Eve Clare at the Sydney May 2019 Workshop
In 2018 Mediation Institute launched training and membership services for Family Group Conference Facilitation.
We partnered with one of the most experienced Family Group Conference Facilitators and Trainers in Australia, Eve Clare.
Our goal was to bring together our expertise in flexible online learning and Eve’s subject matter expertise to create a course that is flexible, accessible and reasonably priced while still allowing time to gather and share learning in a workshop environment.
Family Group Conference Facilitator Training
The course we offer has a certificate issued by Mediation Institute as well as a statement of attainment issued by our Registered Training Organisation Partner, Inspiritive.
It is designed for people who already have some experience of working with families such as community services workers or dispute resolution professionals. Find out more about the course.
The course is blended learning to make use of Mediation Institute’s award-winning eLearning methodologies plus a two-day workshop.
We offer a limited number of public workshops as well as the option for hosted workshops if your organisation or community can organise participants.
To host a workshop we need a minimum of ten (10) people. If you would prefer to host than to pay for staff to travel consider whether there are other individuals and organisations in your area who may like to attend your hosted workshop to make up the numbers.
We provide a rebate of $150 per guest who attends your hosted workshop to cover catering and incidental costs and recognise your support for the industry.
Family Group Conference Facilitator Membership
Mediation Institute provides membership support for Family Group Conference Facilitators.
Mediation Institute is a recognised mediator accreditation body (RMAB) under the Mediator Standards Board. We provide membership support and complaint handling services for National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS) accredited Mediators and registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners throughout Australia.
In 2018 we established a membership category for Family Group Conference Facilitators. There is not currently an official standard for FGC’s set by government or industry so our standards are loosely based on the NMAS standards. Any complaints about members are evaluated based on our complaint handling approach for other similar professionals.
Our approach is to keep costs low and focus on both the professional practice (the work) and building a professional practice (getting work) as many of our members provide some or all of their services as independent professionals.
This membership includes:
- independent complaint handling service should there be the need to escalate a client complaint
- referral to an insurance underwriter for professional indemnity insurance at $200 plus state tax (between $220 and $245 for a basic policy)
- professional development and peer group supervision support specific to FGC’s. This also includes the right to participate in any other Mediation Institute Professional Development at no cost
- ethical standards and a certificate of membership proving that you are a certified Family Group Conference Facilitator