Learning & events

Online | Geelong | Interactive zoom meeting with local committee

Wednesday 14 April 2021 | 5.30-6.30pm AEST | Online

All members in the Geelong, Surf Coast, Bellarine and surrounding areas who have an interest in establishing local networks of people with like mind and interests are encouraged to join in and meet the new Committee members–perhaps consider joining the Committee yourself.

Our aim is to build a local conflict and dispute resolution professional network. This meeting will focus on understanding the learning and networking preferences of our local Resolution Institute members.

The current group are enthusiastic about establishing a local committee to address the professional development opportunities for members and will focus on addressing the learning and network needs of Geelong, Surf Coast, Bellarine, and surrounding areas.

During this session, we will explore individual areas of interest for professional development from which we will build a calendar of events for the remainder of the year.

Meet the committee members

Jeanette Kinahan

Jeanette specialises in workplace conflict resolution, restorative engagement and workplace health and wellbeing and is a mediator and conflict management coach. Jeanette has a health background and has undertaken extensive professional development in her fields of expertise. Jeanette has previously worked as a Conciliator for health complaints (NSW) and workers compensation (VIC) disputes. Jeanette also served on the Board of RI and was Chair of the Victorian Chapter for LEADR and then Co Chair for RI in Victoria. Jeanette has also received a LEADR award for the professional development of others in conflict and dispute resolution and a PIEF award for her outstanding contribution to personal injury management in Australia. Needless to say, Jeanette is passionate about ongoing professional development and facilitating sharing of expertise in these areas.

Yvonne Sumner
RN, RM Grad Dip PHC, LLB, Grad Dip Law Practice, Master of Business Management(Personal Injury) & NMAS Accreditation

Yvonne is a Conciliation Officer at Accident Compensation Conciliation Service specialising in Worker’s Compensation disputes. She has health/law qualifications and over 25 years’ experience working across industries including Victorian and NSW Worker’s Compensation and Personal Injury, Health Dispute Resolution, Health Programs & Project Management (public and private sector) and People Leadership.

Carol Young
NMAS, Conflict Mgt Coach, OT, B. Apps Sci (OT), Post Grad Dip (OHS), Auditor (OHS); Bus Dip (HR)

Carol specialises in work workplace injury management, workplace conflict management and workplace health and wellbeing. She has had over 29 years’ experience working within this speciality field. Carol had been awarded the President’s Award in recognition for outstanding dedication, contribution, and commitment to the Workplace Rehabilitation Industry. Carol also invests in the learning of others through the Occupational Therapy Mentoring Program