30 July 2021

Aotearoa New Zealand update | July 2021



The New Zealand Conference
As mentioned last month we are very pleased to be able to provide our Spotlight on Practice conference in Wellington on November 16 and 17. 

The conference programme is now fully in place and there are many exciting sessions. We have been fortunate to receive support from many great presenters which has made our programme one of the best I have ever seen. This is a result of many hours of work by Laura who has done a fantastic job!

We have also established a comprehensive COVID-19 response plan so that attendees know what happens if we unfortunately have another COVID-19 event. Our venue provider – Rydges Wellington – has been super cooperative in providing us with good options if we need to make changes.

Please visit our conference website and register now.

Michael Klug Award
Nominations are now open for the Michael Klug award.

This is one of Resolution Institute’s highest awards. It is awarded to ‘a person or persons who in the previous 12 months has contributed towards the peaceful resolution of conflict in the best interests of the community’.

There have been some outstanding dispute resolution practitioners from both Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand who have been granted this award.

If you know someone who you think has made an outstanding contribution to the dispute resolution community then please let us know.

You can send in your nominations here.

Membership Renewal
A big thank you to all those that have renewed their Resolution Institute membership.

If you haven’t renewed, you need to do so urgently especially if you hold any mediation accreditation. If your membership lapses, then your accreditation also ceases to be active.

Mediation Five-day Workshop in Wellington
Registrations are now open for our next highly rated mediation workshop. It is in Wellington between November 8-12 and is filling fast.

The training meets the requirements for the Resolution Institute Mediation Accreditation system in New Zealand. The course has a strong skills development orientation. The programme includes demonstrations, simulation role plays offering experiential learning along with personalised coaching and feedback from highly skilled mediators.

If you know of anyone who you think would benefit from this training, please let them know. Early bird rates currently apply, and we offer discounts for groups. More information can be found here.

Wellbeing in Australia
There is no doubt our fellow dispute resolution practitioners in Australia are ‘doing it tough’ with COVID-19 on the increase and the need to be in lockdown. The Resolution Institute Australian Sydney team continue to be required to work from home which is very challenging for all of them. And I am sure many of us have family and friends across the ditch as I do.

If you are in contact with any of the Resolution Institute ‘family’ in Australia, please let them know we are thinking of them and hope they stay safe.  We all know what lockdown is like and it is not fun!

Stay safe
Kind regards

Trevor Slater