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Our trainers are experienced dispute resolution professionals as well as skilled adult educators. The trainers featured below run the public training programs described on the previous pages. These and other trainers are available to conduct a broad variety of in-house training programs.

Alysoun Boyle is an experienced and respected mediation and dispute resolution trainer and educator, with training experience in academic, organisational and professional settings. Alysoun is a member of the Australian Dispute Resolution Advisory Council (ADRAC), as well as of ACAT in the ACT, and of other mediation panels and research committees.

Lynora Brooke specialises in leadership development through coaching and mentoring, mediates workplace and commercial disputes, is a facilitator and CINERGY® Conflict management coach and trainer. Lynora’s expertise is primarily in the workplace with a 30 year background in a variety of corporate leadership roles in many countries.

Bradley Chenoweth mediates and facilitates multi-party processes in commercial, organisational, community and cross-cultural settings. Bradley is a Visiting Fellow to Law Schools at the Australian National University and the University of Western Australia, Senior Associate with Dialogos, a global consultancy in dialogue and system transformation based on the work at the Dialogue Project, MIT, Boston.

Rosemary Dupont is an accredited mediator and Grade 3 Arbitrator and has been training since 2000. She operates a commercial practice specialising in disputes involving workplace, contract, industrial relations and worker's compensation matters. In 2014 completed a review of ADR for the ACT Magistrates Court and ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal the recommendations of which are currently being implemented.

Jon Everest mediates mainly in workplace and family disputes as well as facilitating restorative justice conferences for the NZ Ministry of Justice. Jon has extensive training experience, facilitating violence intervention programmes, and delivering workshops on negotiation, mediation, difficult conversations and restorative justice.

Nina Harding has more than 20 years experience resolving business and public interest disputes. She is a law graduate and has a Master of Laws and has mediated over two thousand disputes in a variety of areas. Nina is a recognised expert in dispute resolution and complaint handling. A popular key note speaker, Nina is currently a casual lecturer at UTS and has taught at numerous universities, including Hong Kong University.

Robert Hunt has practised as a lawyer and dispute resolver since 1983 in a range of international and domestic disputes, usually in construction, engineering, marine, mining, commercial and intellectual property matters.

Moira Jenkins is an experienced psychologist and mediator. Prior to starting her own business in 2005, Moira was the Manager of the Complaint Handling Section of the South Australian Equal Opportunity Commission where she investigated and conciliated complaints of sexual harassment and discrimination. Currently Moira works part time as a clinical psychologist and also as a mediator, trainer and conflict coach in the area of workplace bullying.

Franca Petrone provides facilitation, mediation, conflict management coaching, restorative engagement, training and mentoring services to a range of public and private sector organisations. She has taught at various universities over the last 25 years and currently runs a Dispute Management masters course for the ANU College of Law.

Carol Powell has mediated a wide range of disputes over 15 years and is a member of several mediation panels in New Zealand. Carol is a specialist in conflict management including designing dispute systems and presenting workshops in managing conflict and communication. Carol has recently been appointed to the International Standards Committee of IMI.

Anna Quinn has trained or designed hundreds of workshops on dispute resolution on topics such as communication, negotiation, facilitation, mediation and restorative justice. Anna has extensive experience in a wide variety of mediation areas and acts as a mentor to mediators. Anna also lectures in dispute resolution at the Auckland University Law School.

Anne Sutherland-Kelly mediates commercial, anti-discrimination, medical negligence, wills and estate matters and is currently specialising in workplace disputes. Anne has a background in commercial law, is a mediator on the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and teaches ADR in the post graduate law program at Monash University.

Julie Walker has taught the CINERGY ™ model of conflict management coaching since 2006, using this process to assist managers and staff manage workplace conflict. Julie has 35 years experience in training, conflict management processes, mediation, counselling, coaching and supervision in public, private, educational and community organisations.