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ADR for professionals - National Mediation Accreditation

Enquiries
Dr Jill Howieson
Telephone: +(618) 6488 2885
Email: ADR4P-law@uwa.edu.au



 

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This course caters for professionals working in the fields of law, medicine, psychology, engineering, human resources and more.

The need for an understanding of the principles of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) has become essential for many professions. Mediation is an integral part of our legal and community dispute resolution systems, and having the skills to negotiate well and resolve disputes constructively is important for professional practice and everyday life.

2017 Program and Presenters

The ADR for Professionals program is based on the facilitative models of dispute resolution. It provides professionals working in many professions including law, medicine, psychology, engineering, commerce, human resources, social work and more with the skills and understanding to resolve disputes constructively without the need to resort to litigation.

The next classruns Monday 25th September to Friday 29th September with an NMAS accreditation workshop on Saturday 30 September.

The course will cover the fundamentals of Alternative Dispute Resolution, including conflict and conflict resolution, negotiation, mediation, and arbitration and conciliation.

This short course will run over 5 days and participants are required to complete all 5 days as well as the NMAS workshop to seek accreditation.

All modules attract Legal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. Full attendance (5 days) entitles a practitioner to 6 CPD points to be selected from Competency Area 2 and Competency Area 3.


2017 Presenters


Module 1: Introduction to constructive negotiation


Understanding how the interest-based approach to negotiation forms the basis of mediation.
Legal CPD points: 2 skills, 1 ethics

Module 2: Understanding conflict

Understanding conflict as an opportunity for change and improvement, including conflict diagnosis, conflict styles and conflict interventions.
Legal CPD points: 2 skills, 1 ethics

Module 3: Introduction to mediation

Introduction to the opening stages of mediation, including a modelling of the mediation process.
Legal CPD points: 2 skills, 1 ethics

Module 4: Issue/interests exploration

Issue exploration is the heart of the facilitative mediation process. The theory and skills involved in exploring the parties’ issues and interests.
Legal CPD points: 2 skills, 1 ethics

Module 5: Private sessions and option generation

How to conduct private sessions: what are they, how and when do they work, what skills are involved? Techniques in generating rich and creative options.
Legal CPD points: 2 skills, 1 ethics

Module 6: Negotiation, agreement & close

Understanding the skills required to facilitate negotiations and agreement-making between the parties. Ten rules of a wise agreement.
Legal CPD points: 2 skills, 1 ethics

Module 7: Managing mediation dynamics

Understanding power and negotiation dynamics. Using emotions and difference to generate wise and sustainable solutions.
Legal CPD points: 2 skills, 1 ethics

Module 8: Putting the mediation process together

Understanding how the mediation process works holistically, including exploring pre-mediation processes such as intake, conflict coaching and suitability for mediation.
Legal CPD points: 2 skills, 1 ethics

Module 9: Arbitration and conciliation

What are they and how do they differ from mediation? Comparing the efficacy of the different ADR processes.
Legal CPD points: 2 skills, 1 ethics

Module 10: Appropriate dispute resolution

Choosing the appropriate process for the dispute. Confidentiality and ethics.
Legal CPD points: 2 skills, 1 ethics

National Mediation Accreditation assessment day

Participants who complete all modules plus the one-day workshop on Friday 29th September can sit the  National Mediation Accreditation on Saturday 30th September. Note: Application to the Mediator Standards Board for National Accreditation is a further $150.

Register

ADR for Professionals standard registration
$3,300.00 for 5 day course plus National Mediation Accreditation Day
UWA registration form

Group booking discount - 3 from one agency
$8,000.00 for 5 day course plus National Mediation Accreditation Day

For group bookings, please contact Jill Howieson.
 
UWA staff
$1,000.00 for 5 day course plus National Mediation Accreditation Day
Staff Development Grants

 

 

Mediator Standards Board: National Mediation Accreditation

Application to the Mediator Standards Board for National Accreditation
Renewal - Mediator Re-Accreditation (NMAS)