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Mediation Training course to NMAS Standards - DARWIN

Start time: 00:00 Monday, June 24th 2019
End time: 17:00 Thursday, June 27th 2019
Phone: 07 3117 8049

This interactive and practical program is designed to give participants the knowledge and skills required to practice Family Law mediation with confidence and professionalism.

7 x pre-recorded Webinars are required viewing before the course.  

The onsite Course will run over 4 days— Monday 24 June, Tuesday 25 June, Wednesday 26 June with assessment on Thursday 27 June 2019.

Over the course of the program, participants will:

  • become familiar with the AIFLAM model of family law property mediation
  • engage in role-plays both as a mediator and as a party to experience fully the dynamics of mediation
  • develop skills in facilitating negotiation and problem-solving between the parties
  • develop proficiency in managing a mediation process and, at the end of the course, should be able to mediate family property and other disputes competently (excluding disputes involving children, which requires additional FDRP training)
  • develop a capacity to critically reflect on their own practice of mediation
  • develop a capacity to critically reflect on which mediator interventions work and when.

As well as training in the AIFLAM mediation model, to comply with the NMAS, the course content will also include:

  • preparation and dispute diagnosis in mediation
  • communication patterns in conflict and negotiation situations
  • negotiation dynamics in mediation
  • potential responses to high emotion, power imbalances and violence
  • pre-mediation preparation, screening and intake
  • an understanding of the ethical and practical issues that arise in mediation
  • confidentiality, enforceability of mediated agreements and liability of mediators
  • cross-cultural issues in mediation and dispute resolution, and
  • the roles and functions of support persons, lawyers and other professionals in mediation.

For more information and to register, visit the official website.

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