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Training and Membership Specialists

Tel: 1300 781 533 

Mediation Institute Training Update June July 2023

The end of the financial year is fast approaching. If getting your training booked in before the end of the financial year please get in touch. 

We can provide training vouchers if you are still recruiting and haven’t got the exact student to enrol but you have a budget to spend before the 30th June.

Our first Conflict Management for One onsite training was on the 1st June. Hopefully our specialist training parter,  John Cleary, from Queensland, was able to layer up enough to visit Canberra in winter! 

 

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Congratulations to our most recent graduates

NMAS Mediator Graduates

Nmas Mediator

Congratulations to our recent NMAS Mediator Training and Assessment course: 

  • Alan Clough – QLD
  • Jennifer Taylor – VIC
  • Simone Martin – VIC
  • Amy Southwell – NSW
  • Laura Butler – VIC
  • Lisa Molloy – WA
  • Heather Anderson – NSW
  • Carolyn Ratcliffe – NSW
  • Verity Brown – SA
  • Jacqueline Shaw – VIC
  • Yvonne Dlask – QLD
 

A reminder to all our NMAS Graduates, you need to apply for NMAS Accreditation within 6 months of the date on your Certificate of Assessment otherwise you may have to be reassessed. 

   

CHC81115 - Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution

Fdr Practitioner
Now eligible to apply for registration as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner
 
  • Carolyn Keast – NSW
  • Geoff Brayshaw – VIC
  • Amy Raveneau from NSW
  • Lorraine Hayward – NSW
We have a number of students completing their 50 hour work placement who should complete soon.
 
You need a complaint handling service such as that provided by Mediation Institute to apply for Registration with the Attorney Generals Department. 

Family Group Conference Graduates

Fgc Facilitator

Now certified as Family Group Conference Facilitators

  • Jovana Gojkovic – NSW
  • Vicki-Lyn Gatt – New York State, US

You can apply for Mediation Institute Practitioner Membership which includes independent complaint handling as required for some FGC roles.   

Join Mediation Institute

Nmas Mediators
Join Mediation Institute

Mediation Institute NMAS Membership includes your NMAS Mediator Accreditation fee is $360 for two years. 

You will also be listed on the Mediator Standards Board.

Mediation Institute Member Benefits include:

  • Large discounts on The Dispute Resolution Agency
  • Free online Professional Development
  • Business Development Mentoring and Support
  • Referral to a Professional Indemnity Specialist for well priced, full cover insurance
  • Complaint Handling
  • Friendly and Supportive
  • Discount on further training courses
Fdr Practitioner
Join Mediation Institute

Mediation Institute Practitioner Membership is $260 for two years. 

If you are eligible for both NMAS and FDR accreditation membership is $360 for the two years.  This is if your NMAS Accreditation is through Mediation Institute, if not it is only $260

Mediation Institute Member Benefits include:

  • Large discounts on The Dispute Resolution Agency
  • Free online Professional Development
  • Business Development Mentoring and Support
  • Referral to a Professional Indemnity Specialist for well priced, full cover insurance
  • Complaint Handling
  • Friendly and Supportive
  • Discount on further training courses
Fgc Facilitator
Join Mediation Institute

Mediation Institute Practitioner Membership is $260 for two years. 

If you are eligible for both NMAS and FDR accreditation membership is $360 for the two years.  This is if your NMAS Accreditation is through Mediation Institute, if not it is only $260.

Mediation Institute Member Benefits include:

  • Large discounts on The Dispute Resolution Agency
  • Free online Professional Development
  • Business Development Mentoring and Support
  • Referral to a Professional Indemnity Specialist for well priced, full cover insurance
  • Complaint Handling
  • Friendly and Supportive
  • Discount on further training courses

Training Opportunities

Fdr Practitioners

FDR Students Update

This month there is an excellent series relevant to FDR being hosted by Smokeball / FamilyProperty that we encourage our FDR students to register for if you can. The sessions are free and high quality. 

Find out more about these webinars here – https://www.smokeball.com.au/state-of-family-law-series 

  • 7th June – 1 – 2.30 pm EST FCFCOA Case Management and Processes – Identifying and responding to family violence and other safety risks.
  • 14th June – 1 – 2.30 pm EST Acting for the Victim vs Acting for the Perpetrator
  • 21st June – 1 – 2.30 pm EST Family Violence Financial Claims and the intersection of Family Law and Personal Injury Law
  • 28th June – 1 – 2.30 pm EST Ethics and Resilience in Family Violence Cases 
Again this series is hosted by Smokeball / FamilyProperty so you need to go to  https://www.smokeball.com.au/state-of-family-law-series  to register. 

