By Ben Thomson, former participant of the ICC Mediation Competition with Maastricht University and intern with CEDR I was fortunate enough to compete in the 2015 ICC Mediation Competition in Paris representing Maastricht University, Netherlands. Focusing purely on mediation, a major strand of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Paris does not fit the mould of a traditional […]
Une tarte fixe with your tea, anyone? – Fixed mentality in the run up to the EU Brexit negotiations?
We often find many people go into commercial negotiations with the view that “their gain is our loss,” with the “pie” to be negotiated being only of a fixed size. Look at any negotiation course in a law or business school and you are likely to find that “fixed pie thinking” is one of the […]
Back in September 2015, CEDR introduced a new process document, the “ADR Notice” – which has always been referenced in our Model Contract Clauses as a communication between parties requesting (or in the case of a mediation contract clause – triggering) mediation. Therefore CEDR decided it would be useful to formalise this communication – particularly […]
“Tracey, you are not listening to me; I have told that you that I do not want to role-play!” These were the words that were being shouted at me by a very cross looking participant (eyes narrowed, pursed lips and red faced) whilst I was setting up an exercise for a simulated mediation on a […]
Advanced education, democratisation and technological change are driving global socio-cultural changes and new business structures and aspirations which require of leaders and organisations that they are at once more agile and more collaborative in their tasks as leaders. Leadership education however often reflects the old world models of top-down influencing, rather than leaders who work […]
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