Resolution Institute conference

Spotlight on practice

16–17 October 2019, Wellington NZ

Programme 2019

Time to select your workshops!You have the opportunity to attend six 1.5 hour workshops over the two days, along with a couple of plenary sessions, Spotlight Table Workshops and networking opportunities. Once you have registered you will be sent a link to the workshop selection survey (all those registered will receive 11-12 September).

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includes content targeted specifically at RJ facilitators
includes content targeted specifically at mediators in a range of contexts
although this session offers perspective from a specific context (either RJ or mediation) there will be learning for all

Day 1

Wednesday 16 October 2019

8.45 Mihi Whakatau and opening

9.15 Spotlight table workshops - Putting the focus on some topics of your choice

10.30 Morning Tea
11.00 Workshop Session 1

Swimming between the flags: mediating in the shark-infested waters of organizational change with David Bryson

Multi-party mediation tools with Hayden Wilson

Mediation with a Māori perspective with Hinemoa Dixon

My heart said do it, but my head said don't! mBIT - Multiple brain integration techniques with Ava Gibson and Trevor Slater

12.30 Lunch
1.00 Optional special interest discussion session: Update on the Farm Debt Mediation Bill
1.30 Workshop session 2

Positive framing, reframing and questioning - defining the labels and the art of doing with Bruce Cottrill

Tomorrow's Practice: navigating the new landscape Simon Tupman

Understanding cognitive impairment and associated implications in dispute resolution with Emma Fromings

A facilitated conversation about the role of support people in Restorative Justice facilitated by Jon Everest

3.00 Afternoon tea
3.30 Workshop Session 3

Positive framing, reframing and questioning - defining the labels and the art of doing with Bruce Cottrill

Tomorrow's Practice: navigating the new landscape Simon Tupman

Safe, supportive, sensitive - Complaints involving our LGBTI communities with Sam Mclean and Taine Polkinghorne

You cannot wipe away tears without getting your hands wet with Danny Poa and Madeleine Taylor

5.00 Formal end of the day

5 - 6.00 Join us pre-dinner networking drinks
6.30 Dinner - Head out to a choice of funky Cuba Street restaurants with a group of DR colleagues and a fabulous host. (Optional register on the day - pay for your meal at the restaurant)


Day 2 Thursday 17 October 2019
9.00 Workshop Session 4

A panel discussion session on updates in the Family Justice System and implications for FDR facilitated by Lesley Ashworth

Reading between the lines of culture: developing intercultural empathy with Jennifer Mahony and Dr Michael Ligaliga

Connecting, guiding and resolving - negotiation skills for mediators with Trevor Slater

Culture Shock: urban perspectives on working across cultures in Aotearoa New Zealand with Irirangi Mako, Lise Wikitera and Kainee Aguilar

10.30 Morning tea
11.00 Workshop Session 5

Are you getting the best out of your professional supervision? A snapshot of what an effective supervision session might look like with Lesley Ashworth

Reading between the lines of culture: developing intercultural empathy with Jennifer Mahony and Dr Michael Ligaliga

Without the whites of their eyes: dispute resolution over the phone with Sarah Ramsay

The FV-RJ 'fit' - understanding family violence programmes and the timing for a Restorative Justice process with Mike Cagney and Jon Everest

12.30 Lunch
1.00 Optional special interest discussion sessions:
  • Sharing online tools you use in your DR practice
  • Clarifying the new RJ standards and FV forms. Bring your questions for the MoJ
1.30 Workshop Session 6

Word for Word - True or False? How to communicate with non-English speakers through an interpreter with Inna Palmer

The 4th Party: harnessing technology to support resolution with Richard Binner and Denise Evans

Getting to the heart of the matter with David Hurley

Risk-Need-Responsivity Assessment Framework: what it is and what it means for practitioners with Mike Cagney

3.00 Afternoon tea

3.30 Plenary - Adjusting the lens: responding to change in the dispute resolution context
with Matalena Leaupepe, Director, Government Centre for Dispute Resolution; Moera Brown, Restorative Justice, Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou and Simon Roughton, Orb Solutions

4.45 Poroporoaki and close

5.00 Finish
Programme timing and sessions could change as we finalise details.