Development Courses

Development Courses

CIArb offers a number of dispute avoidance, and resolution training courses that do not lead to membership. They are valuable opportunities for members and non-members alike to deepen their knowledge and skills in dealing with disputes.

CIArb’s non-membership training courses include e-modules, Audiobooks and Bespoke solutions:

1. e-modules

We presently offer an e-Module, ‘Introduction to ADR’.

Individuals can undertake this module on a non-membership basis; or, if they wish to apply for Associate Membership of the Institute (ACIArb), they can choose to undertake an additional 'Introduction to ADR online assessment'.

Successful completion of that assessment enables individuals to apply for ACIArb - the gateway to our wider professional benefits and service.

Free demo – Try the bitesize version of the membership course ‘Introduction to ADR’ by clicking here

CIArb new e-module Avoiding and Resolving Contractual Disputesis now available.

Available on CIArb’s innovative ‘LearnADR’ platform, this new product, provides those who do not have a legal background with knowledge on how contracts are formed, and the way in which legal terms can be both interpreted and applied with regards to dispute prevention and resolution. Upon completion of the course, candidates will receive a certificate.

For more information and to book click here




An additional e-module ‘Brand Protection in Times of Disputes’ has been launched in June.

This bitesize and interactive e-module provides learners with a good understanding of the significance and operation of branding, as well as with the opportunity to look at the different types of impact that disputes can have on brand. Strategies for addressing these disputes are also considered.

The newly launched e-module is available to book here

A Guide to Arbitration Award Writing

CIArb’s latest e-module ‘A Guide to Arbitration Award Writing’ has been launched and is available to book here.

This interactive course provides learners with the main skills needed to understand the technical requirements of writing an award. Practical strategies for addressing the three main parts of an award and a scenario are included to apply the knowledge and skills attained.


2. CIArb Audiobooks 

CIArb offers audiobooks as a way of engaging with ADR knowledge on the go.

Resolving Disputes Today’: Collated and adapted by Richard Barnes FCIArb, and edited and read by Michael Patchett Joyce FCIArb.

Available at, for subscribers or to buy for the once-off price of £12.97.

This audiobook introduces some of the main techniques for dispute avoidance, management and resolution. It considers what constitutes a conflict, looks at litigation and goes into methods such as mediation and negotiation. It is useful for those who want to understand how to address disputes in today’s world, and the different disciplines and techniques associated with them.

Free demo:

Sample 1, Sample 2, Sample 3

3. Bespoke

CIArb offers customised training solutions to corporates, governments and other organisations in dispute avoidance, management and resolution. In doing so, it:

1. Carries out a thorough analysis of the client’s needs to ensure that learning outcomes are tied to the client’s organisational goals;
2. Identifies the root cause of disputes and challenges that the organisation is facing to provide appropriate solutions that translates into measurable and demonstrable learning outcomes;
3. Aligns the learning outcomes to the strategic and performance related objectives of the organization, including productivity, cost-saving and efficiency;
4. Strengthens the organisational culture by promoting dispute avoidance, knowledge sharing and collaboration, as well as evaluation tools


For more information on the bespoke programme, or CIArb’s non-membership training courses, please call the Education and Training Support Line on + 44 (0) 20 7421 7439, or email