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IMI Executive Director to Keynote at “Negotiation for Sustainable Relations” Conference, Istanbul

IMI Executive Director to Keynote at "Negotiation for Sustainable Relations" Conference, Istanbul
IMI Executive Director Laura Skillen will be giving the keynote speech at next week's conference on "Negotiation for Sustainable Relations", hosted by GMN Institute in Istanbul. Speakers will be presenting ... Read More
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The Singapore Convention and its Benefits for Brazil

The Singapore Convention and its Benefits for Brazil
In this article, IMI Certified Mediator Paul Mason provides insight into the benefits of the Singapore Convention for Brazil. Will Brazil be the next country to sign? Download the full ... Read More

Singapore and Fiji ratify the Singapore Convention!

Singapore and Fiji ratify the Singapore Convention!
Fiji and Singapore have been the first two states to ratify the historic UN 'Singapore Convention' on the Enforceability of Mediated Settlements. Six months after the third state has ratified ... Read More

New Mediation Advocacy QAP in Singapore: Sage Mediation

New Mediation Advocacy QAP in Singapore: Sage Mediation
IMI Mediation Advocacy Qualifying Assessment Programs certify mediation advocates against the international standards established by the International Mediation Institute, and are assessed against the rigorous criteria outlined here. Today we ... Read More
News

New Certified Mediator Training Program in Bulgaria: Sporazumenia Association

New Certified Mediator Training Program in Bulgaria: Sporazumenia Association
Sporazumenia Association have had their training program approved as an IMI Certified Mediator Training Program operating in Bulgaria. Their programs are delivered in the Bulgarian language. This is the first ... Read More
News

Press release: First-ever industry report on commercial dispute resolution in North America

Press release: First-ever industry report on commercial dispute resolution in North America
The International Mediation Institute have released a report on commercial dispute resolution in North America. The Global Pound Conference North America Report is a first-of-its-kind industry snapshot that will drive ... Read More
GPC

A snapshot of North America—Release of the GPC North America Report

A snapshot of North America—Release of the GPC North America Report
We have now released The GPC North America Report! The GPC North America Report is the eighth and final report in the suite of GPC North American reports. It provides ... Read More
GPC, Worldwide

Rwanda signs the Singapore Convention

Rwanda signs the Singapore Convention
Rwanda has now signed the Singapore Convention, bringing the total number of signee countries to 52. Congratulations to Rwanda! [The Singapore Convention] applies to international settlement agreements resulting from mediation ... Read More

Upcoming event: NUJS Mediation Competition

Upcoming event: NUJS Mediation Competition
IMI is glad to be a Supporting Organisation for the upcoming NUJS Mediation Competition, starting in Kolkata India in late February. Event details 2nd NUJS Mediation Competition The 2nd NUJS ... Read More
Event

The Cold Feet Challenge

The Cold Feet Challenge
“We’ve been raised to question what we know to discount and discredit the authority of our gut.” Terry Tempest Williams, ‘When Women Were Birds’. As mediators, we often come across ... Read More
Opinion

What to wear? Mediator attire in international contexts

What to wear? Mediator attire in international contexts
Arnaud Guyon, a graduate student in Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution at Salisbury University (Maryland, USA), recently conducted research into mediators’ attire and how this may affect the dispute resolution ... Read More
Opinion

A snapshot of San Francisco—a taste from the GPC San Francisco Report

A snapshot of San Francisco—a taste from the GPC San Francisco Report
We have now released the GPC San Francisco Report on the IMI website. This report is one of a set of eight North American reports created as part of an ... Read More
GPC