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The Power of Mediation

It was an early start on a grey rainy day for the 4 ½ – hour journey to the venue and on arrival I found that we had only 2 rooms booked – an office and a very cosy storage room no bigger than a cupboard.  This was a workplace dispute where the breakdown in […]

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The Value of Joint Sessions – Dynamic and Engaging

The recent 2018 biennial CEDR mediation audit reported mediators observing a significant resistance (25% of comments) to joint meetings at the start of a mediation day. The audit shows that this resistance appears to be largely driven by lawyers who argue that no purpose is served by these meetings as parties are already familiar with […]

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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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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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Love Island needs a mediator

Why techniques in team communication can make a difference in stressful situations Love Island, the break-out reality TV show of 2017, now in its third week of the new 2018 season, looks to repeat its success by showing us couples’ relationships in turmoil.  However, the show is only partially about romantic attachments, it also explores […]

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