Exploring the Competencies, Skills and Behaviours of Effective Workplace Mediators

Two reports named Shaping the Agenda 1 and 2 were officially launched on Monday 10th October 2016 in Maynooth University Ireland. The research team is from the Kennedy Institute Workplace Mediation Research Group (KIWMRG), with this particular research project led by Dr Deirdre Curran (NUIG) and commissioned by the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (MII), the professional association for mediators in Ireland. The research identified the competencies, skills and behaviours of workplace mediators through an extensive literature review (and reported in the report entitled: Shaping the Agenda 1: Exploring the Competencies, Skills and Behaviours of Effective Workplace Mediators), and highlighted the implications for the development of workplace mediation in Ireland (published in the report: Shaping Continue reading here [...]

Work Family Researchers Network

I attended the inaugural WFRN (Work Family Researchers Network) conference https://workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/ in New York last week (14-16 June 2012). The work/family space is a vast area crossing many disciplines (HRM, Sociology, Geography, Psychology, Mediation...) and this conference was a great forum for those interested in the area to interact and share research. There were over 750 attendees from all over the world, which is testimony to the growing interest in this area. It emphasises the need for deeper investigation into how individuals, organisations and society can better reconcile and support individuals in their attempts to positively balance work and non-work. I gave two presentations at the event. The first considered gender & identity challenges and experiences of Continue reading here [...]