Mediators' Institute of Ireland Conference

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


Workshop - Peeking over the fence Conflict resolution is a broad field, spanning everything from neighbour, family, commercial, small claims, environmental, education and employment disputes at one end of the spectrum through to international peacemaking initiatives at the other. Unsurprisingly, each area has developed its own traditions, practices and taken-for-granted assumptions. None has the whole picture, however, and this workshop allows practitioners to ‘peek over the fence’ and learn from other mediation traditions to expand their range and enrich their practice. It will also help those working within each area to develop models which are robust, flexible and relevant to our clients. The workshop is suitable for practitioners at all levels of experience. The workshop is presented by Professor Charlie Irvine, Course Leader on Scotland’s first Masters in Mediation and Conflict Resolution - Recognising that there is ‘no view from nowhere’, Charlie confesses to being a former solicitor and professional musician. He has been mediating for twenty years, initially in family mediation and more recently in workplace, education, commercial and professional complaints.
Period9 Nov 2013
Event typeConference
LocationDublin, Ireland


  • Mediation, mediation practice, commercial mediation, family mediation, mediation traditions