Mediation Symposium 2021
October 7, 2021 09:30 – 21:30
Are you ready to challenge yourself?
Join us for the Mediation Symposium 2021 as we focus on ‘Inclusion and exclusion in mediation: Choosing to challenge?’
Registration fees are discounted for CIArb members and complimentary for our student members.
Mediation offers a way of broadening access to justice and producing creative, workable outcomes for all involved. However, this is only possible if we actively address access to mediation processes and focus on equality, diversity and inclusion, both within mediation practice and within the global mediation community. This means choosing to challenge ourselves as professionals to live up to the claims we make for the process we are all so passionate about.
|GMT+1||Mediation Symposium 2021 programme|
|09:30 – 10:00||Welcome address
Speakers: Ann Ryan Robertson, Louis Germain, Dr Isabel Phillips, Mercy McBrayer
Moderated by Jane Fender-Allison
|10:00 – 11:00||Keynote: The Power of Participation and the Value of Voice
In a world that increasingly values equality, diversity, and inclusiveness, how do we enable people to have a voice and feel heard and valued in mediations, in meetings, in organisations and within the wider society.
Keynote speaker: Jane Gunn
|11:00 – 11:30||Networking Breaks:
|11:30 – 12:30||Access to justice and public sector/private sector disputes: Global issue-local solutions
Solutions to recognised issues of power imbalance and exclusion? Contributions from UK, Ukraine and India
Chair: Ann Ryan Robertson
Speakers: Adv. Rucha Ajey Dhakras, Iaroslav Gregirchak, Julienne Vernon
|12:30 – 13:30||Break|
|13:30 – 15:00||Hybrid processes and customary dispute resolution in emerging economies
Lessons for mediation practice in the 21st century? Contributions from South Africa, Rwanda and Kenya
Chair: Leyla Ahmed
Speakers: Mayombe Odubah, Marcus Cato, Dr Didas Kayihura, Gemechu Berhanu
|15:00 – 15:30||Networking Breaks:
|15:30 – 16:30||Small states, regional institutions and local talent in a global market
Developing mediation practice in a crowded market? Contributions from across the world.
Chair: Shan Greer
Speakers: Dra. Blanca Gómez de la Torre, Dr Erik van Wellen, Chuan Wee Meng and Her Honour Elizabeth Solomon
|16:30 – 17:30||Break|
|17:30 – 18:30||Choosing to challenge: How and when can I be an ally to those being excluded?
What to do when you don’t know what to do. Contributions from across the world.
Chair: Catherine Dixon
Speakers: Mercy Okiro, Roger Levitt, Dr Zaza Johnson Elsheikh, Ehsan Ali, Prof Katerina Yiannibas
|18:30 – 19:00||Networking Breaks:
|19:00 – 20:00||Technology and mediation: Tools for inclusion?
How can technology facilitate inclusion in mediation? With contributions from Poland and the US.
Chair: Karolina Jackowicz
Speakers: David Allen Larson, Dr Ryan Abbott, Tracey Fox
Session supported by JAMS
|20:00 – 20:30||Networking Breaks:
|20:30 – 21:30||Keynote: Seven questions to challenge exclusivity
Delivered by Prof Bernie Mayer