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Greg Rooney replied to ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR's discussion Conflict Intervention in a Divided Nation
"Hi Michael Thanks for the article by Richard Rohr and his links back to the Hebrew prophets. It just shows that the challenges posed by dualistic thinking have continued to exist since the dawn of time.  You can go back 5,000 to 6,000 years to…"
Sep 12
Greg Rooney replied to ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR's discussion Conflict Intervention in a Divided Nation
"The bottom line is do you manage (or mediate) for emergence or for outcome.  The facilitative mediator who uses the joint session with strategic caucusing can create a safe space for the emergence of the new and novel. It is a process that…"
Sep 11
Greg Rooney replied to ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR's discussion Conflict Intervention in a Divided Nation
"One of the problems is the rise of what I call comfort journalism.  The master is ex-Australian Rupert Murdoch.  He has made huge amounts of money since he started his first newspaper  in my home city of Adelaide in Australia in the…"
Sep 9
Greg Rooney replied to ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR's discussion Conflict Intervention in a Divided Nation
"Thanks Remi and Gail The TEDtalk by Fleur Just captures the paradox of conflict. Thank you for the reference to it Remi. I like Thomas Moore's comment that you know you are on the right track when you strike a paradox.  I find the state…"
Sep 8
Greg Rooney replied to ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR's discussion Conflict Intervention in a Divided Nation
"Hi Michael One of the problems, as I see it, for the mediation field/profession is that many people drawn to it have a strong dislike or an opposition to conflict per se. In other words they are conflict averse. This aversion can affect how they…"
Sep 7
Greg Rooney replied to ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR's discussion Conflict Intervention in a Divided Nation
"Hi Bernie In Australia we generally start with the proposition that taxes are important for the development of the country both in maintaining basic services but also helping the country to prosper. So taxation is viewed a good thing. This relates…"
Sep 7
Greg Rooney replied to ADRhub.com - Creighton NCR's discussion Conflict Intervention in a Divided Nation
"Hi Bernie I wonder if it would be helpful to step out from within the eye of the storm and look at the big picture issues raised by the arrival of Donald Trump.  For me the fundamental question is whether Trump represents a vision of the future…"
Sep 6
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Brexit, Trump and the Nash Trap. A Loss of Trust.

The U.K.’s decision to leave the EU and the voting in of the protectionist Donald Trump to the US presidency has drawn both the UK and the USA into the Nash Trap.U.S. mathematician John Nash (the movie ‘A Beautiful Mind’) postulated that Adam Smith’s declaration that ‘In competition, individual ambition serves the common good' (the leave approach and Trump’s ‘America First’ proposition) was incomplete.Instead Nash postulated that the best result is for everyone in the group doing what’s best…See More
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Mar 14, 2015
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"Shifting the Focus from Mediating the Problem to Mediating the Moment - Using Intuition as a Guide http://ssrn.com/abstract=2140220"
Sep 26, 2013
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A Five-Day Residential Intensive for Mediators in Tuscany Italy- April 23–28 2012

 We will be running a 5 day Residential Intensive for Mediators In Tuscany Italy from April 23 - 28th 2012 at the Fattoria L'Ottavo Lucolena/Greve in ChiantiLead Trainers will be -Greg Rooney (Australia) – Margaret Ross (Australia) – Barbara Wilson (United Kingdom)  We will examine shifting the focus from mediating the problem to mediating the moment. The focus will be on the mediator rather than the parties.We will explore use of self and mediator intuition in relation to practice issues…See More
Nov 23, 2011
Greg Rooney and Jonathan M. Hernandez are now friends
May 23, 2011
Greg Rooney posted a blog post

Pod Casts of 82 sessions of the National Mediation Conference Australia - Adelaide 2010

  I thought it might be of interest to members that pod casts of 82 sessions of the Australian National Mediation Conference - Adelaide 2010 are now uploaded onto the conference website. http://www.mediationconference.com.au/Click on past conferences (Adelaide) or pod casts and papers and scroll down to the audio files.Speakers include Justice Albie Sachs on the Process Architecture of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the…See More
Mar 28, 2011
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Mar 28, 2011
Greg Rooney is now a member of ADRhub - Creighton NCR
Mar 28, 2011

