71 countries across 4 continents. 65% of the world’s population. 1/3 of Global GDP. 4 – 8 trillion USD overall investment. These are just a handful of the eye-watering numbers associated with one of the largest infrastructure and investment projects in history – China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) Initiative. Coined as the modern day […]
When trawling the annals of the internet, you never know what you will find. But, every so often you stumble across a gem. Buried in the BBC archives, my scattershot googling led me to this: The Search for Agreement – Mediation (2000) on the BBC World Service, Global Business. For some at CEDR and the […]
With one year to go until the UK leaves the EU, we’ve analysed some of the twists and turns of the Brexit negotiations so far. March 2017 – And we’re off – Theresa May announces the Brexit date for 2019 This was the equivalent of forcing your entire family onto a rollercoaster because some of […]
Mediation for the resolution of conflict can be best illustrated in cases where a positive outcome is seemingly intractable. However, mediation, effective dialogue and progressive and collaborative negotiation can break deadlock. Cases that involve environmental disputes are good examples of this. In 2014, CEDR Founder President Dr Karl Mackie CBE mediated a case under the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, to […]
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 […]
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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