Peer Narrative Mediation in Workplaces
Debbie is a member of The Narrative Network in Hobart, Tasmania where she provides a range of services to individuals and to organizations. She has been an accredited mediator with the Resolution Institute (previously LEADR) since 1994 and is accredited under the Australian National Standards since their inception in 2010. She has worked in a number of senior management positions including the general manager of a multinational company, a company secretary, and several human resource/relationship manager roles. Debbie operated her business Accord Facilitation Services for several years in Adelaide before moving to Tasmania in late 2005. She studied narrative therapy for two years at the Dulwich Centre in Adelaide and was fortunate and privileged to have Michael White as a teacher. From her studies there she gained a postgraduate diploma and it is these proposals that now inform her work with individuals, couples, groups and organizations. Debbie has a long-held interest in the practices organizations engage in and the effects of these practices on people, their lives and their relationships. This has led her work into the area of workplace bullying. She has presented at a number of Conferences including at the 7th International Conference on Workplace Bullying & Harassment in 2010 held in Cardiff in Wales and from this was invited to write a chapter on her work in “Workplace Bullying Symptoms and Solutions” which was published in the UK in 2012 and edited by Noreen Tehrani. She has been a member of a number of not for profit boards and is currently on The Wilderness Society Tasmania Inc. board, reflecting her passion for the environment.