8th to 12th November 2021

Australian Mediation Awareness Week

Culture and Dispute Resolution

2021 Keynote & Panel Discussion

Key note

Conflict Resilience - How to Stay Cool in Heated Conversations

Monday  8th November 2021
AEST 10am – 11am  (GMT +10)

Venita Dimos will provide us with effective brain-based techniques that we can easily use to regulate our emotions during conflict, and maximise the opportunity for successful resolution.

Key note

Transforming Conflict Cultures in the Workplace

Tuesday 9th November 2021
AEST 10am – 11am  (GMT +10)

Anna Faoagali will talk about the techniques that they use in mediation to assist participants to receive feedback in a useful and safe way that promotes their workplace relationship, before, at and post mediation.

Key note

The Voice of a Child

Wednesday 10th November 2021
AEST 10am – 11am  (GMT +10)

Darren Mort will help participants to understand more about the harm exposure to conflict causes to growing minds by using the short film Tommy to illustrate the issues

Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion - Importance of Developing a Diverse Mediator's Skill Set

Wednesday 10th November 2021
AEST 6:30pm – 8pm  (GMT +10)

Cheryl Bryan, Robert Tilbrooke, Claire Holland, and Simon Howden will conduct a panel discussion talking to us about the importance of developing a diverse mediator’s skill set drawing on their own journey and experiences. 

Key note

Parenting Coordination - International View

Thursday 11th November 2021
AEST 10am – 11am  (GMT +10)

Anne-Marie Cade will be sharing her views on the international perspective of parental coordination.

Key note

Family Mediators - Why are Client's Experiences so Different?

Friday 12th November 2021
AEST 10am – 11am  (GMT +10)

Margo Orbell will be taking us through her views of family based dispute resolution.

 

Global Panel debate

Panel Debate - The Western Mediation Model is not Fit for a Multicultural Society

Friday 12th November 2021
AEST 8:00pm – 9:30pm  (GMT +10)

International panel discussion about culture with representatives from each region. Our Chair is International Mediator, Barrister and Arbitrator, Jonathan Lux.

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2021 Webinars

Public Webinar Series

Elder Mediation in Ethnic Communities

Monday  8th November 2021
AEST 2:30pm – 3:15pm (GMT +10)

Vesna Flower Cvjeticanin will present on Elder Mediation. 

Elder mediation is used to address conflicts involving older adults, primarily involving caregiving or finances. Elder Mediation is a relatively new approach to resolving these types of issues and there is even less awareness of it as an option in ethnic communities around Australia.  

Vesna will share with us some of her experience with the complexities of providing mediation to people from diverse cultures.

Mediators Webinar Series

Technology for Family Mediators

Monday  8th November 2021
AEST 3:30pm – 4:15pm  (GMT +10)

Fiona Kirkman & Emma Urlach will be talking to us about the use of technology in family mediation. 

Fiona was recently awarded Innovative Mediator of the Year for her work with FamilyProperty to introduce technology to support the Family Dispute Resolution Process. 

Emma is the head of Product for Smokeball Australia. Emma has worked closely with Family Law practitioners in Australia, to identify how technology can improve dispute resolution processes.

Public Webinar Series

Why Mediation Works and When it Doesn't

Tuesday 9th November 2021
AEST 2:30pm – 3:15pm (GMT +10)

Jessica Kastoun will be talking to us about the advantages of mediation and when to consider other forms of dispute resolution.

Mediators Webinar Series

Family Therapy and Family Dispute Resolution

Tuesday 9th November 2021
AEST 3:30pm – 4:15pm  (GMT +10)

Josephine Byrnes-Luna will be talking to us about therapy and dispute resolution in the family sector.

Public Webinar Series

Transformative Relationship Mediation - What is it and why use it to re-negotiate your relationship?

Wednesday 10th November 2021
AEST 2:30pm – 3:15pm (GMT +10)

Ken Speakman will be talking to us about transformative relationship mediation.

Mediators Webinar Series

Working with First Nations Families in a culturally aware and self-determining way

Wednesday 10th November 2021
AEST 3:30pm – 4:15pm  (GMT +10)

Haley Walsh-Clarke will be talking to us about working with First Nations families and how FGC Family Led Decision Making helps prevent first nations children entering out of home care.

