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Member group committees are a vital thread in the fabric of Resolution Institute.

Each committee listed below is currently seeking expression of interest for current Resolution Institute members to join their committee for 2017. Click on the relevant heading below for more information about particular committees.

If you wish to express your interest in joining a committee, please complete an application form by the closing date. Should the committee receive more expressions of interest than positions are available on the committee, an election will be held at the annual meeting of that committee. Find out more about annual meetings here http://www.resolution.institute/events/category/networking

Resolution Institute members are diverse in

  • their needs
  • their particular fields of DR and the processes in which they practice
  • the time they commit to DR (compared with other professional or lifestyle areas) and
  • the places where they live and work including geographical location

Resolution Institute is therefore similarly diverse. To respond to diversity the Board encourages groups of members to establish Chapters, Special Interest Groups, practice and networking groups and online communities, in ways that meet their needs most appropriately.

Each member group committee operates within a framework outlined by the Board in the Member Group handbook here http://www.resolution.institute/documents/item/1305

  • ACT Chapter Committee

    Expressions of interest close Friday 4 November

    Committee size and structure

    • Maximum 10 members
    • Convenor, Notetaker and Treasurer positions decided at the first meeting of the new committee

    Meetings

    • Monthly at an agreed time. Can be via teleconference

    Time commitment of volunteers

    • Depending on time of year or role, between 1.5 – 4 hours per month

    Expectations

    • This small team is seeking members who can attend at least 50% of planned events and meetings

    Activities

    • Planning and organizing up to 6 professional development events for ACT per year
    • Assistance in running events
    • Discussion of issues relevant to promoting DR practice in our community

    Skills required

    • Organisational skills
    • Planning
    • Idea generation
    • Speaker ideas and contacts
    • Interest and commitment to promoting and advancing the DR profession in the region
    • Willingness to contribute and help
    • Reliable – do what they say they will do on time

    Express your interest here >>

  • Newcastle Chapter committee

    Expression of interest close Friday 18 November

    About Newcastle Chapter committee

    Committee size and structure

    • Maximum 10 members
    • President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer positions are agreed at the first meeting of the new committee.

    Meetings

    • Usually once per month, flexible around events
    • Tuesdays 5.30 – 7pm

    Time commitment of volunteers

    • Depending on time of year or role, between 1.5 – 4 hours per month

    Expectations

    • Committee members are expected to attend most meetings.
    • This small team is seeking members who can attend at least 50% of planned events and meetings.

    Activities

    • Planning and organizing up to 6 professional development events for Newcastle region per year
    • Assistance in running events
    • Discussion of issues relevant to promoting ADR practice in our community

    Skills required

    • Organisational skills
    • Planning
    • Idea generation
    • Speaker ideas and contacts
    • Interest and commitment to promoting and advancing the ADR profession in the region Willingness to contribute and help
    • Reliable – do what they say they will do on time

    Express your interest here >>

  • NSW Determinative, Facilitative and FDR Special Interest Group Committees

    Expressions of interest are welcome for each of the three NSW Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

    • Determinative SIG
    • Facilitative SIG
    • Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) SIG

    New members are welcome at any time. We encourage members to select only one committee as each require a significant contribution.

    The following information relates to each separate committee.

    Committee size and structure

    • Maximum 10 members
    • Convenor, Notetaker and Treasurer positions decided at the first meeting in 2017

    Meetings

    • Monthly at an agreed time.
    • Can be via teleconference as needed.

    Time commitment of volunteers

    • Depending on time of year or role, between 1.5 – 4 hours per month

    Expectations

    • This small team is seeking members who can attend at least 50% of planned events and meetings

    Activities

    • Planning and organizing up to 10 professional development events for the particular DR practice area per year
    • This includes Master Classes for Arbitration and Adjudication in the Determinative SIG
    • Assistance in running events
    • Discussion of issues relevant to promoting DR practice in our community

    Skills required

    • Organisational skills
    • Planning
    • Idea generation
    • Speaker ideas and contacts
    • Interest and commitment to promoting and advancing the DR profession in the region
    • Willingness to contribute and help
    • Reliable – do what they say they will do on time

    Express your interest here >>

  • Queensland Chapter Committee

    Expressions of interest close Friday 4 November

    Committee size and structure

    • Maximum 10 members
    • Convenor, Notetaker and Treasurer positions are agreed at the first meeting of the new committee.

