Top Mediation Resources for Students

Enda is an IMI Certified Mediator and prior member of IMI’s Young Mediator Initiative. The below personal blog post from LinkedIn is republished in its entirety with permission of the author (original here).

I regularly deliver training and lectures on mediation for the William J. Clinton Leadership at Queen’s University Belfast and I’m often asked where is the best place to find more details on mediation. 

This article is aimed at students interested in mediation and its primary focus is on people living in Northern Ireland/UK/Ireland. My background is in community and workplace mediation, therefore, this is not designed to be an exhaustive list of the websites/books/recourse available, but rather a list of some of the resources that I personally find useful. Apologies in advance to all those authors and owners of resources I have missed, and please use the comments below to add the resources that you find useful! 

Firstly, as I’m an accredited mediator with both institutes, the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (MII) and the International Mediators Institute (IMI) are a good place to start, and you can find a full list of accredited mediation training courses for continuing your mediation training. The Civil Mediation Council and Scottish Mediation are also both really useful points of reference for other training courses and general mediation resources.  The organisations I can personally recommend for mediation training course are; TIDES, Mediation Northern Ireland, CEDR, The TCM Group, Core Solutions, PATRIR, Family Mediation (for more specific family focused mediation)

Online Resources/Websites/Organisations

If you at all interested in peace mediation you should already be a member of Craig Zelizer’s Peace and Collaborative Development Network (PCDN). Among many things, the network has career recommendations, as well as huge lists of scholarships and funding opportunities. It was through this network that I originally came across the Rotary Peace Fellow programme which selects up to 100 professionals each year from around the world to receive funded fellowships to study conflict resolution at one of the Rotary peace centres.


No article on mediation would be complete without mentioning the work of Ken Cloke. You could pick up any of Ken’s brilliant back catalogue but one of my favourites is Mediating Dangerously: The Frontiers of Conflict Resolution.

Workplace Mediation Books

Let me know if you find this useful. My intention is to use this article as a resource for my students, so please feel free to add the books, websites, organisations or podcasts you find most useful in the field of mediation in the comments below.

Enda is a Programme Director with the William J. Clinton Leadership Institute. He has been involved with conflict resolution for 18 years and delivers negotiation and mediation training at Queen’s University Belfast to companies and organisations nationally and internationally.

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