How does the brain work in intercultural legal and dispute resolution situations?
This intensive 3-day workshop for lawyers, neutrals and judges, equally combine cultural and neuropsychological knowledge and practical exercises about ADR and negotiation to help participants prepare and manage more efficiently their cross-border and cross-cultural cases. It is facilitated by three experiences and complementary international mediators and negotiation experts : François Bogacz, Jeremy Lack and Juanita Wijnands.
Intended benefits for participants
- Enable more effective diagnosis (including self-diagnosis) and management of intercultural situations;
- Developping “presencing”, the competency to have poise and ease in challenging situations in order to know what and how to communicate in the context of a given situation;
- Learn how to use new tools and techniques to make explicit, cognitive interventions relating to how
individuals connect within and across groups, how they can interact more effectively (especially across groups) and how they can do so with greater ease, mastery and enjoyment (starting with oneself);
- Better handle stressful situations and get better results and mutually acceptable outcomes by applying
emotional, social and cognitive drivers in an explicit way;
- Be culturally congruent at a conscious level;
- Better able to address affective processes;
- Work more effectively and harmoniously with colleagues, clients and third parties across all cultures
and in all contexts (using the principles of “Connect”, “Perform” and “Enjoy”)
NB: Participants will fill out the Intercultural Readiness Check questionnaire as a pre-workshop assignment.
- The range of Appropriate Dispute Resolution processes (arbitration and
amicable dispute resolution)
- Process design: the range of ADR processes available in international
disputesInstitutional v. Ad-Hoc
- ADR in international disputes
- Whether or not to have a signed mediation agreement
- Presentation of IMI and its efforts to set international criteria
- The neuropsychology of international disputes: the 10 neuroprinciples of human behavior
- Cultural frameworks and links with neuropsychology
- Debrief of the day
- Intercultural competencies (IRC model) and understanding one’s own cultural preferences/style/personality
- Bridging between cultures: overview of key concepts and techniques (priming, empathy, perspective-taking, etc.)
- Overview of the 7 critical junctures of intercultural and international negotiation and conflict resolution – case study
- Preparing for an international negotiation or ADR session (as neutral or lawyer)
- Opening phase and presentations
- Exploration phase
- Debrief of the day
- Option generation
- Closing phase
- Possible uses of ADR hybrids
- The EU Mediation Directive and the influence of culture on mediation
- Possible use of online communications tools
- Wrap-up exercise and discussion
- Debrief of the workshop and next steps
Testimonials about our this workshop
- “Thanks to Jeremy, François and Juanita for this workshop which allowed me to seriously deepen my international perspective on mediation, a topic that I have often approached in my practice, but which I had not yet seen “theorized” and investigated in such a professional manner.” – Xavier Poulet-Mathis, Attorney at Law and Mediator, Paris
- “This is the first time I saw the richness of the synergy of three trainers during three days of intercultural training. And it is the first time that I had an introduction to an analysis of communication through the application of cognitive science and neuropsychology and to the risk of manipulation through different techniques such as priming” – Shabname Meralli Ballou Monnot, Lawyer, Mediator and Trainer, Paris
- “Juanita, Jeremy and François are a dream team of trainers” – Pierre Henri Juillard, Managing Partner, Colbert, Paris
- “As a lawyer of the Paris Bar with international experience, I was happy to follow these three intense days of intercultural mediation and training, not only because they made me discover new tools helping me to better structure my mediation practice, but also because this experience renewed my enthusiasm about alternatives to litigation, which is too confrontational for my clients and myself, and not adapted to develop sustainable relationships.” – Isabelle Landreau, Attorney specialized in IP and high-tech matters, Paris.
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