Mediator questions and interventions in situations of entrenched conflict
with Professor John Winslade
Tuesday 15 May 2012
Renowned for his stimulating blend of theoretical rigour and practice-based teaching, Professor John Winslade is in demand as a presenter around the world. On this Australian trip, he will be speaking and training only in Perth.
A narrative approach to mediation draws attention to the ways in which people use stories to make sense of their lives and relationships. Each participant generates the story of a conflict based on highly selected information. Participants spend considerable effort developing their respective versions and discussing them with friends and supporters.
The art of mediation is multifaceted and one of the pivotal skills is questioning. Strategic questioning is the key to implementing narrative mediation. It keeps the mediator's role in proper perspective and lessens mediator liability while placing the major content of the mediation solidly with the disputants. Participants are also encouraged to ask questions of each other.
Narrative mediation makes it possible for practitioners to respond to complex and challenging conflict with creative and innovative methods.
Professor Winslade is also giving a two day workshop: Conflict re-storying through narrative mediation on 16-17 May. For more info >>
John Winslade PhD
John Winslade is a Professor at California State University, San Bernardino, and Associate Dean of the College of Education. Until 2003, he was Director of Counsellor Education at the University of Waikato. He returns regularly to teach in a Masters course on mediation in the School of Education.
With Gerald Monk, John was the author of the ground breaking text, Narrative mediation: A new approach in conflict resolution (2000, Jossey Bass). John Winslade and Gerald Monk also wrote Practicing narrative mediation: Loosening the grip of conflict (2008, Jossey Bass). His latest book, written with Mike Williams, is called Safe and Peaceful Schools: Addressing conflict and eliminating violence (2012, Corwin).
Tuesday 15 May 2012
140 St George's Terrace
RSVPs by Wed 9 May to Nerida on 9426 6673 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This event contributes 1 hour to your CPD for LEADR accreditation and/or national accreditation.
Attendees are also entitled to 1 CPD point under category 1 – Legal Skills & Practice as required by the WA Legal Practice Board.
LEADR does not issue certificates for CPD points to attendees. However we record and retain the sign-in sheets for LPB audit purposes. Attendees are required to keep their own records of accrued LPB CPD points.
With thanks to Jackson McDonald for their continuing support