Resolution Institute is incredibly lucky to have so many members who regularly volunteer their time in member groups to assist our small operational team achieve our common goals. In 2019, we expanded the member group program enabling more ways for members to contribute. Chapters and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) were renamed as Professional Development Groups. New group types were also created, they were Professional Development Networks and Growth Working Groups.
We are always looking for enthusiastic, reliable and committed Resolution Institute members to be part of our member groups.
Professional Development Groups - AU | Professional Development Groups - NZ | Frequently asked questions
Professional Development Groups work with the Resolution Institute office, to provide stimulating professional learning and networking events at the local level. They contribute a vital element of Resolution Institute services in Australia by connecting personally with Resolution Institute members in their city.
Can I submit an EOI to join a new group in a new location?
What is involved in being a member of a Professional Development Group?
Professional Development Groups meet to organise and host local networking and professional development events. Typically, groups meet monthly for one hour and share the task of hosting events run approximately once per month for two hours. Groups work well when members enjoy planning, organising and assisting to run professional development events, and commit to and be available to attend most group meetings and events. Events are also most successful when members also support the promotion of events in consultation with Resolution Institute office.
What personal qualities and skills do members of professional development group need?
- Enthusiastic about DR
- Committed to promoting the professional development of colleagues and growth of DR
- Eager to contribute and help
- Willing to use your contacts, networks and initiative to invite interesting speakers
- Able to generate idea, to plan and organise events
- Reliable – able to do what you say you will and do it on time
How does the group selection process work?
Each expression of interest is provided to the Chair of the current group (where one currently exists). At the end of each year the group decides who the members will be for the following year. If you express an interest during the year, your interest will be forwarded to the existing group and they will decide whether to invite you to join or ask you to reapply for the next year.
Professional Development Group members
The current members of Professional Development Groups are listed below. To learn more about a member click on her/his name to view her/his Resolution Institute Member Directory listing.
Brisbane Professional Development Group
Newcastle Professional Development Group
Sydney Determinative Professional Development Group
Sydney Facilitative Professional Development Group
Canberra Professional Development Group
Melbourne Adjudication Professional Development Group
Melbourne Determinative Professional Development Group
Melbourne Facilitative Professional Development Group
Hobart Professional Development Group
Adelaide Professional Development Group
Perth Professional Development Group
The Aotearoa New Zealand Professional Development Group is the voice of members and advises the Board and staff of Resolution Institute on:
- Professional development and training, both online and face to face
- Resolution Institute membership matters
- Policy and advocacy matters affecting the role of dispute resolvers in Aotearoa New Zealand
- The strategy and policies of Resolution Institute itself and relevant issues that may arise from time to time.
- How Resolution Institute can best reflect and respond to our bi-cultural context in Aotearoa New Zealand and our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Aotearoa New Zealand Professional Development Group members
The current members of the Aotearoa New Zealand Professional Development Group are listed below.