Opinion

What is our purpose as mediators?

What is our purpose as mediators?
Gazing out of my window at dawn, I saw a child put on her skates, sit by herself for a while and do a few breathing and stretching exercises, before ... Read More
Opinion

Changing the Frame: Some Challenging Issues for Promoting Mediation

Changing the Frame: Some Challenging Issues for Promoting Mediation
This book review was originally published on the Kluwer Mediation Blog on 28 January 2021. Anna Howard’s first book, ‘EU Cross-Border Commercial Mediation: Listening to Disputants – Changing the Frame; ... Read More
Book Review, Opinion

What’s Next for International Mediation in Europe?

What’s Next for International Mediation in Europe?
7 August 2019 marked the signing of the United Nations (UN) Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation in Singapore. With its 53 signatories to date, the Singapore Convention ... Read More

International Recognition for UK Mediation Training Course

International Recognition for UK Mediation Training Course
UK Mediation has just had its 'Mediation Practitioner's Certificate' course recognised as an IMI Certified Mediator Training Program. Founder Dr Mike Talbot, himself an IMI Certified Mediator, has written a ... Read More
Opinion

Building leadership in companies through transformative mediation

Building leadership in companies through transformative mediation
In 1961, President John F Kennedy visited the NASA headquarters for the first time. As he walked along, he introduced himself to a janitor mopping the floor, and asked him ... Read More
Opinion

Mediating to avoid high financial risk

Mediating to avoid high financial risk
Mediation as an innovative tool to combat high risk in project finance facing repeated Social Conflict in Peru ... Read More
Opinion

It’s time we started talking about neurodiversity in dispute resolution

It’s time we started talking about neurodiversity in dispute resolution
Article originally published 24 August on the Australian Dispute Resolution Research Network blog, found here. Republished with permission. Research into neurodiversity is on the rise. As the concept makes its ... Read More

Taking mediation training online—lessons learned, insights gained

Taking mediation training online—lessons learned, insights gained
Earlier this year, IMI called for feedback from those organisations taking their mediation training online. Luke Monahan, of the Mediation Foundation of Ireland, has compiled this list of handy tips ... Read More

7 Keys: Many Paths, One Way

7 Keys: Many Paths, One Way
The decade to 2030 presents humanity with unimagined challenges, each of which will require ingenuity and a capacity to embrace innovation. It threatens to be a much more dangerous and ... Read More
Opinion

7 Keys: Usage—Forge a user-driven vision for mediation, then fund it

7 Keys: Usage—Forge a user-driven vision for mediation, then fund it
From 1984 until 2004, around 900 grants totalling some US$160 million funded more than 300 mediation initiatives. The benefactor was the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, a private philanthropic institution ... Read More
Opinion

7 Keys: Usage—Expand the value of mediation into deal making

7 Keys: Usage—Expand the value of mediation into deal making
Mediation takes many forms and has many facets. It is a malleable process that parties and neutrals adapt to different areas of practice, cultures, and practitioner demands. This flexibility derives ... Read More

7 Keys: Usage—Invest to generate instinctive user recognition and demand

7 Keys: Usage—Invest to generate instinctive user recognition and demand
Mediation is not well established everywhere. In some countries, however, mediation is not a foreign concept nor is it necessarily viewed as a threat to lawyers. The law sometimes positively ... Read More