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CPD event | A mediation masterclass with Tom Stodulka and Timothy McMichael

with Tom Stodulka and Timothy McMichael

Tuesday 23 August 2022 | 9.30am–3.30pm AEST | Rydges Sydney Central, 28 Albion St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Mediation masterclass | Co-hosted by OFW and Resolution Institute

Join us on this unique CPD/CLE training event, presented by Resolution Institute and OurFamilyWizard, featuring two of Australasia’s most respected mediators, Tom Stodulka and Timothy McMichael, each respective winner of their own countries’ Law Awards Mediator of the Year. Tom and Timothy will guide participants through talks, some workshopping, demonstrations, and will provide fun and laughter; all intended to expand confidence and competence in mediation techniques and styles.

Content will include, but not be limited to screening for suitability, private meetings, use of technology, and therapeutic perspectives within mediation. Participants will also have an opportunity to learn more about OurFamilyWizard as a key tool now used by FDRPs and other Family Law Mediators and Arbitrators.

Participants will leave the workshop with an increased skill-set and will have gained knowledge from master practitioners; all the while renewing face-to-face connections after almost 30 months of COVID-19 isolation.

About the presenters

Timothy McMichael

Award winning Australasian Leader in the People/Health/Legal field; Independent Director, academic and current published author, and is featured regularly in the media.

Timothy offers a prompt, kind, professional and confidential service to individuals, to all kinds of couples, families and organisations.

Timothy is an Independent director and board member of a number of NGO’s and membership organisations on both sides of the Tasman and is a fellow of Resolution Institute.

Timothy is also a currently published author and academic researcher, and a fully qualified accredited FDR (Family Dispute Resolution) Provider also known as a family mediator. He maintains a busy private practice both in Auckland and Palmerston North.

Tom Stodulka

Tom graduated in Law at Sydney University in 1974. For the past 26 years he has specialised in mediation, having mediated over 4500 disputes throughout Australia ranging from workplace, restorative justice and historic abuse matters, family and estate law, multi-million-dollar commercial transactions, franchise disputes, and multi-party disputes involving remote indigenous communities.

Tom was a former director of LEADR, president of the NT mediation association and member of the Qld Law Society ADR committee. He was the founder of the Queensland ADR forum. He is an FDRP, has national accreditation in Australia, India, NZ, PNG and Hong Kong and is a coach and an assessor at several universities, the Australian College of Law and the Resolution Institute. He is an inaugural panel member of the Australian Mediation association and director of the Australasian Dispute resolution centre.

In 2013 he was the winner of the Resolution Institute award for excellence in the practice of dispute resolution. In 2014 he was made a fellow of the Resolution Institute and was nominated for the 2017 and 2019 National Mediator of the Year Awards. He mentors and supervises new and experienced mediators. He was recently appointed a fellow of Bond University and was awarded the Resolution Institute 2019 Mediator of the Year (Australasian Law Awards). In 2020 he was awarded facilitator of the Year in the national ADR Awards.

In the 2021 Queens’ Birthday Honours List he was awarded an AM for significant service to the law, mediation and dispute resolution.