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Why would I become CEDR Accredited?

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 […]

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Teach 21st Century Skills

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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What messages should we give our Young Leaders?

This photo of our first cohort of New Dialogues leaders has been compared to the Apprentice. But unlike that show, characterised by outdated, ‘macho’ attitudes to business and collaboration, this group of dynamic, driven individuals embodies a new and progressive approach to leadership.  “Everything I touch turns to sold” and “I think outside the box. […]

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Mediator as settlement leader

If it is true that (in Europe) all roads lead to Rome then might it also be true that in commercial mediation all Mediators ‘lead’ to Settlement? Frivolity aside, the idea of a mediator ‘leading’ parties to a settlement might be unsettlingly too directive in style for many. However, the mediator in reality does guide […]

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What TV can’t teach you – 5 tips for negotiators in real life

It’s not ‘hired or fired’ that makes good negotiators Frequently in my professional work as a negotiator and trainer, I see people who have approached negotiation with a default style of being a “tough negotiator”.  They will turn up attempting to bluff through with an attitude based on what they’ve seen on TV and what […]

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