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Shirli Kirschner

Shirli Kirschner
CEO, Resolve Advisors

Shirli is CEO of Resolve Advisors, a frontrunner of innovative and practical dispute resolution in Australia and internationally. An expert in facilitation and dispute system design, she has been involved in such issues as water, energy regulation, telecommunications, land rights, financial regulation, music rights and distribution and risk management.

Shirli is Dispute Resolution Advisor for the Wholesales Energy Market, the Resolution Facilitator for APRA-AMCOS and a dispute process advisor for Screenrights Australia. She received the LEADR award for ‘Creative Adaptation of Dispute Resolution to meet specific needs’ in 2014. A core focus of her work is capacity building, which is integral to the operation of dispute systems. This involves empowering individuals and organisations to develop skills in setting strategy and effective implementation through negotiation. Shirli’s personal goal is to do meaningful work with individuals and organisations who understand that good process, seamlessly executed and invisible, is the key to delivering superior outcomes for all parties.

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Jacquie Seeman

Jacquie Seeman
Partner, Thomson Geer

Jacquie has practised employment law, discrimination law and education law since 1990, and her sports law practice has grown naturally from these areas. Working in both the public and private sectors, her expertise spans a wide range of industries including education, sport, health and aged care, community services, financial services, IT, retail, manufacturing, transport and agribusiness.

An experienced litigator in employment and industrial relations, Jacquie has specialist expertise in discrimination, unfair dismissal, breach of contract claims, industrial disputes, and prosecutions for breach of awards, industrial laws and safety laws. She is a tough negotiator, and looks for commercial and non-litigious solutions where possible. She is a tough negotiator, and looks for commercial and non-litigious solutions where possible and has been acknowledged by The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2018 & 2019) for her work in Labour and Employment law; by Doyle’s Guide (2018 – 2020) as a recommended Employment lawyer; and by her peers as one of the Best Lawyers in Australia in Labour and Employment Law (2014 – 2020), Employee Benefits Law (2019 & 2020) and Occupational H & S Law (2020).

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Neil Napper

Neil Napper
Partner, Lander & Rogers

Specialising in Workplace Relations & Safety for 30+ years, Neil's focus is on helping organisations achieve their goals against a backdrop of ever-changing and increasingly complex workplace laws. His experience spans government, building/construction, engineering, transport, manufacturing, health, financial services, retail, IT and communications industries. He is recognised in the 2016-2020 editions of Best Lawyers in Australia for his expertise in Labour and Employment Law and is also recommended as one of the leading lawyers in NSW by Doyle's Guide editions 2015, 2016 and 2017 for Employment & Industrial Relations.

Neil's expertise includes strategic industrial relations advice; creating workplace strategies for business; resolving industrial disputes; advocacy before industrial tribunals; drafting awards, enterprise agreements and executive contracts; employment litigation/enforcing restraints of trade; unfair dismissal, contract claims; health and safety prosecutions; anti-discrimination and workplace privacy. He was admitted to practice in 1986, joining Lander & Rogers in 2009.

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In this online, on-demand course, facilitator and mediator Shirli Kirschner gives a concise overview of whistleblowing legislation and practical tips for implementing a whistleblowing system. The course includes a facilitated discussion with experienced lawyers Jacqui Seeman and Neil Napper.

About this course

This online on-demand course provides a nutshell guide to the whistleblowing legislation and practical tips for implementation of a whistleblowing system. It is presented by Shirli Kirschner, a facilitator and dispute system designer and co-founder of Elker, an encrypted reporting platform.

Following this concise presentation, Shirli chairs a panel discussion in which questions relating to whistleblowing legislation and implementation are answered by a panel of legal industry leaders.

Course structure

This course consists of an edited 50-minute video recording of a live webinar, together with activities and reference resources.

Continuing Professional Development

For NSW lawyers, the Law Society of New South Wales advises: "If this particular educational activity extends your knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to your practice needs or professional development, then you should claim one (1) "unit" for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included."

Learning outcomes

This course will assist participants to:

  • Understand the whistleblowing legislation and its implications
  • Identify strategies for advising clients with regard to whistleblowing systems and requirements.


A discount of 10% is available to UTS Alumni or UTS Staff enrolling in this short course. If you are eligible for this discount, please ensure you have provided your UTS Student or Staff ID number during checkout.

When signing up for the session, use the relevant voucher code to apply the discount to your cart:

  • UTS Student / Alumni: Lawalumni
  • UTS Staff: Lstaff

Please note that discounts cannot be combined. A limit of one discount applies per person per course session.

Enrolment conditions

Course purchase is subject to UTS Open Terms and Conditions. 

COVID-19 response 

UTS complies with latest Government health advice. Delivery of all courses complies with the UTS response to COVID-19.

Who is this course for?

This program is particularly useful for:

  • General practitioners
  • Corporate law specialists
  • In-house counsel and general counsel teams
  • Legal officers
  • Mediators
  • HR managers
  • People and culture specialists.

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Self paced
Expert: Shirli Kirschner, Jacquie Seeman, Neil Napper
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  • Online
  • 1 hour total
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