Dispute resolution is a key skill for any professional, particularly those involved in the negotiation or management of contracts. In recent years, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has been recognized for its ability to save both time and money when compared to more traditional methods such as litigation.
This one-day course will cover the various types of ADR such as arbitration, adjudication, mediation and good old-fashioned negotiation. The merits of each approach will be analysed, with a focus on refining negotiation skills to apply to engineering, project and contracting activities.
Upon completion, you will be able to confidently recognize and deal with disputes, apply the appropriate ADR methods, and know when to walk away from negotiations.
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Build your Chartered competencies
This training course builds skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:
5. Engage with the relevant community and stakeholders
*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee a competency, it provides participants with the underpinning knowledge required to develop specific Chartered competencies.
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Ideal for engineers and related professionals with 5 - 10 years experience looking to develop advanced dispute resolution or negotiation skills.
Particularly valuable for senior executives, project managers, contract and procurement professionals, finance and site staff.
Sean McCarthy is the Director of McCarthy Commercial and Construction Lawyers and has extensive experience in providing advice on construction and general contracts. As a lawyer, Sean has advised both government and private sector clients on a host of major projects and contract claims. He worked in the building and construction industry for many years prior to studying law. Sean is an active educator on construction matters. Sean, as both a qualified training professional and experienced lawyer, brings an enthusiastic and participative approach to the courses he facilitates.
Margaret Andre is a Senior Lawyer with McCarthy Commercial and Construction Lawyers who specialises in contract law having advised and represented a wide range of parties on their rights, obligations and risk exposure under a contract. She has particular expertise in the building and construction sector and experience in dispute resolution of contract claim by way of mediation, adjudication, arbitration and court processes. Margaret has extensive experience as an educator and endeavours to create an enthusiastic, collaborative learning environment by scaffolding on the skills and experience of course participants.
Both Sean and Margaret have been involved in dispute resolution in various forms for their clients over many years and are strong advocates of old fashioned negotiation as an effective means to resolve such disputes.
The course will cover the following: