Among the highlights of my time in Maynooth was meeting and spending time with the great Michael Lang, mediator, author, and trainer. His magnum opus "The Making of a Mediator" underpins the theory and principles of reflective mediation practice. Therefore, spending time with him and talking about mediation practice was a great honour and enlightening. Another highlight had to be forming strong relationships with people on the course, one of whom I've gone on to work with repeatedly and with whom I'm embarking on a professional project.
Maynooth has a national standing along with an ever-expanding international reach, yet small enough to still feel personal and people focused.
- Being Purposeful
- Being Reflective
When considering doing the MA in Mediation & Conflict Intervention, it helps if you have practiced in the field of mediation prior to the course or at least had some exposure to conflict or dispute intervention. Also, I would recommend talking to the academic staff of Edward Kennedy Institute about the course and see what you hope to achieve from undertaking it. I found they really do take an interest in the students' career interests and are very helpful with advice and guidance.