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Honduras ratifies the Singapore Convention and Australia signs on

As of 28 September 2021, the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation, also known as the “Singapore Convention on Mediation” has 55 signatories, of which seven are parties to the Convention. A full list of signatories and parties to the Convention is available on the UNCITRAL website: https://uncitral.un.org/.  Further up-to-date information on the Convention …

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IMI Certified Mediator Training Program – Consensus Campus (Germany) may now be conducted online

In August 2020, Consensus Campus’ training had their program recognised as an IMI Certified Mediator Training Program. Following the announcement by IMI to recognise training conducted online, organizations were invited to apply for IMI recognition of their training programs which are conducted online. Consensus Campus has been given full approval, and individuals who successfully complete …

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IMI Certified Mediator Training Program – Mediation Foundation of Ireland, may now be conducted online

The Mediation Foundation of Ireland had their program approved as an IMI Certified Mediator Training Program in April 2020. Following the announcement by IMI to recognise training conducted entirely online, organizations were invited to apply to have their training conducted online recognised by IMI. Consequently, individuals who successfully complete Mediation Foundation of Ireland’s Certified Mediator …

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Mixed Mode Taskforce: September 13-15, 2021 Final Schedule for Online Public Consultation Sessions Available

Day 1 Schedule (Covering WG’s 2, 3, 5 and 7) September 13th, 2021 Please register by clicking here or on the Zoom links below. We hope you will be able to join us for at least one of these sessions, as we would greatly value your input. All times EST (11AM-3PM) and CET (17-21) 11-11:45 …

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The Singapore Convention Week 2021

The Singapore Convention Week 2021 (SC Week), held from 6 – 10 September, brings together top practitioners and headline makers in the international dispute resolution scene. Across the week-long series of activities, legal practitioners, business executives and government officials from around the world will gather to hear from thought leaders in the field, and glean …

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Mixed Mode Taskforce: Invitation to Attend Online Public Consultation Sessions on September 13-15, 2021

The Mixed Mode Taskforce is a combined effort by the College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA), the International Mediation Institute (IMI), and the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine School of Law.  The Taskforce was created almost five years ago and is in the process of finalizing its work product.  It is now seeking input from …

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Rising Stars: Alexa Jeremy, Joel Evans, and Susan Andrews

Mediation is an ever-evolving field, making the journey for mediators a never-ending learning process. To ensure a vibrant future for mediation, practicing mediators with advanced knowledge, skills, and experience support the next generations of mediators through the IMI-YMI Mentorship Framework. IMI-YMI have been supporting new mediators for more than ten years, and this framework focuses …

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New QAP in Ireland: Mediation Foundation of Ireland

IMI’s Appraisal Committee have approved a new Qualifying Assessment Program, based in Ireland. The Mediation Foundation of Ireland (MFI) conducts assessment of experienced mediators in English, in Ireland and online; they also have an existing IMI-recognised training program for new mediators. QAPs assess experienced mediators, enabling them to gain IMI Certification. QAPs can be searched …

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