Main speaker 19:15
Q&A and summary 20:15
Event ends 20:45
Mock mediation to demonstrate the effectiveness and use of mediation in work place disputes.
This mock mediation is based on a real case, played out live by a team of professional mediators and will provide some insight into what typically happens in a workplace mediation. The session will help the audience to understand how workplace mediation can work as a cheaper, quicker and less stressful alternative to employment tribunals and/or grievance procedures.
Gill Rouse – People and Change
Mediation team: Frances Green, Felicity Steadman, Ros Hammond
Gill Rouse – Facilitator
Gill became an accredited mediator with CEDR in 2009, but like many HR professionals, feels like she has been mediating for most of her career! Her corporate background is in senior HR roles with Sainsbury's, BT, ICL and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Gill set up People & Change in 2003 and now specialises in Workplace Mediation, Coaching and Facilitation.
Gill also has accreditations in workplace mediation and conflict coaching and is a volunteer for Mediation Hertfordshire, helping to resolve conflict in the community.
Felicity Steadman - Mediator
Felicity has worked as an independent mediator since 1989. She is CEDR Accredited, IMI Certified, CMC Registered and she has also trained as a conciliator with ACAS. She mediates employment, workplace and labour disputes, as well as small claims and fast track commercial disputes. She trains mediators for CEDR in the UK, for Conflict Dynamics in South Africa, and for the International Labour Organisation. Felicity has worked in the field of industrial relations and has an MA in Industrial Relations (Warwick), and from the University of the Witwatersrand she has a BA (Hons), Higher Diploma in Labour Law, Certificate in Industrial Relations.
Frances Green – playing the part of the employee
Frances Green has an academic background in organisational psychology and worked for many years in corporate HR followed by a decade running her own business specialising in workplace investigations and mediation. Although she trained as a commercial mediator with CEDR she later specialised in workplace mediation, being more interested overall in the repair of strained relationships, and the restoration of positive interpersonal relationships.
Ros Hammond – playing the part of the manager
Ros is an HR Consultant and accredited mediator. She holds an LLM in Employment Law and provides advice and support to a variety of organisations in respect of their employee relations issues.
Professional photography and video production may be taking place at the event, and these images may be used on future promotional materials for CIPD. Please note that by attending the event, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any CIPD promotional materials.
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Will there be refreshments on offer at the event?
Light refreshments will be provided.
When & Where
CIPD Chiltern Branch
CIPD Chiltern Branch is an important local hub for HR professionals, providing opportunities for continuous professional development and two way communication with Head Office, as well as providing a local touch-point for CIPD members with opportunities for networking.
The branch has around 2,200 members from all levels and specialisms across the Human Resources field. From directors to students, we have established links with businesses in the local area as well as the major CIPD course providers (Amersham and Wycombe College, Aylesbury College and Buckinghamshire New University).
Although we have only a limited number of specialist groups, we pride ourselves on providing an annual learning programme that is second to none. Focused around three major hubs, Beaconsfield, Slough and Aylesbury, we hold monthly events that facilitate networking opportunities and personal development in a number of leading edge topics. Through these we strive to help members to develop in their chosen careers and contribute to the success of their organisations.