Seven workshop sessions were held in the morning and afternoon of the conference. Further details of each workshop are available below by clicking on the links. There are also short biographies available to view for each Facilitator.

Workshop 1

  • Does Early Dispute Resolution matter to staff and students in our sectors?
  • What options are available?

Facilitated by:

Claudia McComish, OD Partner, HR and OD Department, University of Stirling

Eilidh Fraser, Deputy Director HR, Edinburgh University


Workshop 2

The Experience at the University of Dundee and the Dundee edr Model
  • What has worked and what hasn't
  • How do you develop and implement an initiative that is right for your institution?

Facilitated by:

Fiona O'Donnell, Convener edr Group, University of Dundee

Lesley McLellan, Senior Lecturer, College Head of Learning and Teaching, University of Dundee


Workshop 3

Dispute Resolution and Union Representation and Consultation
  • Representation for staff and the role of unions in dispute resolution

Facilitated by:

David Bleiman, Board Member, Scottish Mediation Network

Ian Tasker, STUC


From Academic to Manager - Can Dispute Resolution Skills Help?
  • Management, leadership and dispute resolution skills

Facilitated by:

Ronald Bradbeer, Consultant ADR Services, Eversheds

Professor Stewart Brymer of Stewart Brymer WS, Edinburgh


Workshop 5

Dispute Resolution and Employment Aspects

Facilitated by:

Alun Thomas, Anderson Strathern

Helen Archibald, Director HR, Dundee College


Student Peer Mediation and Skills Dissemination
  • What are the approaches?

Facilitated by:

Richard Henry, SACRO National Co-ordinator

Rimple Palana, Deputy President, Dundee University Students' Association


Workshop 7

Employability of Graduates and Mediation in the Curriculum
  • Graduate skills and academic provision

Facilitated by:

Ewan Malcolm, Patron of the Scottish Mediation Network

Professor Rami Abboud, University of Dundee