational Consultancy

Prior to specializing in mediation training and mediation, I provided consultancy and facilitation services in the community and local development sector.

This included:

Facilitating organisations from project initiation through to project implementation and evaluation

  • Writing project evaluation reports for EU or Government funders
  • Providing management and staff training in communication, team building, policy development, conflict, strategic planning, project evaluation.
  • Conducting over 30 research and qualitative evaluation contracts.