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This is the first post in our technology blog which is an attempt to distill some of the ideas we have in development, some of the projects we have that may or may not be adopted, experimented with and otherwise used to challenge the status quo.

These pages are about how we have done things.  They may not be the best way, but generally they are our best way that we can afford to give the best result possible for our students and trainers.  I rely on the support and advice of Joanne, Ken and our other trainers but generally I’m running our tech operations so I’ll have to be responsible for our tech success and failures. 

Remember that by training I’m a lawyer not an IT professional.  One of the great benefits of being a lawyer is that you know everything or know where you can look up an elusive answer.  This is far more empowering than the wise technology professionals who know what they know and humbly know what their limitations are.  Having a lawyer running IT has great potential for large technology advances and major costly stuff ups.  You are welcome to come along for the ride.

People have asked me how we do all this stuff and still keep our prices down amongst the lowest of those in our market.  We will try and share our experiences in achieving value for money outcomes and where we wish to head into the future.  I will try and respond to any questions that these posts generate.

 

Other posts by Paul Kenna

Pre-Mediation Coaching

Pre-Mediation Coaching

What is pre-mediation coaching?

Pre-mediation coaching is an approach to help people who may have difficulties using mediation.  Coaching provides assistance for them to develop skills and knowledge that will help them deal with the difficulties associated with crossing the gap between being separated and sorting out parenting and property issues.

The main purpose of pre-mediation coaching is to help build negotiation skills and self-management skills to assist clients to maintain self-determination and avoid being sucked into expensive and wasteful Family Law legal disputes.

What training is available for coaches?

Mediation Institute has two courses available to assist professionals who would like to build their skills as coaches.

The Family Law Options Consultation is a legal information and coaching session for people who want help to develop a family law goal plan.

It makes use of one unit from the CHC81115 – Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution in a highly contextualised course. The unit is CHCFAM001 – Operate within the Family Law Context and teaches how to provide legal information in a contextualised way without providing legal advice.

The other course is New Ways for Families Coach training course which provides skills in helping parents to develop their ability to negotiate. The original program was developed by Bill Eddy from the High Conflict Institute and has been fully adapted to Australia.

Find out more about the Family Law Consultation Training.

Upcoming Events
Family Group Conference Workshop
Mon 27

Sydney Family Group Conference Facilitation Workshop

27 May @ 8:30 am - 28 May @ 5:00 pm AEST
Sydney NSW
Australia
Tue 28

Online Peer Group Supervision Session

28 May @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm AEST
Tue 28

Online Peer Group Supervision Session

28 May @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEST

Find out more about the New Ways for Families Coach Training.

New Ways Coach Training

Directors Update: 12.4.2019

Directors Update: 12.4.2019

Update: 12th April 2019

We wanted to do a quick update before we head off up the Hume Highway to Canberra tomorrow in preparation for the National Mediation Conference in Canberra.

We’ll be sharing highlights on Twitter. Gotta love Twitter at a conference.

Drives the non-techies crazy to see you with devices out but I love capturing and sharing the gems from other speakers.

If you’re not connected with me on Twitter now is a good time! 

 

Come and Say “Hello” 🙂

Mediation Institute is going to have a stand at the National Conference so that we are nice and visible for those of you who’ve only spoken to us on the phone or come to a webinar can find us.

And for those who are looking for a training provider who really cares about your success during your studies and when you join us in the industry, come and say hello and have a chat.

We’re going to have Fiona Kirkman from FamilyProperty there able to provide demos of the Legal Tech software that she and her husband Tim have developed. We recently did a Podcast and Webinar as we find the product amazing. We’re going to be using it in our Family Dispute Resolution Course  and also in our  professional development course for FDRP’s to update their skills in Property FDR. 

 

Launching Transformative Relationship Mediation Certificate Course.

We’ve been hard at work with a passionate team of practitioners and trainers putting together a course in Transformative Relationship Mediation. This is a professional development course for Mediators and FDRP’s as it is advanced level training rather than the intro level that NMAS Mediator Accreditation represents.

You can find out more about the course here – Transformative Relationship Mediation 

 

Download the April 2019 version of the Mediation Institute Training and Membership Options for an update on our newest courses and membership options.

