'Building a profile as a dispute resolver – the first appointment and beyond'
Join us for this year’s CIArb Congress, where we will be hosting a series of discussions in-person and online, on how to cultivate a successful career as a dispute resolver. At this year’s Congress, you will have the chance to hear from leading practitioners, appointing institutions, and CIArb Branch leaders on ways to raise your profile, from that elusive first appointment through to building your practice.
Dispute resolution is an increasingly important profession with an expanding market. However, aspiring neutrals at all stages of their career can find it difficult to navigate the complexities involved in getting noticed and securing appointments. This event aims to equip you with the understanding required to do this more effectively, and to showcase the value of CIArb membership in building your professional credibility. We will be discussing:
The challenges you may face as a neutral at different stages of your career
How to establish yourself with appointing institutions around the world
The value of CIArb accreditation in obtaining appointments
How CIArb Branches can pro-actively help you obtain appointments through guidance, networking and professional support
What professional bodies like CIArb need to do to improve diversity and break down barriers to opportunity
This programme will be of particular value to MCIArb and FCIArb qualified members who are looking to build their practice, as well as more experienced members who want to share their expertise and support the next generation of neutrals.
Discussion on the key challenges for aspiring neutrals: getting the first appointment and building a profile.
10:45 Tea and Coffee break
11:15 Appointing Institutions: What do they look for and how do I get on their lists?
Analysis of the admission requirements of appointing bodies (and why CIArb membership is valuable for doing so).
12:30 Lunch break
Role of Branches in getting appointments for CIArb members
In-person panel in London focused on Branch Chairs and online panel focussed on wider membership. The panels will explore how CIArb branches can pro-actively work with members to get them appointments, from networking opportunities, professional guidance and support, accreditation, and potentially direct appointments.
15:15 Tea and Coffee break
Diversity: what should appointing bodies and professional institutions do next?
Discussion on the concrete steps CIArb and others are taking to improve the diversity of appointments and remove barriers for under-represented groups.
17:00 Closing remarks
The Alexander Lecture is takes place after the Congress. The lecture will be delivered by CIArb past president Francis Xavier S.C. PBM FCIArb C.Arb.