LEADR - Association of Dispute Resolvers


  January 2016 Visit www.resolution.institute

Legal update

Interim relief and the use of emergency arbitration (EA)
The introduction of EA proceedings globally and in the prominent 2012 ICC Rules represents a welcome addition to the international arbitral landscape >>

Thanks to Philip Dawson (Partner), Romain Cecere, Mark Curry, Felipe Pereira and William Stefanidis from Clayton Utz, for preparation of the Legal Update

Articles and Resources

The reciprocal value of presenting DR research
adrresearch.com.au: Dr Kathy Douglas of RMIT University, discusses how peer feedback can lead to valuable 'aha' moments >>

From impasse to fruitful dialogue
shawmediation.com.au: Alison Shaw suggests that introducing fresh information can move a joint session out of dead lock >> 

VBA releases data on Security of Payments 2015 
vic.gov.au: Statistical and other information available here >>

Are our personal views inside or in front of us?   
VIDEO youtube.com: This recent photography experiment reveals how powerfully we, as people, can shape whatever and whoever we interact with >>

Negotiation theory in cross cultural contexts
hbr.org: Prof Erin Meyer (USA), provides 5 'rules of thumb' to help navigate cultural styles of communication in negotiations >>

When listening to the conflict becomes the issue
kluwermediationblog.com: Prof Nadja Alexander offers some humorous advice for navigating mental health hazards as a mediator >>

Round up of arbitration in Australia 2015 
allens.com.au: This Allens Linklater resource identifies how Australia keeps up to date with international best practice >>

Addressing defensiveness
mediate.com: Billy Eddy, President of High Conflict Institute, suggests some key methods on inducing genuine behaviour change >>   

Re-conceiving DR as a 'system' with 'species' to choose from
VIDEO indisputability.org: This Dispute Systems Design (DSD) symposium argues that a 'systems' conception would assist practitioners to focus on achieving particular goals >>

Australian & New Zealand news

Requirements alter for Australian Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners (FDRPs)
Recently released by the Industry Skills Council, changes include supervised practice hours and new evidence as a part of assessment >>

Online dispute resolution introduced in QLD  
qt.com.au: Ipswich residents can now apply for mediation assistance through the QLD Dispute Resolution Branch’s online interactive forum >> 

Australia's border protection committed to effective dispute resolution
border.gov.au:  At its recent industry summit on a broad range of matters, the Department of Immigration and Border protection emphasised openness to discussions, collaboration and engagement to resolve revenue disputes >>

Amendments to QLD's Energy Act creates access to free DR services   
mysunshinecoast.com.au: Revisions to the Energy and Water Ombudsman Act 2006, provides for over 5000 QLD small businesses, community groups and sporting clubs to access free DR services to settle issues with their electricity retailer >>

Rise in self-represented-litigants demands alternative routes to justice
lawfuel.com: In a recent statement, NZ Law Society president, Chris Moore referred to the many options being considered by the Society to address societal changes and access to justice issues. These include greater use of DR and online DR >> 

Australian wins Philip Morris investor-state arbitration 
smh.com.au: Ending a multibillion-dollar treaty claim over plain packaging of cigarettes, the Australian government has maintained Gillard's important public health legislation >> 

International news

BOTSWANA: Union pushes for FIFA recommended DR Chamber 
allafrica.com: Kgosana Masaseng of Footballers Union Botswana (FUB) advocates for players to have an avenue to resolve employment-related disputes >>

SINGAPORE: Judiciary urged to create mediation culture 
straitstimes.com: Rajan Chettiar, professional litigator and family mediator insists that promoting mediation as a profession will free up Court resources for the administration of justice >>

QATAR: DR training introduced to construction market
constructionweek.com: The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has announced its first DR training event, including courses on, ‘ACRE mediation’ and ‘expert witness’ >>

USA: Instigating resolution with 'conflict monologues'  
mediationworld.net: Organised by the Michigan Union's Student Conflict Resolution Advisory Board, students and facilitators discussed conflict in relation to identity, culture, nonviolence and personal choice >>

EUROPE: European Commission introduces Online Dispute Resolution (ODR)
telecompaper.com: Providing a quick and easy way for consumers and online sellers to settle disputes, the new ODR platform aims to strengthen trust in online purchases >>

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Keeping your CPD updated

Save time by keeping your CPD record as you go. Simply login to the Members Area of the Resolution Institute website and select My Account - CPD & Practice Hours.

Any Resolution Institute events you attend will automatically be listed, and you can add other events as you like and all will be saved in one place for your re-accreditation. Login to start adding to your CPD now >> 

What's on

Resolution Institute events

Wellington Practice Group event: Encouraging parties to participate in DR >> 
Wellington, 3 Feb

Auckland networking event: An evolution of commercial mediation in NZ? >>
Auckland, 10 Feb

Wellington event: Naomi Creutzfeldt Discussion Forum>> 
Wellington, 19 Feb

Wellington networking event: Effective & contemporary ways of using conflict resolution >> 
Wellington, 24 Feb

Multiple location events

Probity Services Accreditation Course >> 

Assessing suitability & preparing clients for mediation (1 day skill extender) >>

Mediation 5 day training >>

Mediation 'Refresher' training days >>

Mediator assessments >>

CINERGY™ 4 day conflict coaching >> 

CINERGY™ 2 day 'Refresher' training >> 

Other CPD & training

Mini PD Workshops: Monday Modules and Thursday Topics >>
with Margaret Halsmith
ONLINE, Feb - June 2016

The ‘expert’ expert witness >>
with Prof the Honorable George Hampel AM QC
Melbourne, 16 Feb 2016

Transforming relationships in the workplace >>
with Margaret Thorsborne
23 & 24 February

Self-determination and empowerment when threat is perceived: A structured, depersonalising strategy >>
with Sandra Walden Pearson
Sydney, 29 
Feb 2016  
Resolution Institute members receive discount + free ebook

Introduction to Elder Mediation >>
with Amanda Molomby
Brisbane, 26-28 Feb 2016
Melbourne, 18-20 Mar 2016
Sydney, 15-17 Apr 2016

Talent, Fame and Intrigue: The ethical, moral, legal and practical considerations in DR practice >>
with the Law Society of NSW ADR Committee
Sydney, 7 Mar 2016

Collaborative Practice >>
with ACJI, Monash University
Melbourne, 12, 13, 14 May 2016

Shifting the focus: From mediating the problem to mediating the moment >>
with Margaret Ross
Tuscany, 18-25 June 2016

Cross-border mediation in civil and commercial matters >>
with European Mediation Training for Practitioners of Justice (EMTPJ)
Brussels, 15-26 Aug 2016

Dispute Resolution Research Forum >>
with the National Mediation Conference
Gold Coast, 15 September 2016


7th Asia Pacific Mediation Forum Conference  >>
Supported by Resolution Institute 
Lombok, 10-12 Feb 2016

2016 Civil Justice Conference & Academic Roundtable >> 
Melbourne, 17-19 Feb 2016

World Mediation Summit:  The Art Of Mediation >>
Madrid, 7-10 June 2016

National Mediation Conference 2016: Thought, Innovation and Creativity >>
Surfers Paradise, 12-14 Sept 2016

Save the date! 2016 ADR Research Roundtable >>
Tasmania, 9-11 Dec 2016

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