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Professional supervision

Professional Supervision is increasingly being acknowledged as an important component of ongoing professional learning and development for mediators.

Supervision register (NZ)

We keep a register of people who offer supervision services to mediators. The register is in the Members Area of the web site>>  If you would like to be added to this register of people offering supervision services, complete the application form and email to infonz@resolution.instituteProfessional Supervision Register application form

Online group professional supervision

Our New Zealand office offers Online Group Supervision, facilitated by experienced professional supervisors. This is a cost and time-effective approach to professional supervision. Participants benefit from discussion with mediator colleagues as well as a supervisor. 

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Online group supervisors

Jane Schaverien is a member of the Advanced Panel of LEADR. She has been mediating and facilitating since 1987. In her private practice Jane trains and supervises mediators. She has worked as a mediator in many fields including family, workplace, weathertight, health and disability, retirement villages and also in commercial disputes as a Disputes Tribunal Referee.

Ava Gibson is a LEADR Accredited Mediator and a LEADR coach and assessor. Ava has mediation/facilitation experience in the education, health, disability, family and community sectors.  As the former CEO of LEADR, Ava was involved in the piloting of online group professional supervision. Ava is a trained coach and professional supervisor and has been providing professional supervision as part of her private practice for the last 7 years.

Margaret Halsmith has almost 20 years of experience as a family mediator and FDRP.  Margaret continues to mediate full time across a broad range of areas including family.  Margaret is committed to the promotion, development, acceptance and usage of ADR. Margaret was a member of the former NADRAC and is now on the Australian Dispute Resolution Advisory Council, is Vice-Chair of the Independent Standards Commission of the International Mediation Institute and the Chair of Resolution Institute.. Margaret coaches and mentors mediators and has been providing professional supervision for mediators since the 1990s.