This engaging and interactive programme provides you with skills to help people develop, repair and build relationships where harm, hurt and conflict have happened and to
be proactive in building constructive relationships. Participants learn about theory of mediation and restorative practice using core mediation skills transferrable across
many contexts. The course is suitable for anyone interested in the subjects and particularly for those working in areas such as Justice, Workplaces, Community and Youth
Organisations, Schools, Social Care and Family Support. This programme can be life changing in the area of professional and personal development and will enable you
to:

• Learn restorative principles, philosophy, theories, concepts and practices for immediate use
• Respectfully challenge and engage others
• Assess, prepare and facilitate Restorative Conferences, Victim – Offender Dialogues
• Use circle processes for different situations and contexts
• Understand, conflict theory and principles and practices of mediation
• Develop core mediation skills particularly in complex and sensitive cases in Restorative Practice
• Explore the potential, the limitations and the risks of Restorative Practices and Mediation
• Examine the role of human emotion in social relationships especially shame, anger and vulnerability
• Consider Restorative Responses in cases of trauma, grief and adversity

Classes:        Nine Tuesdays 6pm to 9pm and nine Saturdays 9.30am to 5pm starting Tuesday 2nd October
Assessment: Continuous assessment via assignments & project.
Cost:             €1,250.00
Award:         Level 8 Certificate in Restorative Practices (20 credits) Course Code MH87M

Enquiries Contact Catherine O’Connell catherine.oconnell@nuim.ie 0879936237

Applications online at www.pac.ie Course code MH87M

Optional Professional Mediation Accreditation as approved by Mediators Institute of Ireland possible via four extra days of mediation training. Students must pass a competency assessment to achieve accreditation.
Cost of the extra training and assessment is €950.00