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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 what he was doing. The janitor infamously replied that “I’m helping put a man on the moon!”. I’m helping put a man on the moon! …

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7 Keys: Leadership—Adopt The Edinburgh Declaration

Back in May 2018, I had the privilege to host and chair a really uplifting and wonderfully diverse conference in my home city, Edinburgh, Scotland, under the auspices of the International Academy of Mediators (IAM). Around 100 mediators from over 20 countries attended and shared deep discussions about how we as mediators can look outward …

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7 Keys: Leadership—The Youth Shall Lead Us. Develop a Generation of Peacemakers Through Peer Mediation Programs

Aloysius Goh[i], Sean Lim[ii], Samantha Lek[iii] & Megan Tay[iv] Many peer mediation programmes (PMPs) set out to teach youth conflict management. Yet, having offered one such PMP annually since 2010, we have found that we have learnt as much, if not more, from them.  Humbling as it may be for adults to admit, the sages …

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7 Keys: Leadership—Establish strong, collaborative, mediative leadership

The following text is based on written exchanges with four leaders in the field of mediation: Kenneth Cloke [1], Joan Goldsmith [2], Rosemary Howell [3] & Alan Limbury [4] Compiled by Valeri Primo-Lack[5] Leadership is a skill. It is not inborn, dependent on money, power, or titles. It is something everyone does at multiple points …

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Leadership changes – IMI Board and Investor-State Taskforce

Pierrick LeGoff steps in as Deborah Masucci departs from her role as IMI Board Chair After joining the IMI Board in 2012 and overseeing its activities as Board Co-Chair for nearly that entire time, Debbie Masucci has departed the IMI Board. We are delighted that she will remain as an Honorary Director, and she stays …

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Laura Skillen joins IMI as Director of External Relations

Laura Skillen has joined IMI in the new role of Director of External Relations effective March 1, 2018. Laura has been working with IMI for the past year, initially in a limited capacity for the Global Pound Conference and then as the lead rebuilding the underlying infrastructure and websites for both the GPC and IMI.  …

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Changes to the Leadership of IMI

IMI Board: Please join us in welcoming a new IMI Board member: László Molnár served as a career diplomat with the Hungarian foreign service for nearly two decades. A few of his assignments at home and abroad included the following positions: deputy state secretary for multilateral relations; one of the state secretaries overseeing integration of Hungary into the …

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Celebrating International Women’s Day: Battling Unconscious Bias At Work

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day through a wide range of activities, the central theme this year covers women at work. The UN has published a comprehensive infographic on gender disparity globally, highlighting the low proportion of women in leadership positions. An issue not unique to a particular industry, including law. What is particularly …

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