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Webinar | Why Am I Here? Remembering mediation's core: self-determination by Alysoun Boyle

21 September 2017

Time: 2:00 PM -3:00 PM
Venue: Zoom Webinar

Members: $25.00 AUD

Guests: $35.00 AUD

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Thursday, 21 September 2017
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM (AEST) | 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM (NZST)

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Why Am I Here? Remembering mediation's core: self-determination by Alysoun Boyle

Is self-determination just a feel-good catch phrase, or does it really mean something?

Join this thought-provoking webinar by Alysoun Boyle that explores self-determination as the fundamental principle of mediation. Using disputant self-determination as a guide, Alysoun will review facilitative mediation and the role of the mediator. She will show how each step of the mediation process and each action of the mediator are designed to protect, reinforce, and maximise disputant self-determination. Attend this webinar as an opportunity to reflect on your own practice and explore in depth the true power of mediation.

Register yourself for this skills refresher and gain valuable CPD points.

About Alysoun Boyle

Alysoun Boyle has over 20 years’ experience in the dispute resolution field in Australia, practising predominately as a mediator. She is also an experienced and respected dispute resolution trainer and educator, and has experience ind disputes system design. Alysoun holds mediator accreditation under the National Mediator Accreditation Standards (NMAS). She is also a board member of the Resolution Institute.

Having developed Australia’s first statutory court-diversion program for opiate-dependent offenders, and overseen the creation of innovative approaches for limiting overly restrictive responses to opiate dependency, the move to dispute resolution was a natural one. Strongly committed to the principles of empowerment and self-determination, she “lives” them in her dispute resolution practice. Rather than wondering whether or not people are capable of making their own decisions, she asks: “What can I do differently that will make it easier for these people to make their own decisions?”

She is a PhD candidate investigating the attributes of effective mediators, and is currently working on a separate research project with direct relevance to aged care dispute resolution and elder mediation.

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Detailed login information will be emailed to registrants as soon as the registration process is completed.


If you are unable to attend the event, this session will be recorded and all registered participants will receive access to the recording 5 working days after the event. You will have access to the recording until 31 December 2017.


This event will contribute 1 hour of CPD under the NMAS and Resolution Institute mediation accreditation schemes.

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Resolution Institute, Sydney, (02) 9251 3366

Resolution Institute, Wellington, (04) 470 0110