Dunedin Community Mediation is an organisation offering free mediation services to the people of Dunedin. Most of those who work in the Service are volunteers. We are ready to appoint a paid part-time Manager to lead and develop our Service.
The manager will
- be the first point of contact for those approaching the service
- co-ordinate the activities of the voluntary mediators and
- be the “face of the organisation” within the community.
Essential attributes are
- a belief in mediation and peaceful conflict resolution
- a non-judgmental approach
- good communication skills and
- the ability to work autonomously.
Monday 25 June
For more information about the position and a job description please contact Dunedin Community Mediation at email@example.com
Dunedin Community Mediation is a largely voluntary organisation offering free mediation services to the people of Dunedin. We seek someone to assist us short-term in taking the organisation to the next level of effectiveness.
More about the role being advertised
Specifically we want to
- establish relationships in the community and
- secure funding which will lead to the appointment of a permanent manager’s position.
The role being advertised is a short-term, part-time role between February and June 2018 and is offered as a contract position.
Applications close Monday 12 February 2018.
For further details and a job description email firstname.lastname@example.org
Free community mediation has been available in Dunedin for over two years and the increasing demand for this service has resulted in a need for more trained mediators. To meet this need Dunedin Community Mediation organised a 3 day course to train new mediators. 19 people attended the course at Otago Polytechnic on the 17th, 18th and 19th July 2017 facilitated by Tracy Scott, an experienced mediation trainer from Christchurch. Seven new mediators were trained along with twelve community members wanting to learn mediation and conflict resolution skills. Feedback from the course participants was very positive, with some saying it was life-changing and the best training they had ever attended.
Dunedin Community Meditation Board member Ruth Chapman said that the course will have increased conflict resolution skills in the work places of those attending, as well as training the extra mediators to work in the community. “Our aim is to promote peaceful and respectful methods of resolving conflict within the Dunedin community. Problems and disagreements are always going to happen in the community between neighbours, clubs, families and other groups. By providing good quality mediation we help people work things out together.” During a community mediation two mediators guide people through the mediation process. They do not make decisions or judgments or give legal advice. They encourage honest respectful conversations which are confidential to those taking part. By talking together in mediation people can work through their problems safely.
Contact Dunedin Community Mediation at email@example.com
Conflict Resolution and Mediation Skills training
3 days – July 17, 18, 19th, 2017 Dunedin
For counsellors, educators, social workers, HR staff and anyone interested in developing mediation and conflict resolution skills
Affordable, quality, intensive 20+ hour program that combines experiential and lecture components focusing on practical mediation skills
$270 – especially priced for the community
Reflective listening skills Conflict resolution theory
Identifying underlying issues Interest-based problem solving
Understanding conflict behaviours and Thomas Killman Instrument (TKI) personal conflict assessment tool
Small group exercises Diversity & conflict
Coached Role plays by experienced mediators
Trainer: Tracy Scott, Christchurch Resolve Consultancy and Mediation Services
- With over 20 years of training experience and hundreds of hours mediation experience both in the USA and New Zealand.
- Virginia Supreme Court Certified Mediator/Mentor and Trainer for 6 years
- Masters in Conflict Resolution/Community Change and Civic Leadership from Antioch University, Ohio.
- LEADR Accredited Panel Mediator
- Peace Foundation Cool Schools South Island Consultant
Please indicate your intention to attend by June 16th or ask questions to Carolyne at firstname.lastname@example.org Maximum 20 places
$270 full tuition fee to be invoiced after June 16th on confirmation of training proceeding.
Download the flyer here
Family mediation is an educational focus again this year.
AMINZ, along with the Resolution Institute and the New Zealand Law Society CLE, has secured funding from the Ministry of Justice to support the coming training events.
The additional funding enables us to offer discounted rates and travel subsidies to providers wishing to participate.
The training starts with an FDR update delivered by webinar on 11am on 11 May.
This session, with Rachel Dewar and Amy Oberkircher will cover the 12-hour model, making the most of separate meetings and agreements — and it allows the opportunity for discussion.
Then international mediation expert David Hoffman will be in New Zealand for seminars in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.
The events will consider the latest insights into the voice of the child in family mediation and inter-cultural issues. Both seminars will also include local input.
Half-day forums in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin will also look at the voice of the child and inter cultural issues in family mediation. These will be held in the week of 28 August.
A webinar on Maori Mediation will be held on 28 September.
Rounding out the educational offerings early in 2018 will be an intensive 3 days exclusively on working with children.
Put the dates in your diary now:
The voice of the child in family mediation
20 June, Christchurch; 22 June, Wellington; 4 July, Auckland
Inter cultural issues in family mediation
21 June, Christchurch; 23 June, Wellington; 5 July, Auckland:
Auckland: 28 August 2pm-5pm
Hamilton: 29 August 9am-12 noon
Wellington: 30 August 2-5pm
Christchurch: 31 August 2-5pm
Dunedin: 1 September 9am-12noon
FDR Update: 11 May, 11am
To register, click HERE
Mediating with Maori families: 28 September, 10-11.30am
Working with Children Intensive
Auckland: 28 February, 1 and 2 March 2018.
To understand how the education works, click HERE.
3rd, 4th 5th May 2017 Christchurch
RESOLVE CONSULTANCY Affordable, quality, intensive 20+ hour program that combines experiential and lecture components focusing on practical mediation skills –
* Reflective listening skills
* Conflict resolution theory
* Identifying underlying issues
* Interest-based problem solving
* Understanding conflict behaviors and Thomas Killman Instrument (TKI) personal conflict assessment tool
* Small group exercises
* Diversity & conflict
* Coached Role plays by experienced mediators
* Beneficial for HR staff, Counsellors, Lawyers, Social Workers and anyone interested in developing mediation and conflict resolution skills
3 rd, 4th 5 th May, 2017 Tanner, Christchurch Cost: $525 Specially priced for the Community Trainer: Tracy Scott with Resolve Consultancy and Mediation Services
With over 20 years of training experience and hundreds of hours mediation experience both in the USA and New Zealand Virginia Supreme Court Certified Mediator/Mentor and Trainer for 6 years Masters in Conflict Resolution/Community Change and Civic Leadership from Antioch University, Ohio. LEADR Accredited Panel Mediator Peace Foundation Cool Schools South Island Consultant –
Mediation Services Address Resolve Consultancy c/o 24 Alport Place, Christchurch
Telephone 03-980 3512 e-mail email@example.com
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Marian Hobbs (L) and Helen Beamish (from Dunedin Community Mediation) talking on Otago Access Radio (OAR) on the Volunteering Otago Hotspot about Dunedin Community Mediation’s services.