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HAWKES BAY BRANCH: Mock Employment Mediation

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  • Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes
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    Regional events

  • Region: Hawkes Bay
  • Venue: Council Chambers, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

Join Lance Peterson, Gretchen Stone, Kerry Tattersall as they present a Mock Mediation - resolving your Employment Relationship Problems

When employment issues arise, a suggestion is often made that the parties attend mediation. While mediation is normally voluntary, if approached correctly, it can be very effective in resolving employment relationship problems at an early stage. Mediators are skilled at facilitating discussions between the parties and helping them to identify issues and potential solutions.

However, the prospect of mediation can also be daunting and can feel like a 'mini trial'. You may not know what to expect, what the other party really wants, or whether the other party will bring a lawyer. To get the most out of mediation, preparation is key.

Please join us for a practical session in which Lance Peterson, Mediator will cover:

  • Working through a mock mediation process.
  • Mediation "Dos" and "Don'ts"
  • Understanding the mediation process to get the outcome you want.

Key Information about the event

This event will take longer than our usual events. Drinks and nibbles will commence at 3.00pm for a 3.15pm start, expecting to finish at 5.45pm subject to the levels of interaction. If you have any specific questions please feel free to email these to

Our Presenters: Lance Peterson, Gretchen Stone, Kerry Tattersall

Lance Peterson is a name known probably by most of you as he was previously a Mediator for Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment for over 13 years and is now a HR Consultant and Mediator with Grow HR. He will be joined by Gretchen Stone of Harrison Stone and Kerry Tattersall a Senior HR Consultant with Baker Tilly Staples Rodway. Together they will present Mock Mediation – a Practical Case Study


Council Chambers, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

159 Dalton Street

Napier, 4110


  • HRNZ Members $25.00
  • HRNZ Student Members $15.00
  • Non Members $50.00

Please note our prices include GST

To Register

HRNZ Members: to receive the member discount please log in to the HRNZ website FIRST and register through the BUY TICKETS link in the event listing. This will give you access to your member discount.

Non members can register through the BUY TICKETS link


Fees will be due for payment in full for each branch event, and are non-refundable unless cancellation has been confirmed by email to at least two working days before the event.

Cancellations and Refunds

To receive a full refund cancellations must be received by HRNZ by email to two working days before the day of the event.

Cancellations after this time and/or 'no shows' on the day will be payable in full.

Appropriate substitutions are welcome - please email with their details.