2019 International Mental Health Conference

Celebrating 20 Years of Mental Health Education, Awareness and Advocacy

The 2019 International Mental Health Conference will be held from Wednesday 31 July – Friday 2 August at RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast.

Featuring Australia and New Zealand’s leading clinical practitioners, academics, and mental health experts, the 2019 International Mental Health Conference continues in its 20th year to network, share research, projects and formulate ideas for change for those living with mental health conditions.

Enjoy a three-day program of inspiring keynote addresses, speaker presentations, workshops, poster presentations and ample networking opportunities.

Wednesday 31st July to Friday 2nd August 2019 at RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast.

Informal Dinner @ the National Mediation Conference

Monday the 15th April appears to be a “free” night at the National Mediator Conference so we’d like to arrange a gathering of Members and other mediators at the conference for an informal get together to share a meal, a drink or just a great conversation.

Select from dinner or drop in for a chat after dinner.

This is a BYO and pay your own way gathering. We’ll book a reasonably priced venue once we know numbers and will shout a couple of bottles of wine for the table but you’re on your own after that.

 

National Mediation Conference

The National Mediation Conference for 2019 is on in Canberra at the National Convention Centre for the Conference’s 25th birthday.

Extension of Early Bird Rate of $895 for NMAS Accredited Members until the 15th February 2019 with this link.

Early Bird Link – https://conlog.eventsair.com/nmc2019/msbregistration/Site/Register

In 1992, the first Conference convened in Adelaide with the theme “Family Mediation in Australia: Current Issues and Future Directions”. It has come a long way since then. In 2019, they are in the future to which those pioneers were referring.

The theme maintains that future focus “Over the Horizon: Expanding the Dispute Resolution Landscape”.

During its history, the Conference’s view of that landscape has been constantly developing, and, in 2019, they welcome mediators as well as the full scope of dispute resolvers, including conciliators, restorative justice practitioners, facilitators, and peace-builders. The Conference Design Committee has amassed an extraordinary mix of practical and theoretical perspectives across many aspects of Dispute Resolution, with equal appeal to our sector’s newest practitioners, and to those among you who are highly experienced and respected.

They welcome the practitioners, innovators, researchers, policy-makers, and thought leaders of our community to a truly exciting few days together in Canberra, and look forward to seeing you all.

https://nmc2019.com.au/program/

Scope of the National Mediation Conference 2019

Catch up with us for dinner on Monday 15th April

Dinner at the conference

 

Understanding Facilitative Mediation

Who is the Understanding Facilitative Mediation webinar for?

This webinar will be relevant for you if:

What is the Agenda?

During the session we will talk about:

  • what is required to become a professional mediator under the Australian National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS)
  • talk through the why for each step in the facilitative mediation process including pre-mediation
  • answer any questions participants in the webinar have
  • provide any NMAS Mediators attending the opportunity to contribute their thoughts to the discussion

What is the intended outcome?

Our goal for the session is that participants will end the session with a clear understanding of:

  • what is required to become and maintain the minimum standard for professional mediators in Australia.
  • why we do what we do in facilitative mediation and additional resources you can access to continue to deepen your understanding

Understanding Facilitative Mediation

Who is the Understanding Facilitative Mediation webinar for?

This webinar will be relevant for you if:

What is the Agenda?

During the session we will talk about:

  • what is required to become a professional mediator under the Australian National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS)
  • talk through the why for each step in the facilitative mediation process including pre-mediation
  • answer any questions participants in the webinar have
  • provide any NMAS Mediators attending the opportunity to contribute their thoughts to the discussion

What is the intended outcome?

Our goal for the session is that participants will end the session with a clear understanding of:

  • what is required to become and maintain the minimum standard for professional mediators in Australia.
  • why we do what we do in facilitative mediation and additional resources you can access to continue to deepen your understanding

Evening Session March 2019 Online Peer Group Supervision

Evening Session March 2019 Online Peer Group Supervision Session

Are you a dispute resolution professional feeling alone and isolated? Do you simply enjoy connecting and sharing with others?

If you understand the value of reflective practice we encourage you to make the time to participate in this professional development activity.

This event is a monthly online peer group supervision session for Mediation Institute Members and guests. Come along to share and discuss practice issues and examples, explore alternatives and share learnings in an informal and confidential group environment.

Format:

The format will depend on who comes. We can split into interest groups if there are three or more people interested in a specific style of mediation e.g commercial, workplace, elder mediation, Family Dispute Resolution, family group conferencing etc. Otherwise we’ll remain in a single group and discover what can be learnt from different approaches and contexts of dispute resolution.

Group Rules:

  1. Respect for each other and ensure that any feedback is constructive and considerate
  2. Maintain the confidentiality of clients by avoiding real names and identifying information – our focus is on the practice issues and learnings not gossip!
  3. Bring along your observations from interesting cases, questions you’ve been pondering and any other contributions that you think will be of interest to your colleges.

Booking Link is on Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/online-peer-group-supervision-for-dispute-resolution-professionals-registration-42801856505

Not a Mediation Institute Member?

Why not join us! 

It is only $220 for two years Membership and then all professional development activities like this are free.

It is currently $320 for two years if you would like to apply for NMAS Accreditation through Mediation Institute next renewal of your NMAS Accreditation. A pro-rata fee is payable if you would like to join and bring your Mediation Institute membership and NMAS accreditation into sync.

https://www.mediationinstitute.edu.au/join-mediation-institute/ 

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