Gold Coast Walkshop
17 June 2018
Gold Coast Walkshop
17 June 2018, Gold Coast
Most disputes are managed indoors through negotiation, litigation, mediation and other DR processes. The participants of these processes sit in somewhat formal settings that restrain relaxation and creative thinking. Outdoors might present better problem-solving environments - at least talking about dispute resolution might be done better in the open.
Join the QLD chapter for our second dispute resolution "walkshop" with Laurence Boulle, and discover the benefits of reflecting and discussing dispute resolution in an inspiring beachside environment on the Gold Coast. Our conversations will be choreographed with the sights, smells, sounds and touch of the locality. This will allow different parts of the brain to function, limbs to be stretched, breathing to deepen and the mind to be liberated.
This DR walkshop will reflect on:
- When and how should mediation be advisory
- How we can support clients
- 2030 – looking back at how Mediation survived
- Expanding the mediator’s tool-box
We will also discuss the natural and human geography around the Burleigh headland to Burleigh SLSC and back along the way. The walkshop will conclude socially back at Club Talle.
This will be a gentle walk with wheelchair access.
About the speaker
Dr Laurence Boulle is the director of Independent Mediation Services, an organisation based in Queensland. In 1989 he established the Dispute Resolution Centre (DRC) at Bond University. At DRC he served as the director for many years and still runs workshops. As a practitioner, Laurence has experience across many areas of dispute resolution.
Laurence was a Fellow of LEADR/Resolution Institute in 2014-16 and was appointed the first Fellow of the Australian Dispute Resolution Association (ADRA) in 2015. In 2017 Laurence was elected joint chair of the ADRA and chair of the National Mediation Conference Pty Ltd. He has been on the World Bank Panel of Conciliators for foreign investment disputes since 2011. Professor Boulle has held senior academic appointments at the Universities of KwaZulu/Natal, Bond University, the University of the Witwatersrand and Australian Catholic University.