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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

01 Feb 2023

Inaugural message from John Bassie, Ciarb President

John Bassie JP LLM FCIArb C.Arb sets out his vision and priorities as Ciarb President 2023. 

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16 Jan 2023

Unleashing the Arbitration Project Manager Within

Amanda Lee FCIArb, Arbitrator and Consultant at Costigan King, London, shares her thoughts on the importance of project management in ADR today. Ciarb’s Principles of Project Management Applied to Arbitration is an on-demand course led by Amanda.

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13 Jan 2023

Hot topics for international maritime arbitration in 2023

We asked George Lambrou FCIArb for his views on what international maritime arbitration holds in 2023. George is the Course Director for CIArb's Virtual Diploma in International Maritime Arbitration which starts on 5 April 2023.

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