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Future Mediation Career Plans

Future Mediation Career Plans

Where would you like to be in five or ten years as a mediator?

 

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Okay, well, if the rest of my family might cover their ears at this point because I’ll get into trouble. But onward and upward. I have a few things in the pipeline that I can’t really talk about just yet. But I’m very much enjoying the teaching as well obviously.

 

It’s a very nice balance to practice because if you’ve had a crappy day at the office and if things have been difficult, you go back and you have a session with your students and you’re talking about conflict and high conflict and whatever aspect. It really reminds you why it is you’re doing it all and why it is you spend two hours with a couple who are at their absolute worst.

 

So taking that step back into teaching and into the theory and the aspirations behind it, is very healthy. Plus conversely I am a firm believer that if you’re teaching something you need to be actually doing it as well. So my practice informs my teaching, my students inform my practice, so it’s a very nice kind of “cycle”, I suppose, to be in.

 

Gosh, there are a lot of things I want to do. There are a few, sort of, writing projects in the pipelines. Every now and then I threaten to do a PhD, and it’s at this point my husband will be leaving the building, but watch this space and we’ll see what happens.

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Sabine became a full time mediator having left legal practice in 2009. She has a broad ranging private practice. She is Programme Director and Lecturer on the Postgraduate Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution at St. Angela’s College, Sligo (NUIG), and also provides mediation training for other agencies, including the Law Society. She is a certified international family mediator, a trained Professional Practice Consultant and hold... View Mediator