Young Mediators

In this article, published in Mediate.com in August 2012, YMI Mediator William (Rob) Keller, addresses the question of why younger mediators struggle to prove themselves within the field of experienced mediators, and presents what he considers are the important traits for becoming a successful mediator. He explains what sets young mediators apart and acknowledges the important role of those experienced …

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Final Report published by the Task Force on Mediator Credentialing of the American Bar Association ADR Section

In October 2011, the Council of the ABA’s ADR Section appointed a Task Force to recommend whether the Section should adopt a policy on mediator credentialing. The Section Task Force has now published its report. In summary, the Section concludes that, in view of a lack of consensus about the attributes of the mediation process …

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Shell’s Vice President, International Organisations, joins the IMI Board

August 1, 2012 Doug McKay, Vice President International Organisations at Shell International has been appointed to the IMI Board.  Mr McKay is responsible for Shell’s relationships and programs with key international organisations. Mr McKay, a Canadian, who has a business not a legal background, commented: “I am very pleased to join the Board of IMI and hope to …

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Professor Roger D. Fisher (1922-2012)

Roger Fisher, a pioneer in the field of international law and negotiation and the co-founder of the Harvard Negotiation Project, died on August 25, 2012. A professor at Harvard Law School for more than four decades, Fisher established negotiation and conflict resolution as a single field deserving academic study and devoted his career to challenging …

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New QAPs from Ireland can qualify Mediators for IMI Certification!

June 2012 IMI is pleased to announce that two new Qualifying Assessment Programs (QAPs) have been approved by the Independent Standards Commission to qualify mediators for IMI Certification: The Mediators Institute of Ireland (The MII)Friary Law ADR Accordingly, these institutions are empowered to qualify mediators via their QAPs for IMI Certification. For further details on IMI Qualifying …

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IMI Launch Inter-Cultural Competency Certification Criteria

The Inter-Cultural Taskforce of the IMI Independent Standards Commission (ISC), has completed its development work on Criteria for the IMI Inter-Cultural Competency Certification of Mediators. This follows a series of in-depth meetings and trials spanning more than a year which was part funded by the General Electric Foundation.  It involved a public consultation and testing of the criteria at pilot programs held …

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Deborah Masucci joins the Board of Directors of IMI

The International Mediation Institute has appointed Deborah Masucci as a full member of the IMI Board. Deborah is Vice President of Dispute Resolution in the Litigation Management Division of Chartis Global Services where she is responsible for the strategic use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and increasing the alternative methods of appropriate dispute resolution used …

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Diana Wallis joins the Board of Directors of IMI

The International Mediation Institute has appointed Diana Wallis as a full member of the IMI Board with effect from 11th April 2012. For five years until January 2012, Diana Wallis was a Vice President of the European Parliament.  She was one of the driving forces behind the EU Mediation Directive of May 2008 among many …

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Lawyers as a Catalyst for Change in Early Business Conflict Management

By Ute A. Joas Quinn. Reprinted with permission of the authors and the Association of Corporate Counsel as it originally appeared: Ute A. Joas Quinn, “Lawyers as a Catalyst for Change in Early Business Conflict Management”, ACC Docket (July/August 2012): Page 49-60. Copyright © 2012, the Association of Corporate Counsel. All rights reserved. If you …

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