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Prof. Tsisana Shamlikashvili – President of the National Organization of Mediators (NOM), Head of the Federal Institute of Mediation, founder of the Scientific and Methodological Center for Mediation and Law, Chair of the Subcommittee on ADR and Mediation in the Russian Association of Lawyers, founder, publisher and editor-in-chief of the magazine “Mediation and Law”, professor, head of Mediation Master’s Program at MSUPE.
Tsisana Shamlikashvili is a pioneer of ADR and one of the central figures, who initiated and supported institutionalization of mediation in Russia. In 2005 she founded Center for Mediation and Law, which during the following years became the main force in the efforts to build necessary conditions for successful implementation of mediation in the Russian Federation.
Since 2004 Prof. Shamlikashvili studied mediation in the United States, Germany, Austria and Great Britain. Tsisana Shamlikashvili is a graduate of several Harvard Negotiation Program courses (including Frank Sanders' Mediation Course), certified mediator in Water Diplomacy matters (joint program of MIT and Tufts University). Prof. Shamlikashvili is CEDR-accredited mediator, mediator of JAMS International (USA-UK), Member of Association for Integrated Mediation, Board member of EMNI, Member of European Advisory Board of CPR, Council Member of Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University (USA), Associate Board Member of GEMME (Europe), Board Member of AAPMAD (Association of Academics for the Promotion of Mediation as Academic Discipline), Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, Corporate member and expert for Dispute Board Federation (DBF).
Prof. Shamlikashvili mediated more than 300 disputes, since late 1990-s when she started her career as mediator.
Prof. Shamlikashvili has developed “mediative approach” facilitating use of main mediation principles in everyday life, “School mediation” method and educational program for children, students and maladjusted youths (to be integrated in Juvenile and Restorative Justice systems), training programs for professional mediators approved by Ministries of Education and Justice of the Russian Federation. Prof. Shamlikashvili is the author of the University Master’s Program “Mediation in Social Practices”, which is the first of its kind in Russia. Under Prof. Shamlikashvili's leadership Center for Mediation and Law has established practice of introductory courses on ADR and Mediation in Russian Universities and Law Schools like Moscow State University, Russian School of Private Law etc., has developed Multilevel Complex Integrated Mediative Approach (MCIAM) for corporations and supports courts in different regions of Russia to establish Mediation Referral Programs etc.
Prof. Shamlikashvili adopts various mediation styles – facilitative, transformative and evaluative - in different mediation cases.
Prof. Shamlikashvili is a practicing mediator/neutral in a wide range of cases from complicated cross-border commercial disputes to family conflicts, as well as intellectual property, workplace, financial, personal injury and medical malpractice disputes.
Mediator of JAMS International (USA-UK),
Member of Association for Integrated Mediation,
Board member of EMNI,
Member of European Advisory Board of CPR,
Council Member of Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University (USA),
Associate Board Member of GEMME (Europe),
Board Member of AAPMAD (Association of Academics for the Promotion of Mediation as Academic Discipline),
Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, Corporate member and expert for Dispute Board Federation (DBF),
Member of ABA (ADR Section).
National Organization of Mediators - Moscow, Russia (President),
Federal Institute of Mediation - Moscow, Russia (founder and academic chair),
Scientific and Methodological Center for Mediation and Law – Moscow, Russia (founder and academic chair);
Russian magazine «Mediation and Law. Intermediation and Conciliation» - founder, publisher and Chief editor
Russia’s Association of Lawyers - Chair of special Subcommittee for ADR and Mediation)
Moscow State University of Psyhology and Education - Professor, Head of Chair for Mediation in Social Practices
European Code of Conduct for Mediators
Russian Code of Conduct for Mediators
IMI Professional Conduct Assessment Process