ARC provides a range of training services for different audiences. Courses include

Workplace Conflict Management

A 2 day training course for supervisory staff to give them the skills to avoid, identify and resolve conflict in their workplaces. This course is offered to individual companies and to multi-company groups via Waterford Chamber Skillnet.

This course is offered in Waterford & Kilkenny. More information here

CPD for Existing Mediators

ARC is accredited by the Mediator’s Institute of Ireland to offer the 32 hour “Separating Couples” training course which equips already-accredited mediators with the knowledge and skills to mediate separation and divorce agreements in Ireland. The course is run quarterly with notices on the MII Training Page. Candidates who complete the course will receive 32 CPD points with the MII.

This course is offered in Kilkenny & Dublin

ARC will also be offering role-play workshops for advanced mediators. Contact us to register your interest.

Testimonial from a Recent “Separating Couples” Family Mediation course

The attendees on our Workplace Conflict Management and 32 Hour “Separating Couples” courses are talented professionals looking to learn about mediation or enhance existing mediation skills. Attendees in 2020 have included solicitors, barristers, psychotherapists, social workers, SME directors and accountants.

Our training emphasises practical knowledge & skills based on the ARC Team’s experience mediating hundreds of cases.

“I recently undertook the requisite ‘32 hours separating couples’ course with ARC Mediation. I admire the pragmatic approach ARC takes to resolving disputes whether they be commercial disputes or personal disputes.


 I was impressed with the amount of up-to-date legal knowledge the mediators at ARC possess, and the amount of that legal knowledge imparted to course participants. Though the process of Mediation is not a legal process, regard for the law is necessary when parties are coming to a workable solution to their problems because it means that their settlement agreement can be enforced by a court, if needs be.


Practitioners who adopt the ARC model of dispute resolution and clients who use the ARC service are likely to see practical agreements being reached, resulting in settlements that can divert disputing parties from expensive litigation or at least reduce the amount of issues in dispute between them.”

– Patricia, Barrister (August 2020)


Please contact us for more information about any of our training offerings.