Learning & events

CPD event | Virtual Practice Group NZ 2022

Starts 3 March | Online

Facilitated by a team of New Zealand members this practice group will meet 5 times over 2022, March, May, July, September and November, offering a 1.5 hour facilitated discussion to join colleagues and share thoughts, questions and insights of dispute resolution practice.

The facilitator team will be informed by the group as to areas of focus and create a forum for discussion. If an expert voice on a particular topic is requested the facilitator team will access this through the Resolution Institute network. The group is specifically targeting NZ members working in dispute resolution practice which broadly sits under a facilitative model e.g. mediation, family dispute resolution, conciliation, restorative practice.

2022 Virtual Practice Group Facilitator Team (Shireen Drew, Dorothy Alofivae, William Hursthouse).

The practice group will meet on the following dates over 2022 from 5.30 - 7.00pm on Zoom (link provided in registration confirmation):

  • Thursday 3 March
  • Thursday 5 May
  • Thursday 7 July
  • Thursday 1 September
  • Thursday 3 November

Once registered, we will send you a reminder in the week prior to each session. Please note all dates in your diary, these will not change.

These practice sessions are free to members. Each session will contribute 1.5 hours of CPD under the Resolution Institute mediation accreditation scheme. CPD applied for Resolution Institute members in their CPD tracker for those who register and attend.

Please note the group size for this practice group is limited to 20, so please register early to avoid disappointment.

This is a member only event, please note you will need to be logged in as a member in order to register.

Technology required: Zoom application, PC/laptop/tablet/smartphone, Internet connection, sound/speakers or a headset and an in-built microphone.

Accessing the virtual practice group: Virtual practice groups are run using Zoom as our online platform.

  • How do I access the virtual practice group?

    You will receive the Zoom link in your registration confirmation email.

  • What do I need on my computer or device to take part in a virtual practice group?

    You will ideally need a computer or device with a camera and microphone and good Internet coverage. You will need to make sure that you can access ‘Zoom’ in your browser. You can download and install Zoom prior or as part of the process when you first click the Zoom link.

    System requirements

    You may join the virtual practice group from your PC, Mac, Linux or mobile devices (IOS or Android). Click here to learn about:

    Supported operating systems, tablets and mobile devices

    Supported browsers

    Required device processor and RAM

    Internet connectivity

    Join a Zoom test meeting to test your Internet connectivity.

    Check here for recommended Internet bandwidth.


    You will need speakers or headphones to listen to the speaker. Check that your headphones or speakers are connected and the volume is turned on (where applicable).

    You may also need to check the Audio Settings on Zoom once you have logged in.

  • How can I access technical support?




    Resolution Institute Sydney office : +61 2 9251 3366 (Landline) | 1800 651 650 (Freecall)

    Resolution Institute Wellington office: +64 4 470 0110 (Landline) | 0800 453 237 (Freecall)

    Zoom Help Centre

    If you require urgent assistance and are unable to reach the Resolution Institute office, please contact Zoom Help Centre and choose Free or Pro plan subscribers - Chat Live to begin the chat session. You will be required to provide the event’s Webinar ID that’s on your confirmation email. Zoom chat support is available 24/7.