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Contributions from the National Mediation Conference 2016 published

A special issue of the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, published by Thomson Reuters, features a selection of articles based on papers presented at the National Mediation Conference in September 2016 on the Gold Coast. It is the initiative of the Co-Convenors of the National Mediation Conference Board 2016: Mieke Brandon and Callum Campbell.

Resolution Institute was proud to sponsor the 2016 NMC and encourages all DR professionals to access the journal for professional learning. Based on the conference theme of "Thought, Innovation and Creativity: The Next Decade", this special issue shares thoughts and research on the following topics:

  • focusing on workable solutions for the future rather than merely resolving conflict;
  • the importance of adapting mediation training to suit different cultural contexts;
  • the crucial role that good pre-mediation preparation and professional support play in delivering results; and
  • conflict resolution models which can be used when financial or human resources are limited.

For a summary of each article listed below read the Table of Contents >>

  • Solution-focused Family Dispute Resolution (Fredrike P Bannink)
  • The Essential Nature of a Collaborative Practice Group for Successful Collaborative Lawyers (Pauline Collins and Marilyn Scott
  • Whose Role is it to Support the Child’s Right to Culture in Australia? (Bethaina Dababneh)
  • Beyond Resolution – Conceptualising the Shift from Resolution to Defusion in FDR (Andi Doerr)
  • Working with Trans or Gender Diverse, Intersex and/or Non-heterosexual Clients: Advice for Mediators (Samantha Hardy, Olivia Rundle and Damien W Riggs)
  • Co-creating Mediation Models: Adapting Mediation Practices when Working across Cultures (Judith Herrmann and Claire Holland)
  • Before Mediation: Designing Processes for the Next Decade – Matching Process with the Purpose (Jill Howieson and Lisanne Iriks)
  • Voluntas: Volunteer Conflict Management for the Volunteering Sector (Stephen Lancken and Jay Qin)
  • Cutting Edge … Cutting the Cost: The Business Case for Conflict Coaching in a Government Workplace (Noelene Salmon)

Click here to obtain a copy of this Special Issue >>