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National Mediation Conference Online Mini Conference

24 July @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm AEST

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The National Mediation Mini Conference theme is “New Times, New Spaces: DR Responds to Change” this will be a webinar format

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New Times, New Spaces: DR Responds to Change

10 am to 3.30 pm on 24 July 2020 Webinar format

Booking Link – https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/national-mediation-mini-conference-july-2020-online-event-registration-109259574328


10.00 Welcome to country, Introductions, Objectives, Organisation

Chair: Chris Jefferys

10.15 Responsive DR, conflict management and peace-making in Covid times and spaces Presenter: Laurence Boulle Chair: Dr Bin Li

10.35 Reconciliation: The Uluru Statement from the Heart.Presenter: Thomas Mayor

Chair: Maureen Abbott

11.10 Virtual Tea Break

11. 25 What does research tell us about what makes good mediators? A systematic appraisal of key mediation studies

Presenter: Alysoun BoyleChair: Professor Rachael Field

11.55 Justice in the pandemic age: Courts as responsive agencies

Presenter: Hon Judge Joe Harman Federal Circuit Court

Chair: Professor Tania Sourdin

12.30 Lunch and Break-out Sessions with Speakers, Chairs and Participants

Courts group

Reconciliation group

Research group

Time and space group

13.00 Mining and Culture: Responding to traditional values and corporate interests. Presenter: Dr Carol Bond

Chair: Dr John Woodward

13.30 Mediator Standards –remaining fit for purpose

Presenter: Bianca Keys Chair: Professor Laurence Boulle

14.00 DR Institutions – Responding to changing circumstances


Andrew Bickerdike Relationships Australia (Vic)

Amber Williams Chief Executive, Resolution Institute

Dr Dan Tyson (To be confirmed)Desert Knowledge Australia, Alice Springs

Chair: Chris Jefferys

14.30 On track for Alice and the Desert Knowledge Precinct: NMC 2021

Presenters: Maureen Abbott Alysoun Boyle

15.00 Virtual BYO Drinks and Nibbles

15.30 Evaluations and Closure

Hon Joe Harman Federal Circuit Court of Australia FCC Judge, Lawyer

Maureen Abbott Director, NMC Ltd Community Elder, Mediator, Peace-maker, Artist

Andrew Bickerdike Chief Executive, Relationships Australia, Vic FDRP, Mediator, Conciliator, Manager, Author

Chris Jefferys Director, NMC Ltd Community Mediator, Supervisor, Facilitator, FDRP

Bianca Keys Chair, Mediator Standards Board Mediator, Facilitator, Trainer, Conflict Coach

Dr John Woodward Associate Lecturer, University of Newcastle Lawyer, Arbitrator, Mediator, Academic

Alysoun Boyle Director, NMC; Design Committee Co-Chair, NMC 2021 Mediator, tribunal member, trainer/educator, member ADRRN.

Carol Bond Lecturer, School of Business, RMIT Scholar, Researcher, Teacher, Author

Tania Sourdin Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Newcastle Mediator, Tribunal Member, Lawyer, Teacher, Trainer

Thomas Mayor Secretary, Maritime Organiser, Signatory, Uluru Statement, Author, Finding the Heart of the Nation

Rachael Field Bond University Dispute Resolution Centre Academic, Author, FDRP, Teacher, Lawyer

Ippei Okazaki Director, NMC Ltd, Principal, One Pacific DR Mediator, Restorative Practice Facilitator, Trainer, Community Organiser

Amber Williams Chief Executive Resolution Institute Manager, Mediator,

Dr Bin Lei Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle Lawyer, Academic, DR Teacher, Author

Laurence Boulle Chair, NMC Ltd Prof, Uni of Newcastle Teacher, Author, Mediator, FDRP


24 July
10:00 am - 3:30 pm AEST
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