continual professional development

Mediation, Family Mediation and Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) has come a long way in the last few decades and is now recognized as an effective dispute resolution process for a range of commercial and interpersonal disputes.

During this time the formal training and accreditation of Mediators, Family Mediators and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners (FDRP) has improved significantly on the global education stage.

Parties and representatives in these dispute resolution processes are becoming more sophisticated and discerning as they choose an organization; process and / or practitioner to conduct their mediation / FDR process.

Mediators and FDRPs knowledge and skills continue to evolve and enhance as we are informed by a range disciplines, jurisdictions and a growing body of research.  As Practitioners we must ensure that we fulfill our obligations and provide a high standard of service and ensure ethical practice when conducting mediations and FDR.

GPD will provide you with the means to upskill and enhance your mediation and / or FDR skills and practice; to build competence and confidence and to develop expertise through a series of webinars and resources to address such topics as (see below):

AU Memberships
January – June Webinars
  • Working with High Conflict Parties
  • Overview of Workplace Mediation
  • Advanced Skills: Using non-judgmental presence, holding space, managing reactivity, assisting parties back to reasonableness
  • Skills and Case studies (LIVE)
  • Domestic Violence
  • Intake – Risk assessment
  • Neuroscience and cognitive bias
  • Working with Lawyers (LIVE)
AU Memberships
July – December Webinars
  • Resistance is Futile
  • Don’t be Afraid of Property Mediation (LIVE)
  • Case Management (LIVE)
  • Responding to anger and strong emotions
  • Advanced Skills: Cognitive de-loading, changing perspectives, toning down totalising, “its not my problem” mindset
  • Relationship Mediation
  • Skills – Keeping the human in the room
  • AMDRAS Domains
MEDIATOR / FAMILY MEDIATOR / FDRP MEMBERSHIPS

Professional Development For Practitioners By Practitioners

We understand the need for continuing professional development for mediators. GPD will provide you with all of your practical skill development needs to continue your professional growth through a range of advanced skills and masterclass level webinars that will fulfil your CPD requirements.

The following memberships are available in 2024 for Australian Mediator and FDRP Memberships

Full calendar year: 1 January – 31 December

Half year: 1 January – 30 June

Half year: 1 July – 31 December

The following memberships are available for International Mediator Memberships

Full year: 12 months from the day of purchase

During your membership period you will have access to all materials and inclusions for the period of time that your membership is current. 

What makes us different?
GPD is an approved and recognised training organisation by the Mediator Standards Board (MSB). GPD trainers are all pracademics who as well as theory based learning and best practice focus on the practical skills that will immediately enhance your practice.

Jenna Phillips
“Becoming a mediator and going out into the field was daunting to say the least. Being a member of GPD has provided the extra professional support and reassurance that I needed. GPD not only provides me with extra training and interesting webinars, but the staff at GPD interact with me on a personal level and I feel guided by their wealth of experience.”
Jenna Phillips
Flora Zhang
“What motivated me to join GPD was to continue to learn the real experiences from Robyn, Linda and Bobbi 's practice. With rich experiences and clientele from different areas of mediation, GPD trainers have provided lots of practical and insightful knowledge on their webinars. It's a wonderful way to fill some missing dots from the principles we learnt to the real-world practice. I really enjoyed all the webinars and definitely highly recommend to other mediation professionals to join.”
Flora Zhang
Lyn Bennett April 2020
“I first joined Global Professional Development because it was a convenient way to maintain my CPD obligations. However, it has turned out to be far more than that. It is helping me enormously in the expansion of both my mediation and business development skills. I am indebted to Bobbi, Robyn and Linda for the way in which they so generously share their wealth of knowledge and experience. Their webinars and resources are of an exceptionally high standard.  I recommend membership of GPD. It is such a valuable investment that will greatly assist in professional growth.”
Lyn Bennett April 2020
Melanie Hardie
"Bobbi, Linda and Robyn have helped me to start my own business. They are prompt in answering my questions and nothing has ever been a problem. The webinars are extremely informative and interesting due to Bobbi's, Linda's and Robyn's individual style and experience: this combined together makes a great team. I highly recommend GPD"
Melanie Hardie
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Choose Your Membership

AU Memberships: Full Year

FDRP Membership 2024

Specific content for Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners
$ 349
Valid for the year of 2024

A minimum of 8 recorded webinars per calendar year

A minimum of 4 ‘live’ webinars per calendar year

Newsletters

Individual online Members Area for all of your resources

Facebook Group

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) tracker

Access to additional tools and resources

Access to Advanced / Masterclass level training

Mediator Membership 2024

For all non FDR forms of Mediation
$ 349
Valid for the year of 2024

A minimum of 8 recorded webinars per calendar year

A minimum of 4 ‘live’ webinars per calendar year

Newsletters

Individual online Members Area for all of your resources

Facebook Group

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) tracker

Access to additional tools and resources

Access to Advanced / Masterclass level training

Best Value

Dual Membership 2024

Both FDRP and Mediator streams
$ 499
Valid for the year of 2024

Access to all FDRP and General Mediator webinars

Access to all ‘live’ webinars for FDRP and General Mediator

All Newsletters

Individual online Members Area for all of your resources

Facebook Group

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) tracker

Access to additional tools and resources

Access to Advanced / Masterclass level training

International Memberships

International membership​

Specific content for Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners
$ 360 AUD
valid for 12 months from time of purchase
  • Instant continual access to 12 webinars 
  • All Newsletters
  • Individual online Members Area for all of your resources
  • Facebook Group
  • Continuous Professional Development (CPD) tracker
  • Access to additional tools and resources
  • Access to Advanced / Masterclass level training

