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30 Nov

Course starting in January

Posted in Uncategorized on 30.11.11 by Merlyn

This new course will start in January. It will include three On-line Modules that will be downloadable into your Iphones, as well as evening classes.
SUMMARY OF Certified Mediators Training Modules
Drumcondra Education Centre

Foreword

Conflict is part of life. We spend hundreds of hours dealing with it; in our
families, our places of work and in our relationships. The effects of conflict can
be devastating, ruining lives and shattering families. Yet, for all its prevalence
and chaos we rarely have any training in how to handle it. We rely on an
assortment of cultural and familial influences to teach us what to do.

It is, however, possible for us to learn new ways of handling conflict. By
understanding what conflict is and how it escalates, we can choose different
ways of resolving conflict, and by learning new skills, we can improve our ability
to turn disputes and rows into possibilities for resolution and growth.

Conflict resolution processes are designed to be useful. They help us to reach mutual
understandings, which in turn, help us negotiate new ways forward. They link social emotional skills with negotiation techniques and build paths to agreement. The paths in themselves can deliver real, incremental change in how we handle our conflicts. Here is the Modular Lay out:

MODULE 1: Understanding Conflict

Session 1: The Dynamic of Conflict.
Overview of Course and Journal.

Session 2: Interactive Nature of Conflict.
First Exercises for Journal.

Session 3: Anger and Fear: The Two Big Emotions and How to Handle Them.
Tasks from Module 1.

MODULE 2: Neuro-science and Conflict.

Session 1: Conflict and the Brain.

Session 2: Linking Mediation Skills to effective interventions.

MODULE 3: Consensual Dispute Resolution and Mediation

Session 1: Negotiation – Collaboration in Action.

Session 2:  Negotiating in Conflict. Plus Session on Journal.

MODULE 4: Listening to Conflict and the Chicago Community Model

Session 1: Relating to Others – Workshop on Listening.

Session 2: The Skills of the Active Listener – Questions, Summarising, Reframing.

MODULE 5: Understanding the Process and the Skills Involved

Session 1:  Mediation as a Creative Force – Being Present in Ambiguous Discourse.

Session 2:  The Process that underpins – More on the Chicago Model.

MODULE 6: The Mediation Process Under the Microscope.

Session 1:  Goldfish Bowl Demonstration with Q&A. Setting up Role Play Model.

Session 2:  Understanding the Process with Skills. Followed by trial Role Plays.

MODULE 7: Mediation and Real Conflict Cases.

Session 1:  Setting up role plays

Session 2:  Role play session.

PLUS TWO ROLE PLAY DAYS OF 5 HOURS EACH
FORMAT OF EVENING SESSIONS

The sessions will be divided into two parts:

7:00 – 8:15pm: Presentation on the Subject. (Please note that participants will be
expected to read lecture notes prior
to the evening).

8:15 – 8:30pm: Break.

8:30 – 9:45pm: Skills Training, Integration of Practice

WHAT IS EXPECTED OF PARTICIPANTS

There will be five basic layers of learning:

On line Modules: These will be available for home learning and provide a
overview of the material plus interactive exercises.

Lecture notes:  These are all within your Manual and provide an overview
of the material under discussion in the session. The first
part of each evening will expand on these notes.

E-Library: This will be available for anyone wishing to do further reading
On the subject.

Performance Methodology: The second part of the evening will focus on the
Integration and application of skills and concepts.

Practice Book/Learning Journal: This will be both a reflective journal and
Practice book.

Each participant is expected to carry out the tasks as and when they are stated in the Manual ( Please see section Headed: Dates of Completion). The course tutors are available to help with any queries or concerns.

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30 Nov

New Certified Mediation Training Course

Posted in Uncategorized on 30.11.11 by Merlyn

Drumcondra, Enniscorthy and Sligo Education Centre is implementing a new mediation training course. It is Certified by the Mediators Institute or Ireland and provides a generic training for those interested in learning the skills of a mediator.  Details are available from Drumcondra Education Centre Dublin.

Inter-personal conflict is something we all cope with, whether it be within our family or workplace.  This course will help participants increase their capacity to find better solutions.

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08 Nov

Singing with your children

Posted in Uncategorized on 08.11.11 by Merlyn

How many of you sing or dance with your children? Do you know every time you do this you are improving your child’s ability to learn?

Music activates part of our brains that we would not use otherwise and if you sing  dance and play music with your children you are giving them more than just a little while of fun.

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08 Nov

A long time since I last posted

Posted in Uncategorized on 08.11.11 by Merlyn

Over the last few months I have been working in Drumcondra Education Centre developing the first Mediation Training Course, accredited by the Mediators Institute of Ireland, for the education sector on Ireland. It will be run in three locations, Dublin , Sligo and Wexford and we hope to train individuals from other related areas, as well.

This work is aimed at increasing the capacity of professionals in the education sector to deal with conflict themselves and through this that we can make a difference in children’s lives. We live in very straightened times with resources for schools depleting all the time. Stresses and strains can spill over into disputes large and small. This course and the others that will follow will all aim at supporting an upskilling the front line staff working with and for children.

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