Learning & events

PDG event | Future directions in theory and practice

with Fiona Hollier, Laurence Boulle, and Mieke Brandon

Wednesday 10 April 2019 | Brisbane

This first Queensland professional development session for 2019 will explore recent insights into the theory, practice and community with a focus on the ethical underpinnings and challenges for dispute resolution practice from different perspectives.

Ann-Maree David, CEO The College of Law, will introduce the College.

Fiona Hollier, CEO Resolution Institute, will present on how Resolution Institute is responding to the challenges of the future which is being shaped by rapid technological development and changing expectations about service delivery.

Then, leading Queensland authors and Resolution Institute members will present themes from their new books. Laurence Boulle, will present on new knowledge, new competencies. Rachael Field, will present on new ethics, what are the implications and impacts? And Mieke Brandon will present a new family scenario and facilitate discussion around knowledge, competencies and ethics in practice.

This event will have a door prize, a copy of "Mediation in Australia" by Laurence Boulle and Rachael Field.

About the presenters

Fiona Hollier is the CEO of Resolution Institute. She oversees the wide range of Resolution Institute services, builds relationships with important stakeholders, represents the interests of members and supports the Board in responding to the needs of members and the community. Fiona’s 26 years’ experience as a dispute resolver gives her very helpful first-hand knowledge of how satisfying and how challenging it is to be a dispute resolution professional.

Laurence Boulle AM is Adjunct Professor at Bond University and ACU Sydney, and Belle Wiese Professor of Legal Ethics at Newcastle Law School. He is a practising mediator and FDRP , co-chair of the Australian Dispute Resolution Association, Chair of the National Mediation Conference Board and past chair of NADRAC and the Mediator Standards Board.

Rachael Field is a Professor in the Law school at the Bond University. She is co-director of the Bond Dispute Resolution Centre, a member of the Executive of the Bond Centre for Professional Legal Education, and co-founder of the Australian Dispute Resolution Research Network. She is an Australian learning and teaching fellow , a senior fellow of the higher education academy and was the 2013 Queensland women lawyer of the year. * Is no longer presenting due unforeseen circumstances.*

Mieke Brandon and Linda Fisher, both FDRP and NMAS accredited, have been long time members of LEADR then Resolution Institute. They bring more than 30 years’ experience as adult educators, practitioners, lecturers, researchers, trainers, coaches, clinical supervisors and authors. The recent 4th edition of Mediating with Families book, first published in 2002 has become over the years ‘the book’ for family mediators and FDRPs in Australia.

Thanks to The College of Law for generously supporting this event