    Meetings

    • Email reports monthly
    • Face-to-face (and teleconference) meetings quarterly for up to 2 hours

    Time commitment of volunteers

    • Depending on time of year or role, between 1.5 – 4 hours per month

    Expectations

    • Each member to organize one speaker for an event per year
    • Prepare monthly update for circulation by email about your event
    • Attend quarterly meetings
    • This small team is seeking members who can attend at least 50% of planned events and meetings.

    Activities

    • Planning and organizing up to 10 professional development events for Queensland region per year
    • Assistance in running events
    • Discussion of issues relevant to promoting ADR practice in our community

    Skills required

    • Organisational skills
    • Planning
    • Idea generation
    • Speaker ideas and contacts
    • Interest and commitment to promoting and advancing the DR profession in the region
    • Willingness to contribute and help
    • Reliable – do what they say they will do on time

    Express your interest here >>

  • SA Chapter committee

    Expression of interests are now closed

    Committee size and structure

    • Maximum 9 members
    • President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer positions are agreed at the first meeting of the new committee.

    Meetings

    • Usually once per month, agreed by availability of members

    Time commitment of volunteers

    • Meetings are usually 1 hour per month
    • Events are usually 2 hours per month
    • If you are assisting with a particular event, there could be up to an additional 4 hours of coordination that particular month

    Expectations

    • Committee members are expected to attend most meetings.
    • This small team is seeking members who can attend at least 75% of planned events and meetings.

    Activities

    • Planning and organizing professional development events
    • Assistance in running events
    • Discussion of issues relevant to promoting ADR practice in our community
    • Supporting promotion of DR in SA in consultation with Resolution Institute office

    Skills required

    • Organisational skills
    • Planning
    • Idea generation
    • Speaker ideas and contacts
    • Interest and commitment to promoting and advancing the ADR profession in the region
    • Willingness to contribute and help
    • Reliable – do what they say they will do on time
  • Tasmanian Chapter Committee

    Expressions of interest close Friday 18 November

    Committee size and structure

    • Maximum 10 members
    • Convenor, Notetaker and Treasurer positions rotate between members, offering opportunity to develop skills

    Meetings

    • Every two months for 1.5 hours, face-to-face in Hobart with dial in facilities

    Time commitment of volunteers

    • Depending on time of year or role, between 1.5 – 4 hours per month

    Expectations

    • This small team is seeking members who can attend at least 50% of planned events and meetings

    Activities

    • Planning and organizing up to 4 professional development events for Tasmania per year
    • Assisting with monthly role play practice discussion groups
    • Assistance in running events
    • Discussion of issues relevant to promoting ADR practice in our community

    Skills required

    • Organisational skills
    • Planning
    • Idea generation
    • Speaker ideas and contacts
    • Interest and commitment to promoting and advancing the DR profession in the region
    • Willingness to contribute and help
    • Reliable – do what they say they will do on time

    Express your interest here >>

  • VIC Adjudication SIG Committee

    Expressions of interest close Monday 24 October

    Download the detailed Victorian Chapter Protocols >>

    Download the Adjudication SIG Committee purpose >>

    Committee size and structure

    • Maximum 10 members (with some flexibility)
    • Convenor and Secretary roles are agreed at the first meeting of the new committee
    • Convenor forms part of the Victorian Chapter committee, with additional responsibilities
    • Download a detailed

    Convenor position description >>

    Secretary position description >>

    Meetings

    • Usually once per month, agreed by availability of members
    • Time commitment of volunteers
    • Meetings are usually 1 hour per month
    • Events are usually 2 hours per month
    • If you are assisting with a particular event, there could be up to an additional 4 hours of coordination that particular month
    • The Chapter Committee also meets monthly for up to 2 hours

