2 Apr 2014
CEDR and HMAC partnership to offer mediation skills training in Greece
World’s leading trainer of mediators creates partnership with pioneering ADR centre
CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) has partnered exclusively with HMAC (the Hellenic Mediation and Arbitration Centre) to offer high quality mediation skills training to a new generation of mediators within Greece, ensuring that those with commercial disputes in the jurisdiction can be confident in using the process.
Combining the local experience provided by HMAC, and international experience of CEDR, the six-day course offers participants the opportunity to develop the knowledge of the skills and process to be an effective mediator within Greece. The training will be bilingual in both Greek and English, delivered by a mix of international mediators and local CEDR-trained faculty and will lead, if delegates are successful, to the world-recognised CEDR Accreditation.
To date CEDR has run ten Foundation and Advanced mediator skills training programmes in Greece and accredited 89 Greek mediators. The new formal arrangement with the Athens-based HMAC to run training for the Larissa Bar Association, one of the most important regional centres in Greece, adds to CEDR’s many mediators training programmes and negotiation skills programmes regularly run across Europe, a number of which are delivered through local partnerships, in addition to in-house courses run for public bodies and private organisations.
James South, CEDR Director of Training said, “As mediation has developed in Europe, CEDR has begun to partner with organisations that share our desire to ensure mediators are trained to the highest possible standards. It is with pleasure that CEDR continue to work with HMAC to build our offering of mediator skills training.”
CEDR is a not-for-profit body, founded in 1990, that campaigns for better resolution of disputes and management of conflicts. CEDR’s innovative initiatives promote awareness of the need for more effective leadership in collaboration and dialogue and how to achieve it.
CEDR is Europe’s largest independent Alternative Dispute Resolution service, which to date has helped over 40,000 parties in commercial disputes.
CEDR is the leading negotiation and conflict management trainer internationally acclaimed for its Mediator Skills Training of over 9000 mediators. It also consults globally on Civil Justice reform and helps business develop conflict management systems.
Founded in 2006, the Hellenic Mediation and Arbitration Centre is a non-profit organisation that offers mediation, negotiation and arbitration training and services in collaboration with international partners, to businesses and the legal profession within Greece.