For Mediators:

Continuing Professional Development

Undertake continual professional development to meet your NMAS and FDRP accreditation requirements.

These specialist courses and events are delivered by practicing mediators, and allow you to add input on key subjects.

Our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Events are a constantly evolving portfolio of short training courses and events. The events are held online on the Australian Mediation Association’s training platform. Our CPD Events are designed and delivered by experts in the field, aiming to deepen and broaden your skills and knowledge as a professional mediator.

The proposed CPD program is intended to cover mediation skills, practice and specific content areas. The CPD workshops will be identified as either skills sessions or speciality sessions to assist in selection. The program will appeal to mediators from all different disciplines.

Please find our 2023 program here

Registration details and further information on each session is also available.

The proposed CPD program for the AMA is intended to cover mediation skills, practice and specific content areas.

The CPD workshops will be identified as either skills sessions or speciality sessions to assist in selection. The program will appeal to mediators from all different disciplines.

NB: ALL times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time at all times (non daylight saving time). Check times for your location on the Meeting Planner calculator here

21st February 2023 (5.00pm – 6.30pm): Acknowledgement, Apology and Acceptance

This webinar will look at the concepts of acknowledgement, apology and acceptance and how important these are when working with parties in mediation. Parties will not move from their positions or wants in many cases; this webinar will look at how using these interventions will assist parties to move.

$65.00 (incl. GST)

7th March (4.30pm – 8.00pm): NMAS refresher #1

Mediation refresher #1: This webinar will cover defining mediation and how it fits along the ADR spectrum. The different models of mediation will be identified and how they can assist in resolving different disputes. The focus of this webinar will be on the facilitative mediation model, what it looks like and the participants will be walked through the stages of the process and strategies and tips for working with the model will be highlighted.

$130.00 (incl. GST)

14th March (4.30pm – 8.00pm): NMAS refresher #2

Mediation refresher #2: This Professional Development webinar will focus on the skills associated with mediation, it will highlight the skills and how best to use them to assist parties in moving through the mediation process. It will also highlight some of the areas that give both new and experienced mediators difficulty, how to work with the impasses and obstacles that come in mediation and how best to handle highly conflictual parties and situations.

$130.00 (incl. GST)

30th May  (5.00pm – 6.30pm): Getting to the Heart of Workplace Mediation

Workplace mediations have become a norm in resolving workplace disputes, this webinar will look at the strategies and interventions that can assist in getting to the heart of workplace mediation.

$65.00 (incl. GST)

6th June (4.30pm – 8.00pm): NMAS refresher #1

Mediation refresher #1: This webinar will cover defining mediation and how it fits along the ADR spectrum. The different models of mediation will be identified and how they can assist in resolving different disputes. The focus of this webinar will be on the facilitative mediation model, what it looks like and the participants will be walked through the stages of the process and strategies and tips for working with the model will be highlighted.

$130.00 (incl. GST)

13th June (4.30pm – 8.00pm): NMAS refresher #2

Mediation refresher #2: This Professional Development webinar will focus on the skills associated with mediation, it will highlight the skills and how best to use them to assist parties in moving through the mediation process. It will also highlight some of the areas that give both new and experienced mediators difficulty, how to work with the impasses and obstacles that come in mediation and how best to handle highly conflictual parties and situations.

$130.00 (incl. GST)

25th July (5.00pm – 6.30pm): Common Ground: the mediator’s forgotten friend

Common ground has always been identified as important step in mediation to assist the parties in looking beyond their dispute, however, do we really use common ground to it best effect. This webinar will identify how common ground is particularly effective in the bottom triangle.

$65.00 (incl. GST)

29th August (5.00pm – 6.30pm):  Mediating to repair or restore a relationship: Is that really possible?

Relationship mediation has gained traction in the USA and Australia for working with couples, however the thought remains can relationship mediation work for other types of relationships e.g., business, workplace etc. This webinar will explore the possibility and how the process and interventions of relation mediation may assist.

$65.00 (incl. GST)

3rd October (4.30pm – 8.00pm) : NMAS refresher #1

Mediation refresher #1: This webinar will cover defining mediation and how it fits along the ADR spectrum. The different models of mediation will be identified and how they can assist in resolving different disputes. The focus of this webinar will be on the facilitative mediation model, what it looks like and the participants will be walked through the stages of the process and strategies and tips for working with the model will be highlighted.

$130.00 (incl. GST)

10th October (4.30pm – 8.00pm): NMAS refresher #2

Mediation refresher #2: This Professional Development webinar will focus on the skills associated with mediation, it will highlight the skills and how best to use them to assist parties in moving through the mediation process. It will also highlight some of the areas that give both new and experienced mediators difficulty, how to work with the impasses and obstacles that come in mediation and how best to handle highly conflictual parties and situations.

$130.00 (incl. GST)

28th November (5.00pm – 6.30pm): Have you audited your mediation practice recently?

Have you really looked your practice lately? Checked your documentation?

Are you conducting all your mediations using the same model? Have I added new strategies and interventions to my mediator’s toolbox? This webinar looks at how we all need to review our practices no matter how experienced we are?

$65.00 (incl. GST)

NB: ALL times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time at all times (non daylight saving time). Check times for your location on the Meeting Planner calculator here

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