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Mediation Boot Camp: In Association with Peacekeeping And Conflict Resolution Trust – July 24-25, 2017

Introduction

Research and Publication Cell and Moot Court Society, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with Peacekeeping And Conflict Resolution Trust (PACT) has organised ‘Mediation Boot Camp’ on July 24-25, 2017.

The Mediation Boot Camp is an initiative to empower lawyers and businessmen, especially the young generation, in the concept of consensual dispute resolution (CDR). This program will provide participants with core mediation skills and hands-on experience through a variety of simulations.

The program will enable the participants to understand the legal framework governing mediation, and the role of a counsel as a pro- mediation lawyer. The workshop would be a combination of theory and role-plays. The extensive simulations involving roles as clients, counsel, and mediators, case studies, and a overall feedback will provide the participants with the opportunity to have real-life application and development of their skills in consensual dispute resolution.

In today’s environment, the absence of effective negotiation is often the single largest contributor to disputes and the lack of success. The Mediation Boot Camp also focuses on effective communication and negotiation, areas that are valuable for law students in boosting their profiles, especially if their aiming for a career in consensual dispute resolution.  

Objectives
  • Provide a toolbox of mediation and negotiation skills, tactics and tools for law students
  • Create a new awareness for how effective communication and negotiation improves outcomes in dispute scenarios
  • Provide a practical experience in applying the skills and tools in through simulations  
Resource Persons

Mr. Jonathan Rodrigues, Continental Advisor for Asia, the World Mediation Organization (WMO)

Mr. Jonathan Rodrigues is a certified mediator listed with the Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation (IIAM), and is currently posted as the World Mediation Organization’s (WMO) Continental Advisor for Asia. He is also the development officer for Asia with the SCMA (London) and has been trained as a commercial mediator by the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), under the aegis of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. He is the Founding President of Lex Infinitum: VMSCL-WMO International Dispute Resolution Competition, which premiers in Goa. He is also the co-founder of the Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution Trust (PACT). Mr. Jonathan is a listed member with the Young Mediators’ Initiative (YMI) and the Goa Community Mediation Centre (GCMC). He has trained as a Restorative Facilitator in Bangalore with Real Justice (Australia) and the International Institute of Restorative Practices (IIRP). He worked briefly as a Mediation Associate with the Centre for Advanced Mediation Practice (CAMP), Bangalore. Having graduated in Psychology and Law, Jonathan has travelled to Europe and Asia as a WMO representative for conferences and mediation events. He is also a lifetime member of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV).

Ms. Sakshi Vijay, Consultant, the Law Commission of India

Ms. Sakshi is a consultant with the Law Commission of India and a young mediator trained at the University of Melbourne and the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Corporate Affairs. She is passionate about introducing mediation in India in its true spirit as an efficient dispute resolution alternative in the society and in commercial disputes. She has worked with the mediation team at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre on accreditation of mediators, conducting mediator training tests and administration work of a mediation institution. She is trained and accredited as a Tribunal Secretary by the Hong Kong International Arbitral Institution. She is a member of the World Mediation Organisation and regularly writes about development in the field of mediation in India and South East Asia. Her aim is to homogenise the efforts made towards mediation in India so that it can be effectively regulated and the quality of mediators is not compromised in private or court attached mediation. She is also a qualified lawyer in India, studied from ILS Law College, University of Pune and is experienced as an In-house counsel at Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation, an oil and gas exploration company (Government of Gujarat PSU).

Mr. Gracious Timothy, Advocate, High Court of Mumbai

Mr. Gracious Timothy is an Advocate, principally focusing on commercial arbitration and litigation. He is also an Accredited Mediator empanelled by the Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation (IIAM). He is also the Ambassador of the Young Mediator’s Initiative (YMI) by the International Mediation Institute (IMI), and an YMI Blogger for Kluwer Mediation Blog. He is the Global Ambassador of CDRC Vienna, and Chairs the Young Global Ambassador Program (YGAP). Gracious is also a member of the Advisory Committee for Lex Infinitum: International Dispute Resolution Competition, India. He is a Co-Founder of the ‘Peacekeeping And Conflict Resolution Trust’ (also known as the PACT) which is an organization being nurtured with the sole aim of breaking down mental barriers and inspiring people to explore consensual as an appropriate conflict resolution option. Gracious has also been involved in legal academic writing with many international publications.  

Schedule

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Contact Person

Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
Assistant Professor & Head, Academic Initiatives,
Research and Publication Cell
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Ms. Megha Nagpal,
Assistant Professor & Head, Moot Court Society
Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA
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