Training Update: June 2021

Final FGC Workshop for 2020

Message from Joanne,

Last month I shared my cautious optimism about the end of major impacts from COVID in Australia only to find Victoria in full lock down again with hundreds of exposure sites.  We hope this outbreak won’t be as bad as we fear. 

 Stay tuned for a slight modification in the course role play schedulers. Your mentors will be locking the role play cells once they confirm that all roles are filled.  This will help prevent the issue with a minority of students who ignore role play protocols and drop out of role plays without notice.

Once your role play is confirmed you will be committed unless you contact the mentor for your role play. 

We are resisting the suggestion of a recent graduate to sin bin repeat offenders for two weeks and not allow them to participate in role plays … for now. But the issue of a lack of reliability from role players and mediators can’t continue so please don’t put yourself down as the mediator or as a role player unless you are willing to make the commitment of the two hours for the role play.  

The next Family Group Conference Facilitator training  workshops are scheduled for July 2021.  Mediation Institute provides training in Family Group Conference Facilitation

Scroll down for the updates on our latest graduates and students. 

Congratulations to our Recent Graduates

NMAS Graduates

Congratulations to our NMAS Training and Assessment Graduates over the past couple of months.

Reminder to those of you who have just finished that you need to apply for NMAS Accreditation within 6 months of the date on your certificate of assessment. 

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FDR Graduates

Congratulations to our CHC81115 – Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution Qualification

  • Adam Dinelli from Better Place Australia in Gippsland, Victoria.

FGC Graduates

Most of the students from our most recent Family Group Conferencing Facilitator Course have successfully completed their studies.

  • Monique Rootes – NSW
  • Amy Farrell – NSW
  • Brooke Scobie – NSW
  • Christine Truran – NSW
  • Vanessa Conallin – NSW
  • Joanne Villa – NSW
  • Deb Gavan- NSW
The workshop for the current course is in July 2021. Family Group Conference Facilitator Certificate Course.

Family Group Conference Facilitator Members are eligible for Practitioner Membership which includes complaint handling and support. 

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FDR Students Update

We are delighted to welcome Caroline, Hannah, Rebecca, Carysse, Nicole, Coral, Alecia and  Melanie onto the course in the last couple of months. 

June Tutorials:

  •  2nd June – Flexible Thinking – the 2nd big skill from New Ways for Families with Susie Rayner
  • 9th June – Parenting Mediation – stage by stage with practice breakouts 
  • 16th June –  Parenting Mediation – the New Family Property tool
  • 23rd June – Parenting Mediation writing up Parenting Plans and an overview of Parenting Consent Orders
  • 30th June – Property FDR – Process Overview

Register for FDR tutorials – free for Mi Students and Members 2021 – Family Dispute Resolution Tutorials, Hosted online, Running between January and December 2021 | Humanitix

Recordings of past webinars – you will find them in module 2 of your course on a page called 2021 Tutorials.

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NMAS Students Update

We were delighted to welcome Travis, Peter, Kelly, Kristie, Noor, Helen, Suyheang, Debra, Karen, Anita, Gemma, Hollia, Nannette, Chandrika, Evgeny  and Angelo in the last couple of months.


The rest of the month we have every Tuesday a Q & A session to discuss anything relevant to your course, mediation or even working as a mediator.  

Family Group Conference Facilitator Membership

FGC Students Update

We have our next workshops coming up in early July with our expert trainer, Eve Clare

Welcome Chloe, Jack and Sophie and the rest of the students who’ll be joining you. 

  • 9:30 – 12:30 Thursday 15th July
  • 9:30 – 12:30 Thursday 22nd July
  • 9:30 – 12:30 Friday 23rd July

Other Courses

We are starting to get too many professional development and specialist courses to do an update for each one. We’re working on a plan so stay tuned for next month.

  • Nmas Mediator Accreditation Course
  • Family Group Conferencing Training
    Certificate Courses

    Family Group Conferencing Training

    $1,320.00 Add to cart
  • New Ways For Families Coach Training
  • Property Fdr Certificate Course
    Certificate Courses

    Property FDR Certificate Course

    $1,200.00 Add to cart

Training Update: June 2021

by Joanne Law time to read: 9 min