Summer Program: Human Rights Institute, New York City

24 03 2015

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Designed for students and professionals from around the world, the Summer Human Rights Institute (SHRI) provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and application of international human rights law, enabling individuals with limited time to gain an in-depth understanding of this critical field.


Located in the heart of Manhattan, the Leitner Center is just steps away from Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Central Park, and the theaters, clubs, museums, shopping, and restaurants that make New York City the nation’s cultural capital.


Participants take part in daily lectures and workshops with Fordham Law professors, as well as guest lecturers from New York’s prominent human rights community, and engage in up-close examination of real world legal aspects and tools of human rights law and practice.


Certificates of Completion will be awarded to program participants who attend at least 80% of the required classes.

The Institute satisfies the F-1 visa/status requirements. Assistance for participants who require a visa is available.

All participants are required to submit a non-refundable $100 Application Fee. Regular tuition is $2600; however the Institute offers several early registration discounts:

  • Register by April 3, 2015: $2000
  • Register by May 29, 2015: $2300






  • Introduction to International Law
  • International & Regional Human Rights Mechanisms
  • Civil & Political Rights
  • Economic Social &  Cultural Rights
  • Business and Human Rights
  • Rights of Minorities
  • Anti-Corruption
  • Freedom of Expression
  • Transitional Justice
  • Women’s Rights
  • Freedom of Religion
  • International Labor Rights
  • Humanitarian Disarmament
  • Rights of People with Disabilities
  • Emerging Issues in International Human Rights

International Women’s Day, 8th March

6 03 2015


This year the International Women’s Day theme is ‘Make It Happen’. Many events are being held around Australia today to celebrate women’s achievements. Claire Holland, an Associate Lecturer in the JCU Master of Mediation and Conflict Resolution, attended an International Women’s Day breakfast this morning with a theme of ‘Beijing +20: Let’s not wait another 20 years for gender equality.’

JCU staff and Heatley Secondary College students at an International Women's Day Breakfast

JCU staff and Heatley Secondary College students at an International Women’s Day Breakfast


The guest speaker Ms Irene Santiago is a peace negotiator and women’s rights advocate and was the Executive Director the NGO Forum World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995 that consisted of the largest international gathering of women in history. Irene has also served on the Philippine government panel negotiating with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), which makes her one of the few women globally with experience in formal peace negotiations.

Irene is now supporting a global campaign on women, peace and security called ‘Women Seriously’. If you are interested to learn more please check out the website


Job opportunity: WA Curtin University

6 03 2015


WA’s Curtin university is recruiting for ADR positions

Applications close 11 March

Curtin is currently looking for qualified ADR professionals to be a part of WA’s largest and most multicultural university.

Manager, Conflict Resolution & Equity
Utilise your specialist knowledge and experience in conflict resolution & equity to provide strategic advice, guidance, education and training to senior management and executives. ​

2 x Mediator and Facilitator 
Use your facilitative mediation experience and advanced communication skills to contribute to positive outcomes at Curtin University.

These roles are fixed-term, full-time and offer attractive salary packages.

Please click here for more information or contact

Professional Development: Facilitation

26 02 2015

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Professional Development (PD) Training

Three day workshop: 12-14 March, 9am to 5pm, JCU Townsville

Presenter: Dr Andrew Rixon

In this workshop participants examine the dynamics of group facilitation and consider how to work with difficult groups and groups in conflict in some way. Participants will address groups in conflict from the perspective of participants, mediators and facilitators drawing on a range of theoretical models to inform practice. The training covers process design, process management, and introduces participants to intermediary and advanced skills of group facilitation.

PD with the JCU Conflict Management and Resolution Program

Our training is recognised for Continuing Professional Development points by many organisations and professional associations, particularly where conflict management is seen a relevant professional skill. JCU will provide certificates to participants who complete the training.

The fee for the 3 day workshop is $1500.

Getting credit for a subject of the Conflict Management and Resolution Program

The 3 day workshop is a component of the subject LB5532 in the Master of Conflict Management and Resolution (MCMR) course. PD students are not required to complete any written assessment, however, you may choose to do so in order to receive credit for the subject towards a postgraduate course.

