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 by their new employer that they were now working with them. The AG’s emailed to remind the FDRP that they have to let the AG’s Department know if their employment changes.

If you start working or contracting with a FDR service make sure that you send an email to the Practitioners Registration Department of the Australian Attorney Generals Department.

The other obligations include;

A suitable complaint’s mechanism

If you have recently joined Mediation Institute we will have prompted you to let the AG’s department know that Mediation Institute is your approved external complaints mechanism that can be used by your clients.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

If you have changed your insurer you must let the Attorney Generals know who you are insured with.

Professional Development Requirements

Remember that as well as your 25 hours of professional development with your NMAS Accreditation (if you are a NMAS Mediator) you also have to undertake at least 24 hours of professional development activities for every two years of accreditation.

You should have a good overlap between your NMAS and FDR requirements and if you engage with our professional development activities you will easily exceed these requirements.

  • Check out our events calendar for regular and special event webinars.
  • Offer to host a webinar on a suitable topic (3 hours of CPD for a 1 hour webinar to allow for preparation)
  • Participate as a role player, co-mediator or mentor in a student role play (contact us for access to the role play scheduler)

Ceasing practice and other changes

Keep this department up to date if you cease to practice as an FDR practitioner and anything else relevant to your accreditation.

Read this – https://www.ag.gov.au/FamiliesAndMarriage/Families/FamilyDisputeResolution/Pages/Foraccreditedfamilydisputeresolutionpractitioners.aspx

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/ 

Visual Mediation Webinar 17th October 2017

Are you thinking “What’s Visual Mediation?”

If you are make sure you book in to come along to our special webinar with Lisa Arora. Lisa is located in British Columbia, Canada and has agreed to host a webinar for Mediation Institute to discuss Visual Mediation.

How to book for the webinar

Click on the link to book in and add this webinar to your professional development calendar (1 hour PD points for Mediators and FDR Practitioners)   https://rmab.mediationinstitute.edu.au/shop/webinar/visual-mediation-webinar/

It is free for members so make sure you book in. As soon as you log in to the website it will write off the $35 booking fee.

Joanne and Lisa had a chat this week to discuss her approach to Visual Mediation. Lisa is a leading practitioner of Visual Mediation and is very generous in sharing her knowledge and expertise.

How to prepare

To get the most out of the event why not find a bit more about Visual Mediation by going to Lisa’s website and downloading her free Visual Agenda Template and 32 page Mediators Guide.

Visual Mediation AgendaThe Visual Mediation Agenda

 

https://bigbeginningsinvisualmediation.com/

Your questions

If you have any questions that you would particularly like Lisa to answer email them in to the team, especially if you can’t make it to the webinar live (note that we needed to schedule it at 12 noon Melbourne Summer Time for it to be at a civilized time for Lisa)