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The benefits of becoming a mediation mentor

We all have to start somewhere. While we occasionally hear a senior practitioner query why they would train “the competition”, most mediators understand that, in expanding the pool of mediators, we all benefit from more work. This is because welcoming new mediators boosts the discourse on mediation: the more that people hear about someone training …

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Juan Diaz on Peace Mediation

Last Friday, international peace mediation practitioner and senior researcher Juan Diaz gave a presentation on peace mediation, and where it fits into the mediation world. He first gives an overview of what peace mediation is and how it works in conjunction with other peace-building tools such as dialogue. The questions and answers section digs into …

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Nadja Alexander on the Singapore Convention: A Commentary

Earlier this week, Mixed Mode Taskforce member Nadja Alexander gave a presentation on the Singapore Convention as part of the IMI-SIMI SCM seminar series. The video is available below, as is a summary prepared by SIMI. Thanks to Nadja, and to those who attended. View upcoming events at https://imimediation.eventbrite.com—next week we welcome Aloysius Goh on …

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What happens when the mediator is the block to resolution?

IMI Certified Mediator Sarah Blake has been conducting an Advanced Dispute Resolution Seminar Series. One recent event asked “what happens when the mediator is the block to resolution”, and resulted in the below document, which looks at hurdles and potential resolutions, as well as questions for lawyers to consider asking. Have you ever been part …

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New mediators should not see mediation practice as a business—an interview with Ting-kwok IU

Young Mediators Initiative manager, Angela Herberholz, recently spoke with Hong-Kong-based mediator Ting-kwok IU about his mediation career. Recently I had the privilege of speaking with Ting-kwok IU about his mediation career. TK is a successful mediator based in Hong Kong who describes himself as “a humble servant” and “a lifelong learner.” In 2010 he enjoyed his …

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Diversification is key—Interview with John Sturrock

I had the privilege of speaking with IMI Certified Mediator John Sturrock QC about his mediation career. John is a very successful mediator based in Scotland, and has enjoyed being a full time mediator for the past 20 years. He mediates a wide range of differences and disputes, from commercial to workplace to political to …

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The Light Bulb Moment—Interview with Gerry O’Sullivan

Co-Founder and Manager of IMI’s Young Mediators’ Initiative, Angela Herberholz, recently interviewed IMI Certified Mediator Gerry O’Sullivan about her mediation career, overcoming workplace challenges, and her new book. Despite her summer break, Gerry O’Sullivan agreed to speak to me about our shared passion #mediation. Gerry is an Advanced Member of the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland, …

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Interview with Deborah Masucci about the Singapore Convention

Natalie Armstrong-Motin of Marketing Resolution recently interviewed IMI Board Co-Chair Deborah Masucci about her career and the upcoming Singapore Convention on the Enforceability of Mediated Settlement. Find the full video and transcript below. You can learn more about Marketing Resolution via Natalie’s website here: https://howtomarketmymediationpractice.com/, or visit her YouTube channel for further videos and interviews. …

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