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Webinar | Reflective Supervision: how and when to apply reflective practice principles and methods in mediation supervision

with Michael Lang and Jodie Grant

Wednesday 17 August, 2022 | Online

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (AEST)

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Reflective Supervision: how and when to apply reflective practice principles and methods in mediation supervision

We’ll be joined by Michael Lang, a prominent international leader (based in Florida, USA) in the field of conflict resolution with a special interest in reflective practice on which he has published widely and Jodie Grant (based in Melbourne, Australia) who has 20 years integrating dispute resolution practice with education and supervision following a career in social work with special interests in supervision/reflective practice and trauma informed practice.

In this practical session participants will learn:

  • The basic principles and methods of reflective practice along with the immediate and long-term benefits of using these methods for learning through and from experience.
  • The 5 essential elements of mediator supervision.
  • To identify supervision situations in which reflective practice is a useful approach and to distinguish when to use other methods.
  • Through a live demonstration, how to apply reflective practice principles and methods in mediation supervision.

Following a brief presentation on reflective practice and its application to mediator supervision, the presenters will conduct a live simulation of reflective practice supervision.

Throughout there will be opportunities for questions.


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About the speakers

Michael Lang

Michael Lang is a Florida, US based mediator with more than 40 years' experience as a practising mediator, trainer and academic. He is a prominent international leader in the field of conflict resolution with a special interest in reflective practice on which he has published widely.

Michael is the founding Director of the Master of Arts Program in Conflict Resolution at Antioch University; he served in a similar role at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC. Michael served as Editor-in-Chief of Mediation Quarterly (now Conflict Resolution Quarterly) from 1995-2001. Michael has authored numerous articles on mediation practice and is co-author of The Making of a Mediator: Developing Artistry in Practice (2000) and The Guide to Reflective Practice in Conflict Resolution (2019).

Putting into practice the notions he’s written about, Michael currently facilitates 8 monthly reflective practice groups.


Jodie Grant

For the past 20 years, Jodie has held a dual lens working simultaneously in both Dispute Resolution practice and Training/Education.

Jodie is a registered and accredited Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) Practitioner and Nationally accredited Mediator. Jodie’s professional mediation practice includes Family Dispute Resolution (assisting separating couples with parenting and property matters), Family Mediations, Parent-Adolescent Mediations, Elder Mediations and Workplace Mediations. Her mediation practice has a focus on relationship issues.

Since 2014 Jodie has continued to work as a Restorative Engagement Facilitator for the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce and OCO – DEFENCE, National Redress Schemes for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and the Restorative Engagement and Redress Scheme supporting Victoria Police employees, former and current, who have experienced workplace sex discrimination or sexual harassment. Jodie has facilitated many direct personal responses over this time for a range of government and non-government agencies. Jodie also contracts privately to facilitate direct responses. Jodie has run over 40 Restorative Engagement Conferences.

Jodie has trained FDRPs and mediators (including accreditation) for many years, this has included developing and running accredited courses. She has a variety of training/education roles contracting as a coach, sessional teacher and guest lecturer for many of Australia’s (South Eastern) universities in their FDR, Mediation and Dispute Resolution Law courses. Additionally, Jodie develops and presents a wide range of bespoke Professional Development training options and short courses, both specialised and general, tailored programs within the Not for Profit (NFP) sector, community services, welfare, education and legal services fields.

Jodie also provides clinical supervision and reflective practice through her private practice Shifting Sands.

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