Blogs

The Relationships-by-Objectives facilitated process
10 February 2020
The Relationships-by-Objectives process 'does what it says on the tin'. An independent facilitator assists employer and employee parties stuck in a troubled relationship talk through the symptoms and the causes of their troubles, and then guides them through a structured process to explore options and agree objectives and action plans to improve the relationship. If you would like to hear more about the process and acquire the skills join us on 27th February 2020 to learn more.
- John Brand
Combretum Seeds and River Bushwillows – the background and relevance of the Conflict Dynamics brand
06 February 2020
As the new decade dawned, we reflected on the Conflict Dynamics brand and whether it still serves the organisation. A brand reflects how a company wants to be seen by its stakeholders. In an age of social media and rapid change, we asked ourselves and our stakeholders whether the Conflict Dynamics brand, which has been around since 1996, is still appropriate. Our reflections have resulted in a refreshed brand, yet with a recommitment to the original rationale behind the brand.
- Marion Shaer
What I Have Learned About Myself in Mediator Training
27 November 2019
At the end of each Conflict Dynamics mediator training course, we ask participants to reflect on what they have learned about themselves over the five days of training and their responses are always very interesting and, for a trainer, very inspiring.
- John Brand
Foreign Investment and Dispute Resolution
15 November 2019
The need to attract foreign investment to South Africa is very topical at present and appropriate Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) is one of the keys to attracting that investment.
- John Brand
Should Judges Mediate?
04 November 2019
The question as to if, when and how Judges should or should not mediate has recently become topical in South Africa and is worthy of careful consideration. Read John Brand's thoughts on the question.
- John Brand
“You can’t fire me for that!”
25 October 2019
The practical application of Labour Relations at the workplace is ever-changing and evolving. With each case pronounced on by the courts or dispute resolution bodies such as the CCMA, previously well-known and consistently applied principles and practice can change. Line managers and even HR/ER specialists can be forgiven for feeling a little overwhelmed at times when trying to keep up with the basics pertaining to workplace discipline. Join us for a one-day course on 20 November 2019 in Johannesburg during which we will explore potentially challenging areas when preparing for and presenting cases in internal disciplinary enquiries.
- Vanessa Botha