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CMC Annual Conference – 6th November 2019

Mediation: Meeting the Challenge

Hallam Conference Centre, London WIW 6JJ

Join us for a full day conference, which provides up to 6 hours mediation specific CPD and the opportunity to meet other mediators. The programme is designed to help you meet challenges you may face in your day-to-day practise of mediation.

Conference Programme includes  
Key Note Speaker – Bill Wood QC, Alternative Dispute Resolution Member of the Civil Justice Council
Panel DebateRosemary Jackson QC moderates a mediation users’ panel which discusses what mediation users want
What Mediators Need to Know About Cognitive BiasSpenser Hilliard & Iain Christie deliver an interactive session to explore the importance of recognising and dealing with cognitive bias in the mediation process

Workshops Delegates choose two of four

Challenges to commercial mediators – problems identified and resolved. Colin Manning & Stephen Barker

The Workplace Café – come and participate in our interactive engaging session. Using the World Café conversation method, we will look at number of workplace mediation issues such as confidentiality, mental health and conflict coaching. Workplace Café – were we leave you with the tips! Rebecca Foreman and Irene Grindell

When it gets personal – An exploration of when mediation becomes personal for the individuals involved. We will explore the importance of working with people’s emotions and the barriers to this; discuss tools, skills and styles to assist the parties; and question the effect of the personal impact on parties and on the outcome. Danielle Ratcliffe

Making A Noise: getting heard in a crowded space. How do you make sure that people have heard of you?  Bring your iPad, smart phone or laptop to a fast track workshop and find out. Learn stuff you can try right away. Stephen Walker


Early Bird Rate for CMC Members £150 + vat (offer ends 31.8.19)
CMC Member Rate £180 + vat
Non-Member Rate £225 + vat

The conference opens at 9.15am and ends at 5.30pm, offers 6 hours CPD, and will be followed by a drinks reception until 7pm.

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Please note that the CMC AGM takes place the evening before the conference, on 5th November, and is kindly being hosted by Eversheds Sutherland LLP at its London Office. Attendance at the AGM is free, and formal notice will be given to members nearer the time, but you can also reserve your place at the AGM while booking conference tickets.