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Conflict Dynamics’ training program approved as an IMI Certified Mediator Training Program

Conflict Dynamics in South Africa has had their training program approved as IMI’s second Certified Mediator Training Program. IMI Certified Mediator Training Programs, or CMTPs, meet international competency criteria for mediation training excellence. Individuals who complete CMTPs are able to become recognised as ‘IMI Qualified Mediators’. CMTPs can be searched here. About Conflict Dynamics Conflict Dynamics’ …

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Bringing Oxytocin into the Room: Notes on the Neurophysiology of Conflict

By Kenneth Cloke “We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.”Anais Nin While people in conflict commonly refer to facts, behaviors, feelings, personalities, or events, for the most part we ignore the deeper reality that these are processed and regulated by the nervous system, and are therefore initiated, resolved, …

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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 encourages parties contemplating litigation to consider mediation, and their representatives are obliged to a greater or lesser extent to explain mediation to them. In those …

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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 progress can be accelerated[ii]. Mediators teach us ‘to go slow to go fast’[iii] and ‘to analyse the problem before jumping to solutions’. In our enthusiasm …

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Video available: John Brand on South Africa and the Singapore Convention

Earlier this week John Brand, IMI and SIMI Certified Mediator and eminent trainer, spoke to webinar attendees about the Singapore Convention and its implications for South Africa, followed by a lively Q&A. Watch the video below, or download an event summary prepared by SIMI. Don’t forget to check out newly-announced webinars, including one on Kenya …

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Mediator Training and Competency Assessment Task Force

Training Standards: Recommendations Training Program Requirements Trainer, Coach, and Assessor Requirements Terms of Reference Consistently high-quality assessment and credentialing of mediators are crucial to the perception of mediation as a profession and to the task of building mediation capacity. The Mediation Competency Assessment Task Force convened by the IMI Independent Standards Commission (ISC) is invited …

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Invitation to IMI Day and 6th Annual International Mediation Conference in Paris

Following the tradition of having IMI Days in different countries, we would like to extend an invitation to those of you who expressed interest in attending the IMI meeting in Paris and those of you who might be in Paris in early November. DATE & TIME: Monday, November 9, 2015, 14:00 – 18:00 VENUE: ICC …

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Invitation to IMI Day and 6th Annual International Mediation Conference in Paris

Following the tradition of having IMI Days in different countries, we would like to extend an invitation to those of you who expressed interest in attending the IMI meeting in Paris and those of you who might be in Paris in early November. DATE & TIME: Monday, November 9, 2015, 14:00 – 18:00 VENUE: ICC …

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7 Keys: Government—Actively Support UN Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace & Security

Resolution 1325 marks the first time that the UNSC affirmed the critical role of women in conflict resolution and peace building. It calls on governments to adopt a gender perspective when implementing peace agreements and stresses the importance of women as full participants in mediation processes.[ii] Governments have a responsibility to ensure mediation[iii] becomes an …

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