Professional Development: Facilitative Mediation Practice

13 05 2016

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FACILITATIVE MEDIATION PRACTICE

Five day workshop: 15-19 June, 9am to 5pm, JCU City Campus, Townsville

This 5 day workshop provides participants with a strong grounding in facilitative mediation, and the opportunity to develop practical skills used as a facilitative mediator. The workshop meets the requirements of the National Mediator Accreditation Standards, and after completing this training participants are eligible to sit the competency assessment for National Accreditation as a mediator under the Standards. The workshop gives participants essential negotiation, mediation and communication skills required to become a mediator. Participants will also receive individual coaching on their mediation skills from experienced practitioners.

Your Trainers:

Sonia Muller & Richard Dening

Sonia is Nationally Accredited Mediator under the Australian Standards and has been a mediation practitioner for over ten years in the neighbourhood, spousal, workplace and Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) arenas. Most recently, Sonia has taken on work for the Family Court as a Child Consent Order Conference convenor.

Richard spent two years working for the Dispute Resolution Branch at the Department of Justice and Attorney General proving restorative justice, neighbourhood, spousal and court connected mediation services. Richard is currently employed at the Public Safety Business Agency as a senior consultant in conflict management.

Professional Development (PD) Training

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 5 day workshop is $2000.

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

The 5 day workshop is a component of the subject LB5501 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 LB5501 subject as a miscellaneous student is $2,940.

For further information or to enrol in the Mediation Training or subject please email: Judith.Herrmann1@jcu.edu.au or call (07) 4232 1446.

Please view the workshop flyer here: Facilitative Mediation Practice 2016





Job: Manager – Indigenous Mediation Projects

13 05 2016

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Branch: Dispute Resolution Branch

Division: Justice Services

Unit: Indigenous Mediation Projects

Location: Brisbane or Cairns or as negotiated

Closing date: 7th June, 2016

QLD/ Classification: AO7

Salary per annum: $98,184.43 – $105,283.31

Type of vacancy: Permanent

Title: Manager – Indigenous Mediation Projects

 

Please see attached role description – AO7 Role Description – Manager Indigenous Mediation Projects 2016

This permanent AO7 position is a specified one (i.e. Applicants are required to nominate an Aboriginal person or Torres Strait Islander person who is recognised and accepted within the community as a referee to support their ability to meet the key responsibilities).

This position is involved in developing and supporting community based mediation services in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. It currently has two main responsibilities:

  1. The current principal responsibility is to provide intensive on ground support to the local Mediation Coordinator in the management and delivery of the Aurukun Restorative Justice Project (ARJP) including its mediation service.  The Aurukun Community Justice Group is funded to deliver this project and employs the Mediation Coordinator. This will involve living in Aurukun for extended periods of 4 to 12 weeks.   This project is managed by the Courts Innovation Program.
  2. The other key responsibility is the Mornington Island Restorative Justice (MIRJ) Project which involves supporting the Junkuri Laka justice group on Mornington Island in its more established mediation service. This involves ongoing monitoring and three community visits per year. This project is supervised by the Dispute Resolution Branch.

Induction will include spending a month in Aurukun.

The position is on Smart Jobs – http://smartjobs.qld.gov.au/ – and will also be circulated all Indigenous networks. Please contact Phil Venables with queries – phil.venables@justice.qld.gov.au or 0419 740 319.

 





NQ Family Law Pathway Network Annual Dinner and Workshop

13 05 2016

 

 

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Invitation to the NQ Family Law Pathway Network Annual Dinner and Workshop

 

The NQ Family Law Pathways Network invites you to our annual dinner event. This year we have two great speakers, Pauline Woodbridge and Judge Tom Altobelli. Janice Mayes will be MC for the night. We will also be running a half-day workshop with Judge Tom Altobelli on the next day.

Details of the dinner event:

Date:                   Thursday, 16 June 2016

Time:                   5:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Registration from 5:15 p.m.)

Venue:                The Ville (Ballroom 2 & 3)

Cost:                    $65.00 (includes dinner & drinks)

Capacity:            80 Participants

RSVP:                  Wednesday, 01 June 2016

 

Details of the half-day workshop:

Date:                   Friday, 17 June 2016

Time:                   9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Registration from 8:30 a.m.)

Venue:                The Ville (The Coral Sea Room)

Cost:                    $25.00 (includes morning tea)

Capacity:            40 Participants

RSVP:                  Wednesday, 01 June 2016

 

There is a great value deal of $80.00 for the first 40 participants who register for both events!

