The Dispute Resolution School at Independent Colleges Dublin is Ireland’s first academic school dedicated to academic excellence in the field of dispute resolution. Dispute resolution is one of the fastest-growing fields and academic disciplines both in Ireland and internationally, offering professional opportunities in the corporate, legal, educational, political, HR, health, and community settings, as well as many others.
Disputes and conflict are an inevitable part of daily life and businesses. Increasingly, dispute resolution processes such as negotiation, mediation and conciliation, are being used to prevent and manage conflict more effectively than traditional methods of resolution such as litigation as they are proven to be more time and cost effective for the parties involved. As a result, ‘alternative dispute resolution’ or ADR as it is known has become integrated into the Irish civil justice system and the corporate environment.
The mixture of experience-based learning through role plays and formal lectures by industry experts will give students a hands-on understanding of a full range of this exciting and fast-growing sector and it is designed for individuals new to the field, as well as for professionals who want to enhance current capabilities and skills in their chosen field.