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Don’t fear Deadlock, Embrace and Learn from it

When organisations undertake critical projects, the sheer scale of the undertaking provides ample opportunity for conflict and disputes to occur, deepen and escalate. Each stage is a potential incubator of misunderstanding, circumstantial change, ‘grey areas’, and unforeseen occurrences whose effects ripple throughout an industry or project. The initial shock of encountering conflict is not the […]

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Ask a Negotiator: Philip Williams

In this Ask an Expert session, we spoke to Philip Williams, one of our lead negotiation trainers for CEDR’s flagship negotiation training for individuals, Advanced Negotiation Skills and one of the UK’s former leading Hostage and Crisis Negotiators. Phil’s experience spans decades, with deployments in some of the tensest, most hostile, high-stake environments across four […]

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CEDR backs Diversity

Thursday 8th March marks International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and marking a call-to-action for accelerating gender parity. In line with this and our awareness of the importance of diversity, CEDR has signed up to the ‘Inclusive Culture Pledge’ launched by the EW Group[1], to […]

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Why would I become CEDR Accredited?

There are many different Commercial (and Workplace) Mediator Skills courses in the world. CEDR’s Accreditation enjoys a particular distinction as probably the most widely recognised internationally because of the quality of the training and is consequently very popular. In a fair number of jurisdictions, CEDR’s Accreditation is part of a path to establishing oneself as […]

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Teach 21st Century Skills

Teach our law students 21st Century Skills. This was the message emerging from a recent conference I spoke at on ADR in Legal Education held by Maastricht University, Faculty of Law. Few would argue that an understanding of ADR skills should not form part of a modern law degree. The changing legal landscape has, over […]

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Make your Mediator Match

Today there are more businesses than ever using mediation to resolve their disputes. The mediation market is constantly growing there are now well over 10,000 mediations taking place annually (more if you include small claims run through schemes for businesses) in England and Wales – according to CEDR’s Mediation Audit. With over 300 mediators registered […]

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3 Lessons on how to Create Peace

True dialogue We live in challenging times. Harvey Weinstein’s actions have opened the door to more and more sexual harassment revelations coming out every day. The Brexit negotiations are in chaos. Germany’s government coalition building attempts are a fiasco.  Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump’s teenage nuclear Twitter fight is frightening and irresponsible. The building […]

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International ADR Trainers’ Network – Making Multiple Connections

CEDR’s biennial International ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Trainers’ Network, with over 30 professionals, from 17 countries worldwide and kindly hosted by both Allen & Overy and CMS, was held in London four weeks ago.  The International ADR Trainers Network, created by CEDR in 2011, brings together high quality trainers biennially to provide a forum for […]

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Opportunities and risks of technology for use in mediation

The transformation of technology and how we interact and use it is unrecognisable from even 10 years ago. Industries spanning all sectors, including legal and Alternative Dispute Resolution services, have not escaped the reaches of this rapidly changing technological revolution. The use of technology in ADR is growing fast and changing the way users interact […]

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