    Expectations

    • Committee members are expected to attend at least 75% of committee meetings and most events

    Activities

    • To develop a community of practice and network for practitioners
    • To facilitate the sharing and development of practice approaches within the DR community;
    • To identify and recommend relevant and specific training for Resolution Institute members in this sector to the Victorian Chapter Committee (and Resolution Institute national office and Board)
    • To facilitate a professional development program of shared interest for the sector
    • To encourage the use of dispute resolution within Victoria
    • To advise the Victorian Chapter Committee (and the Resolution Institute national office and Board) of development and/or consultation opportunities for Resolution Institute in this sector and of any emerging practice issues or concerns.
    • To provide advice in response to queries, issues and/or initiatives of the Victorian Chapter Committee (and the Resolution Institute national office and Board) in this sector.

    Committee members skills required

    • Organisational skills
    • Planning
    • Idea generation
    • Speaker ideas and contacts
    • Interest and commitment to promoting and advancing the ADR profession in the region
    • Willingness to contribute and help
    • Reliable – do what they say they will do on time

    Express your interest here >>

  • VIC Arbitration SIG committee

    Expressions of interest close Monday 24 October

    Download the detailed Victorian Chapter Protocols >>

    Download the Arbitration SIG Committee purpose >>

    Committee size and structure

    • Maximum 10 members (with some flexibility)
    • Convenor and Secretary roles are agreed at the first meeting of the new committee
    • Convenor forms part of the Victorian Chapter committee, with additional responsibilities
    • Download a detailed

    Convenor position description >>

    Secretary position description >>

    Meetings

    • Usually once per month, agreed by availability of members
    • Time commitment of volunteers
    • Meetings are usually 1 hour per month
    • Events are usually 2 hours per month
    • If you are assisting with a particular event, there could be up to an additional 4 hours of coordination that particular month
    • The Chapter Committee also meets monthly for up to 2 hours

    Expectations

    • Committee members are expected to attend at least 75% of committee meetings and most events

    Activities

    • To develop a community of practice and network for practitioners
    • To facilitate the sharing and development of practice approaches within the DR community;
    • To identify and recommend relevant and specific training for Resolution Institute members in this sector to the Victorian Chapter Committee (and Resolution Institute national office and Board)
    • To facilitate a professional development program of shared interest for the sector
    • To encourage the use of dispute resolution within Victoria
    • To advise the Victorian Chapter Committee (and the Resolution Institute national office and Board) of development and/or consultation opportunities for Resolution Institute in this sector and of any emerging practice issues or concerns.
    • To provide advice in response to queries, issues and/or initiatives of the Victorian Chapter Committee (and the Resolution Institute national office and Board) in this sector.

    Committee members skills required

    • Organisational skills
    • Planning
    • Idea generation
    • Speaker ideas and contacts
    • Interest and commitment to promoting and advancing the ADR profession in the region
    • Willingness to contribute and help
    • Reliable – do what they say they will do on time

    Express your interest here >>

  • VIC Mediation SIG Committee

    Expressions of interest close Monday 24 October

    Download the detailed Victorian Chapter Protocols >>

    Download the Mediation SIG Committee purpose >>

    Committee size and structure

    • Maximum 10 members (with some flexibility)
    • Convenor and Secretary roles are agreed at the first meeting of the new committee
    • Convenor forms part of the Victorian Chapter committee, with additional responsibilities
    • Download a detailed

    Convenor position description >>

    Secretary position description >>

    Meetings

    • Usually once per month, agreed by availability of members
    • Time commitment of volunteers
    • Meetings are usually 1 hour per month
    • Events are usually 2 hours per month
    • If you are assisting with a particular event, there could be up to an additional 4 hours of coordination that particular month
    • The Chapter Committee also meets monthly for up to 2 hours

    Expectations

    • Committee members are expected to attend at least 75% of committee meetings and most events

    Activities

    • To develop a community of practice and network for practitioners
    • To facilitate the sharing and development of practice approaches within the DR community;
    • To identify and recommend relevant and specific training for Resolution Institute members in this sector to the Victorian Chapter Committee (and Resolution Institute national office and Board)
    • To facilitate a professional development program of shared interest for the sector
    • To encourage the use of dispute resolution within Victoria
    • To advise the Victorian Chapter Committee (and the Resolution Institute national office and Board) of development and/or consultation opportunities for Resolution Institute in this sector and of any emerging practice issues or concerns.
    • To provide advice in response to queries, issues and/or initiatives of the Victorian Chapter Committee (and the Resolution Institute national office and Board) in this sector.

