Ron Uphill

Frame Left Dispute Resolution Practitioner (mediator)/Facilitator/Trainer.

Ron is a positive thinker, and enjoys motivating people to achieve their goals. Ron has been involved as a negotiator, business and customer service manager for over 25 years, working for a significant telecommunication company. During this time he recognised his strength in motivating people and assisting them with their negotiations.

During the past 8 years Ron has been working in the disability employment, and the family and criminal justice sector. An avid fan of change, he completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal and Justice Studies in the Faculty of Law, majoring in Employment and Industrial Relations at Southern Cross University. In addition, he studied Family Law, Criminal Law and Restorative Justice. As a result, he developed a strong passion for family and criminal matters.

Ron has been working with the NSW Department of Justice and Attorney General and practicing family dispute resolution (children and property matters) for several years.

Ron is also on the panel of mediators for the Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney General Dispute Resolution Branch. He mediates civil and child safety matters and was a winner for Excellence in Performance in the Divisional Excellence Awards.

He also holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and Workplace Coach with Charles Sturt University. He coaches and supervises aspiring mediators, and an assessor with the Qld Department of Attorney General for mediators wanting to be qualified under the National Mediator Assessment Standard NMAS.

Ron is registered with the Commonwealth Attorney General to practice family mediation; a nationally accredited Dispute Resolution Practitioner; and a member of the Australian Mediation Association.

Ron was invited as a guest speaker (November 2012) along side keynote speaker Federal Magistrate Susan Purdon Sully to the Family Law Pathway Network. He presented on post separation parenting.

Ron specialises in the following fields:

• Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner registered with the Attorney General;
• Dispute Resolution Practitioner (employment and industrial relation matters)
• Mediation preparation and consultation
• Group facilitation
• Change Management/Conflict Coaching
• Communication/Customer Service training