Request for Mediators

20 02 2017


The Office of the Franchising Mediation Adviser, Oilcode Dispute Resolution Adviser and the Horticulture Mediation Adviser are funded by the Commonwealth Government to assist with the resolution of disputes.

The Office maintains a panel of mediators who are available for appointment to assist with the mediation of horticulture disputes in every Australian State and Territory. It is a requirement that mediators appointed to the panel have been accredited by an RMAB as Nationally Accredited Mediators.

All accredited mediators are invited to apply for appointment. All mediators who register by 28 February 2017 will be invited to make a formal application for appointment.

The Officer of the Franchising Mediation Adviser: click here

The Office of the Oilcode Dispute Resolution Adviser: click here

The Office of the Horticulture Mediation Adviser: click here

Mediation Essay Competition

7 02 2017


CIIM Essay Competition 2017


The SIMI mediation essay competition for 2017 is now open! Titled “Contemporary Issues In Mediation (CIIM)“, the competition seeks to encourage greater awareness and interest in the study and research of mediation among tertiary students. The Competition is open to all students enrolled in a tertiary institute during the Competition period, whether located in Singapore or otherwise.

This is an annual competition and is typically held during the first half of each year. There are no entry fees to participate.

This is the 3rd year that CIIM Essay Competition has been held. Winners of the first CIIM Essay Competition have had their works published in a book “CIIM Vol 1” and is available for purchase here. “CIIM Vol 2″is currently under editing and will be published later this year.

Closing Date

2 April 2017

Essay Format

Entries should be written in Microsoft Word format and adhere to the following:

  • Total length should be between 2700 – 3300 words, not including citations and references.
  • Font type Arial, size 12, double-spaced, normal margin.
  • All essays should be written in English.
  • All citations and references to be put in footnotes.
  • The essay should use the citation guide adopted by the Singapore Academy of Law. The guide can be found here.

Submitting Entries

Entries should be submitted via e-mail to, with the subject “SIMI CIIM ESSAY SUBMISSION”. The body of the email should contain the following information:

  • Full name (as in NRIC or Passport) of the participant
  • Educational Institution & Country of Residence
  • Course of Study
  • Title of Essay

Participation is FREE. 


The top two essays will receive book vouchers each, while the top 10 essays will be compiled and published by SIMI into a book.

Download the competition rules below. Terms & conditions apply.

Queries? Write to us at

International Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies

7 02 2017


Call for Applications

The Center for Comparative Conflict Studies (CFCCS) at the Faculty of Media and Communications (FMK), Singidunum University invites you to apply for the 8th International Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies. The 2017 Summer School will take place at the Faculty of Media and Communications in Belgrade, from

The Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies provides a learning opportunity for students interested in the study and analysis of societies in and post-conflict. Interdisciplinary in its nature, drawing from the fields of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, History, Philosophy, Anthropology, Education, Law and International Relations, the Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies provides students with an interactive learning experience utilizing frontal lectures and class discussions focusing on comparative conflict analysis of different case studies.


Language of instruction for all courses is English.

Students who complete the course requirements may transfer the course credit to their home institution (5 ECTS).

Graduate students, advanced undergraduate students, individuals holding professional positions in the civic, public or private sector from all countries are encouraged to apply.


Deadline to submit applications: March 13, 2017

Click HERE to apply.

TEDx JCUCairns 2016: Judith Herrmann

16 12 2016


On September 30 2016, Judith Herrmann, researcher and conflict resolution practitioner, presented at the TEDx JCUCairns event. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The 2016 TEDx JCUCairns event theme was ‘Resilience’. Judith’s presentation was titled, “When sorry seems to be the hardest word. But I don’t care.”

Judith’s presentation asks: How do you manage when you feel you were wronged by someone else and the person does not seem willing to ever apologise to you? During the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, hundreds of thousands of women were raped and lost their families, and many of them have to date never heard a confession or apology from their perpetrators. Judith spoke to some of these women and learned that forgiveness, even where no apology is given, can empower people and make them more resilient.

To view Judith’s presentation please click on the following YouTube link:

Conflict Resolution Training with Townsville Multicultural Support Group

15 12 2016


Judith Herrmann and Claire Holland, lecturers in the Conflict Management and Resolution Program at James Cook University, ran a conflict management training session for recently settled refugees and migrants in Townsville in the beginning of this month. The training was part of a leadership program, organised by Townsville Multicultural Support Group Inc. (TMSG), to assist culturally and linguistically diverse people in the community. During the training, participants were introduced to thinking about conflict across cultures, how to manage it personally and how to assist others to manage conflict in their lives.


The TMSG is a not for profit organization in the human services sector. The Settlement team supports refugees and migrants in their initial settlement and with access to major community services and access to education, employment, recreational support through information and referral for the first 5 years of being in Australia.To find out more about the work of TMSG visit their website:


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CMR Showcase Video

9 12 2016


The Conflict Management and Resolution (CMR) team at James Cook University were successful in receiving a “Quick Start Video Grant” in 2016. The grant was awarded to produce a three minute video showcasing teaching practices, and demonstrate how the CMR approach to teaching and learning supports students to become culturally informed and connected to community.

The video features a number of current students, including shots taken during workshops held on the Townsville City Campus in 2016, as well as some short interview snippets from students and lecturers.

Please view and share the video:

Here are some stills from the video:




Conflict Resolvers Network – End of Year Function

6 12 2016


Thank you to everyone who attended the Conflict Resolvers Network end of year function at the JCU City Campus, Townsville last week. We had a great crowd of current students, alumni, conflict resolution practitioners and community members.




We enjoyed two presentations on the night. Claire Holland and Judith Herrmann presented on “Mediating witchcraft and adultery.” Sonia Muller presented on “Ethical decision-making to withstand scrutiny”.





The JCU Conflict Management and Resolution (CMR) Program introduced it’s new collaboration with the Dispute Resolution Branch, Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney General. The CMR team look forward to further engagement with the community and connecting with conflict resolution practitioners in North Queensland in 2017.