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‘Words From a Former Candidate’

11 Oct 2018

Module 1 Mediation Training & Assessment taking place on the 6 November is currently offering a 10% discount. Find out why you should book today. 

'Conflict is a bit like waste. Everyone manages while the pipes stay clear and the bins get collected. When it goes wrong, some are more resilient than others: if you’ve got a compost heap you’ll manage for longer. You may pull together with your neighbors to find a solution. Sometimes there may be no immediate solution. A daily dose of micro-aggressive pollution may accumulate silently until it does irreparable harm. Conflict is easy to generate, but difficult to process.

You could spend your life pursuing specialized accreditation and post-nominal letters. Why pursue a qualification in mediation?

Specialist skill is progressing in almost every domain. Is our ability to process and manage conflict keeping pace with the stresses and complexities of modern, digitally enhanced life? 

As an IT professional and statistician, I reflected on my ability to manage conflict and realized I had very little to go on. I had drifted out to sea on an air mattress without really knowing how to swim. 

Lord Bingham described mediation as "in very many ways the best means of resolving civil disputes." In a mutually acceptable compromise, everyone loses a little to move forward and get on. In mediation, the sum is greater than the parts.

The MCIArb course will provide you with the toolbox to manage the mediation of a dispute. It is taught and examined by seasoned experts. The digitally-enhanced Socratic method is subtle and devastatingly effective. The idea is to move from unconscious incompetence to a state of self-critical awareness as a basis for future practice. I highly recommend it.' 

Martin Klimmek – Head of Data Services and Analytics, Siemens

19 Jul 2021

CIArb YMG Writing Competition 2021

CIArb's Young Members Group is pleased to invite anyone aged 40 years and under to participate in the CIArb YMG writing competition.

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19 Jul 2021

CIArb Accelerated Route to Membership Course in Taipei

On 10 July 2021, while Taiwan was still under Level 3 Covid-19 alert, CIArb’s Taiwan Chapter held its Accelerated Route to Membership (ARM) course with all participants joining safely from the ease of their office or home.

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16 Jul 2021

25 years since the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act: How can adjudication continue to meet the needs of the construction sector?

On 14 July 2021 CIArb held an event dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996, which introduced statutory adjudication into UK construction. 

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