Qualify as a Civil and Commercial Mediator and gain the skills and knowledge to mediate commercial disputes at home or across borders.
"It was achievable, this is a course you can actually do and finish it. The training was absolutely first class."
"I would highly recommend this programme to anyone looking to developing a practice not only as a mediator but as a practitioner advising parties who are attending mediation. It gives you a real insight into the process and what the people around the mediation table are thinking."
"I've worked in litigation most of my professional life and I was looking for a career change. The course was seriously great. It gives you a practical insight into what you might expect in real life mediation. The course was engaging and was supplemented by theory and all backed up by top practitioners who know what they're talking about. I'd highly recommend this course."
Our programme combines online learning (live and flexible) with in-person skill practice. Immersive online learning includes interactive case study simulations that blend theory with the reality of commercial practice.
The IMI offer a rigorous and comprehensive accreditation and their international status ensures global recognition of this qualification. The CMC sets professional standards for UK mediators.
Your programme fee includes all online learning, course handbook, in-person workshop, refreshments and lunches. *Mediator Academy Alumni receive 10% discount (verified by your blockchain certificate)
Civil and commercial focus - establish yourself in the most lucrative area of mediation practice and learn how regulation in Ireland and abroad is driving cases up and opening up new opportunities for mediators in Ireland.
Internationally respected certification - The IMI's qualifications framework offers an internationally recognised certification and the opportunity to market your practice at home and abroad.
Blended programme - learn from an international faculty of commercial practitioners and study in an immersive and flexible way. Your programme combines both online and in-person intensive skills practice preparing you for mediation work in both online and face-to-face cases.
Skill mastery - our small cohort-based learning model alongside our just-in-time video based coaching system ensures that you'll receive focused coaching and feedback so that you master the skills you need to practice.
This programme brings together the best of online and in-person learning for a unique educational experience leading to the gold standard in international mediation certification.
Experience an immersive and engaging online learning experience. Learn in a flexible and engaging way, meet your peers and tutors on the live sessions.
A maximum cohort size of 10 students guarantees you'll receive targeted and personalised feedback and coaching.
Maximise skills acquisition and build your confidence through just-in-time, video based coaching, as well as learning in the group.
Receive a worldwide recognised mediation qualification. Its rigorous and future-focussed international standards, enhances career mobility and provides a distinct advantage over other accreditations.
Mediation law and practice have changed dramatically. Hit the ground running with the skills and knowledge to work in a rapidly changing commercial environment and learn about new and growing areas of practice.
Our online global faculty is made up of the most experienced and renowned commercial practitioners and academics in the world. Our in-person faculty have been teaching and practising mediation, on and offline, around the world for 15 years.
Reserve your place on our May 2023 programme
Dublin (8.30am-6pm) 3rd, 4th, May, 10th May
Assessment Day: 11th May
*Online: 20th, 25th & 27th April
NEW 5-day Summer School July/ August 2023
Dublin (8.30am-6pm) 31st July, 1st-4th August
Includes Assessment Day
*Online: 18th, 20th & 24th July
Programme Fee €2950
*Three 2-hr live-online sessions will run via Zoom. Weekday sessions run between 6-8pm and weekend sessions run between 10am-12. See Programme Curriculum for more information about how your online learning is structured.
Specialist in mediation education. Over 10,000 international learners have completed our online and in-person courses. You will learn the theory, practice and skills to enable you to be an effective civil and commercial mediator.
Join our community of practitioners and get access to a wealth of resources so that you continually learn, grow, develop and network.
Access to thought leadership. You will have unique access to and learn from the most respected and, crucially, the busiest commercial mediators on the planet.
Discover how mediation has changed as a result of the pandemic. Design process models for different disputes. See different mediation skills and strategies in action. Assess which cases are suitable for mediation and draft the documents that you and the parties need.
Gain an in-depth understanding of conflict analysis for mediation. Tackle ethical challenges in mediation and take a position on some of the debates influencing the sector. Find out how the Mediation Act, 2017 and other law impacts on your practice. Learn about new practice areas and future job opportunities.
*Module 1 must be completed before the in-person workshops
Your online learning will consist of three 2-hour live tutorials via Zoom and two Modules of interactive lessons which you can undertake in your own time and at your own pace.
Meet your tutors and fellow participants and find out what's ahead. Set some goals and expectations and address questions around the assessment process.
