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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
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7 Keys: Data—Develop a Negotiation Index

7 Keys: Data—Develop a Negotiation Index
Folklore was the class at university that fundamentally altered how I view the world. It was taught by a certain Professor Alan Dundes[2] who was internationally known – and notorious ... Read More
Opinion

7 Keys: Data—Run the Global Pound Conference Series every 5-7 Years

7 Keys: Data—Run the Global Pound Conference Series every 5-7 Years
The Global Pound Conference (GPC) Series 2016–17 was an ambitious project involving a series of 28 events held in 22 countries across the globe. Led by the International Mediation Institute ... Read More

Ana Sambold: A US perspective on the Singapore Convention on Mediation

Ana Sambold: A US perspective on the Singapore Convention on Mediation
Earlier this week, IMI Certified Mediator Ana Sambold gave a thoughtful presentation on the Singapore Convention on Mediation, helpful and applicable for US- and non-US-based stakeholders alike. Watch the video ... Read More

7 Keys: Data—Bring objective science to mediation

7 Keys: Data—Bring objective science to mediation
In 2017, after four years of investigation and detailed review of 47 empirical studies, the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section’s Task Force report, “Research on Mediator Techniques,” was released.[iii] ... Read More
Opinion

7 Keys: Leadership—Adopt The Edinburgh Declaration

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

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, ... Read More
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7 Keys: Leadership—Establish strong, collaborative, mediative leadership

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 ... Read More
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The Singapore Convention—a Brazilian perspective

The Singapore Convention—a Brazilian perspective
Last week, IMI Board member George Lim and IMI Certified Mediator Paul Mason contributed to a Brazil-focused webinar from Centro Brasileiro de Mediação e Arbitragem on "The Singapore Convention—What it ... Read More

7 Keys: Imagine

7 Keys: Imagine
“In order to change an existing imagined order, we must first believe in an alternative imagined order”Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Chapter 6) This work is ... Read More
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Tony Nguyen on Vietnam and the Singapore Convention, and UNCITRAL mediation webinar now available

Tony Nguyen on Vietnam and the Singapore Convention, and UNCITRAL mediation webinar now available
This week has seen some excellent webinars, including Tony Nguyen's presentation on Vietnam and the Singapore Convention on Mediation on Wednesday, and an UNCITRAL WGIII session on mediation and its ... Read More

Upcoming CIArb event: Mediation 2020 and beyond

Upcoming CIArb event: Mediation 2020 and beyond
IMI are delighted to be supporting organisation for a free online CIArb event next week discussing the future of mediation, and featuring IMI Certified Mediator Jane Gunn. Read more below, ... Read More
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