Mediator Academy

Internationally Accredited Commercial Mediation Training - Dublin

Qualify as a Civil and Commercial Mediator and gain the skills and knowledge to mediate commercial disputes at home or across borders.

Next Programme - September 2022
Registration is open for our 2022 Programmes

Programme Information

Duration
3-days Flexible Online (inc. live online)
3-days In-person Dublin (inc. Assessment)
Accrediting Body
International Mediation Institute Qualified Mediator
Fees
€2950 - 2022
€3395 - 2023

Our programme combines online learning with in-person skill practice. Your online learning will be immersive and engaging. Interactive case study simulations blend theory with the reality of commercial practice.

The International Mediation Institute offers a rigorous and comprehensive accreditation and its global reputation ensures international recognition of this qualification.

Your course fee includes all online learning, course handbook, refreshments and lunches.*Mediator Academy Alumni receive 10% discount (verified by your blockchain certificate)

Qualification

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About this PROGRAMME

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.

Why This Programme

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.

Interactive and Personalised Online Learning

Experience an immersive and engaging online learning experience. Learn in a flexible and engaging way, meet your peers and tutors on the live sessions.

Small Cohort Size  in-person

A maximum cohort size of 8 students guarantees you'll receive targeted and personalised feedback and coaching.

Video based Coaching & Feedback

Maximise skills acquisition and build your confidence through just-in-time, video based coaching, as well as learning in the group.

International Certification

Receive a worldwide recognised mediation qualification. Its rigorous and future-focussed international standards,  enhances career mobility and provides a distinct advantage over other accreditations.

Future Proof Curriculum

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.

World Class expert Faculty

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

Reserve your place on one of our 2022 programmes

Dublin (8.30am-6pm) 14th, 15th, 16th September
*Online: 5, 7 & 12th September

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Dublin (8.30am-6pm) 19th, 20th, 27th October
*Online: 11, 13 & 18th October

FULL

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Dublin (8.30am-6pm) 25th, 26th, 27th January 2023
*Online: 10, 12 & 19th January, 2023

FULL

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*Three 2-hr live-online sessions will run via Zoom between 6-8pm on designated online dates. See Programme Curriculum for more information about how your online learning is structured.

Why Mediator Academy

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.

Programme Curriculum

Flexible Online Lessons

Module 1 - Mediation Processes & Skills

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.

Module 2 - Mediation Principles

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

Live Sessions

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.

Tutorial 1 - Orientation

Meet your tutors and fellow participants and find out what's ahead. Set some goals and expectations and address questions around the assessment process.

Tutorial 2 - Dispute Analysis

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.

Tutorial 3 - Workshop Preparation

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.

Day 1

Learn how manage client intake and get the mediation process underway. Deliver effective opening statements and manage difficult parties and challenging situations.

Day 2

Move further into the process and implement your mediation plan. Facilitate negotiation and bargaining, and overcome deadlocks. Draft effective mediated settlement agreements. Prepare for your assessment.

Day 3

Undertake your mediation skills assessment in a supported, stress-free environment, and take the next steps toward launching your commercial mediation career.

IN PERSON FACULTY

PROGRAMME TUTOR

Sabine Walsh

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.

PROGRAMME TUTOR

Aled Davies

Co-founder & CEO

Over 20 years working in mediation as practitioner on complex multi-party disputes, as educator training 1000's of mediators and professional across industry. Served as chief assessor on the CIArb & MATA commercial mediation training and has built a network of global thought leaders.

PROGRAMME TUTOR

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-credited mediator and arbitrator Armistice.ie

ONLINE FACULTY

Geoff sharp

Mediator, Maxwell Mediators

London, Singapore

Who's Who Legal - Global Top 5 Mediator

Turlough O'Donnell, SC

Senior Counsel, Accredited Mediator

London, Singapore

'Global leader for mediation' Who’s Who Legal

bill wood qc

Mediator, Maxwell Mediators - Singapore

London, Singapore

Ranked #1 Mediation Silk in the UK

nadja alexander

Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy

London, Singapore

Global Elite Thought Leader, Who's Who Legal, 2022

jane player

Mediator, Jane Player Mediation

London, Singapore

Corporate Livewire Commercial Mediator of the Year

Tat Lim

Mediator, Maxwell Mediators, Singapore

London, Singapore

'The best in Singapore' Who's Who Legal

Sue Prevezer QC

Mediator, Brick Court Chambers, UK

London, Singapore

‘just fearsomely bright’ Legal 500

About Mediator Academy

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the programme?

Our Accredited Commercial Mediation Programme is a blended programme which means that about 50% of your study will be completed online and the other 50% 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. 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.

How will I access the programme?

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.

Do I need a background in law?

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.

What is the time commitment?

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.

How will I be assessed?

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.

Can I practice as mediator after this programme?

If 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.

What forms of payment do you accept?

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.

Account Name: Glyndwr Media Limited
Sort Code: 40-02-26
Account No.: 72659956
BIC: HBUKGB4106F
IBAN: GB07HBUK40022672659956

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

When will I get access to the online course materials?

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.