We are also offering five sponsored student slots for the dinner event only.  Please see attached Event Student Sponsorship Form- NQ Family Law Pathways Network -Event Student Sponsorship Form

 

Hurry and register or reserve a place at these events as available spaces are very limited! Kindly note that all reserved places have to be fully paid for by 01 June 2016 so that we can offer any slots not taken up to people on the waiting list.

 

The attached flyer provides further details – Dinner Workshop 2016 Flyer Registration Form





2016 JCU Graduation

31 03 2016

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Congratulations to the CMR students Jen Polo, Melissa O’Connor, Margaret Trevethan and Jaspreet Gill who attended the Townsville Graduation Ceremony on the 17th March, 2016.

Further congratulations to Melissa who was awarded an Academic Medal for outstanding achievement in coursework at a Masters Level.

The CMR team wishes you all the best for your future endeavors.

Mel and Jen

CMR Graduates walking across the stage

Jen Polo

Jen Polo at the Graduation reception

Mel and family after Uni Graduation

Melissa and her family after the Graduation Ceremony

Marg Grad

Marg at the Graduation reception

Claire and Jaspreet

Jaspreet and Claire Holland, Lecturer in the CMR program who was present at the graduation.





All About Women – Satellite Event

4 03 2016

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Sydney Opera House’s All About Women once again streams across Australia and New Zealand to reach you wherever you are!

The Townsville event will be hosted by JCU’s Professor Nola Alloway from the College of Arts, Societies and Education.

Beginning with the panel What needs to change? a remarkable group of prominent women discuss what they would do if they had the power to make things change overnight. Following the panel is Orange is the New Black, a talk with the real life Piper Kerman on what she’s learnt about women during her incarceration and the lessons she carries with her now as an advocate for the rights of prisoners.

At the conclusion of the live streaming, Judith Herrmann, Director of the Conflict Management and Resolution Program at JCU will present Redefining Justice, through a Woman’s eyes.  Judith has recently returned from Rwanda where she conducted research with female survivors of sexual violence.

All About Women is presented as part of Sydney Opera House’s annual talks program Ideas at the House.

When: Sunday, 6 March, doors open 11:30am and the event will commence at 12 noon sharp

Where:  Medical Lecture Theatre (Bldg 45), JCU Townsville
Cost:  $20 for adults; young adults 13-19 are free.  

A light lunch will be served at approximately 1:10pm and is included in the price





Professional Development: Facilitation

23 02 2016

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Facilitation

Professional Development (PD) Training

Three day workshop: 11-13 March, 9am – 5pm, JCU City Campus, Townsville

This workshop will equip participants with intermediary and advanced facilitation skills. Participants will explore group dynamics and learn how to work with “difficult groups”. The workshop considers a contemporary review and introduction to the world’s most well-known practices and philosophies of group facilitation. Through practical activities and reflective practice, participants are provided with rich material to become a more effective and resilient group leader.

Professional Development (PD) Training

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 LB5516 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 LB5516 subject as a miscellaneous student is $2,940.

For further information or to enrol in the Facilitation Professional Development Training or subject please email: Judith.Herrmann1@jcu.edu.au or call (07) 4232 1446.

Please view the workshop flyer here: Facilitation 2016


Facilitation Flyer 2016





CMR Program Update: Asia Pacific Mediation Conference

21 02 2016

Claire Holland, a Lecturer in the Conflict Management and Resolution program, recently presented at the 7th Asia Pacific Mediation Forum (APMF) conference in Lombok, Indonesia. The conference theme was ‘Synergizing Eastern and Western Constructs of Mediation Towards Better Understanding’. Claire presented on the JCU Interfaith Project that began running interfaith dialogues on the JCU Townsville Campus in 2015. The JCU Interfaith Project aims to increase religious literacy on campus through dialogue for a deeper understanding and appreciation of student diversity and recognition of pluralism in the wider community. The APMF conference had 150 attendees from 14 different countries. The presentations were diverse and ranged from traditional village mediation practice in Indonesia to family mediations in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

 

Claire Presenting at the 7th Asia Pacific Mediation Conference

Claire Presenting at the 7th Asia Pacific Mediation Conference

Claire Holland from James Cook University, Laura Coulter from United Mission to Nepal and Fred Wright, Workplace Ombudsman for the Victorian State Government.

Claire Holland from James Cook University, Laura Coulter from United Mission to Nepal and Fred Wright, Workplace Ombudsman for the Victorian State Government.








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