A national event entitled, “Collaboration – New Practices for a Changing World”, is taking place at the University of Dundee on Thursday 20 September 2018, to mark the tenth anniversary of the foundation of Early Dispute Resolution (edr), at the University. This approach was pioneered at the University  (

Attendance at this event will be restricted to 100 participants to enable a meaningful and interactive collaborative event. Problems increasingly require solutions which cross borders between organisations and professional practices. At the event we aim to:

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  • examine long-held assumptions about the best ways of successfully overcoming obstacles to progress
  • challenge and explore the practical value of collaboration, mediation and engagement in a changing world of constraint and demand
  • discuss what impact new practices and mediation skills use can really have in shaping the future and
  • question and debate the impact of these new practices on individuals’ working lives

Information about the event speakers is available from the tiles at the bottom of this page  where you can access the blog hosted by Fiona O’Donnell about the event.

If you require any further information, please contact Dr Eric Monaghan at or you can register to attend the event (cost £70 plus £40 for the event dinner [dinner optional]) by following the Eventbrite link below.  Please note that if you wish to attend the dinner in the evening, at the Apex Hotel, Dundee, you must also purchase a ‘dinner ticket’ in addition to the ‘Registration ticket’ from the Eventbrite site below.

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Eventbrite Link

10 year anniversary event University of Dundee: Collaboration-New Practices for a Changing World : Event Blog

We are delighted to announce that the two keynote speakers joining us will be Ewan Aitken and Dame Carol Black. Our event is being held in partnership with Scottish Mediation and we would like to engage with a number of different sectors on the day and...

Keynote Speaker: Dame Carol Black DBE, FRCP, FMedSci Principal of Newham College, Cambridge and Expert Adviser on Health and Work to NHS England and Public Health England,. She chairs the board of Think Ahead, the Government’s fast-stream training programme for Mental Health Social Workers; the Board...

Programme for the Day

Collaboration-New Practices for a Changing World 10 year anniversary event of the application of Early Dispute Resolution (edr), University of Dundee, in partnership with Scottish Mediation Outline of the day-to explore, if and how mediation skills and practice...