LEADR - Association of Dispute
LEADR is an Australasian, not-for-profit membership organisation that promotes alternative dispute resolution including mediation. LEADR has members in Australia, New Zealand and throughout the Asia Pacific region. More about LEADR >>
After 18 months of consultation LEADR and LEADRNZ have integrated to become an organisation with an even stronger regional presence and influence
LEADR board meets face to face
Over the 15-16 April the LEADR board sat for a face to face meeting. NADRAC Chair, Jeremy Gormly addressed this meeting, stimulating Board members’ thinking about ADR in 2025.
We want to hear the voices of practitioners and academics; compelling exploration of practice issues, new research.
Listen to 'kon gres 2013 keynote speaker
Myrna Lewis was interviewed by LEADR CEO Fiona Hollier. Myrna spoke to Fiona about Deep Democracy and provided a preview of her ‘kon gres presentation.
Evaluation: Civil Dispute Resolution Act
The Act introduced 1 Aug 2011, encourages participants to take genuine steps to resolve a dispute before commencing certain legal proceedings in the Federal Court. Make sure you give feedback about how well the Act is achieving its objectives.
LEADR staff changes
Farewell and thank you to Francesca Diggory who has taken a position in a large insurance company. Her friendly proactive demeanour will be missed.
Welcome to new staff member Bianca Lam. Graduating with a degree in Business, Bianca previously worked in hospitality and event management. Bianca enjoys going to the gym, shopping and occasionally cooking. She has adventurous taste buds and plans to discover food through travelling.
LEADR responds to auDA policy review and NSW construction industry insolvency review
LEADR has submitted responses to both the auDA's 10 year review and to the NSW comstruction industry insolvency review.
MSB online register of mediators
For answers to all your questions about the register of nationally accredited mediators read this FAQ from the MSB.
Asia Pacific Mediation Forum calls for papers
The 6th APMF Summit being held December 2013 has openned its call for papers. The deadline for submissions is the close of business, May 30. Accepted abstracts will be announced on June 9.
‘kon gres 2013 in a city near you
LEADR innovates again. In 2013, we will run ‘kon gres in five different cities.
Keynote speaker Bernie Mayer, author of The Dynamics of Conflict: A Guide to Engagement and Intervention, will stimulate and challenge you.
Multiple concurrent sessions will focus on new research, innovative practice or skills extension.
Stimulating conversations will enable you to connect with colleagues.
You choose to attend in:
Wellington, Thurs 5 - Fri 6 Sept
Welcome 2013 Chapter Committees
Find out who is on your local Committee:
LEADR 2012 annual report
The Annual Report 2012 tells the LEADR story of the past year. For the complete Financial Report and Audited accounts, please visit the member’s area of the website. Good reading.
LEADR 2013 mediation training
LEADR mediation training meets the requirements to progress to video assessment for accreditation under the National Mediator Accreditation System and with LEADR. For the full schedule and 2013 prices visit the LEADR training page.
LEADR, with permission from the conference organisers, recorded over 30 sessions at the National Mediation Conference 2012 in Sydney in September. These podcasts are available now on the LEADR website and on the NMC website.
Melbourne to host next NMC
The next National Mediation Conference will be held in Melbourne somewhere between the 8-15 September 2014.
Mediation standards: now and the way forward
Podcast: Chair of the Mediator Standards Board (MSB), Professor Laurence Boulle explores current issues with the national standards and the MSB's work and relates this to the wider world.
Your Guide to Dispute Resolution
Launched on 23 July 2012 by the Australian Attorney-General, The Honourable Nicola Roxon MP, this resource will help consumers understand ADR.
Current LEADR Michael Klug awardee for the peaceful resolution of conflict
The Honourable Murray Kellam AO (right) is the recipient of the 2012 LEADR Michael Klug Award in recognition of his dedicated work for peaceful and just interactions in Australia and overseas.
At the Award presentation in Sydney on 18 July 2012, Margaret Halsmith, LEADR Chair said that “In particular we want to acknowledge Professor Kellam’s work in educating the judiciary overseas in the area of juvenile justice and human rights for children through his work with UNICEF in Bangladesh, Mongolia and Myanmar (Burma).”
LEADR Code of Ethics
The LEADR Code of Ethics replaces the Law Council Ethical Standards for Mediators which the Board had previously adopted in 2002. The Code applies to ADR practitioners, including mediators, is written in plain English, aligns closely with the LEADR Constitution and reflects the commitment that LEADR holds to promoting high standards in the delivery of ADR services.
LEADR Compliments, Suggestions and Complaints policy
If you have a compliment, suggestion or complaint about a LEADR service, a LEADR member or an ADR process, LEADR wants to hear about it. Our new Compliments, Suggestions and Complaints policy encourages feedback and documents LEADRís commitment to respond sensitively, to address the matters promptly and even-handedly and to learn from the feedback.
Registration fee – nationally accredited mediators
On 1 March 2012, the MSB introduced a registration fee of $100 (including GST) payable at the time of accreditation or re-accreditation and thereafter every two years on each succeeding re-accreditation.
Registration fees are being used to establish and maintain a register of nationally accredited mediators. As your RMAB, LEADR is collecting the $100 for the two year period of your national accreditation. LEADR retains $10 to contribute to the administrative expenses of collecting these fees and remits the remaining $90 to the MSB.
4th edition of Professor Sourdin's title
The 4th edition of Prof Tania Sourdin's, Alternative Dispute Resolution, includes new material on judicial and decisional dispute resolution; obligations to use ADR including the latest legislative reforms and the Civil Dispute Resolution Act 2011 (Cth); and analysis and recent case law reviews of confidentiality and admissibility.
Mediating with Aboriginal families
Relationships Australia Family Relationship Centre in Alice Springs has developed a model of practice to help achieve better mediation processes and outcomes for Aboriginal people.
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Contact us for more information or assistance.
Telephone: 02 9251 3366
Building payment disputes
5-day mediation workshops
Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS) As a Recognised Mediator Accreditation Body (RMAB), LEADR accredits mediators under the NMAS.
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