The fee for enrolling in the LB5532 subject as a miscellaneous student is $2,784.

For further information or to enrol in the Conferencing Professional Development Training or subject please email: or call (07) 4232 1446.

Please see our Facilitation PD Flyer for more information.

Position vacant : LEADR & IAMA Nomination Services Officers

16 02 2015

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To apply, please send a cover letter and resume addressing the Skills, experience and personal requirements outlined in the position description by close of business Wednesday 18 February 2015 to

Ellie Pietsch
General Manager, Australia

About the role

The Nomination Services Officer position is a newly created position in which attentive adherence to legislative, regulatory requirements and timeframes will be essential, requiring a detail-oriented individual who brings both strong administrative and customer service skills.

Sharing this role with another Nomination Services Officer, the positions will work together collaboratively with the GM (Aus), CEO, Chapter Chairs and Chairperson to administer the professional nominations, referrals and adjudication services for disputing parties.

Key responsibilities

  • Coordinating the appointment of mediators, arbitrators, experts and other ADR practitioners as required by contractual specification with reference to the LEADR & IAMA database, specific criteria and if necessary consultation with Chapter Chairs or Chair of LEADR & IAMA.
  • Processing/Administering applications adjudications under different state legislations for building and construction industry security of payments (BCISP) (involving close adherence to timeframes and other requirements prescribed in each jurisdiction)
  • Processing/Administering applications for .au Domain Name Disputes (involving close adherence to timeframes and other requirements prescribed by the auDA)
  • Reviewing nomination policies and processes, making recommendations for efficiency and process improvements to assist in business operations
  • Answering enquiries about LEADR & IAMA clauses for contractual agreements, BCISP applications and nomination processes
  • Assisting with complaints and grievance procedural matters

About you


  • Strong written/verbal communication and presentation skills, including research and analysis with exceptional levels of attention to detail
  • Minimum two years’ experience in an administrative or para legal role
  • Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team
  • Initiative and enthusiasm
  • A friendly and flexible approach
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent telephone communication skills
  • Effective time management skills
  • Ability to maintain a sense of urgency and move things on quickly
  • Australian citizenship, residency or valid work permit


  • Experience working in a not for profit organisation
  • Tertiary qualifications in Law, Business administration or similar
  • Experience in provision of ADR services

Download the Position Description here >>


Job: Principal Consultant

5 02 2015

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Converge International seeks Principal Consultant for Melbourne office

An energetic, full time Principal Consultant is required for a dynamic, not-for-profit organisation, to deliver from a suite of consulting services to clients located in Melbourne and across regional Victoria.

About the role

With extensive experience in delivering workplace conflict resolution services, including mediation and team facilitation, the applicant will have full accreditation with the Mediator Standards Board. Experience in coaching and delivering strategic human resource solutions is highly desirable. A driver’s licence, own vehicle and a willingness to deliver services across regional Victoria are mandatory requirements of the role. Find out more here >>

About the Converge International

Converge International specialises in understanding workplace behaviours and providing individual solutions for more than 800 organisations – government, private enterprise and not for profit. A wide range of services include Employee Assistance Programs, Consulting and Training. Find our more here >>


Application close 16 February 2015
Send applications to Renia Gao, Recruitment Coordinator:

IPD, 2015 Academic Programs, Switzerland

27 01 2015

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Institute for Peace and Dialogue (IPD) is an independent, international non-profit and non-religious institute located in Lucerne, Switzerland, where it dedicates itself to the promotion of prevention of conflicts between and within states, companies and communities by strengthening institutional dialogue, mediation and academic education with the participation of civil societies, INGOs, business institutes and state organs.

The IPD academic program calendar for 2015 is available to view at their website


International Summer Academies in Peacebuilding, Mediation, Conflict Resolution & Intercultural Dialogue

07 – 17 August, 2015 &

17 – 27 August, 2015

Baar, Switzerland

For more information click HERE

3 Month Certificated Academic School in Mediation & Conflict Resolution

27 August – 27 November, 2015


For more information click HERE



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