New Research on Workplace Mediation in Ireland

Report says emotional intelligence should be actively evaluated as part of mediator assessment.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 20:15

In April 2015, the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland commissioned a research team from the Kennedy Institute Workplace Mediation Research Group to conduct a systematic review of available literature on the skills, behaviours and competencies of effective workplace mediators and to draw preliminary conclusions regarding the implications for workplace mediation practice, standards and training in Ireland.

The ensuing 18-month research project, conducted by a multi-disciplinary team led by Dr Deirdre Curran, NUI Galway, resulted in two sister reports: Shaping the Agenda 1, a comprehensive literature review setting out what is currently known about workplace mediation and; Shaping the Agenda 2, an analysis of the implications of this research in relation to the training, standards and practice of workplace mediation in Ireland.

The Kennedy Institute Workplace Mediation Research Group (KIWMRG), established in April 2015  comprises of academic researchers and mediation practitioners committed to the continuing development of workplace mediation in Ireland through cooperative research.