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Workplace Mediation Seminar - Mediators' Institute of Ireland

Start Date Wednesday, 17th January 2018
Duration 9am-2pm
Start & Finish Time 9am-2pm
Places 2
Location Cork Airport Hotel
Members Fee €0.00
Non-Members Fee €0.00


Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (MII) ½ day seminar for HR
practitioners and business leaders on Wednesday 17th January 2018.

The purpose of this seminar is to discuss the benefit of using qualified mediators to resolve workplace disputes through the use of Mediation.

We have highly-experienced and very interesting speakers who work at the cutting edge of workplace dispute resolution in Ireland. The format for the morning will involve speakers from MII and industry.

Chair: Dr Genevieve Murray - Mediators Institute of Ireland - Director Workplace Sector (Director - Stuaim - Conflict Resolutions)
• Mr. Bill Holohan - Senior Partner - Holohan Law
• Ms. Louisa Meehan - Director Woodview Human Resources and Mediation Services
• Mr. JJ O'Connell Director - Plato & Family Business Ireland

The seminar will conclude with a Panel Discussion followed by a networking lunch

This seminar is fully sponsored by MII and attendance is free.


"Bill Holohan is a Limerick born, largely Dublin-based Cork resident with friends in the North, who as a practising solicitor, faithfully worshipped in the satanic church of litigation for over 20 years before converting to the one true church of mediation approximately 12 years ago. He is an accredited commercial and workplace mediator, accredited by CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, London), CIARBS (the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London), and the Mediators Institute of Ireland. He is currently the Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in Ireland, a member of the Law Society ADR Committee, a member of the Council of the Mediators Institute, a member of the Irish Commercial Mediators Association, and is Secretary/Treasurer of The author of several books already, he is currently writing a book on ADR for ACCA Ireland. As you can see, has an interest in mediation in particular."

J.J. O’Connell is Director of Plato & Family Business Ireland, Ireland’s premier business network of family business owners..
He is widely acknowledged as a leading specialist in building IFCs (Institutes For Collaboration), collaborative networks, and economic clusters. Through his many years of work with family businesses he has a developed an unique expertise in business succession and legacy planning. He is an experienced advisor, mentor and facilitator. Most recently he was appointed Director the new Irish Family Business National Centre of Excellence at the new NFB Campus in Cork.
He is a Graduate of the National University of Ireland and holds a Masters Degree in Business Studies. He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School International Competitiveness Programme (U.C.C.) and the IMI. He is a former international tutor and examiner of the Financial Times Institute UK (Henley MBA Management College). JJ has been developing his expertise in facilitation for over twenty from the inaugural family business programmes in the mid-nineties to the present day. His knowledge and understanding of the role of facilitator, advisor and mentor is that of one of the most experienced practitioners in Ireland.
He is a contributor to a number of national economic policy forums and in this context works with a number of Ireland’s leading family businesses, state agencies, local government and public sector organizations.

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