hi diane thanks for the info I'll check it out
just noticed that your reply isn't showing up on the discussion group though because it has been flagged
so I have put your reply in below:
_July 18 _
When I worked as a community mediator, I had the privilege of hearing Brendan McAllister speak and read quite of few of his written pieces, that I often referred back to when working on really complex and entrenched cases. When I met him many years ago, he was then the Director of Mediation Northern Ireland. You can read more about his work on the web and at "mediateur - European forum for international mediation and dialogue". Duncan Morrow who spoke at the SCCR Conference in 2015 from University of Ulster also is worth reading too! Your blog and the work that Abdul does at the Centre for Good Relations is also a space where talking and looking to the future is taking place. Your question about what are the obstacles is a good one. We should also be thinking about where do the opportunities lie.