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Guestspeaker- Roger Knowles
Roger Knowles
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Category:
Speaker
Location:
Durban South Africa
Preferred Language:
English
Tags:
Businessman,Facilitator,Professional Speaker,Writer
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Born in Durban on the East Coast of South Africa, Roger has lived all his life in South Africa – he has lived in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town, but always returned to the city where he, his father and sons were born.
 
Educated at Northlands High School in Durban, he gained his law degree after study at Natal University and the University of South Africa, some 38 years ago.  He has since then practiced law and at the same time been a speaker, trainer and author – he has published several books and hundreds of articles for newspapers, magazines and on the internet.
 
Roger has served on committees, boards and social organisations.  He was a Director of The Mediation Company (Pty) LTD.  As a lawyer, Roger – 
 
has been self-employed since 1980;
 
has been involved in a wide range of legal matters, from criminal cases, motor collisions, shipping, labour, political matters (particularly, during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s) and Family Law;
 
was prominent in changing the focus from the ‘Law of Persons’ to ‘Family Law’;
 
was admitted to practise in the High Court with the rights of an advocate in 1996, appearing in hundreds of cases, in that capacity;
 
is a respected senior member of the legal profession in Durban and is helping to lead the move from automatic litigation, to mediation for the resolution of disputes.
 
Roger is the recipient of the ‘Stef du Plessis Award’, the highest honour that can be bestowed upon any of its members by the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa.
 
Roger was the 2014 / 2015 National President of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa.  In that capacity, he attended international speaker conferences in the U.S.A and the U.K.
Born in Durban on the East Coast of South Africa, Roger has lived all his life in South Africa – he has lived in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town, but always returned to the city where he, his father and sons were born.
 
Educated at Northlands High School in Durban, he gained his law degree after study at Natal University and the University of South Africa, some 38 years ago.  He has since then practiced law and at the same time been a spe
Synopsis:
PRESENTATIONS by Roger Knowles
 
From Conflict to Collaboration
When we collaborate, we attain far more than victory – we overcome conflict itself.  The rich harvest includes high productivity, happier couples, teams and communities.
 
This enthralling presentation briefly tracks the history of armed conflict and examines the very nature of interpersonal conflict.  After explaining the likely course of perpetual tension between individuals and highlighting specific situations of conflict with pertinent stories, Roger explains how we can achieve collaboration.  He outlines the nature and role of mediation in achieving this goal.  Laced with humour; this stimulating keynote is designed for all audiences and can be fully customised for different audiences, including – 
 
Management
Chambers of commerce
Employees at any level
Mixed audiences
Associations, professions and other groups
Community meetings
 
Negotiating a Great Deal
This keynote is an introduction to strategic negotiation, based on collaborative principles.  Delivered as usual with stories and humour, it is intended to highlight certain aspects of successful negotiation.  It foreshadows the one – and two-day negotiation courses offered by Roger.
 
Preparing Your Clients for Mediation
This 90-minute seminar is intended for attorneys, accountants and other business professionals.  It introduces the “mediation mindset” and emphasises the need for parties to focus on the requirements for collaborative outcomes.

PRESENTATIONS by Roger Knowles
 
From Conflict to Collaboration
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