Vision, Mission and Core Objectives
Based in the Faculty of Law, the Dispute Resolution Centre was established in 1989 and has a national reputation for training, teaching, research and mediation process.
The aims and objectives of the Centre are:
- To promote a better understanding of the need for, dynamics of and advantages of consensus-oriented procedures of dispute resolution.
- To develop modules in negotiation, mediation, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution in the Law School programs.
- To provide training in dispute resolution methods for lawyers and other professionals involved in this field.
- To encourage and facilitate research and publications in the different areas of dispute resolution.
- To provide an umbrella organisation for individuals and bodies involved in this field.
This is achieved through courses, workshops and seminars presented on and off campus, as well as directed research.
The Centre welcomes Faculty of Law staff who are interested in becoming members of the Dispute Resolution Centre.
DRC Annual Reports
1 Year Strategic Plan is to:
(a) Provide 4 x 4 day short courses for the legal profession and other professions.
(b) Provide 3 x 2 day assessment courses for national mediation assessment.
(c) Train Bond coaches and assessors around Australia.
(d) Produce 4 electronic Bond University Dispute Resolution Newsletters for 4000 subscribers.
(e) Provide keynote speakers for dispute resolution conferences around the world.
(f) Produce role plays and teaching support (videos; cue cards) for the Bond University skills program.
(g) Provide leadership in Law Societies, National Mediation Association and Law Reform Commissions in relation to Dispute Resolution.
(h) Employ two staff members entirely from proceeds of short courses.
(i) Use the best of post-graduate essays for publication.
(j) Bring real life conflict cases into the classroom for analysis.
(k) Invite visitors to the campus.
(l) Run one day courses on Conflict in Schools.
(m) Offer free places in training courses to members of the Bond University community to learn about education methods, and about dispute resolution.
(n) Provide both theory and practical examples for the flagship program on legal skills at the Faculty of Law and for post-graduate dispute resolution courses.