REAL Artistry Professional Development Package

Get the conflict management CPD you need, and develop your skills towards artistry.

REAL Masterclasses

You are invited to ten online 2-hour masterclasses in which you will be challenged to develop your practice towards artistry. Topics vary from month to month. Masterclasses typically involve an hour presentation, followed by an hour of discussion. If you can't attend live, you'll be sent a recording of the session to review at your leisure.

Artistry Drop-In Sessions

Each month, members of our community are invited to drop into our 2-hour zoom sessions. These are unstructured sessions where you can come to ask questions, debrief on any challenges you have been experiencing, engage in skills practice, network with other practitioners... We never know where these sessions will go, but they are always valuable!

Library of over 120 hours of training videos

Members receive access to our library of recordings of all Masterclasses and Webinars from the past two years. There are over 120 hours of content to support you to continue your professional development towards artistry.

Your Professional Development Facilitator

The Conflict Managemen Academy's lead trainer is Samantha Hardy, PhD. She is supported by highly experienced guest trainers who co-facilitate in many of our courses.

Dr Samantha Hardy is the principal of Conflict Coaching International, and the Director and Lead Trainer for The Conflict Management Academy. She is an experienced mediator and conflict coach and the founder of the REAL Conflict Coaching Systemâ„¢. She provides conflict support to managers and leaders across the world. She also provides professional development training, supervision and mentorship to mediators and coaches who work with clients in conflict.

Sam has been accredited as a mediator under the Australian National Mediation Accreditation System and is a Certified Transformative Mediator by the US Institute of Conflict Transformation. She is a Certified Narrative Coach.

In 2021 Sam was awarded the Australian Resolution Institute Award for Service to Dispute Resolution for her leadership and innovation in the field. She was also awarded 2022 Conflict Coach of the Year at the Australian Dispute Resolution Awards.

Sam holds a PhD in Law and Conflict Resolution, as well as other postgraduate qualifications in adult education.

Sam is a well known trainer and university educator, holding adjunct appointments at a number of universities in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and the USA.

Sam has also published widely in conflict resolution, including her books Dispute Resolution in Australia, Mediation for Lawyers and Conflict Coaching Fundamentals: Working with Conflict Stories.

Get your continuing education points

Invest in your continuing professional development

Your investment is just $500 (+GST where applicable) for over $4000 of valuable training and opportunities for reflective practice.