• Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th September

    The Ballroom, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.

    With international and local experts confirmed, do not miss this opportunity to hear from some of the leading communication professionals working in the field. Whether your interest is business, family, workplace or ADR practice, this event will enhance your understanding, skills, and ability to manage conflicts in personal and professional environments. The program offers keynote addresses and panel forums where you will have the opportunity to interact with the experts, and get answers to the questions of importance to you or your organisation.


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  • Communication

    “In language we love and hate, we admire and despise, we suffer, exalt and despair”

    -Fernando Flores

    And we all pay an enormous price for poor communication.


    Whether at work, at school, in families or in commercial dealings, conflict is an opportunity for effective communication and collaboration; but what skills do we need?


    What are the barriers to taking up the opportunity for better conflict management and resolution?


    Why do disputes escalate, and how can Dispute Resolution providers and processes foster effective communication skills?


    With effective communication skills we will no longer feel the need to avoid or suppress conflict, but can manage and learn from it - making it possible to correct what led to the problem in the first place, prevent future conflicts, and discover how to improve our overall ability to resolve disputes.

  • Keynote Speakers

    Ken Cloke

    Keynote Speaker

    Director, Center for Dispute Resolution. Mediator, Arbitrator and Author (USA)

    Joanna Kalowski

    Keynote Speaker

    International Mediation and Cross Cultural Communication Specialist

    Hugh Mackay

    Keynote Speaker

    Social Researcher and Author
    “Why Don’t People Listen”

    John McDonald

    Keynote Speaker

    CEO, ProActive ReSolutions Conflict Management Specialist

    Bill Hewlett

    Keynote Speaker

    Family Dispute

    Resolution Specialist (UK)

    Max Kimber SC

    Keynote Speaker

    Barrister &

    ADR Specialist

  • Who should attend this

    unique round table event?

    All those interested, personally or professionally, in improving the

    quality of communication and conflict management, including:



    Commercial & Litigation Lawyers

    Family Conflict Professionals

    In-House Counsel

    Cross Cultural Negotiators

    CEO’s & Business Leaders

    Human Resources Managers


    Health Administrators

    WHS Professionals

    Medico Legal Professionals

  • Would you like more information?

    Click below to download the corresponding documents

  • There are four ways you can register

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    3. Contact us directly for all other needs such as Group or NFP rates (alex@onqevent.com.au)

    4. If you can't attend in person, click here to book your live stream and access from your home or office

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Terms & Conditions

Program Amendments
Although every effort will be made to keep presentations as represented, the organisers reserve the right to make any necessary changes to the programme and cannot take responsibility for any speakers who cancel their appearance.
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must e advised in writing at least 15 working days prior to the event. An administration fee of 20% will be incurred for cancellations. A refund will not be given if a delegate fails to attend or a cancellation is received within 15 working days prior to the event. Substitutions within organisations can be made up to 2 working days prior to the event without penalty.
Registration Fees
Communicate 2016 – 2 Day Conference
Fee includes arrival tea and coffee, morning and afternoon tea and lunch – Day One.
Fee includes arrival tea and coffee, morning tea, lunch and networking drinks – Day Two.
Communicate 2016 – Conference Dinner, Monday 26 September
Fee includes 3 course alternate service dinner and beverages (beer, wine, soft).
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