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Mediation Institute Member Groups

We are expanding the functionality of the Mediation Institute Members course area by setting up a number of groups that you can join. What are groups? Groups are an opportunity for members to collaborate and share around specific focus areas.  Watch this short video from Joanne Law to find out more about the groups and […]

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What is a fair price for professional FDR Services?

It depends. Many members have enquired what is an appropriate price to put in the Family Court request for expressions of interest in FDR work for the Federal Circuit Court that was recently circulated to FDRP's by the Attorney Generals Department.  This email notice...
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Infidelity

Relationships Australia monthly survey for January 2018 was particularly topical considering the current high profile case of infidelity from the leader of the Nationals Party. For those who are interested the survey results can be found here -...
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Group Supervision February 2018

Recording from our first group supervision session of 2018. You must sign into the website to view. Members only.

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Proposals and Agreements

We were doing feedback after a role play recently and the question of proposals and agreements came up. When you are learning mediation your mentors will tell you not to rush to agreement. One of the really common problems is the mediator trying to rush the parties...
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Family Law Panel

You may have received an email recently asking you to join a Family Law Panel that supposedly gives you an inside track to work with the Family Law Courts ADR diversion program. You may not have received this email from AFLAM the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators who appear to share the […]

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Mediation Practice Development Webinar #1/2018

The first Mediation Practice Development Webinar #1/2018 was a quiet one as it appears that most members are still on holidays or perhaps just still in holiday mode and not focused on building your mediation practices. Watch You can watch an edited recording of the webinar and discussion below. Webinar 170118 Practice Development No 1 […]

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Divvito App

Information about a new tool to help separated parents to coordinate and communicate respectfully.

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Visual Mediation with Lisa Aurora

Are you using Visual Mediation? Mediation Institute hosted a webinar with Lisa Arora visual communication specialist mediator in 2017. Lisa is located in British Columbia, Canada and has agreed to host a webinar for Mediation Institute to discuss Visual Mediation. If...
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The Power of Thought: Updates in Brain Plasticity

Heads up on an interesting looking CPD opportunity for 2018. This is for the information of members and is not a Mediation Institute event. Norman Doidge, M.D. The Power of Thought: Updates in Brain Plasticity Brisbane 17 & 18 May 2018, Sydney 24 & 25 May...
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Mediation Institute Member Groups

We are expanding the functionality of the Mediation Institute Members course area by setting up a number of groups that you can join. What are groups? Groups are an opportunity for members to collaborate and share around specific focus areas.  Watch this short video...
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Group Supervision February 2018

Recording from our first group supervision session of 2018. You must sign into the website to view. Members only. Supervision - 8.2.2018 from Mediation Institute on Vimeo. Password is...
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Proposals and Agreements

We were doing feedback after a role play recently and the question of proposals and agreements came up. When you are learning mediation your mentors will tell you not to rush to agreement. One of the really common problems is the mediator trying to rush the parties...
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Family Law Panel

You may have received an email recently asking you to join a Family Law Panel that supposedly gives you an inside track to work with the Family Law Courts ADR diversion program. You may not have received this email from AFLAM the Australian Institute of Family Law...
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Mediation Practice Development Webinar #1/2018

The first Mediation Practice Development Webinar #1/2018 was a quiet one as it appears that most members are still on holidays or perhaps just still in holiday mode and not focused on building your mediation practices. Watch You can watch an edited recording of the...
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Visual Mediation with Lisa Aurora

Are you using Visual Mediation? Mediation Institute hosted a webinar with Lisa Arora visual communication specialist mediator in 2017. Lisa is located in British Columbia, Canada and has agreed to host a webinar for Mediation Institute to discuss Visual Mediation. If...
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The Power of Thought: Updates in Brain Plasticity

Heads up on an interesting looking CPD opportunity for 2018. This is for the information of members and is not a Mediation Institute event. Norman Doidge, M.D. The Power of Thought: Updates in Brain Plasticity Brisbane 17 & 18 May 2018, Sydney 24 & 25 May...
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Mi Mastermind November 2017.