RSVP via the Mi Mediators Network Events – RSVP via the Mi Mediators Network

Or Eventbrite – RSVP via Eventbrite

FDR Students Update

We are delighted to welcome:

  • Lisa from VIC
  • Forouzan from QLD
  • Karene from WA
  • Eleni from NSW
  • Brett from WA
  • Lara from VIC
  • Georgina from VIC
  • Carol from SA
  • Elisabeth from VIC
  • Rebecca from QLD
  • Peter from TAS
  •  Jane from NSW
  • Rouada from NSW
  • Ruth from NSW
  • Daniel from NSW
  • Annette from NSW
  • Dana from NSW
  • Rowena from NSW
  • Gabrielle from NSW
  • Elanor from NSW
  • Julieann from NSW
  • Gene from NSW

Orientation Sessions 

We have had a large group of students joining the course so have been running a number of orientation and check in sessions. These will continue to be updated so if you are a FDR Student make sure you have joined the Mediation Institute Students Group in the Mi Mediators Network.  Link to Join the group. 

Q & A Sessions 

There are drop-in Q&A sessions open to all students held regularly.   

Students with general questions can drop into a weekly Q & A Session now being held on Thursdays – 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd June and 6th July. Book via Upcoming Events

 RSVP via the Mi Mediators Network 

Other Sessions in June

  • 1.6.2023 Mediators Skill Set and how we use them – More details and RSVP in the network. Event Link
  • 3.6.2023 Mentoring Session – Getting ready for your first FDR role plays – More details and RSVP in the network. Event Link
  • 6.6.2023 Practice Development – Dispute Resolution Agency hosted event – More details and RSVP information in the network. Link.
  • Reminder that the Smokeball events are replacing our normal FDR webinars in June. Recordings of previous webinars are available in the FDR course in Module 2. 
 
Nmas Mediators

PD Sessions on the following dates: 

  • Mediation Skills – Thursday 1st June
  • Group Supervision – TBA
  • Mediation Practice Development – Tuesday 6th June
RSVP via the Mi Mediators Network Events – RSVP via the Mi Mediators Network 
 
Or Eventbrite – RSVP via Eventbrite
 

NMAS Students Update

We’re delighted to welcome the following students in the past couple of months.

  • Joanna from QLD
  • Jennifer from NSW
  • Alison from NSW
  • Carrie from ACT
  • Joshua from VIC
  • Jane from NSW
  • Mark from NSW
  • Tom from NSW
  • Kaye from NSW
  • Joshua from VIC
  •  Sezgi from NSW
  • Richard from VIC
  • Snezana from VIC
  • Evelyne from VIC
  • Emily from VIC
  • Kathryn from VIC
  • Rashida from NSW
  • Christopher from ACT
  • Lauren from QLD
  • Dayana from QLD
  • Terry from NSW
  • Catherine from NSW
  • George from VIC
  • Anna from VIC
  • Kylie from WA
  • Tiani from WA
  • Amy from VIC

Students who have general questions can drop into a weekly Q & A Session now being held on Thursdays – 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th June and 6th July.  Question and Answer session for students on all courses. Covers any questions you may have or may turn into mini tutorials if no questions. Book via Upcoming Events | Mi Study Groups (mn.co)

For all Mediators, a weekly skills session with a different topic each week, be sure to check our calendar for further details. Mediation Skills – 1st June. Book via Upcoming Events | Mi Study Groups (mn.co)

Practice Development – 6th June. Dispute Resolution Agency hosted event – More details and RSVP information in the network. Link.

Looking for a friendly and collegiate, supporting reflective practice and ongoing professional development, then join our Group Supervision sessions TBA.  Book via Upcoming Events | Mi Study Groups (mn.co)

PD Sessions on the following dates: 

  • Mediation Skills – Thursday 1st June
  • Group Supervision – TBA
  • Mediation Practice Development – Tuesday 6th June
RSVP via the Mi Mediators Network Events – RSVP via the Mi Mediators Network
 
Or Eventbrite – RSVP via Eventbrite

FGC Students Update

 We have our next workshops coming up soon with our specialist Family Group Conference Facilitator trainer, Eve Clare.

  • Friday 9th June – 9am – 11:30am (NSW time)
  • Thursday 15th June – 9am – 11:30am (NSW time)
  • Friday 16th June – 9am – 11:30am (NSW time) Note this session has an extra hour to allow for a simulation.

We’re delighted to welcome the following students to our next Family Group Conference Facilitator course.

  • Alana from NSW
  • Brianna from TAS
  • Malcolm from TAS

For all Mediators, a weekly skills session with a different topic each week, be sure to check our calendar for further details. Mediation Skills – 1st June.  Book via Upcoming Events | Mi Study Groups (mn.co)

Practice Development6th June.  Dispute Resolution Agency hosted event – More details and RSVP information in the network. Link.

Looking for a friendly and collegiate, supporting reflective practice and ongoing professional development, then join our Group Supervision sessions TBA.  Book via Upcoming Events | Mi Study Groups (mn.co)

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