Learning & events

PDG event | Dispute resolution walkshop

with Laurence Boulle

Friday 25 October 2019 | Gold Coast

Falling off the Cliffs?

This is part of a series of dispute resolution 'walkshops' Laurence Boulle has conducted around the country – the most recent was at the National Mediation Conference in Canberra.

These are informal and flexible walking and talking 'walkshops' where both delicate discourse and ambulatory action can change direction at the wishes of the group. The key idea is to connect with the sights and scents of nature while conversing with professional companions as we engage in two kinds of journeys, one professional and the other recreational.

Dispute resolution practitioners new and old will discuss the relevance of impartiality and self-determination as key values of mediation while walking along the stunning cliffs of the Gold Coast. On firm footing ourselves, we shall discuss whether mediation’s old value propositions are falling off the cliffs.

The walk commences at 5 pm sharp from the front lawn (beachside) of Club Talle.
This will be an ocean walk approximately 1.3 kms long. For more information, click here.

About the presenter

Laurence Boulle 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.