The last decade has seen several major economic and political upheavals. From the repercussions of the global credit crisis, the disruption and job losses caused by automation to the uncertainty caused by Brexit, many have been adversely affected by the turmoil that these and other events have caused. They have all impacted on personal and commercial relationships and there is a strong likelihood that these uncertainties will grow in the future. Brexit is likely to lead to a domino effect as the strain caused by leaving the European Union impacts on commercial and personal relationships. Kindly hosted by Grant Thornton LLP, CIArb’s 12th Mediation Symposium will look at ‘Mediation in Times of Crises’.
The day will draw together presentations, deliberations and debates around the shifting contours of crises and how mediation can alleviate and resolve the disputes that they cause to different people. Although targeted at practitioners, this event will also be of interest to academics, lawyers, politicians and the judiciary as well as business leaders with an interest in the developing world of mediation.
9.00 - 9.40 Registration followed by tea and coffee
9.40 - 10.00 Welcome address and outline of the day
10.00 - 10.30 Keynote address
10.30 - 10.45 Morning break
10.45 - 10.55 Introduction to workshops
10.55 - 12.25 Workshops: 'Mediation skills'
A. Leadership skills and crisis management B. Public relations and crisis C. Coping with expectations during uncertainty
12.25 - 13.40 Lunch
13.40 - 13.50 Introduction to workshops
13.50 - 15.20 Workshops: ‘Mediation in context’
A. Mediation during political crises B. Intervention in the course of personal emergencies C. Contemporary crises and mediation
15.20 - 15.35 Afternoon break
15.35 - 16.20 Plenary discussion
16.20 - 16.35 Final remarks and end of meeting followed by drinks reception
*Please note that this programme is subject to change