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Webinar recording | Elder mediation in the retirement village context

with Dale Bagshaw, Margaret Halsmith and Anet Kate

pre-recorded | Online
The panellists were great! Very knowledgeable and experienced with a wealth of information.
Very interesting, very relevant for any elder interaction. Thank you!

The first in a series on elder mediation run in association with EMAN (Elder Medation Australasian Network), includes three presenters who first of all briefly defined elder mediation and how it differs from other forms of mediation, then discussed the nature of mediation in the retirement village context, the issues and challenges that elder mediators face and the value of having specific training and certification as an elder mediator in this context.

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About the speakers

Anna Quinn

Dr Dale Bagshaw
Adjunct Associate Professor,
University of South Australia

Dale is a nationally accredited mediator and an internationally certified elder mediator with EMIN. In 2013, she initiated and now Chairs the Elder Mediation Australasian Network (EMAN), is a Board member of the Elder Mediation International Network (EMIN) and a longstanding Member of the SA Health Department’s ‘Safeguarding the Rights on Older Adults’ Steering Committee.

She was previously a Head of School, Social Work and Social Policy at UniSA and was the Program Director for postgraduate courses in Mediation and Conflict Resolution from 1993 until she retired in 2009.

Dale has been the President of the Asia Pacific Mediation Forum since 2001, which has organised 9 conferences in the region. She has published 10 major research reports (including on elder abuse and elder mediation), 19 book chapters and 36 refereed journal articles, co-authored two books, presented approximately 100 national and international conference papers and has trained mediators in 11 different countries.

Since her retirement from UniSA she has been a Visiting Professor and Examiner for the Mediation and Conflict Transformation Program at the National University of Ireland and more recently has conducted many elder mediation training programs in Australia and NZ.

Dale has received many awards for her pioneering work in the mediation field including the Association for Conflict Resolution's John Haynes Distinguished Mediator Award (2019), the Resolution Institute Practitioners’ Award (2015), the LEADR Michael Klug Award (2014), and EMIN’s Sherren Award (2013) for her leadership and knowledge sharing with regard to research and best practice in elder mediation.

Anna Quinn

Margaret Halsmith
Experienced mediator, coach and trainer

Margaret has been mediating full time and teaching at universities as well as providing training and professional clinical supervision for over 25 years. She was the Chair of the Board of Resolution Institute from 2007 – 2017 and was on the Board from 2004. Margaret has Resolution Institute Advanced Mediation Accreditation, NMAS Accreditation and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Accreditation.

Halsmith Dispute Resolution, her dispute resolution and professional development practice spans workplace, business-to business, interpersonal and family settings is described at hdr.net.au, her blog is Mediation Musings and her Twitter handle is @HalsmithDisRes.

Margaret is a member of the inaugural board of EMAN (Elder Mediation Australasian Network) and is a finalist in the Australasian Law Awards in the Mediator of the Year Award

Anna Quinn

Anet Kate
Mediator and conflict management professional

Since 1990 Anet has mediated, coached, lectured (AUT, AU) in public, private, and community areas. Qualifications: politics, law, and conflict resolution.

Professional focus: Mindful-Transformative methods of bringing peace to conflict.

Specialist fields: Mediating in the shadow of the law, elder (including testamentary & succession planning), construction, mediation in secondary schools & universities, ethnic community mediation & facilitation, Accident Compensation Corporation, Health, Disability, and Family Law (relationship property, generational, EIP, and FDR disputes)..

Anet contributes to the development of dispute resolution by research and writing in areas such as the FDR, inter-cultural & diversity issues, new frontiers of practice such as Online DR, Refugee and New Migrant (e.g. inter-community; inter-generational), and the use of Testamentary Mediation. Recent articles:

“In Different Voices: refugee and new migrants’ engagement with dispute resolution”, JIMI, Springer online, September 2018.

“Inheritance disputes and testamentary mediation”, NZFLJ (2018) Vol 9, Issue 7.

Refugee Research Project methodology (Open Source, expected in 2020).

Anet is a Fellow of the Resolution Institute and holds advanced mediation accreditation. In 2015 Anet was awarded the Resolution Institute Practitioner award for significant contribution to Dispute Resolution. She has given webinars on Testamentary Mediation & Refugee: Dispute Resolution.

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