connectEDspace - support for young people

Young people can face all sorts of pressures – including problems at school, with friends or at home.
connectEDspace is a website by Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV), dedicated to young people to help provide all the information they need to deal with the stuff they go through each day.

Aboriginal Family and Relationship Support


RAV provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and individuals to help strengthen family relationships.

Counselling provides an opportunity to talk with a professionally trained person to discuss couple issues, conflicts with friends, relationship breakdown, parenting, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, grief, sexual problems, childhood sexual abuse, stress and work related tensions and disputes.

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Accredited Training

Relationships Australia Victoria provides a range of accredited courses related to family relationships including a university-accredited course and vocational training.

 

Short Course: Mediation Training with assessment day

Become an accredited mediator

Mediation is a structured and facilitated negotiation process in which an independent person (a mediator), assists the relevant parties to generate options and negotiate an agreement to resolve a dispute. Participants of this five-day Mediation Training Short Course will learn the knowledge and skills of the mediation process, and how to apply these to dispute resolution in a variety of situations such as workplaces, community settings and with clients or customers.

Objectives of the course:

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

Mediation is a structured and facilitated negotiation process in which an independent person (a mediator), assists the relevant parties to generate options and negotiate an agreement to resolve a dispute.
Participants of this five-day Mediation Training Short Course will learn the knowledge and skills of the mediation process, and how to apply these to dispute resolution in a variety of situations such as workplaces, community settings and with clients or customers.  
Objectives of the course:
At the end of the course participants will be able to:
understand the theory and practice of the mediation process 

assess when a conflict is suitable for mediation 

 

 

  • understand the theory and practice of the mediation process 
  • assess when a conflict is suitable for mediation 
  • facilitate the mediation process
  • understand how mediation can be applied in a variety of contexts
  • respond to specific issues that may arise in the process (for example, family violence)
  • assist parties document mediation agreements.

To be an accredited mediator, you can complete an additional day of training where you are required to demonstrate your skills to an assessor. This assessment day costs $550 (inc. GST). If you would like to complete the course without the assessment day, please visit the Mediation Training course listing.

Ideal for

People who are interested in learning to resolve disputes in their workplace or life.

Register

Register your interest online with RAV’s Training Team on (03) 9261 8702 or via email, or complete the online course registration form.

Program Format
The course format consists of a variety of activities to maximise key learning opportunities and develop mediation skills in a safe environment.  These activities include demonstrations, group discussions, videos, collaborative learning, mediation simulations and debriefing.
The course is conducted by an experienced Nationally Accredited Mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. Participants will also have access to experienced coaches who provide additional opportunities for learning and feedback during the simulations.

 

Accreditation

After completing this course, you can undertake an additional day of assessment in order to become an Accredited Mediator, in accordance with the National Practice Standards set by the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS). Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is a Registered Mediator Accreditation Board (RMAB). The course covers all requirements of the NMAS.

About the Principal Trainer

Lilia Szarski is an accredited mediator under the NMAS and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) and a Trainer in the RAV Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution (FDR). Lilia is also a Clinical Supervisor and an experienced psychologist. Lilia holds membership of the Australian Psychological Society, International Association of Family and Youth Courts, International Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and the International Association of Applied Psychologists.

Program Outline

Day 1 - Introduction to mediation

  • Principles of mediation.
  • Role of mediator.
  • Models of mediation.
  • The mediation process.

Day 2 - Assessment for suitability for mediation

  • Managing emotions.
  • Setting up the process.
  • Understanding the history and issues.
  • Development of mediation process.

Day 3 - Dealing with conflict

  • Facilitator neutrality.
  • Facilitator communication skills.
  • Mediator interventions.
  • Legislative frameworks.
  • Terminating sessions.
  • Cultural considerations.

Day 4 - Issues in mediation

  • Dealing with emotional blockages.
  • Managing power imbalances.
  • Dealing with impasses.
  • Additional participants - experts, interpreters, support persons.

Day 5 - Additional considerations

  • Agreement writing
  • Debriefing 
  • Pitfalls
  • Ethics
  • Multi-party mediation
  • Self-care.
  • RAV Training Team
  • (03) 9261 8702
  • 1183 Toorak Road, Camberwell, VIC 3124
    • Starts 9:00am Tuesday 23 January 2018

      Continues:

      • 24 January 
      • 25 January 
      • 30 January
      • 31 January

      Additional assessment day: 1 February 2018

  • Five days.
    Additional one day assessment from 9am - 4pm in Camberwell.
  • $3450 including GST ($2900 for short course and additional $550 for assessment day)
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