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Using shuttle mediation effectively in FDR

3 August 2017

Time: 5:30 PM -7:00 PM
Venue: Resolution Institute Rooms
Level 1
13-15 Bridge Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Note: Resolution Institute lifts will be out of service from June- September 2018. During this time, the only access to the building will be through the back lane via stairs with an access card. If you have any access requirements or are unable to take the stairs, please contact us at 02 9251 3366

$25.00 Members

$10.00 Student members

$35.00 Guests

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Thursday, 3 August

Shuttle mediation may be used in FDR for a number of reasons: the history of the conflict, the nature of the dispute and one party’s strong preference may indicate that shuttle is appropriate. Since it takes time to shuttle information between parties located in different rooms, mediators need more negotiation skills to facilitate this process.

This seminar will look at why shuttle mediation is appropriate in FDR and how it can be used effectively. It will highlight the advantages and disadvantages of different models of shuttle mediation. The seminar will also look at the practice of shuttle mediation and identify some tips and strategies for working in the process.

Join your Family Special Interest Group and our guest speaker Linda Kochanski to gain a better understanding of the model together with additional skills to enable you to use shuttle mediation effectively in FDR.

About Linda Kochanski

Linda initially specialised in Family and Criminal law before being trained at Relationships Australia Queensland in the early 1990s as a mediator and has worked in FDR ever since.

Since 2000 Linda has been working for Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology and Bond University as a lecturer and co-ordinator of programs and courses, where she specialises in DR training. She was Co Director of the Dispute Resolution Centre at Bond University between 2012 and 2015. She is presently the Practice Leader for FDRP and Mediation Programs, College of Law (Australia).

She has published and presents regularly nationally and internationally on DR particularly on multi generational family mediations and the evolution of child informed mediation. Most recently she was Chair of the Australian National Mediation Conference Board 2016 and was elected to the National Mediation Standards Board in 2016.