In nearly 5 years at CEDR I’ve often found it difficult to explain to people what I do and what CEDR does. I’ve held several different roles during my time here, and what I tell people usually changes depending on what part of the business I’m working with most closely at any one time. In [...]
The arrival of a new Pope always gets my attention – I was named after Pope Gregory the Great who reigned from 590 to 604. Now Pope Francis has been officially installed in office, and his arrival evokes memories of childhood combined with the realities of my adult working life, and almost every interaction and [...]
In a bid to break the deadlocked negotiations between the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association, both sides have agreed to appoint mediators from the U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS). The National Hockey League players have been in negotiations for a new labour agreement since July. The negotiations were initiated after the existing [...]
It seems that a fresh wave of inquiries will be hitting the headlines soon, in the wake of yet more scandals and controversies. Issues ranging from expansion at Heathrow, the BBC’s handling of Newsnight’s Jimmy Savile investigation, and even the Libor rate are now the subject of inquiries. As with any inquiry, challenging conversations and [...]
And then suddenly my third week at CEDR comes to a close which means I have almost been here for a month. This week was all about the Observership programme. CEDR Solve has a programme through which recently accredited mediators have the opportunity to observe a real-life mediation with a CEDR mediator, obviously with consent [...]
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