Membership Update – August 2020

Welcome to our new and renewing members over the past two months.

Geoff Brayshaw – Victoria | Daniel Brayshaw  – Victoria | Tanya Robinson  – South Australia | Lee Mulvey – NSW | Suzanne Azzi NSW | Uthra Ramachandran  – Victoria | Elizabeth Reardon ACT | Sally-Ann Browett  -NSW | Brian Williams – Victoria | John Counter NSW| Darlene Daley  – NSW  | Marc Daley  – NSW | Helen Lieschke  – NSW | Courtney Keevers  – NSW | Gudrun Ross – NSW | Hara Syros  – Victoria | Danny Burton Victoria | Paul Pattison  – Victoria | Manraj Khosa -Western Australia | Dr Taf Mugadza – NSW| Alice BillsSouth Australia| Belinda Serano  – Victoria  | Diane Thakur  – NSW | Josephine Piccolo  – Victoria | Samantha Wilmore – Queensland | Karishma Chardiramani – South Australia| Eddie Senatore  – ACT

 Remember you can provide us with a CV with all of your qualifications, a photo and details of your approach to mediation to have a free upgrade of your professional profile on the Mediation Institute website.

Professional Development Information

August Events

  • Superannuation and Family Law  – t his event was hosted by Mi Member and owner of FamilyProperty Fiona Kirkman. Contact Fiona about a recording of the webinar.
  •  Video Meeting Facilitation and Tutorial – attendance has been low and we are going to put an end to these activities and replace them with Techy Tuesdays. 
  • Family Dispute Resolution Tutorial  –  we had a small group discussion which was not recorded this time.
  • Vital Family Law – Child Alienation – what, why and how to overcome it.   The recording from this and a following session on the topic are accessible through a discussion in the Mi Members course.  You can access both recordings which were hosted by Our Family Wizard as well as share your comments on a private members only discussion.   https://mi.study247.online/courses/9/discussion_topics/774
  • Monday Mediation Mentoring – this regular series hosted by our very own Ken Speakman takes a close up view at various parts of the mediation process, ethics and processes.  You can see the full series schedule in the calendar.   We will be creating a page with links to the recordings in the Mi Members course. 
  • FDR Peer Supervision – these sessions are never recorded. You have to be there to be part of the discussion.  
  • The Coaching Conversation – We are working with Mi Members Venita Dimos and Susie Rayner on a comprehensive, tailored coaching course which we will release for sale in the comming months.

Featured Events

Techy Tuesdays

Free weekly technology upskilling opportunity for Mediation Institute Members.  Come along and get a hand with your techy problems or learn tips, tricks and hacks to improve your productivity when using technology.

Online Peer group Supervision

Free monthly FDR Supervision for Mediation Institute Members and FDR students.   Come along and talk about cases and scenarios.

NMAS Accredited Mediators
% of total members who have NMAS Accreditation 60%

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Tracey Wheat

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Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners
% of total members who are Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners 38%

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Tracey Wheat

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Family Group Conference Facilitators
% who are FGC 's 17%

Interact Online

Two of the biggest problems that mediators identify are:

  1. Gaining experience following accreditation
  2. Maintaining NMAS accreditation if they are doing other work and not mediation work ( 25 hours minimum are required every 2 years)

Mediation Institute aims to help our members to overcome these problems as part of establishing an accessible, affordable dispute resolution services. 

The Interact Online Program will provide opportunities for new mediators to develop your skills and for experienced mediators to pick up extra contract work. 

Find out more about Interact Online.

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Membership Update – August 2020

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