Multi-party negotiation and consensus building –
application of theory in an industry wide conflict
with Dr Paul Gibson
Most mediators learn an “interest based” process for facilitating the resolution of conflict and disputes; this becomes second nature to them with application and practice. But how can this fundamental process be modified and coupled with consensus building theories and practices when confronted with large scale multi-party conflict?
Paul Gibson will present his work in resolving conflict in the Australian macadamia industry as a case study in multi-party negotiation and consensus building.
Paul will discuss some relevant theory and show how it was applied in this complex assignment. He will also explore how complexity affects the practicalities of consensus building when more than 290 people are directly involved in the process.
This presentation builds on the précis that Paul presented in the Ideas Cafe at kon gres 2009. So if you missed that, come along.
About Dr Paul Gibson
Paul was originally a line manager and ended up running a number of significant businesses at quite an early age, accumulating quite diverse hands-on management and industrial experience. He’s been a broad-based management consultant for the last 20 years helping large organisations work their way through complex change and much of this has involved resolving conflict.
Over the last 5 years he has specialised and concentrated on formal dispute resolution and conflict management.
He is a nationally accredited mediator as well as a graded arbitrator, but he uses common sense in most disputes applying techniques and tools that we would variously call facilitation, conciliation or mediation in order to get a result for the parties. Paul specialises in organisational and workplace conflict as well as doing some commercial mediation. He trains and coaches in mediation and has been adjudicating some of the Negotiation Competition in the UNSW Faculty of Law. He is a member of the NSW Chapter Executive.
Paul’s qualifications include BSc (Hons), MEngSc, Dip CDA, PCertArb and DBA. He is a Senior Fellow of the Corporate Directors’ Association of Australia.
Wed 14 April 2010
6.15pm Doors close
Concludes at 7.30pm
13-15 Bridge Street
$25 (incl GST) members
$30 (incl GST) non-members
By Mon 12 April to email@example.com
This event will contribute 1 hours of CPD for accreditation under the NMAS and LEADR Accreditation.
(see p10 of LEADR's application form for national accreditation.)
A podcast of the recording from this meeting will be available to LEADR members on the LEADR website.