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LB5501 - Mediation

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office (pre 2015)

This subject provides students with a strong grounding in facilitative mediation, and the opportunity to develop practical skills used as a facilitative mediator. The subject meets the requirements of the National Mediator Accreditation Standards, and after completing this subject students are eligible to sit the competency assessment for National Accreditation as a Mediator under the Standards. The subject gives students the essential negotiation, mediation and communication skills required to become a mediator. Students will also receive individual coaching on their mediation skills from experienced practitioners. The mediator skills assessment and the application for accreditation through a Recognised Mediator Accreditation Body is NOT included in LB5501.

Learning Outcomes

  • evaluate complex conflict and related theories and standards for professional practice in CMR;
  • effectively communicate with, facilitate and support people in personal, group, organisational and cross-cultural conflict;
  • independently and critically reflect on and assess their own capabilities and performance, and make use of feedback as appropriate, to support personal and professional development;
  • exercise independent ethical judgment and initiative in conflict management and resolution practice and research.
Assumed
Knowledge:
LB5500 and LB5525

Availabilities

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 5
Census Date 08-May-2014
Face to face teaching 02-May-2014 to 18-May-2014 (Two workshops, each of three days duration. 2 - 4 May and 16 - 18 May 2014)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Sam Hardy Lawson
Lecturers: Mrs Sonia Muller, Assoc. Professor Sam Hardy Lawson.
Workload expectations:
  • 38 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: initial learning brief (10%); short answer exam (30%); skills assessment (20%); reflective journal and debriefing papers (30%); final learning brief (10%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Attendance on all days is compulsory. Pre-workshop reading and online participation.
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.