Annual Report 2017/2018

  • July 05, 2018

Summary of Meetings: ADR - Victoria

Number of Meetings Held: 5

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Guest Speaker: Wayne Plenert
Meeting Title/Topic: Family Dynamics in Mediation with Wayne Plenert
Synopsis: Wayne discussed how the brain works in conflict, mediator and participant power in family dynamics and destructive spirals, toxicity, and leadership through family system theory.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Guest Speaker: Marjorie Thompson, Lawyer and Family Law Mediator, Thompson Family Law
Meeting Title/Topic: Mediation & Arbitration - What Is Happenening in BC
Synopsis: Discussion on the broad topic of psychology of conflict and how emotions can impact conflict resolution with Gordon Sloan of ADR Education.

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Guest Speaker: Colleen Cattell, Q.C., Mediator & Arbitrator, Fitzpatrick Mediation
Meeting Title/Topic: Estate Mediation and Elder Participation in Mediation for Care and Estate Planning
Synopsis: Colleen Cattell, Q.C., presented on estate mediation and elder participation in mediations that relate to them, such as care arrangements and estate planning.

Friday, May 18, 2018
Guest Speaker: Wayne Plenert, B.A., B.Th., Dipl (Adult Ed), LL.B., LL.M. (ADR)
Meeting Title/Topic: Transformative Conflict - A Practitioner's Perspective
Synopsis: In this workshop, attendees explored how a transformative approach might impact a variety of mediation areas, including family, workplace and personal injury. Registrants examined how the transformative model works, and what its impact might be on individuals, relationships and structures. Queries were made as to whether it is realistic or appropriate to use this approach or aspects of the approach in purely financial conflicts, or in high conflict situations.

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Guest Speaker: Lisa Alexander, Lawyer and Mediator
Meeting Title/Topic: Interest-Based Mediation vs. Facilitated Negotiation - Pros and Cons of the Different Styles
Synopsis: Lisa Alexander discussed the different mediation styles of interest-based mediation and facilitated negotiation - what the pros and cons are of each style and when each technique may lend itself to the situation at hand.

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