Learn how to plan a mediation from start to finish. Use models of conflict analysis to find our what is driving the dispute and motivating the parties.
Dive right into the skill practice sessions through practical exercises. Discover how our coaching model will accelerate your skill acquisition and prepare for the first in-person workshop.
Learn how manage client intake and get the mediation process underway. Deliver effective opening statements and manage difficult parties and challenging situations.
Move further into the process and implement your mediation plan. Facilitate negotiation and bargaining, and overcome deadlocks. Draft effective mediated settlement agreements. Intensive skill practice mediating commercial cases.
Undertake your mediation skills assessment in a supported, stress-free environment, and take the next steps toward launching your commercial mediation career.
Co-founder & Head of Learning
Qualified solicitor and mediator with over 1500 hours of mediation experience. Skilled programme designer, trainer and assessor. Expertise in designing interactive online learning. Author and past president of Mediators Institute of Ireland.
Justice Michael Peart
Mediator, Arbitrator at Armistice.ie
Practising solicitor 1970-2002, Judge of the High Court and Court of Appeal, Ireland 2002-2019. Full-accredited mediator and arbitrator with Armistice.
Co-founder & CEO Mediator Academy
Over 20 years experience in mediation as a practitioner on complex multi-party disputes, as educator training 1000s of mediators and professionals across industry and also as a chief assessor on the CIArb mediation training. His style of teaching and coaching brings out the best in students.
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We are an innovative education company with a mission to prepare learners with the skills and knowledge to tackle the big challenges of the 21st Century. Our pioneering learning design, collaboration with global industry leaders alongside university partnerships enable us to bring career-focused education to learners anywhere. Our subject matter expertise alongside our international network has enabled us to create the most rigorous mediation training and education programmes in the world.
Our Accredited Commercial Mediation Programme is a blended programme which means that about 35% of your study will be completed online and the other 65% during the in-person workshops. The online portion of your studies consist of three 2-hour live classes, the remaining portion consists of online lessons that are self directed - that means you can study at your own pace and own time.
Overall it encompasses approximately 50 hours of learning, and you must attend the three days of in-person workshops and assessment day. You will have access to the online learning for 6 months, but you must complete all parts of the programme in order to get your certificate.
You will access the online sections of the programme via our dedicated Learning Management Platform. You can study on a laptop, tablet or even your phone, though for the best experience we recommend a desktop or laptop computer. You will need a stable internet connection. The in-person sessions will take place at our office space located in Dublin Landings, docklands area of Dublin.
You do not have to be a legal professional to undertake this programme, it is equally suited to people working in different sectors such as banking and finance, construction and other commercial sectors. A broad understanding of how the legal system works will be an advantage, and we can direct you to resources on this topic to help you to prepare.
The overall learning commitment is approximately 50 hours, divided between self-directed and synchronous, structured learning. The exact time taken will depend on how you structure your study sessions and how quickly you work your way through the materials. You must complete Module 1 Online before attending the in person workshops for the best learning experience. This should take you about 10-12 hours. You will also need to attend the live online sessions which are a further 6 hours spread across three sessions.
The online sessions will be assessed by an online multiple choice assessment with a pass grade of 50%. The skills assessment is a one-hour long mediation which will be recorded and assessed by expert external assessors. It will be graded on a pass/fail basis against the IMI Competency Framework. You will have plenty of time to practice and prepare for this and our faculty will provide coaching and feedback to ensure you hit the ground running.
Yes absolutely, providing you successfully complete the course and pass the assessments, you can practice as an International Mediation Institute Qualified Mediator. You can be listed on the IMI website. After building up mediation experience, you can also undertake further advanced assessment and also study for specialisms. You'll also be a UK Civil Mediation Council qualified mediator which opens up opportunities in the UK for you.
We accept all major debit or credit cards. Payments can also be made via bank transfer directly into our account (details below). Please use your surname and invoice number as payment reference.
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If your firm, company or employer is paying on your behalf and you need us to raise an invoice then please contact us by email: s u p p o r t @ m e d i a t o r a c a d e m y . c o m
As soon as your course fee has been processed you will receive a VAT receipt along with a welcome email containing all your login details and online course instructions. The live online sessions will already be scheduled and you'll be given access to your online lessons prior to the first live orientation session.