Why this program?
How do our brains work in negotiation, mediation and other dispute resolution processes when we try to manage our emotions, when we need to focus our attention, take a decision or analyze the behavior of another person? What are the main biological processes and mechanisms driving the behavior of business executives, counsel, their advisors and neutrals before and during such processes? How can we optimize negotiation processes and practices to take into account these processes and mechanisms?
Our groundbreaking workshop will give you answers to these questions and will help you reflect upon your legal and ADR practices jointly with a small group of peers.
An exclusive program which has been refined over the years
We have organized this program more than a dozen times in the last years, generally in partnership with law schools, Bar Associations and/or ADR organizations, we have taken into account the feedback from all the experienced professionals who attended and have gradually refined our framework and approach in order to make it always more practical and applicable. Please find below a couple of examples of past editions:
- Chicago, USA | Northwestern Law | April 3rd, 2013
- Paris, France | CMAP | November 19th, 2013 (in French)
- London, United Kingdom | CEDR | October 28th, 2014
- Sydney, Australia | Resolution Institute | September 16th, 2015
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Malaysian Mediation Center| November 30th, 2015
Who is it for?
All lawyers, in-house counsel, mediators and other ADR professionals (including judges, arbitrators and conciliators) who are eager to expand their knowledge, reflect upon the impact that procedural issues might be having on their negotiations or dispute resolution strategies, learn new skills and techniques, and gain new insights into their professional instincts, preferences and practices based on the latest findings in neurobiology.
What will you learn?
- A new perspective on what happens in mediation and litigation;
- A better understanding of the key biological drivers of human social behavior during different types of ADR processes;
- Awareness of cognitive techniques that can be used to positively impact decision-making processes;
- A better understanding of the brain’s potential and limits during conflict situations;
- Interacting with peers and exchanging ideas about how to apply this new knowledge in practice;
- Improved self-awareness skills and new tools that can be used in all ADR processes.
Testimonials from past participants
- “This is an extremely “user friendly” educational exploration of a topic that many people think of as inaccessible. François and Jeremy have created a way to introduce neuro science to the masses.” –Paula Drouin, IMI Certified mediator, Edmonton, Canada
- “The workshop exceeded my expectations both in the well presented information as well as providing practical skills and tools connected to the information.” – Barbara Bishop, Mediator, Edmonton
- “This excellent and accessible description of how the brain works will provide the conscientious mediator with a powerful key to unlock some of those bedeviling mysteries of human behavior.” – Jonathan Hyman, Professor of Law and Arthur C. Clapp Public Service Scholar, Rutgers School of Law, Newark.
- “This is unique and highly practical material that stimulates thinking about how to move through conflict in ways that break down barriers that lead to impasse. I will be spending lots of time with the materials and ideas taken away from the program to apply directly to my practice. Very high impact in terms of improvement of practice skills.” – Peter Benner, Mediator & Arbitrator, New York
If you are a potential partner, please contact us to know about our business model and explain your needs, so that we can create an exciting learning experience for your target audience.