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CONFERENCE PROGRAM: Day 1:  19 October 2023

Time

Presenter

Topic

08:00 – 08:30

Registration and coffee

Registration and coffee

08:30 – 08:40

Laurie Greyvenstein – Chair of Social Justice Association of Mediators

Opening & Welcome

08:40 – 09:15

Keynote Speaker: Rev Dereck Beukes – Counsellor, Imago Dialogue Facilitator & Mediator

The Need for Effective Dialogue in Society Today

09:15 – 09:45

Laurie Greyvenstein – Co-founder of Social Justice Foundation & NABFAM Chair

SA in Dialogue: Lessons learned from the Netherlands / Video and where Dialogue fits into Alternative Dispute Resolution

09:45 – 10:05

Barend La Grange – Co-founder of Dialogue for Action in SA

The Call for Action: Opponents Share Common Interests

10:05 – 10:35

Pastor John Mathuhle – Pastor and Mediator

Taking Action: The Responsibilities that Come with Dialogue

10:35 – 11:00

Tea

Tea

11:00 – 11:30

Deon Ruiters – Senior Prosecutor for Maintenance at NPA WC

NPA Maintenance Dialogue: The Positive Change over 2 Years of Dialogue with Stakeholders in Maintenance Matters

11:30 – 12:00

Kamogelo Lekubu-Wilderson – DOJ National Director: Maintenance Services

Developments in Maintenance Dispute Resolution

12:00 – 12:30

Mervyn Vermeulen – Family Law Attorney & Mediator – Vermeulen Attorneys & Think Legal

Communication & Collaboration: The Need for Greater Dialogue between Family Professionals

12:30 – 13:00

Prof. Amanda Boniface – Family Law Expert & Family Mediator

African-style mediation and Western style media on revisited: can we learn from Japan?

13:00 – 14:30

LUNCH

LUNCH

14:30 – 15:00

Prof Leentjie De Jong – Family Law Expert & Family Mediator

Necessary Dialogues in Family Mediation: Legal Requirements for Hearing the Voice of Children

15:00 – 15:30

Dr Lynette Roux – Clinical Psychologist & Mediator

Necessary Dialogues in Family Mediation: Psychological Dynamics involved in Hearing the Voice of the Child.

15:30 – 16:00

Eugene Opperman  – Family Law Attorney & Mediator – Oppermans Incorporated & Lunch & Learn

The Neuro-Linguistic Programming Approach to Conflict Resolution, Negotiation and Change

16:00– 16:30

Panel Discussion of the speakers

Taking Questions from the floor

16:30– 16:45

Theresa Luyt – Vice Chair of Social Justice Association of Mediators

Closing remarks

17:10 – 19:00

SOCIAL WITH SNACKS & CASH BAR AT VALVERDE

SOCIAL WITH SNACKS & CASH BAR AT VALVERDE

CONFERENCE PROGRAM: Day 2:  20 October 2023

Time

Break away room 1

Break away room 2

Break away room 3

Break away room 4

08:00 – 08:30

Registration

Registration

Registration

Registration

SESSION 1
08:30 – 09:15

Faeeza Khan & Nicole Vacy-Lyle – The Impact of Divorce on Financial Planning: How to Mitigate Risks Practically

Anneke Greyvenstein – The Coparent APP: Using Technology to Promote Dialogue between Parents

Monique Carels – Learners Resolving Conflict: Integrating Peer Mediation in SA Public High Schools to Address Issues of Discipline

Pastor John Mathuhle & Barend La Grange Dialogue for Action: Active Citizenship and Community Involvement

SESSION 2
09:30 – 10:15

Dr Zenobia Carolus & Sharmilla Maharaj – Preserving families through strengthening parenting skills and family relationships within a Family Mediation Framework

Eugene Opperman – Mediation Skills (use of language, choice of words and neuro-linguistic programming [NLP]) during mediation sessions

Laurie Greyvenstein – Difficult Conversations: Restoring Dignity and Standing in the Gap are Valuable Tools to Bring Closure and Promote Settlement

Rev Dereck Beukes – South Africa in Dialogue: An Opportunity for Mediators

10:15 – 10:45

TEA

TEA

TEA

TEA

SESSION 3
10:45 – 11:30

Mervyn Vermeulen – Mediating Marriages out of Community of Property

Anneke Greyvenstein – The Coparent APP: Using Technology to Promote Dialogue between Parents

Christo Naude – The Risk of Confrontation

Dr Charles Flaendorp & Dr Christo Naude  – Community Based Mediation

SESSION 4
11:45 – 12:30

Adv Deon & Natalie Ruiters – The legal position of adult children in the
maintenance courts with reference to Z v Z

Lee Roebeck – Entrepreneurs: How to Clear the Blocks to Your Abundance

Louis Nigrini – Unlocking agreement: How to mediate for a YES

Theresa Luyt & Karen Malan – Social Justice Pro Bono Maintenance Project: How to get involved

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

SESSION 5
13:30 – 14:15

Faeeza Khan & Nicole Vacy-Lyle – The Impact of Divorce on Financial Planning: How to Mitigate Risks Practically

Samantha Lehoko – An Introduction to Life Coaching and Cultivating a Different Mindset

Monique Carels – Learners Resolving Conflict: Integrating Peer Mediation in SA Public High Schools to Address Issues of Discipline

Pastor John Mathuhle & Barend La Grange  – Dialogue for Action: Active Citizenship and Community Involvement

SESSION 6
14:15 – 15:00

Dr Zenobia Carolus & Sharmilla Maharaj – Preserving families through strengthening parenting skills and family relationships within a Family Mediation Framework

Eugene Opperman – Mediation Skills (use of language, choice of words and neuro-linguistic programming [NLP]) during mediation sessions

Laurie Greyvenstein – Difficult Conversations: Restoring Dignity and Standing in the Gap are Valuable Tools to Bring Closure and Promote Settlement

Rev Dereck Beukes – South Africa in Dialogue: An Opportunity for Mediators

SESSION 7
15:00 – 15:45

Merwyn Vermeulen – Mediating Marriages out of Community of Property

Theresa Luyt & Karen Malan – Social Justice Pro Bono Maintenance Project: How to get involved

Christo Naude – The Risk of Confrontation

Dr Charles Flaendorp & Dr Christo Naude  – Community Based Mediation

SESSION 8
15:45 – 16:30

Adv Deon & Natalie Ruiters – The legal position of adult children in the maintenance courts with reference to Z v Z

Samantha Lehoko – An Introduction to Life Coaching and Cultivating a Different Mindset

Louis Nigrini – Unlocking agreement: How to mediate for a YES

Theresa Luyt & Karen Malan – Social Justice Pro Bono Maintenance Project: How to get involved

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