Mediation Training Scholarships Program2019-09-21T11:33:46+10:00

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mediation Training Scholarships Program

ADC is dedicated to advancing Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) knowledge and skills across Australia and internationally. Our Vision is a world where businesses, government entities and communities in dispute have the knowledge, skills, resources and the commitment to utilise ADR processes appropriate to the nature of their dispute.

Our Mission is to provide an ADR centre of excellence that is the first choice for Australian and international organisations and individuals to resolve, or wanting to learn how to resolve, conflict and disputes.

During nearly 30 years of providing its world class mediation training, ADC has trained thousands of mediators from all walks of life. Mediation is a proven dispute resolution process in many cross cultural contexts, both in Australia and internationally. ADC’s Mediation Training Scholarship Program is a key initiative for ensuring that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and communities benefit from access to indiginous mediators who know and understand local cultural perspectives.

ADC’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mediation Scholarships Program was launched in May 2014 by The Hon Fred Chaney, AO. Mr Chaney, is well known as a former federal Senator and Member of the House of Representatives, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and a Director of Reconciliation Australia. Mr Chaney was named Senior Australia of the Year in January 2014.

Mediation Scholarships are offered to members of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia who are referred to ADC. The program aims to ensure that participants are not only trained to Australia’s national mediation standards, but also that as mediators they have the support of their communities.

Candidates are chosen recognising their current work in communities, leadership capability in their own field of endeavour [be that paid or voluntary work], their capacity and capability to successfully undertake intensive mediation training and their interest and willingness to champion the benefits of mediation in their respective communities.

The first Scholarship recipients commenced training in Sydney in June 2014. In our program to date we have trained recipients from a grass roots urban community, regional and remote land council, education, child protection and the arts.

Read more about our inspiring scholarship recipients: Jenny Beath and David Peachy

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Upcoming Events

  • Mediation Training - Adelaide
    • Days 1 - 3
      February 26, 2020 - February 28, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • Days 4 - 5
      March 2, 2020 - March 3, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

      Multidisciplinary Participation ADC’s mediation training is suitable for participants from a broad range of professions and sectors including: business; government; law; tertiary academics and…

  • Conflict Resolution & ADR - Adelaide
    • February 26, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Have you ever thought 'I could have managed that conflict situation better'? Or even better still, avoided it before it began! Conflict can occur in any contractual and personal…

  • Mediation Refresher Training - Adelaide
    • One day Mediation Refresher Training
      March 2, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • One day Mediation Refresher Training
      March 3, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    This one day programme is intended for candidates preparing for accreditation or re-accreditation, mediators seeking to complete their CPD requirements and those seeking an opportunity…

  • Mediation Accreditation Day - Adelaide
    • March 4, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Industry Approved Pathway to Australian National Mediation Accreditation Internationally approved by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 1-Day Accreditation Program ADC’s 5-day mediation course participants who…

  • Mediation Training - Sydney
    • Days 1 - 3
      March 4, 2020 - March 6, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • Days 4 - 5
      March 9, 2020 - March 10, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Your Mediation Training: choose the ADC difference How do you become a nationally accredited mediator, a more effective negotiator, a ‘mediation-skilled’ legal adviser, a more effective…

  • Conflict Resolution & ADR - Sydney
    • March 4, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Have you ever thought 'I could have managed that conflict situation better'? Or even better still, avoided it before it began! Conflict can occur in any contractual and personal…

  • Mediation Refresher Training - Sydney
    • One day Mediation Refresher Training
      March 9, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • One day Mediation Refresher Training
      March 10, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    This one day programme is intended for candidates preparing for accreditation or re-accreditation, mediators seeking to complete their CPD requirements and those seeking an opportunity…

  • Mediation Accreditation Day - Sydney
    • March 11, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Industry Approved Pathway to Australian National Mediation Accreditation Internationally approved by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 1-Day Accreditation Program ADC’s 5-day mediation course participants who…

  • Dispute Resolution and the Abrahamic Faiths
    • Commencing 5.45pm AEDT - State & Territory Time Zones Apply
      March 19, 2020
      5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Mediating in the Headlights of Litigation and Arbitration
    • 1 Day - Commercial Mediation Masterclass & Networking Cocktail Party (Eligible for 8+ CPD Points)
      March 25, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • All 3 Days - Advanced Commercial Mediation Accreditation (Eligible for 25+ CPD Points)
      March 25, 2020 - March 27, 2020
      8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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