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FDR Learning Experiences from Middle Earth - Aotearoa New Zealand: 2-part webinar series

FDR Learning Experiences from Middle Earth - Aotearoa New Zealand: 2-part webinar series

Since 2014, when key legislative changes in the Family Court in Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ) came into effect, Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) has been key to supporting separating and separated parents and guardians as they attempt to reach agreements on day-to-day care, contact, residence and guardianship matters. 

Almost a decade on, practitioners now have an opportunity to reflect on our progress to date and share our learnings.

Learning outcomes

In this webinar, participants will have the opportunity to:

  1. consider the importance of preparing for mediation
  2. reflect on the importance of continually assessing parties and circumstances for ongoing suitability for the FDR process
  3. consider different styles of child-inclusive practice
  4. consider the appropriate use of parenting programs and apps during the FDR process
  5. reflect on differing styles of drafting mediated outcomes.

Ideal for

Family law practitioners, family dispute resolution practitioners, family workers, health and community practitioners and individual counsellors/therapists.

About the presenter 

Timothy is a Senior Manager and Change Leader. He has significant experience establishing and supporting a range of differing services for various NGOs across NZ. 

He's also a contributing writer for Lexis Nexis, Resolution Expert for Our Family Wizard and an active FDR practitioner and parenting coordinator. 

Timothy was the winner of the 2020 NZ Local Heroes Awards and the 2017 NZ Law Awards Mediator of the Year and was the winner of the Resolution Institute 2015 Practitioner Award for Significant Contribution to Dispute Resolution for the development and promotion of dispute resolution in his community. 

Timothy was also a runner up for Mediator of the Year in the 2015 and 2019 NZ Law Awards. 


75 minutes of content and 15 minutes of moderated Q&As.

Registration information

Registrations close 48 hours before the webinar start time.

If paying by invoice, proof of payment needs to be provided at least 24 hours ahead of the event.

In addition to the live event link, all registrants will receive a link to the webinar recording post-event.

When you click to book, you will be taken to our new and improved payment gateway. Once you complete your registration you will receive an email detailing how to access your learning event in our Moodle Learning Management System.

Webinar requirements

In order to participate in this webinar, you will need access to the following:

  • Desktop or laptop computer
  • Reliable internet connection
  • Headphones
  • Microphone/speakers
  • Webcam (built in to your computer, or input separately)

Contact us

Training and Development Team
Phone: (03) 8573 2222
Email: [email protected]


3 - 4:40pm AEST on Wednesday 9 and Wednesday 23 August 2023

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