Training and events diary

On-line supervision and mentoring

LEADR NZ is offering an on-line supervision and mentoring programme in 2013 facilitated by Jane Schaverien.

Details here.

5-Day Mediation Workshops 2013

The LEADR five-day Mediation Workshops introduce participants to the theory and practical skills of mediation through lectures, demonstrations and simulated mediations in which the participants practise the skills taught. On the final day, each participant is given individual feedback from a practising mediator. Number of participants per workshop are restricted -  early booking recommended.

Additional workshop dates and locations are added subject to demand - please contact LEADR office if you wish to express an interest in attending a 5 day workshop outside these locations and dates.   Click here for LEADR training dates in Australia.

Auckland: 26 Feb - 2 March
Wellington: 18 - 22 June
South Island: 13 - 17 August
Auckland: 5 - 9 November

University of Otago House  (Room 3.01), 385 Queen Street, Auckland.  
Wellington:  The Terrace Conference Centre, 114 The Terrace, Wellington
South Island: tbc 

Download flyer and registration form 2013



Assessment dates 2013

Assessment days are scheduled in order to assist members to successfully complete the requirements for accreditation in accordance with the Scheme for Accreditation of Mediators effective 1 July 2002.
Acceptance for Assessment

Candidates will be accepted for assessment provided they have completed a workshop included in the register of workshops approved by the Accreditation Committee as providing an adequate standard of training for the ADR process in respect of which accreditation is sought.

Assessment Procedure

LEADR assessment involves:

Participation in a simulated role-play (of not less than 1.5 hours duration) which will be observed and reviewed  by one or more assessor approved by the Accreditation Committee;
  • Satisfactory demonstration of an understanding of the ADR process and of the skills required of a newly trained practitioner in that process;
  • Compliance with all other requirements specified in the LEADR Scheme for Accreditation of ADR practitioners effective 1 July 2002.

Download registration form and flyer

Location and dates:

Auckland: 22 March, 12 April and 29 November
Wellington: 12 July
Christchurch: March (date tbc)
South Island (location tbc), 13 September

Available session *times (subject to change) 

9am - 11am
11.45am - 1.45pm
2.30pm - 4.30pm

Each session is a maximum of 2 hours long. NB: spaces are limited therefore early booking is recommended. 


Wellington: The Terrace Conference Centre, 114 The Terrace.
Auckland: University of Otago House, 385 Queen Street
Christchurch: tbc

Click here for LEADR accreditation training dates in Australia.

Fee: $664.70 inc gst 

Cancellation Policy: a cancellation fee of $250 inc gst will apply for cancellations received within 10 working days prior to the assessment.

Neuroawareness on-line training

Provided by LEADR in collaboration with Neuroawareness® Consulting Services, this training is an opportunity to learn techniques based on neurobiology and cognitive science to improve your mediation processes.

The 14 session live online program will help you find your own answers to these questions, reflect upon your personal profile and professional practice,and provide you with practical tools and techiques. Three one-on-one on-line sessions with Executive Coach Ana Maria Maia Goncalves are included to support you implementing your personal action plan.

Starts Thursday, 7 March 2012.

For more information and session dates download the  flyer and registration form (revised 28/1/13).

LEADR member earlybird fee, if paid by 1 Feb 2013, $989.00 (inc gst)
Standard fee $1104.00 (inc gst).




Top Up Training 2013

Review and Renew

This day will assist you if you:

  • have completed the 4 day LEADR course but now want to apply for LEADR accreditation and Australian National Accreditation;
  • need a "refresher";
  • you are currently accredited or applying for National Accreditation as "experienced qualified" and are looking for training which will contribute to your CPD.
Dates for 2013:
Auckland: 28 February and 7 November
Wellington: 20 June
South Island: 15 August (location tba)
Click here for LEADR training dates in Australia.

Difficult Dialogue: Techniques for talking through the tough stuff

How many problems in your day-to-day work are caused or aggravated by poor interpersonal communication? How often are problems reacted to inappropriately or just left to fester?

When faced with stressful situations we need more than good intentions. We need a toolkit of easy to use, functional strategies.

Read more: Difficult Dialogue: Techniques for talking through the tough stuff

CINERGY Conflict Management Coaching Workshop

LEADR is pleased to offer the CINERGY™ conflict management coaching workshop. Conflict management coaching brings together coaching and alternative dispute resolution in a powerful process which supports people to reach their goals in the way they manage conflict.

Read more: CINERGY Conflict Management Coaching Workshop

Neuro Competency for Conflict Situations

This workshop will further your understanding of how our emotional, social and cognitive brain functions, to create the best possible environment for making decisions while experiencing conflict.

An interactive workshop, it will increase your awareness about what is happening in yours and others brains during conflict situations, including when experiencing the impact of change and organisaitonal restructure.


Read more: Neuro Competency for Conflict Situations