UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
EARLY DISPUTE RESOLUTION (EDR) GROUP

 

A meeting of the Group will be held on Wednesday 3 December 2008 at 2pm in River Room III, 9th floor, Tower Building.

 

Mrs F O'Donnell, Convener

27 November 2008

Preliminary Remarks: to congratulate Mrs V Urquhart, Ms M Sporing, Ms E Douglas, Mr D Ritchie and Professor R Abboud on their recent success in Catalyst mediation training.

 

AGENDA

1 MINUTES
To consider the Minutes of the meeting of 2 September 2008.
Paper A - Download
2 MATTERS ARISING
(1) Neutral Locations for EDR Meetings (Minute 2(2))
To consider oral reports from the Convener and Dr McLellan on progress with the identification of neutral locations for EDR meetings. Information on the Incubator has been posted on the EDR website at: http://www.dundee.ac.uk/edr/
(2) EDR Progress to Date (Minute 2(3))
To note that the EDR progress report was approved by the Senior Management Team on 24 September 2008, by Human Resources Committee on 14 October 2008 and by Court on 27 October 2008. The report was submitted to Academic Council on 18 November 2008 for noting.
(3) Collaboration between the University and Catalyst Mediation Ltd on the Development of Training Videos to Raise Awareness of EDR Techniques (Minute 2(4))
To note that the video had been filmed and was now in post-production by VTecs for planned release in mid-December 2008.
(4) EDR: Scottish HE and FE Sector Level Development (Minute 2(5))
To note an oral report from the Convener.
3 EXTENDED GROUP'S "ONE YEAR ON" SPECIAL MEETING HELD ON 16 OCTOBER 2008: UPDATE
To consider oral reports from the Group on the outcome of the special meeting of the extended Group held on 16 October 2008 and the formal joint University/Unions launch of the EDR initiative on 17 October 2008. A Hermes message was issued to all staff that day.
4 DRAFTS OF EDR RELATED DOCUMENTS
To consider the following four documents:
5 FIRST MEDIATION PRACTIONERS' GROUP: FEEDBACK
To consider an oral report from the Convener.
6 STUDENT PEER MEDIATION: UPDATE
To consider an oral report from Ms E Douglas.
7 ACTION PLAN FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY-JUNE 2009
To ask members to consider:
  1. awareness raising priorities;
  2. what are our challenges;
  3. potential steps to win "hearts and minds";
  4. update the website and associated documentation;
  5. preparation of EDR toolkit.
8 EXTERNAL INVITEES
To consider an oral report from the Convener.
9 ANY OTHER BUSINESS
10 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
To consider the dates of the Group's future meetings.