Public Webinar Series

Why to say yes to Family Dispute Resolution & Court Ordered Mediation

Thursday 11th November 2021
AEST 2:30pm – 3:15pm (GMT +10)

Julia Barling will be talking to us about the advantages of Family Dispute Resolution and Court ordered mediation.

Mediators Webinar Series

Mediators Green Pledge

Thursday 11th November 2021
AEST 3:30pm – 4:15pm  (GMT +10)

Nicole Hartfield and Ian Macduff will provide information, context for the Mediators Green Pledge and the background, then lead a discussion on practical examples of living the Pledge.

Public Webinar Series

Neighbour Disputes and Court Diverted Mediation

Friday 12th November 2021
AEST 2:30pm – 3:15pm (GMT +10)

Jess Wolski will be taking us through dealing with neighbour disputes and Court Diverted Mediation.
 
Mediators Webinar Series

Trauma Informed and Culturally Aware Mediation

Friday 12th November 2021
AEST 3:30pm – 4:15pm  (GMT +10)

Laura Daley will be talking to us about dispute resolution as a result of trauma and being more culturally aware of clients’ backgrounds and beliefs.
 
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2021 Mock Mediations

Mock Mediations

Event Description

Mock Mediations are a simulated demonstration of what happens in a mediation session. 

Typically mediation sessions run for at least 2 to 3 hours with some styles of mediation convened as full day sessions. 

Mock Mediation’s give you a sampler of what happens in mediation. They are not a re-enactment of a mediation session. 

Mock Mediations

Workplace Mediation - Preparation Demo

Tuesday 9th November 2021
AEST 11:30am – 12:30pm

Anna Faoagali

Mock Mediations

Family Law Property Mock Mediation with FamilyProperty

Tuesday 9th November 2021
AEST 11:30am – 12:30pm

Fiona Kirkman  

Mock Mediations

Court Diverted Neighbour Dispute Mock Mediation

Wednesday 10th November 2021
AEST 11:30am – 12:30pm

Ros Lockley

Mock Mediations

Family Law Parenting Mock Mediation with FamilyProperty

Thursday 11th November 2021
AEST 11:30am – 12:30pm

Fiona Kirkman  

Mock Mediations

Family Group Conference Mock Mediation

Friday 12th November 2021
AEST 11:30am – 12:30pm

Eve Clare

2021 Meet the Mediators

Meet the mediator

Meet a Mediator and ask your questions

Monday 8th November 2021
AEST 1:00pm  – 2:00 pm

Meet the mediator

Meet a Mediator and ask your questions

Monday  8th November 2021
AEST 4:30pm – 5:30pm

 

Meet the mediator

Meet a Mediator and ask your questions

Tuesday 9th November 2021
AEST 1:00pm  – 2:00 pm

Meet the mediator

Meet a Mediator and ask your questions

Tuesday 9th November 2021
AEST 4:30pm – 5:30pm

 

Meet the mediator

Meet a Mediator and ask your questions

Wednesday 10th November 2021
AEST 1:00pm  – 2:00 pm

Meet the mediator

Meet a Mediator and ask your questions

Wednesday 10th November 2021
AEST 4:30pm – 5:30pm

 

Meet the mediator

Meet a Mediator and ask your questions

Thursday 11th November 2021
AEST 1:00pm  – 2:00 pm

Meet the mediator

Meet a Mediator and ask your questions

Thursday 11th November 2021
AEST 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Meet the mediator

Meet a Mediator and ask your questions

Friday 12th November 2021
AEST 1:00pm  – 2:00 pm

Meet the mediator

Meet a Mediator and ask your questions

Friday 12th November 2021
AEST 4:30pm – 5:30pm

 

2021 Breakfast Networking

Breakfast Networking

Morning Networking Session

Monday 8th November 2021
AEST 8:30am – 9:30am

Breakfast Networking

Morning Networking Session

Tuesday 9th November 2021
AEST 8:30am – 9:30am

Breakfast Networking

Morning Networking Session

Wednesday 10th November 2021
AEST 8:30am – 9:30am

Breakfast Networking

Morning Networking Session

Thursday 11th November 2021
AEST 8:30am – 9:30am

Breakfast Networking

Morning Networking Session

Monday 8th November 2021
AEST 8:30am – 9:30am

These sessions are intended for mediators and other dispute resolution professionals to get together at the start of the day. It is a casual networking opportunity so come along and join us. 

Day 1 IMAW 2021