Learning from environmental disputes

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 […]

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Future Leader Spotlight – Elliot Boakes

The CEDR New Dialogues programme is back following a successful inaugural training in October 2017 which saw 40 young leaders from the world’s of government, law, business and the voluntary sector receive training from CEDR. The CEDR New Dialogues programme offers a unique opportunity for young and emerging leaders to develop 21st Century, conflict management, […]

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Future Leader Spotlight – Ebunlomo Azeez

The CEDR New Dialogues programme is back following a successful inaugural training in October 2017 which saw 40 young leaders from the worlds of government, law, business and the voluntary sector receive expert training from CEDR. The CEDR New Dialogues programme offers a unique opportunity for young and emerging leaders to develop 21st Century conflict […]

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Workplace Mediation 101 – Identifying conflict

Conflicts do not appear out of the blue. They arise from social tension that builds up, and if not properly identified, can escalate, and become destructive. We can broadly identify three levels of conflicts: The everyday difficult relationships that will always arise between people. A conflict with a colleague, tensions in a team, rumours spreading […]

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Negotiation lessons from the penalty shootout

As a mediator who regularly encounters deadlock, I am accutely aware of the value of the ‘High Noon’ moments for negotiators stuck in impasse.  Normally it’s a critical moment where the parties come face-to-face with the harsh realities of deadlock. In this moment they are faced with frustrated business or economic goals; a sense of […]

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Quality in Negotiation

Is negotiation an art or science? Can you teach someone to be a great negotiator or is it an innate skill? How do you truly achieve quality in negotiation? During my time at CEDR, I have come across a range of negotiation styles and approaches. I recently spoke to a very experienced senior negotiator who […]

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