The Mediation Times


Mediators and other conflict resolution professionals – How to grow your ADR practice

by Amanda on May 16, 2010

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Fellow mediator and conflict resolution professional Tammy Lenski and I will co-chair the first Mediation Business Summit between 16 and 18 September 2010. We have a phenomenal line up of top flight business, social media and marketing professionals from inside and outside the dispute resolution field. Their experience and advice will be delivered over three days via teleconference and will provide comprehensive resources and information to kick start your assessment and planning of what you need to do to build your independent conflict resolution practice in a digital world.

Our stellar line up includes

  • New York Times bestselling author and highly acclaimed speaker Michael Port, keynoting with “Book Yourself Solid: Getting More Clients Even If You Hate Marketing”
  • Liz Strauss, one of the most influential blogging voices in the world, on “Being Irresistible: Turning Visitors into Fiercely Loyal Fans”
  • David Pearl, creative confidante to CEOs and boards worldwide (and former opera singer), on “From Peacemaker to Rainmaker”
  • Denise Wakeman, highly respected online marketing advisor and co-founder of the Blog Squad, on “Three Critical Tactics for Business Blog Success”
  • Investment banker and business strategist Carol Roth on “I Wanted to Be a Mediator But Woke Up an Entrepreneur! Understanding the Business of Mediation”
  • Networker extraordinaire Phil Gerbyshak on “Building a Powerful Network One Relationship at a Time”
  • Web designer and social media consultant Char Polanosky answering all your website questions with “Website Essentials”
  • Charles Green, acclaimed speaker, author and advisor on building trusted advisor relationships in the marketplace, on “Trust-Based Selling”
  • And three successful voices from the ADR world in a panel presentation to close the event on International Peace Day: Diane Levin, Cinnie Noble, and Neil Denny

Since 1990 it is estimated that UK based mediators have mediated cases worth a total of £40 billion with £5.1 billion during 2009. By achieving early resolution of cases that would otherwise have proceeded through litigation, the commercial mediation profession will save businesses around £1.4 billion in wasted management time, damaged relationships, lost productivity and legal fees during 2010.

This is one of the conclusions drawn from The Fourth Mediation Audit published by CEDR last week.

Mediation works, we deliver value and business needs us but the full-time practice of mediation is still in the hands of a few. The number making mediation a full-time occupation is growing, albeit slowly but is set to increase significantly over the next couple of years.

If you have been thinking about developing your independent practice and want to be part of this growth, then the Mediation Business Summit is your first port of call. Check out the speakers and sign up for notification of when registration opens.


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