AU Memberships: Part Year

FDRP Membership 2024
(July - December)

Specific content for Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners
$ 249
Valid from 1st January to 30th June 2023 Valid from 1st July to 31st December 2024

A minimum of 4 recorded webinars for the membership period

A minimum of 2 ‘live’ webinars for the membership period

Newsletters

Individual online Members Area for all of your resources

Facebook Group

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) tracker

Access to additional tools and resources

Access to Advanced / Masterclass level training

Mediator Membership 2024
(July - December)

For all non FDR forms of Mediation
$ 249
Valid from 1st January to 30th June 2023 Valid from 1st July to 31st December 2024

A minimum of 4 recorded webinars for the membership period

A minimum of 2 ‘live’ webinars for the membership period

Newsletters

Individual online Members Area for all of your resources

Facebook Group

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) tracker

Access to additional tools and resources

Access to Advanced / Masterclass level training

Dual Membership 2024
(July - December)

Both FDRP and Mediator streams
$ 349
Valid from 1st January to 30th June 2023 Valid from 1st July to 31st December 2024

Access to all FDRP and General Mediator webinars

Access to all ‘live’ webinars for FDRP and General Mediator

All Newsletters

Individual online Members Area for all of your resources

Facebook Group

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) tracker

Access to additional tools and resources

Access to Advanced / Masterclass level training

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2024 Webinars

2024 Webinars - Register Now

Memberships for 2024 are now active!


If you need any assistance or require any information please email info@gpdtraining.com.au and we will be happy to help

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2024 Webinars and Memberships

2024 Webinars - Register Now

Memberships for 2024 are now active!


If you need any assistance or require any information please email info@gpdtraining.com.au and we will be happy to help

Register Now

Template Packages

TEMPLATE PACKAGES

GPD is offering initial business startup document template packages.

Mediator document template package and FDRP document template package

Price per package:

  • GPD Member $375
  • Non-GPD Member $500

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Masterclass Training 2024

MASTERCLASS TRAINING


Global Training & Professional Development (GTPD) provides cutting-edge training that will boost your mediation, FDR, Collaborative practice by taking your dispute resolution and negotiation skills to a new level.

Who are these for? These trainings will benefit people in mediation, law, financial advisers, human resources, healthcare, education or anyone who needs to effectively manage conflict and reach resolution.

Upcoming Training Schedule:

31 July – Advanced Skills $495 / Members $445.50

  • Interdisciplinary Insights for Mediators
  • Insights from Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience and how this informs our mediation practice
  • Understanding emotions and techniques for management in mediation
  • Dealing with complex multiparty disputes

30 and 31 August – Property Mediation $850 / Members $765

  • Two day training providing you with the skills and tools to navigate property mediation.
  •  The Law
  • 4 Step Approach
  • Relevant FLA sections
  • Facilitative Model
  • Process Adaption

11 October – Relationship Mediation $495 / Members $445.50

  • You will learn new techniques to assist parties to resolve issues, while taking into consideration their needs, interests and concerns that will assist to achieve an ongoing workable relationship.

29 October – Working with Domestic Violence.  $495 / Members $445.50

  • Our training takes a comprehensive approach to this complex subject.  We’ll explore a variety of perspectives to ensure a thorough understanding of all scenarios so you are well-prepared to work with DV cases.You’ll understand the nuances in working with people who have experienced domestic violence, as well as those who perpetrate it.

21 November – Advanced Child Informed Mediation (CIM) Skills $495 / Members $445.50

  • Child Inclusive Mediation is an evidence-based intervention for separated parents in dispute. This training is designed to support and powerfully realign co-parenting, by focusing on the experiences of their children.  You will learn the consultants & FDRP role in creating an informed and transformative dialogue with both parents to shift the focus from parental conflict to a focus on the children’s needs and ongoing support.

All trainings are full-day and online.  These trainings contribute to CPD points, and our trainers are all recognised practicing academics with over 30 years of FDR/Mediation experience.  You can expect in-depth theory-based learning and practical skills that you will use immediately to enhance your professional practice.

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Intake and Mediation Demonstrations

NEW – NOW AVAILABLE

  • Workplace Mediation Matter, Intake Demonstration Package
    • Included:
      • Recording of Intake demonstration
      • Recording of Intake demonstration critique
      • Intake template form
    • Price $425 for GPD members or $550 for non-members
  • Family Mediation Matter, Intake Demonstration Package
    • Included:
      • Recording of Intake demonstration
      • Recording of Intake demonstration critique
      • Intake template form
    • Price $425 for GPD members or $550 for non-members
    • Family Mediation Matter, Mediation Session
      • Included:
        • Recording of Mediation demonstration with Mediation demonstration critique (over 3 hours of recorded material)
        • Agreement to Mediate document template form
        • Facilitative Model Information Sheet
      • Price $575 for GPD members or $695 for non-members
All recordings are for individual use only and are copyrighted. 
For any teaching or commercial use please contact info@gpdtraining.com.au for purchase and license options.
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