Education

The benefits of becoming a mediation mentor

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, ... Read More
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Dr Bharati Rao on Advocating for Mediation Education in India

Dr Bharati Rao on Advocating for Mediation Education in India
Dr Bharati Rao recently gave a presentation on advocating for mediation education in India in the era of the Singapore Convention on Mediation. In her presentation, she gave an introduction ... Read More

7 Keys: Profession—Encourage mediation and arbitration integration

7 Keys: Profession—Encourage mediation and arbitration integration
There are few givens in dispute resolution, but here are some: The preferred result in any dispute is a negotiated settlement.A skilled mediator between disputing parties adds real value to ... Read More
Opinion

7 Keys: Profession—Modernise the culture driving legal practice

7 Keys: Profession—Modernise the culture driving legal practice
Much has been done to encourage parties to prefer negotiation over litigation and arbitration. However, change has been slow in most countries. We need to step back and consider how ... Read More
Opinion

7 Keys: Profession—Act to ensure mediation is respected as a true professional practice

7 Keys: Profession—Act to ensure mediation is respected as a true professional practice
The new decade started well for mediation. In its Report entitled The Year Ahead: Developments in Global Litigation and Arbitration in 2020, Baker McKenzie ranked the increased use of mediation ... Read More
Opinion

7 Keys: Education—Train mediators to be culture-wise, not culture-blind

7 Keys: Education—Train mediators to be culture-wise, not culture-blind
Perplexed by the slow uptake of mediation in many places, is it time to wonder whether the mediation field has taken sufficient account of the centrality of culture? Do we ... Read More
Opinion

7 Keys: Education—Include learning in psychology & brain science to enhance mediator practice

7 Keys: Education—Include learning in psychology & brain science to enhance mediator practice
Mediating entails working with people in relationship. And given the nature of relationships, this means verbal and non-verbal communication, the stories people have about their world, what people believe, understand, ... Read More
Opinion

7 Keys: Education—Ensure the future through mentoring and practice programs for new mediators

7 Keys: Education—Ensure the future through mentoring and practice programs  for new mediators
Mediation is an ever-evolving field, making the journey for mediators a never-ending learning process. Practising mediators with advanced knowledge, skills and experience need to support the next generations of mediators ... Read More
Opinion

7 Keys: Education—Teach mediation as a core subject aligned to real world needs

7 Keys: Education—Teach mediation as a core subject aligned to real world needs
Mediation is rarely taught as a core subject in business schools, law schools and other professional curricula, despite the fact that an increasing number of jurisdictions now provide for some ... Read More
Opinion

Ask An Expert, CDRC 2018 Edition: Aled Davies

Ask An Expert, CDRC 2018 Edition: Aled Davies
What is your background, how did you get into the field? I came into mediation via an unconventional route. As a commercial diver and budding entrepreneur I started a diamond ... Read More
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Day 4 Of The CDRC 2018: The Finals

Day 4 Of The CDRC 2018: The Finals
Our fourth and final day here at the CDRC was certainly among the most exciting. The day began with the semi-finals. To recap, the four negotiator teams and two mediator ... Read More
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Day 2 Of The CDRC 2018: The Competition Begins!

Day 2 Of The CDRC 2018: The Competition Begins!
The preliminary rounds have started! Keen students from around the world competed against each other, simulating legal negotiations with the support of a mediator in each round ... Read More
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