What are the opportunities for mediators, arbitrators, and other ADR professionals using a short horizon of 5 or 10 years? The last couple of years have been quite an experience and here we are, poised on the edge of what I hope will be the start of the post-pandemic era.
What are the qualities that contribute to being an effective mediator? Recent conversations with people considering careers as mediators, brought me back to this topic. How do I know if I have what it takes to be a mediator?
The Global Pound Conference event was held in Toronto on October 15, 2016, the only Canadian venue.
Participants with an interest in the legal system are invited to join a world-wide, 15-month-long conversation being convened by the International Mediation Institute. There are currently 40 events planned in 31 countries starting in Singapore in March 2016 and ending in London, U.K. in July, 2017.
Build your conflict resolution skills this fall ! Still space in Fundamentals of Mediation starting September 28.
According to a survey by the American Management Association, managers typically spend at least 24% of their time managing conflict. Based on my own experience this estimate seems low.
What was not included were the statistics about how many managers fear conflict or struggle to manage conflict. And then there is the impact of mismanaged conflict on other employees, on workteams and on the business itself, whatever the mission of the organization is.
Whatever your reason is
Fundamentals of Mediation is an opportunity to build your practical skills to manage and resolve conflict.
Next course dates April 6, 7, 8, 11, and 12, 2016. Early registration discount until March 4, 2016.
Don’ t miss this opportunity.
“What is the difference between educating lawyers and educating mediators”?
One difference is a result of basic brain function. In general, legal education requires declarative memory whereas mediator education requires procedural memory.
Our basic course, Fundamentals of Mediation on September 30, October 1, 2, 5, and 6, 2015 is accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada for CPD.
This program contains 1.25 Professionalism Hours and 38.75 Substantive Hours.