TED and the Edinburgh Conversations

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If you are one of the many worldwide who watch TED videos, you will know of the power of its 18 minute presentations by some of the world's leading thinkers, capturing in bite-size chunks "ideas …

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Asking the Right Questions

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Some readers will have seen my piece in the Scotsman recently commenting on concerns expressed about the conduct of a Scottish Parliament committee when questioning those appearing before it on the subject of the Parliament's …

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Core Anniversary Book

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At our hugely enjoyable 10th anniversary dinner recently, attended by nearly 130 guests, Core launched its new book Thinking Differently: Making a Difference using Mediation. The book has been well received already. It is full of …

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Core10 Tips for Making the Best of Mediation

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Tip 7: Innovation We can find all sorts of ways to be imaginative in mediation. Reversing roles, changing seats, summarising by parties, mock tribunals with senior executives, straw men, decision trees, handling diversity of views within …

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Core10 Tips for Making the Best of Mediation

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Tip 6: Time The urge to move quickly is real. Generally, however, mediation benefits from time being allocated to enable parties to download, explore the real issues and generate options for a solution. Many resolve quickly, some …

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Core10 Tips for Making the Best of Mediation

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Tip 5: Agreements It is really helpful if advisers work collaboratively on the terms of an emerging resolution or settlement agreement in advance. This can become almost self-fulfilling in the sense of helping to build momentum …

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