Resolution Institute


  April 2019 Visit

Legal update 

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Misconduct and majority rules: Can a finding against one member of an arbitral tribunal invalidate a majority decision?

Structural Monitoring Systems Ltd v Tulip Bay Pty Ltd [2019] WASCA 16

Thanks to Karen Ingram (Partner) and Justin Kardi from Clayton Utz Litigation and Dispute Resolution team for preparation of the Legal Update.

Member's voice

Vice Chair Hayden Wilson on what he values about being a Resolution Institute Board member
Hayden Wilson is our Vice Chair and is a partner at Kensington Swan New Zealand where he works as a litigator and as a mediator. His work also brings him to Australia on a regular basis.

Hayden sees the trans-Tasman nature of the Resolution Institute as one of its most interesting and valuable features. Its commitment to best practice in the profession of dispute resolution is the key reason Hayden enjoys being on the Board, as he sees a commitment to continued professional development and providing opportunities for collegial relationships between dispute resolution professionals as being essential to the development of the profession.

“Having a strong body to represent a wide range of different practices and perspectives is important for members. It is important for the profession to have a strong voice, one that promotes the highest standards and is committed to professional development and excellence.

We generally practice as individuals and providing access to professional networks and peer groups is what Resolution Institute excels at. To me Resolution Institute embodies all of these principals.”

Transformative Power of Acknowledgement and Validation
The importance of active listening in mediation is a well-known concept but the Advanced Elder Mediation course introduced me to the transformative power of acknowledgement and validation. by Katarina Hejrskov

Thoughts to share?
If you would like to share views, reflections or ideas with fellow members, we welcome article submissions  at >>

Opportunities & Resources 

Facilitator, Reframe Aotearoa | New Zealand
Wellington based, part-time contract role: minimum of 16 hours a week, and an initial contract for 6 to 9 months. The role description and further information is available at: Expressions of interest are due by 5pm on Wed, 1 May 2019. To apply, email your CV and a cover letter (or a link to a video introducing yourself) to Tim Foote at

Sessional Conciliation Officers | Conciliation Officers | ACC| AU 
To view the positions description and apply please visit and join us in making a difference to Victorian lives. Applicants are asked to provide a cover letter, current CV, and to respond to the role requirements by midnight on Wednesday, 1st May 2019.

Five Consultants | The Voices for Inclusion Project | International
This project focuses on learning between different types of marginalized groups in five countries (Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Nigeria, Indonesia and Philippines) and to discover if collaboration between these groups can lead towards more effective influencing of policy and practices. This mission will include exchange visits to each participating organisation, organising and facilitating a learning event and providing coaching on writing project proposals for submission. Deadline for application is 6th of May 2019. For more information click here:

Rotary peace fellowship | AU
The 2020 Rotary Peace Fellowship application is now available. This fully funded fellowship provides peace and development leaders with the knowledge, skills, and networks they need to advance their peace building careers. Applications close 31 May 2019.

Family Dispute Resolution Providers | Family Works Resolution Services | New Zealand
Family Works complete the intake and child's voice components and mediators are contracted to deliver the mediation. For more information please contact Julia Hennessy on with a CV and relevant information, or reach out if you would like further details.

Asia-Pacific Commercial Mediation Competition | Melbourne
The competition allows university students to gain valuable skills in mediation, an essential area of dispute resolution in international commercial law. For more information please click here

Alternative Dispute Resolution professionals are invited to volunteer for the 2019 Asia-Pacific Commercial Mediation Competition, as competition Mediators and Judges, and Team Coaches/Mentors Applications close 31 May 2019. For more information please click here


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Professional learning

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Attend more and open your wallet less! Resolution Institute wants to make professional development ​affordable and simple by offering members unlimited access to our regular, shorter professional development events for one low annual fee. Click here for details and to subscribe >>

Local networking & CPD

2 May | VIC | Reflective Practice and Ethical Decision-Making. For further information email

6 May | Melbourne VIC | Arbitration in Family Law

9 May | Sydney | Facilitation tools and tactics to get more people talking

9 May | Wellington New Zealand | Wellington network meeting 

11 May | Sydney NSW | Arbitration masterclass

21 May | Newcastle | Pre-mediation - paving the way for constructive mediation

Webinars to attend 'live'

23 May | Online | Tools for a culturally responsive mediation with Diana Knight

29 May | Online | Working with high conflict personalities and situations with Linda Kochanski

6 June | Online | In Different Voices: refugee and migrant communities' engagement with conflict resolution with Anet Kate


Conflict Management Coaching Training Session 

Mediation NMAS training >>
Mediation 'Refresher' training >>
Mediator assessments >>
CINERGY™ 4-day conflict coaching >>
CINERGY™ 2-day 'Refresher' training >>

Other providers

8 Mini PD Workshops: Monday Modules>> for experienced Mediators with Margaret Halsmith
Online interactive video conference

8 Mini PD Workshops: Thursday Topics>> for new Mediators with Margaret Halsmith
Online interactive video conference

Foundations in Public Participation (IAP2)>>
Planning for Effective Public Participation - 13, 14 & 15 May 2019

Conciliation in the shadow of the law>> with David Bryson & Michael Mitchell
Melbourne 13-14 May 2019
RI member discount 10%

Transforming conflict into cooperation through group conferencing>> with Dr David Moore and Dr Alikki Vernon
Melbourne 15-17 May 2019

Hong Kong Institute of Construction Adjudicators (HKICAdj) adjudicator training course>> delivered by experienced adjudicators and cross-border expert trainers
Hong Kong 20-23 May 2019

Strategies for Dealing with Opposition and Outrage in Public Participation (IAP2)>>
Sydney 23 & 24 May 2019

Humanistic Mediation Workshop>>
with Jacqueline Morineau and Margaret Ross
Mantes, France 3-5 Jun 2019

Tuscany mediation retreat >>
with Margaret Ross and Greg Rooney
Tuscany, Italy 15-22 Jun 2019

Intensive Negotiation Skills >>  with Michael Klug
Auckland 29-30 Jul 2019
RI member discount available

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