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Status, body language and culture in India: An interesting mix

Last week I was in Delhi, India delivering a programme on Managing Disputes and Difficult Conversation in the Boardroom with my CEDR colleague, Susanne Schuler. This programme has been developed over a number of years as a CEDR foundation project, in partnership with IFC/World Bank, and applies mediator techniques to upskill board members in resolving […]

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A dream comes true: CEDR’s first Mediator Skills Course in Spanish.

As a 17-year-old boy, having just finished secondary school I went on a one-year adventure living and going to school in Argentina as an exchange student. Ever since that time I have enjoyed interacting with Spanish speakers and practising using the Spanish that I learned in that year. As I began my professional life, I […]

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Summer School 2014 – A rich learning experience!

I am writing this post having just finished being one of the lead trainers of this year’s CEDR International Mediator Skills Summer School which this year was held near Lisbon, in Portugal. One of the key reasons behind summer school is to attract a range of participants from different countries. This year we had delegates […]

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Not engaging with commercial conflict: Alicante, Kigali, Tbilisi

Last month was a busy one spent working on three very diverse projects in different parts of the world. On reflection it is interesting that all three projects in part involved the same issue: how to get those in conflict to engage in the resolution of their own conflicts rather than avoiding it or giving […]

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Portability of Mediator Skills Training and Accreditation

Working in multiple countries, in different contexts, interesting cultures and languages, presents opportunities like none other.  It allows trainers, like myself, to work with many fascinating people in their world, to assist them in reaching their learning goals.  One of the strengths of our Mediator Skills Training course and accreditation is that it is a […]

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