As a mediator, Keri is passionate about empowering parties with coaching and tools to help them move forward.
Keri is Client Director of FairWay’s Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) service, which helps parents and guardians to design their own practical parenting agreements focused on the needs of their children. Keri’s experience as a mediator, and her capacity to build effective relationships together with her significant experience in operational management enables her to develop new policy initiatives and provide operational oversight for the scheme. Keri works closely with social service providers, lawyers, counsellors, mediators and professional associations, to educate and promote FDR both in terms of awareness of the positive outcomes being created and to develop the service across the wider community. This involves building awareness of FairWay’s service in the community, and working alongside government agencies to help families access support services.
With experience in a range of mediations, including workplace disputes, Keri likes to challenge traditional prescriptive dispute resolution models, and encourage mediators to work with their clients to build their own capacity to resolve future disputes. Her mediation work draws on the experience she has gained working as a Senior Resolution Practitioner at FairWay Resolution and as a facilitator of the Parenting Through Separation course for Skylight. She also works as a Conflict Coach to assist people to prepare for their mediation.
Keri regularly presents on FairWay’s method of mediation at industry events in New Zealand, and has presented internationally. She has also had numerous articles published in the NZLS Family Advocate magazine.
Keri holds a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies (Dispute Resolution) from Massey University, is an AMINZ Fellow in mediation, an accredited FDR Provider and an accredited conflict coach.
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