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Wed 29 Sep

Certified Level Mediation Course- Consensus Mediation

Online and Glen Royal Hotel, Maynooth, Co Kildare


Certified Level Mediation Course- Consensus Mediation

Transform Your Negotiating and Influencing Skills and Gain a Professional Qualification in Mediation 

Certified Level Mediation Training Autumn 2021   

Approved by the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland  

Mediation is a process whereby a neutral third party facilitates or assists parties in dispute to come to a mutually satisfactory agreement. This Programme run by Consensus Mediation and which is approved to Certified level by the Mediator’s Institute of Ireland comprises 60 hours in total, which consists of: 

  • 6 full training days (45 hours in class training),  
  • Pre-course online video modules (3-4 hours to be completed before the course commences)  
  • Prescribed reading homework and completion of written assignment (20 hours outside class time).  
  • One-day Assessment: Participating in one-hour video assessment as Mediator and as disputant in two colleagues’ assessments (takes place 7-10 days after completion of 6 days of training) – optional.  

This programme has a strong emphasis on role play skills practice, with no more than 8 participants to one trainer, in line with the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland Quality Assurance Framework. This is to ensure each participant gets maximum opportunity in the Mediator role well as individual coaching and feedback on their skill development from the trainer.  

Upon successful completion of this programme and the assessment role play, you can register with the Mediators Institute Ireland and apply for a practising certificate and be approved to mediate, within your competency level, by the MII.  
In-person Training   

  • Wed/Thurs 29th/30th Sept - 9.30-5.30pm each day 
  • Thurs/Fri  21st/22nd Oct - 9.30-5.30pm each day 
  • Thurs/Fri 11th/12th November - 9.30-5.30pm each day 

Assessment (in-person): 16th/17th November (you only need to attend on one of those dates) 

Venue: Glen Royal Hotel, Maynooth, Co Kildare 

Cost:  €1950 (includes €250 MII Certified Level Assessment fee) 

Early bird rate: €1850 if paid in full by Tuesday 1st September 2021  

Programme details:  
See also programme overview HERE.


For further information about the programme contact: Mary Rafferty, Consensus Mediation  

Mobile: 0868252423                                Email:  



Profile of Trainer Mary Rafferty, B.Ed., M.Sc., Advanced Member M.I.I.  

Mary is an accredited Advanced Level Mediator and Certified Conflict Coach, in private practice since 2006 and has worked as a in a wide range of organizations and workplaces in the public and private sector.  

Mary is a Practitioner Mediator with the Mediators Institute Ireland (M.I.I.). Mary has been the Lead Trainer on an MII Approved Accredited Mediation Programme to Certified Level since 2009 and guest lectures on other post graduate/masters programmes, among them the  Law Society Diploma in Mediation. She has also delivered training to staff in a number of government and semi-state. Mary is also a member of the MII Approved Assessor Panel and is a qualified Mediation Supervisor.  

Mary specialises in coaching and mentoring for leaders and managers around difficult conversations in the workplace. She has designed a structured 8-step approach ‘POISE NOW’ to teach and coach leaders and managers to navigate ‘difficult conversations’ with greater clarity and confidence. Her eBook ‘POISE NOW – Winning Conversations for Leaders and Managers’ can be downloaded (free) here 

Mary is certified in the internationally renowned and innovative CINERGY™ Conflict Management Coaching Model.  She is also a member of the international team of Approved CINERGY™ trainers and has delivered the signature 4-day Conflict Management Coaching Programme both in Ireland and abroad.  

Mary is a former Director of the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland and former Chairperson of the  MII Accreditation Policy Committee.   

Mary holds an Honours Degree in Education, a Master’s Degree with Distinction in Social Science and has attended a wide variety of specialised trainings in the field of conflict resolution.