We provide independent, cost-effective dispute resolution services to sporting bodies, athletes and support personnel.
What we offer
We can offer mediation services to clubs and members of Gippsland sporting clubs.
A GippSport staff member (who holds a current national accreditation in mediation services) helps parties work out their own solutions, focusing on mutual interests and finding a mutual agreement. The agreement can be in writing (if both parties agree) but is a non-binding legal agreement.
What is the process
The mediation session takes up to 3 hours and follows the 12 step mediation process. This process is a nationally accredited system and has been proven to have a good success rate as both parties come up with their own solutions and the mediator facilitates the process ensuring respect, fairness and equity is upheld.
Process of Mediation
- Make contact with GippSport
- Discussion with GippSport regarding the process
- Complete the application form and make payment
- Parties complete basic statement/written or verbal
- Date and location set for mediation
Meditation Session (Up to 3 Hour Session)
12 Step Mediation Process:
Make contact with us to discuss your situation and see if our service will be beneficial to your particular circumstances. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 5175 3020. Both parties to the dispute need to voluntary agree to partake.
The session can be in person or offered online.
Examples of when mediation is appropriate
A past President of a club has been unhappy with the direction of the club and the current committee believe they have been unfairly blamed for certain outcomes. Both parties want to resolve this but haven’t been able to sit down and discuss it as there is fear the situation will be further inflamed.
A minimum cost of $300.00 plus $120 per hour for any additional time. If face to face is requested and travel incurred extra cost is $60 per hour (travel time) plus $1 per km.