Conference

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Presenters/Workshops

The main focus of the conference is 90 minute workshop sessions to allow greater topic depth. Workshops are focused on specific skills or learning that you can incorporate into the facilitation/mediation/dispute resolution practice work you do. Workshop presenters have presentation and training skills to ensure the workshop sessions deliver both content you can use in your practice and interactive learning.

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Day 1 - Thursday 18 October

Workshop Session 1

Brain science of conflict for adults (focused on the client in the room) Kathryn Berkett

Te Pae Oranga iwi justice panels: Indigenised practice - the new norm Irirangi Mako & Whiti Timutimu

The mediator’s role in agreement and closure Anna Quinn

Conciliation conferences - changing the frame Simon Roughton & Moira Ransom



Workshop Session 2

Brain science of ‘self-care’ for the dispute resolution practitioner Kathryn Berkett

Square peg, round hole - negotiating a legitimate space for cross-cultural decision-making? Sarah M Blake

Preparing for your restorative justice accreditation assessment Anne Evans-Scott and some other assessors

Right question, right approach, right moment: The 'what' and 'how' of questioning Paul Hutcheson



Workshop Session 3

Brain science of conflict for children (developmental stages) Kathryn Berkett

The art of engagement Janine Carroll

When mediation goes bad Nina Khouri

Right question, right approach, right moment: The 'what' and 'how' of questioning Paul Hutcheson (session repeat)


Day 2 - Friday 19 October

Workshop Session 4

Evaluating our own practice – are we kidding ourselves? Moira Ransom

Chess v draughts: cross culture dispute resolution Everard Halbert

Conversational Intelligence® Ava Gibson

Building a mediation career Panel facilitated by Hayden Wilson



Workshop Session 5

From the horse’s mouth - how did the parties find the process? A restorative feedback circle for parties who have used different conflict resolution services Jon Everest

Developing victim focused processes for family violence and sexual violence RJ processes Fiona Landon and Jennifer Annan

Chess v draughts: cross culture dispute resolution Everard Halbert (session repeat)

Is your business safe? – Using risk analysis to increase success Trevor Slater



Workshop Session 6

Conversational Intelligence® Ava Gibson

Making the first call count: Finding the words that will encourage people to take the next step in restorative justice (or any DR process) Jennifer Parker and Maximillian Scott-Murray

Using mediation skills and technology for facilitating large group consultation Phillip Hart

Conciliation conferences - changing the frame Simon Roughton & Moira Ransom (session repeat)