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What is your profession and title?
Mediator
What is your ADR experience? (trainings and education)
I have been a practising mediator since 1991, conducting over 1,200 mediations in various jurisdictions, including:
commercial, partnership and estate disputes referred by the private legal profession
• multi-party disputes for numerous State government departments • mediating franchise and horticultural disputes for the Office of the Mediation Adviser
• family law mediations referred by the private legal profession
• WorkCover mediations in Queensland & New South Wales
• mediating sexual abuse claims against religious organisations
• mediating compensation claims and facilitating apologies for ill-treatment in religious orphanages, including the British child migrant program

I have also practised as an arbitrator with the New South Wales Workers Compensation Commission using a med/arb model. I have resolved more than 1000 separate compensation claims.
What, if any, ADR organizations or groups do you belong to?
ACR
LEADR
What are you hoping to get from ADRhub.com
Exchange information and insights
Do you/your company have a website?
http://www.gregrooney.com.au
What other ADR related sites do you visit?
▹ National Mediation Conference Australia
http://www.mediationconference.com.au/

▹▹ LEADR - Association of Dispute Resolvers
http://www.leadr.com.au/
What else do you want to tell the ADRhub.com community (what you are up to, what you would like to do in ADR, etc.)
I thought it might be of interest to members that pod casts of 82 sessions of the Australian National Mediation Conference - Adelaide 2010 are now uploaded onto the conference website. http://www.mediationconference.com.au/
Click on past conferences (Adelaide) or pod casts and papers and scroll down to the audio files.
Speakers include Justice Albie Sachs on the Process Architecture of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Constitutional Court of South Africa as well as practising mediators, theorists and academics from Australia and other parts of the world with professional and practice backgrounds in Law, Social Science, Commercial and Corporate, Employment and Industrial Relations, Dispute Systems Design, the Judiciary, Courts and Tribunals, Indigenous Communities and Policy and Human Rights, Peacemaking and International affairs.

These pod cast provide a rich resource for mediators and policymakers and provide an insight into the current development of mediation within Australia

Greg Rooney's Blog

Brexit, Trump and the Nash Trap. A Loss of Trust.

Posted on September 5, 2017 at 8:11pm 0 Comments

The U.K.’s decision to leave the EU and the voting in of the protectionist Donald Trump to the US presidency has drawn both the UK and the USA into the Nash Trap.

U.S. mathematician John Nash (the movie ‘A Beautiful Mind’) postulated that Adam Smith’s declaration that ‘In competition, individual ambition serves the common good' (the leave approach and Trump’s ‘America First’ proposition) was incomplete.

Instead Nash postulated that the best result is for everyone in the…

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Mediation Workshop for Experienced Mediators in Tuscany, Italy 20 -27 June 2015

Posted on March 14, 2015 at 6:25pm 0 Comments

“Shifting the Focus from Mediating the Problem to Mediating the Moment.”

Join 20 experienced mediators from Australasia, Europe and the Americas in Italy this June.

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Rebooting Mediation by Detaching from the Illusions of Neutrality, Just Outcomes and Balanced Power

Posted on March 14, 2015 at 6:20pm 0 Comments

Neutrality is physically impossible to attain as a personal attribute for a mediator.

The same applies to the concepts of ‘just outcomes’ and ‘balanced power’. They are all theoretical constructs which do not exist outside of theory.

There is nothing theorists can point to that would indicate to a mediator when these states have been physically achieved. They are subjective concepts subject to infinite…

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A Five-Day Residential Intensive for Mediators in Tuscany Italy- April 23–28 2012

Posted on November 23, 2011 at 2:04am 0 Comments

 

We will be running a 5 day Residential Intensive for Mediators In Tuscany Italy from April 23 - 28th 2012 at the Fattoria L'Ottavo Lucolena/Greve in Chianti

Lead Trainers will be -Greg Rooney (Australia) – Margaret Ross (Australia) – Barbara Wilson (United Kingdom)  

We will examine shifting the focus from mediating the problem to mediating the moment. The focus will be on the mediator rather than the parties.

We…

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