Click on the puture or the button below to download.

 

Upcoming Events
Family Group Conference Workshop
Mon 27

Sydney Family Group Conference Facilitation Workshop

27 May @ 8:30 am - 28 May @ 5:00 pm AEST
Sydney NSW
Australia
Tue 28

Online Peer Group Supervision Session

28 May @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm AEST
Tue 28

Online Peer Group Supervision Session

28 May @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEST

Family Group Conference Webinar April 2019

Family Group Conference Webinar April 2019

Family Group Conference Webinar

This webinar was recorded on the 2nd April 2019 with Eve Clare talking about Family Group Conferencing and some of the “tricky bits” that can sometimes be a bit challenging in the process. She also talks about strategies with regards to behaviours of concern and how to help make the family group conference as family led, engaging and effective as possible.

Are you interested in training to become a Family Group Conference Facilitator?

Family Group Conferencing is closely related to mediation however it is a unique process that is much more flexible and client focused than standard mediation processes.  In the training that Mediation Institute provides we make sure that you gain the knowledge you need to understand the principals and processes that are used in this dispute resolution / negotiation and planning method. Eve does a brief summary as part of the webinar for those attending who were not practitioners.

Find out more …

 

Workshop Dates

The family group conference course is a blended learning course. You will be participating in online learning to learn about the process and then in the two day workshop you will be participating in a simulated family group conference.

Scheduled Dates

  • – Sydney Monday 27th May and Tuesday 28th May 2019.
  • – Brisbane Thursday 4th July and Friday 5th July 2019.
  • – Melbourne Thursday 18th July and Friday 19th July 2019.
 

 

Upcoming Events
Family Group Conference Workshop
Mon 27

Sydney Family Group Conference Facilitation Workshop

27 May @ 8:30 am - 28 May @ 5:00 pm AEST
Sydney NSW
Australia
Tue 28

Online Peer Group Supervision Session

28 May @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm AEST
Tue 28

Online Peer Group Supervision Session

28 May @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEST

Legal Tech in the 21st Century

Legal Tech in the 21st Century

FamilyProperty Demonstration

This webinar provided an opportunity to understand how the legal tech developed by Fiona and Tim Kirkman FamilyProperty assists with family dispute resolution and legal negotiations.

Fiona Kirkman is a FDRP and family lawyer who is now after developing with her husband Tim Kirkman to specialised Legal Technology applications a Legal Tech expert.

The webinar was held on the 25th March 2019. 

What is Legal Tech?

Legal Tech is a generic term used to describe technology that supports an enables legal and para-legal services such as mediation and family dispute resolution.

Mediation Institute students are using technology such as zoom to facilitate mediation in our practice role plays and many continue to leverage meeting technology in their professional practices. This is an example of adopting existing technology to improve accessibility, flexibly and safety of dispute resolution. 

In the webinar Fiona and Tim demonstrate a dedicated Legal Tech application that they have developed which is specific for our industry.

The other software they have developed is LawSwitch which is an Artificial Intelligence enabled personal assistant.

FamilyProperty makes use of the Ai bot and technology designed to improve the process of facilitating negotiation over property after relationship breakdown.

Click on the arrow below to watch the webinar recording.

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Special Offer: The FamilyProperty team have a special offer for March 2019.

If you subscribe in March you will get 3 matters for free saving you $255 plus a free one hour orientation session.

Click on the button below for a free trial.

 

Upcoming Events
Family Group Conference Workshop
Mon 27

Sydney Family Group Conference Facilitation Workshop

27 May @ 8:30 am - 28 May @ 5:00 pm AEST
Sydney NSW
Australia
Tue 28

Online Peer Group Supervision Session

28 May @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm AEST
Tue 28

Online Peer Group Supervision Session

28 May @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEST

Mediator Musings Podcast

Listen to a conversation between Mediation Institute director Joanne Law and Fiona Kirkman which was recorded as part of the Mediator Musings Podcast.

Mediator Musings Podcast episode with Fiona Kirkman

More Mediator Musings Episodes

Fiona Kirkman
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