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Advanced Mediation Training: Cross-Border Mediation—28 or 60 Countries Divided by a Common Word


Saturday, May 20, 8:00 am–5:30 pm
Sunday, May 21, 8:00 am–4:00 pm

Trademark cases today cross borders and even continents on a regular basis.  What do parties from different countries and cultures expect in mediation, and how does a mediator manage that? This exciting session brings together an international faculty and researchers who conducted the first major survey of practices and mediation regulation in 60 jurisdictions worldwide, which found that the common word “mediation” can mean widely different things. We will present models to help mediators to prepare the parties and analyse adaptations necessary for the process and their own styles, including using co-mediation. We will also look at findings of the International Mediation institute (IMI) from the Global Pound Conference Series where worldwide research is conducted on what users expect from mediation, what their advisors think they would like and what mediation professionals are offering.

Mediators in any setting will deepen their skills through our second topic: Mediating With Your Brain: Applying Neuroscience to Process Design & Mediation in Trademark Disputes. How does the brain work, and how do emotional, social and cognitive influences affect a mediator’s approach to conflict situations?

Finally, we will delve into Implicit Bias: How Do Our Own Hidden Biases Strain our Neutrality? It is human nature to have biases of which we are unaware. How can we confront and work through them as we help our parties in mediation?

Participants will learn from faculty presentations, demonstrations and mediation simulations. Over the course of the training, each participant will practice acting as the mediator during part of a simulated mediation. Trainers will observe and comment on the simulations as they progress. Each participant will receive specific written feedback from a trainer.

This is an advanced training. Participants must have previously completed a basic mediation training.
Registration includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Participants MUST commit to attend the full two-day program. A certificate of attendance will be awarded to those who complete the two-day training.

Registration for admission to this event will not be sold onsite. Registration is nonrefundable and nontransferable.

CLE credit is available for this training. Registration is limited to 24 participants.

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