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ACJI hosts a variety of public lectures, seminars, events and executive and continuing education featuring experts from Australia and overseas.

Public Events

Independent Medical Examinations, Sick Leave and Return to Work: international perspectives

In this seminar, visiting researcher Associate Professor Silje Maeland will present recent research comparing sick leave decisions by GPs, insurance physicians and occupational physicians in several different countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, The Netherlands). She will also introduce work  currently underway in Norway evaluating the impact of independent medical examinations on return to work, using an unusual RCT design.

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About Associate Professor Silje Maeland

Associate Professor Silje Maeland (Bergen University College, Norway) is a physiotherapist by background with an interest in GPs' experiences and attitudes in relation to sickness absence. In her doctoral work, she investigated the diagnoses GPs in Scandinavia apply to patients with severe subjective  health complaints and the key factors shaping sick leave decisions. Maeland and her colleagues have used a video vignette method to explore cross-national differences in sickness absence assessment. More information is available on her Research Gate profile HERE

Date: Tuesday 29 November, 2016
Time: 5.45pm Arrival for 6-7pm Seminar
Venue: Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000,  (Auditorium 1)
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By Thursday 24 November. Free. Registration is essential.  Places are limited.
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Mediation: Saving Your Small Business
A Panel Discussion

Monash Law School's Australian Centre for Justice Innovation (ACJI) partnered with Monash Business School to host a panel discussion with leading experts: Professor Anne Lytle, (Monash Business School), Ms Anne Sutherland-Kelly, (ACJI/Monash Law School) and special guest from the Office of the Victorian Small Business Commissioner, Mr Lou Vatousios and Ms Anna McRae-Anderson. The event held on 15 November 2016 was chaired by ACJI's Dr Paula Gerber, Co-Director.

Professor Anne-Louise LytleMs Anne Sutherland-KellyMs Anna McRae-AndersonLou VatousiosDr Paula Gerber

Lean more about the panellists

Disputes for small businesses can be costly, stressful and time consuming. Mediation can be the 'life saver' because:

  • It enables parties to focus on what is important to them
  • It can retain and even enhance business relationships
  • The parties are the decision makers and retain control of the outcome
  • The process is faster, less costly, and more flexible compared to litigation

Learn from these dynamic experts how mediation can save your small business.

Webcast: Mediation and High Conflict People

Proudly presented by Monash University Australian Centre for Justice Innovation and featuring Bill Eddy LCSW Esq, President of the High Conflict Institute in California, this complimentary webcast explores mediation in high conflict disputes.

Hear about ‘New Ways for Mediation’, a new, highly-structured method developed by Bill Eddy in his professional family mediation practice. It is specifically designed for mediating high-conflict disputes by guiding the parties in using simple self-management skills to their maximum ability.

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Bonus: Don't forget to click on the "Resources" tab to access the slide deck, the Q&A transcript for unanswered questions, and your bonus article by Bill, "New Ways for Mediation".

Mr Bill Eddy

Bill Eddy LSCW Esq.

Bill Eddy is a professional family mediator, family lawyer and family counsellor. He is also the President of the High Conflict Institute based in San Diego, which provides training for professionals in managing high-conflict disputes in mediation, legal disputes, workplace, healthcare and educational  disputes. He is the author of several books (including So, What’s Your Proposal? Shifting High-Conflict People from Blaming to Problem Solving in 30 Seconds), free articles and training videos in the New Ways for Mediation method.

“Think of the stories of Steve Jobs, a high conflict individual who was well managed."
Bill Eddy

SmartCompany catches up with Bill ahead of the ‘It’s All Your Fault at Work!’ workshop at Monash Law School. Read more

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Executive and Continuing Education





Workshop:  Advanced Mediation Skills including NMAS evaluation

Part A: (3 days) 8.30am - 6.00pm
9-11 February 2017
18-21 October 2017

Part B: (3 days) 8.30am - 6.00pm
Choose from:
16-18 March 2017,
30 March-1 April 2017
16-18 November 2017
23-25 November 2017



Registrations Opening soon

Workshop:  Managing High Conflict Personalities6 - 8 September 2017, 8.30am - 5.00pm18Registrations Opening S

*Please inquire with your state CPD scheme to ascertain how many CPD units you can accrue for attending any of these offerings.

Registrations close one week prior for each event.

Discounts & Other information

10% discount applies to Group Bookings (3 or more) or Monash Alumni.

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Nina Massara
Senior Business Development Officer
P: 03 9903 8528