We held our first Mi Mediator Mastermind Group in November while Ken and I (Joanne) were in Perth for a role play day and some onsite training. The venue was at an AirBnB with several members joining us on zoom. Structure The structure for the session was an introduction from each participant about who they are, […]

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10 Paradigm Shifts of High Conflict Mediation

According to international expert on High Conflict People, Bill Eddie, mediating with people who have high conflict personalities is different to mediating with other people. The difference revolves around the capacity for insight and to accept feedback. People who have developed a high conflict interpersonal style lack awareness and empathy and are focused on blame […]

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Did you let the Attorney Generals Department know?

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners Remember that one of the conditions of your accreditation is that you keep the Attorney Generals Department up to date with: your contact details, including place of employment, email and telephone details. Place of Employment One of our members recently received an email from the AG’s department who had been notified […]

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Let’s get visual

We recently had a very interesting chat with Visual Mediator Lisa Arora from British Columbia in Canada. You can find out more about Lisa and download a free visual agenda template on her website Big Beginings Visual Mediation...
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Reminder Online Group Supervision Session

Members are reminded that our monthly Online Group Supervision Session is on tomorrow at 7 pm Brisbane time. Joanne has emailed out a group invitation so that you can get this meeting into your calendar or you can manually add this regular meeting to your diary if you use an analog rather than digital system. […]

This Meeting is free for Mediation Institute RMAB members.

If you are a NMAS Mediator or accredited FDR Practitioner and would like to participate the fee is $35 per session.

If you are a current student of mediation or FDR you can join Mediation Institute Recognised Mediator Accreditation Body for only $20  https://rmab.mediationinstitute.edu.au/shop/mi-rmab-membership-options/student-membership/ 

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Regular Webinar Schedule – Save the dates!

All of the upcoming events for Mi as well as others that come to our notice are on the Calendar on the RMAB Website - https://rmab.mediationinstitute.edu.au/events/ The Mediation Institute Events are on a Blue background and the others blue writing on white. We have...
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Mediation Practice Development Webinars

Mediation Institute is introducing monthly practice development webinars to help our graduates and members to develop their professional practices.

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Members Map

We've created a map to help locate our members around the country and the world. We do have another member currently in the US. Let us know if you'd like to expand the members map to include the northern hemisphere Carl. What to do If you are a member please check...
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Mediator Panel Opportunity VSBC closes 29.9.2017

Victorian Small Business Commissioner (VSBC) Mediation Panel Applications close Friday 29th September 2017 VSBC Mediation Panel Members will be appointed to the panel for a duration of two years. At completion of that period, the application process will be reopened...
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Unhooked Media and It’s All YOUR Fault at Work

As you may know we are big fan's of Bill Eddie and the High Conflict Institute and really support their work in helping to understand and work with high conflict people in your family and workplace. We greater understanding we hope that we all avoid growing more...
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What if I am a mediator but am not NMAS Accredited?

Can I still join Mediation Institute RMAB? Mediation Institute supports the voluntary mediator accreditation system in Australia and does not accept membership application from mediators who do not accredit under the NMAS except for accredited Family Dispute...
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Online Peer Group Mediation Supervision

We had nine people attend our very first Online Peer Group Mediation Supervisionion group last night (7/9/2017) and made use of the opportunity to begin self-organising. It is called Online Peer Group Mediation Supervision because while the group is moderated it does not have a specific supervisor. The intention is that it is an opportunity for […]

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Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2017

As you may be aware there is a current amendment to the Family Law Act 1975 to help strengthen provisions regarding family violence. https://www.ag.gov.au/Consultations/Pages/Proposed-amendments-to-the-Family-Law-Act-1975-to-respond-to-family-violence.aspx The...
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Joanne Law
NMAS Mediator and FDR Practitioner
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Kylie Charlton
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