Mediation Practice Development Webinars
Updated: 21st September 2017
The practice group stated last night (20th September) and the attendees put together a schedule for future sessions.
Structure: One hour webinar
Date and Time: 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7 pm Eastern Standard Time (Brisbane time all year round) That might shift a bit around Christmas and January.
- Free for Mediation Institute RMAB Members
- $35 for non-members
Host: Ken Speakman
Meeting Number: 555 222 2555
- 20 minute presentation on the topic for the webinar
- Open mike Q & A, success and horror stories
- Take away’s
CPD: 1 hour CPD. You must register to have your CPD recorded but we recommend you add it to your Professional Development spreadsheet as well.
Scheduled Dates and Mediation Practice Development Dates Topics
Topics and registration links will be updated once we have the survey data back.
- Wednesday 20th September 2017 – Meet, greet and determine topics
- Wednesday 18th October 2017 – Marketing – Client Psychology
- Wednesday 15th November 2017 – Writing Articles
- Wednesday 20th December 2017 – Creating Video Articles
- Wednesday 17th January 2018 – Social Media (Facebook B2C)
- Wednesday 21st February 2018 – Building an Integrated Online Marketing Plan
- Wednesday 21st March 2018 – Web Page Design Overview
- Wednesday 18st April 2018 – Build Your Personal Brand
- Wednesday 16th May 2018 – The Key Person of Influence (KPI) Process
- Wednesday 20th June 2018 – Mentoring & Coaching
- Wednesday 18th July 2018 – Business 2 Business (B2B) Marketing
- Wednesday 15th August 2018 – Business 2 Consumer (B2C) Marketing
- Wednesday 19th September 2018 – Professional Associations & Groups
This webinar series on Mediation Practice Development is designed to help mediators develop their mediation practice. The sessions will run monthly on topics chosen by our members.
Log in and go to the members area for discussions, video recordings and resources.
- Free for Members and $35 a session for non-members
We will add links to the recordings of the sessions for members who can’t attend live to this page over time. You will also be able to participate in discussions of the topics in the groups area.
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 Resolution Practitioners.
The NMAS course is a 40 hour skill based course and the ongoing professional development requirements of an average of 1 hour a month of Mediation related professional development is not a difficult standard to meet. While you may believe that you are an excellent mediator, who can tell?
We believe that anyone who holds themselves out to be a mediator should achieve and maintain the NMAS Accreditation standard. Visit https://www.mediationinstitute.edu.au/nmas-mediator-accreditation-course/ for more information about how we can help you to reach the standard.
I’m confused. I’m a FDR Practitioner which is a much bigger course. Why do I have to become NMAS Accredited?
You don’t have to get NMAS. We will accept your application for Mediation Institute RMAB membership as a NON-NMAS Accredited FDR Practitioner Member. You have ongoing professional development and practice standards through your FDRP accreditation so we’re fine with that as an indicator of your professionalism as a mediator.
If you are interested in becoming NMAS accredited you may meet the requirements for NMAS accreditation through the experience qualified pathway. All you would need is to provide evidence of that and pass an assessment of your skills. We’d be happy to assist with your experience qualified pathway application for NMAS Accreditation should you choose to get that accreditation as well as your FDR Practitioner accreditation.
I was NMAS Accredited but I let it lapse or don’t meet the renewal requirements.
If you have been offering mediation services unaccredited there is an experienced qualified pathway to NMAS Accreditation which we would be very happy to talk with you about if you are interested in becoming accredited again. It does not require you to complete the NMAS training course.
All you need to do is provide evidence of your recent experience and pass an assessment role play.
We also have a NMAS Re-Accreditation Course which includes a refresher on the theory and practice of mediation. We provide you with the opportunity to practice and renew your knowledge of mediation and meet the re-accreditation requirements. Your membership must not have lapsed more than six months ago unless you have evidence that you have met the mediation practice hours requirements.
NMAS Re-Accreditation Course – Mediator Refresher Course
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 a collegiate discussion among peers about specific topics that the group has decided are relevant to them.
The group decided that we’d like to have a theme or focus for the session each month and to use a group on the website to discuss those options outside of the monthly get together.
I have also set up a survey that you can use to prioritise your areas of focus. Please add your voice.
As you may be aware there is a current amendment to the Family Law Act 1975 to help strengthen provisions regarding family violence.
The exposure draft identifies the proposed changes including Part 2 – Strengthening the powers of the courts to protect victims of family violence.
The submissions may be of interest if you have time for some reading.