    Committee members skills required

    • Organisational skills
    • Planning
    • Idea generation
    • Speaker ideas and contacts
    • Interest and commitment to promoting and advancing the ADR profession in the region
    • Willingness to contribute and help
    • Reliable – do what they say they will do on time

    Express your interest here >>

  • VIC Statutory SIG committee

    Expressions of interest close Monday 24 October

    Download the detailed Victorian Chapter Protocols >>

    Download the Statutory SIG Committee purpose >>

    Committee size and structure

    • Maximum 10 members (with some flexibility)
    • Convenor and Secretary roles are agreed at the first meeting of the new committee
    • Convenor forms part of the Victorian Chapter committee, with additional responsibilities
    • Download a detailed

    Convenor position description >>

    Secretary position description >>

    Meetings

    • Usually once per month, agreed by availability of members
    • Time commitment of volunteers
    • Meetings are usually 1 hour per month
    • Events are usually 2 hours per month
    • If you are assisting with a particular event, there could be up to an additional 4 hours of coordination that particular month
    • The Chapter Committee also meets monthly for up to 2 hours

    Expectations

    • Committee members are expected to attend at least 75% of committee meetings and most events

    Activities

    • To develop a community of practice and network for practitioners
    • To facilitate the sharing and development of practice approaches within the DR community;
    • To identify and recommend relevant and specific training for Resolution Institute members in this sector to the Victorian Chapter Committee (and Resolution Institute national office and Board)
    • To facilitate a professional development program of shared interest for the sector
    • To encourage the use of dispute resolution within Victoria
    • To advise the Victorian Chapter Committee (and the Resolution Institute national office and Board) of development and/or consultation opportunities for Resolution Institute in this sector and of any emerging practice issues or concerns.
    • To provide advice in response to queries, issues and/or initiatives of the Victorian Chapter Committee (and the Resolution Institute national office and Board) in this sector.

    Committee members skills required

    • Organisational skills
    • Planning
    • Idea generation
    • Speaker ideas and contacts
    • Interest and commitment to promoting and advancing the ADR profession in the region
    • Willingness to contribute and help
    • Reliable – do what they say they will do on time

    Express your interest here >>

  • WA Chapter committee

    Expressions of interest close Friday 4 November

    Committee size and structure

    • Maximum 12 members (with some flexibility)
    • Chair, Vice Chair, Notetaker and Treasurer positions are agreed at the first meeting of the new committee.
    • Subcommittees for Determinative and Facilitative events are agreed at the first meeting of the new committee.

    Meetings

    • Usually once per month, agreed by availability of members
      Has been second Tuesday of each month at 1pm this year

    Time commitment of volunteers

    • Meetings are usually 1 hour per month
    • Events are usually 2 hours per month
    • If you are assisting with a particular event, there could be up to an additional 4 hours of coordination that particular month

    Expectations

    • Committee members are expected to attend most meetings.
    • This small team is seeking members who can attend at least 50% of planned events and meetings.

    Activities

    • Planning and organizing a monthly calendar of professional development events, including arbitration and adjudication masterclasses
    • Assistance in running events
    • Discussion of issues relevant to promoting ADR practice in our community

    Committee members skills required

    • Organisational skills
    • Planning
    • Idea generation
    • Speaker ideas and contacts
    • Interest and commitment to promoting and advancing the ADR profession in the region
    • Willingness to contribute and help
    • Reliable – do what they say they will do on time

    Express your interest here >>