Employer Tool Kit - Mediation & Conflict Resolution
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 from 09:30 to 16:00 (GMT)
Employee Relations : Mediation & Conflict Resolution
- Understand when mediation is appropriate
- Understand the mediation process
- Learn some mediation skills
Who should attend:
- HR Directors
- HR Managers
- HR and others who are involved in resolving workplace disputes
- HR Students
Despite the best of intentions issues do arise. Workplace mediation resolves disputes over bullying, harassment, victimisation and personality clashes between work colleagues.
Employment mediation can resolve disputes over terms and conditions of employment, grievance and disciplinary procedures, unfair and constructive dismissal and redundancy.
It enables parties to a dispute to explore options and make decisions to settle the dispute with the help of the Mediator - an impartial person external to the conflict.
Mediation takes place in a confidential and informal setting. The Mediator helps the parties explore the options and ways of reaching an agreement whilst avoiding pressure being put on a party to agree. A Mediator will assist in reducing conflict and help the parties focus on the issues that need to be resolved. If the dispute cannot be resolved through mediation, the parties are not in any way bound by what has been discussed. The agreement only becomes binding once it has been drawn up and signed by the parties.
Speaker Name: David Kendrew Company: Kendrew Mediation
David is a full time mediator and has wide experience in dispute and conflict resolution. He was a Solicitor in private practice for nearly 40 years and handles legal disputes of different type and was Managing Partner in the Carlisle law firm of Bendles for 23 years until 2015.
He brings his legal experience and knowledge of dispute resolution to the mediation process and as a Mediator can help people achieve “out of court” settlements to many different disputes. His approach is calm and constructive enabling parties to focus on their best interests. He works as a neutral who can be accepted and trusted by all parties to the dispute.
David is dual qualified as both a Civil/Commercial Mediator and a Family Mediator
When & Where
CIPD Cumbria Branch
The CIPD Cumbria Branch provides opportunities for its 550 members to network with local HR and L&D professionals, to continue with their professional development and remain up to date with HR issues. There is an active programme of events through the year for further details just click on the event you are interested in and you can then book your place online.
The branch committee look forward to seeing you at our events and if you would like any further information please contact the Branch Vice Chair, Philippa Hardy on email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07776 403097.
The Cumbria Branch is part of the CIPD Northern Area Partnership who hold an annual Conference in June every year. For details and to book your place visit the NAP page