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


Scholarship – Mediation skills and National Mediator Accreditation

20 01 2015

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The Jack Cranstoun Scholarship

The Dispute Resolution Branch of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General are offering a scholarship for two young people, one male and one female to gain mediation skills and assessment for National Mediator Accreditation.

If you are interested in applying for the 2015 Scholarship, please view the following flyer:

Jack Cranstoun Scholarship

Applications close 6th February 2015


Position Vacant – Manager Dispute Resolution

20 01 2015


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LifeWorks is a dynamic, not-for-profit organisation specialising in human relations and interpersonal communication. They provide therapeutic and relationship counselling, family dispute resolution, education and training services to individuals, couples, families and workplaces.

Manager – Dispute Resolution (Melbourne and/or Geelong) 4 days per week: You are a leading practitioner with demonstrated experience in Family Dispute Resolution who wants to influence thepractices of a multi-disciplinary agency. This is a very direct, hands on service delivery role with scope to develop services in keeping with client demand and LifeWorks’ strategic directions. You will also manage a small team of practitioners.

Direct senior level management experience, policy development and quality assurance in practice delivery, along with experience in financial and property matters will be highly regarded.

To be successful: Applicants will be client focused Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners accredited with the Federal Attorney-General’s Department and with a demonstrated capacity in Family Law matters. Family violence prevention strategies, child inclusive consultations and the running of group information and/or education seminars are a routine part of your practice. Workplace conflict resolution experience will also be highly regarded.

Qualifications: Positions require qualifications in law, psychology, social work, behavioural or social sciences and/or equivalent post graduate qualifications in law or dispute resolution.

Position Descriptions: Are available from or through Glenys McInnes – 03 8650 6200.

Applications close COB 30 January 2015 and should be addressed to:
Janet Jukes,
Chief Executive Officer, LifeWorks,
Level 4, 255 Bourke Street,
or emailed to



Rotary Peace Fellowships

16 12 2014



If you are interested in applying for a Rotary Peace Fellowship please feel free to contact Samantha Hardy at and Sam will help applicants to arrange a rotary club sponsor.


Are you looking to make a significant impact on the world by promoting tolerance and cooperation? Rotary selects some of the world’s most dedicated and brightest professionals to receive fully funded fellowships to study at our Rotary Peace Centers. In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 900 fellows for careers in peace building. Many of them go on to serve as leaders in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank.

Check out the Rotary Peace Map on the Rotarian Action Group for Peace website to see where our alumni are creating positive change.

Applications for the 2016-17 Rotary Peace Fellowships program are now being accepted. The deadline for candidates to submit applications to their district is 31 May. Districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July.


Find everything you need to complete the application process on the Peace Fellowships Application page

What are Rotary Peace Fellowships?

Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of our peace centers. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses. Two types of peace fellowships are available.

Master’s degree

We offer master’s degree fellowships at premier universities in fields related to peace and conflict prevention and resolution. Programs last 15 to 24 months and require a practical internship of two to three months during the academic break. Each year, we award up to 50 master’s degree fellowships at these institutions:

Professional development certificate

For experienced professionals working in peace-related fields who want to enhance their professional skills, we offer a three-month program in peace and conflict prevention and resolution at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. This program incorporates two to three weeks of field study. We award up to 50 certificates each year.

Maria Effendi

Peace profile: Maria Effendi

Maria is a former peace fellow now working as an assistant professor in peace and conflict studies at National Defense University (NDU) in Islamabad: “I teach courses on conflict analysis, applied conflict resolution, conflict transformation, and peace-building in the master’s program. NDU is the pioneer institution that introduced peace studies and conflict resolution as a discipline to Pakistan’s education system in 2008, and I joined the NDU team in early 2009 to further establish the department and curriculum.”

Is a peace fellowship right for me?

We select fellows through a globally competitive application process, based on the applicant’s ability to have a significant, positive impact on the world. Learn more about eligibility requirements and restrictions

I want to support the Rotary Peace Centers

You can support the Rotary Peace Centers program with your gift. Help us raise $150 million by 2017 to build a permanent endowment for the program. Many naming opportunities are available.

Find ideas for recruiting candidates and promoting the program

Resources & reference

Rotary support

Contact Rotary Peace Centers staff


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