Principles of Mediation, Conciliation & Arbitration

Short Evening Courses

  • Overview

Course Fee:  €775 - 11 Weeks

Course Lecturer
Carla Murphy is a practicing barrister and Accredited Mediator (Ireland) and Qualified Mediator (Canada
). In addition to her Barrister-at-Law degree she also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies and an Advanced Diploma in Corporate, White Collar & Regulatory Crime. She has mediated and negotiated numerous disputes and she has recently published on High Conflict Custody Disputes.

The course offers hands on training through case studies and role play and is delivered by experts in the field. The course is interactive with various role play scenarios. In addition, expert guest lecturers will speak on their areas of expertise with regards ADR.

Core Areas of Study
The course focuses primarily on mediation and conciliation in respect of employment disputes, but also examines other forms of ADR including negotiation and arbitration.  Employee conflict, labour disputes and discrimination claims are increasingly common and employers need to be take steps to stem the tide of conflict and potential litigation.  

  • Introduction to ADR;
  • Ethics in ADR;
  • ADR v. Litigation;
  • Nature and forms of mediation;
  • General principles of mediation;
  • The mediation process;
  • Implications of the Mediation Bill 2012;
  • Mediator skills;
  • Conducting and critically evaluating a mediation;
  • Rules on disclosure;
  • Agreements to mediate and mediation agreements;
  • General principles of negotiation;
  • General principles of conciliation;
  • General principles of arbitration;
  • UNICTRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration;
  • The arbitration agreement;
  • Arbitration awards and termination;
  • Enforcement and recognition of arbitration awards.

ADR seeks to resolve conflict by cultivating cooperation and understanding by facilitating discussion between the parties. ADR allows the parties to reach a mutually satisfactory agreement while enabling them to protect their relationship. ADR is not only being used as an alternative to litigation, but the underlying principles underlying of ADR are increasingly used by Human Resource Professionals due to the substantial costs associated with conflict in the workplace. 

Entry Requirements
The ADR course will benefit those who participate in negotiation and those who work in Human Resources, Business Managers, Legal personnel or those who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge needed for the challenges of the modern workplace and employment mediation.

Course work which includes: class participation in mock mediations and negotiations, assignment based on case study and end of course examination.

What to do next?
You can apply online or alternatively contact our admissions team on 01 8309677.


Other Short Course Options
Mobile App Development
Diploma in Web Design (for the beginner)
Digital Marketing for SME's
Predictive Data Analytics
Diploma in Marketing & Social Media Skills
Event Management & Public Relations
Diploma in Retail Management
Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt)
Diploma in Office & Administration


* The course will be delivered subject to a minimum number of students enrolling for this intake.

Course Details

Principles of Mediation, Conciliation & Arbitration [Part-Time]

Start Dates: Tuesday from 9/10/18 to 12/18/18

Duration 11
Price €775.00
Non EU Cost €775.00
Comments This course runs on evening per week for 11 weeks. Classes run from 6.30pm-9.30pm with a short break offered during the 3 hours

Course Finder