December 2019 Update


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  • Welcome our new Members who have joined us in November
  • Welcome our newest Students
  • Congratulations to Graduates in November
  • Heads up on Events in December
  • It’s that time of year again – Christmas!! Can you believe it??
  • Member Benefits Program
  • Don’t waste the opportunity – check and update your profiles on the Mi Website
  • Be part of the Mediator Musings Podcast Series

Welcome to our new Members in November

Check out where they are based, and reach out to say hello to those who are near you or share your speciality.  Members Map


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FDR Practitioner Members

Welcome to our new Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Members

  • Lemis Halaoui works with Catholic Care Sydney, NSW.
  • Anthony Smith joining us from Byron Bay, NSW
  • Jeanette Randle joining us from The Epicentre in New Town, Tasmania



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FDR Graduates for NOVEMBER


Congratulations to Louise Millar Hoffman.  Louise has worked tirelessly to finish the course and has now finally graduated!! Her role plays and theory work have evidently proved that Louise will be an asset to the Dispute resolution profession. It’s a huge accomplishment. WELL DONE Louise!! Currently working with Emverio Workplace Mediations as well as building a Family Dispute Resolution Practice in Melb VIC……….we welcome you to the world of Family Dispute Resolution.

Congratulations to Siobhan Rookes. Good you Siobhan, you managed to fit your studies and role plays around your work and life! A BIG juggle at times but you made it. All the hard work has paid off. We wish you all the very best for your endeavours as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and we are sure that you will assist many families in turmoil to reach a resolution. Siobhan is currently working with Uniting Care and offering FDR.

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NMAS Graduates for NOVEMBER


Congratulations to

  • Jeremy Burston 
  • Joseph Hyde  
  • Sabrina Wang 
We look forward to seeing you at professional development events and hearing about your work experiences as mediators. 
Congratulations and WELL DONE!!


Welcome New Students

Welcome On Board

Welcome to our new students in November

It’s been a busy month with a number of new students on our

NMAS Mediator Training and Assessment course

Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution

FDR Property Certificate Course

Family Group Conference Facilitator Course 

We hope you are all busy progressing through your courses and remember to call out to one of the team if you need any help.

NMAS Students


  • Jenny from Merewether in NSW
  • Saraswathy from West Melbourne in VIC
  • Adnan Fairfield West NSW 
  • Uthra from Glen Waverley VIC
  • Michael Manly Vale NSW
  • Solataire from Junortoun VIC
  • Sarah from Mernda VIC
  • Rebecca from Wanniassa ACT
  • David from Burwood VIC
  • Troy from Yass NSW
  • Kerime from Sydney NSW 

FDR, FDR Property & FGC Students



  • Charuka from Warrnambool VIC

FDR Property

  • Nicola from Melbourne Vic


  • Cindy from Mudgeeraba QLD
  • Julie from Willow Vale NSW
  • Kristen from Fletcher NSW
  • Jason from Fletcher NSW
  • Ashleigh from Kingscliff NSW
  • Eleni from the Central Coast NSW

Video Meeting Facilitation Course

Video Meeting Training

Video Meeting Facilitation Course

Those of you on the course who have been drifting along may find the next group session an opportunity to get focused and get certified.

It is a very easy course with a few basic skills to demonstrate for certification.  Easy for me to say as I’ve been using Video Meeting Technology almost every day in my work, but it just takes a bit of practice.

Contact us to book in for a practice session

New Membership Categories


New Membership Categories

We have re-thought our strategy around membership categories and have decided that our practitioner membership will be only for roles where you work as a neutral facilitator.  

The new category for Coaches will be discontinued however practitioner members who are coaches, advocates and other roles where you work with a single party can highlight these areas of practice on your profiles.


Calendar of Events

It’s that time of year – Christmas & Holidays!

Mediation Institute is looking forward to the Festive Season and will be winding down for our annual summer break from:

Mid Dec to Mid Jan

If you have any questions regarding your membership or courses. Or you would like to speak with Mi, please get in touch.

We will have someone available for emergencies but response times may be a bit slower than normal and the role play scheduler quieting down. Some of the mentors have started putting in place January role play opportunities.


It'S Christmas Time

Your profile on Mediation Institute Website

Is your profile up to date?

Your profile on Mediation Institute is one of the ways you can highlight your skills, expertise and availability for dispute resolution work. If you search google for your name you are likely to find your profile.  Don’t waste this free opportunity to promote your professional practice.

Are you wasting the opportunity?

We are keen to get member profiles updated and with a photograph for each member and a link to your LinkedIn profile.

If you are available for client work then we would also like to show that on your profile and provide you as much opportunity as possible to be found by the right clients for your skills  and qualifications.   

Please log in and update your profile –

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  • Business Mediation
  • Child Inclusive Practitioner (CIP)
  • Coach
  • Community Mediation
  • FDR Practitioner
  • FGC Facilitator
  • NMAS Mediator
  • New Ways Coach
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Private Practice
  • State: NSW
  • State: QLD
  • State: TAS
  • State: WA
  • Transformative Relationship Mediation
  • Workplace Mediation

Mediator Musing Podcast series

Would you like to be interviewed?

Be part of the Meditator Musings Podcast series and share your insights about dispute resolution with others in the industry.

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December 2019 Update

by Susie Rayner time to read: 4 min