Course Description

Certificate in Mediator Training

Certificate in Mediator Training is a course run by Law Society of Ireland - Diploma Centre, Dublin. It is an Online course with a duration of 3 months. Certificate in Mediator Training gives a Course Qualification of Award / Certificate, awarded by Law Society of Ireland. For more information about Certificate in Mediator Training at Law Society of Ireland - Diploma Centre, please review the details below.

The goal of this certificate is to provide an appreciation of the theoretical foundations and practical strategies and skills of mediation in a variety of contexts.  Upon successful completion, participants will be awarded a:

  1. Certificate in Mediator Training from the Law Society of Ireland
  2. Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Foundation (CIArb) Foundation Level Certificate in Commercial Mediation which entitles them to join CIArb at associate level.

This course is designed not only to equip participants with the skills to act as a mediator but also to consider fully how the practice of mediation will be affected by the new statutory framework. It examines the Mediation Act 2017, which entered into force in 2018, and its objective to promote mediation as a viable, effective, and efficient alternative to court proceedings, thereby reducing legal costs, speeding up the resolution of disputes, and relieving the stress involved in court proceedings.

Programme objectives

On completion of this training programme, participants will be able to:

  • Recognise the drivers and causes of conflict;
  • Respond to conflict behaviours;
  • Distinguish between different mediation models and their practical application;
  • Demonstrate core mediation skills;
  • Identify common challenges experienced by mediators and lawyers in mediation;
  • Apply Irish mediation law to practice;
  • Prepare for future developments in mediation.


The programme is based on the following module scheme and covers key themes as listed below:

Module 1: Conflict and dispute resolution

  • Conflict and disputes,
  • Conflict analysis,
  • Working with conflict,
  • Resolving disputes.

Module 2: Mediation principles and processes

  • Principles of mediation,
  • Mediation processes and models,
  • The role of the mediator,
  • The future of mediation,

Module 3: Civil and Commercial Mediation Practice and Skills

  • Core mediation skills,
  • Process choices,
  • Ethics and practice,
  • Lawyers and other participants in mediation.

Module 4: Mediation law in Ireland

  • The development of mediation in the Irish legal system,
  • Case law and legislation,
  • The Mediation Act 2017,
  • The impact of law on practice.

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Training ProviderLaw Society of Ireland - Diploma Centre
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 7
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationAward / Certificate
Awarding BodyLaw Society of Ireland
Awarding Body DetailsCertificate
Course Start Date25th January 2023
Course End Date15th March 2023
Course Duration3 months
Course Time6pm
Course Fee1,725
Entry RequirementsThis course is suitable for solicitors, barristers, and trainees interested in the mediation process as well as suitably qualified non-legal professionals whose work requires them to engage in alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, whether that is in the workplace setting, family matters, or commercial disputes. We welcome applications for this course from suitably qualified non-members. Please explain your interest and set out any relevant experience in a cover letter and a brief CV. Such applications are subject to a supplemental fee of €100.
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The Education Centre, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7 (DX 79 Dublin), Ireland D07 VW24, Dublin, Ireland

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