The Hong Kong Mediation Council (HKMC), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), is offering mediation training courses in Cantonese and in English designed for individuals who are interested in becoming accredited mediators. The course will cover the following topics:
The key principles of mediation as a means of dispute resolution;
Principles of interest-based negotiation;
The process of facilitative mediation model;
The role of a mediator
Mediator's skills and techniques
Ethical code of conduct for mediators
Drafting settlement agreements; and
Role of lawyers and advisors in mediation
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Legal practitioners, service professionals, government officers, corporate executives, senior management, corporate communications managers and dispute resolution practitioners.
COURSE DETAILS :
The courses will be taught in Cantonese (for October 2022), both with English only materials
The courses shall be of at least 40 hours conducted in duration, and be conducted in hybrid mode, i.e. online teaching and face-to-face mediation role-play exercises, over a period of  days (please see Schedules below).
Christopher is an independent mediator, adjudicator and arbitrator who is on the panels of various leading global alternative dispute resolution bodies. He has arbitrated and adjudicated a variety of international cases involving both ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations and adjudications, and has mediated many international and domestic cases to date. After joining the Bar, he has represented clients in a variety of arbitrations as counsel.
Christopher has written a variety of articles and publications in the areas of arbitration, adjudication, mediation, corporate governance and internet domain names and continues to write in these areas.
As former Secretary-General of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, he managed to elevate Hong Kong’s status as the regional dispute resolution hub of Asia by increasing the number of international dispute cases being referred to Hong Kong for amiable resolution as well as creating the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre, a body that has gain international prominence within the dot.com community as a reliable, trustworthy, independent and reputable entity that manages domain name disputes. Prior to joining the Bar, he was the inaugural Executive Director of the Construction Industry Council, a position he held for 8 years, to which a variety of prominent achievements were made, including the renowned “Zero Carbon Building” an icon of the Build Environment that has been recognized globally.
Christopher has a board practice and accepts instructions in all areas of work with emphasis on arbitration, adjudication and mediation.
Lead Trainer in August 2022 Course
Winston is commercial mediator accredited by CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, London), general mediator accredited by Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Hong Kong Mediation Centre, and CEDR trained mediator assessor. He is a Coach U graduate. Winston has a passion in doing and teaching mediation, and coaching people to excel. His particular strength is in negotiation as he has always been a deal-maker in his past working experience and in everyday life. He likes to think out-of-the-box and to create win-win solutions.
Winston is a mediation practioner, trainer, coach and assessor for various mediation programmes.
Winston gained his EMBA from HKUST-Kellogg. He holds an additional two Master Degrees, a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering, Certified Project Manager from Stanford University. Winston was in senior management in private and public companies involved in real estate development, construction, investments, real estate brokerage, management consulting before he becoming a mediator.
Winston is the Immediate Past Chairman of the Hong Kong Mediation Council.
Josephine is a solicitor and a mediation trainer. She is an Accredited General Mediator, Family Mediator and Family Mediation Supervisor. She is a Committee Member of HKMC, and Co-Chairperson of the Commercial Interest Group and member of the Family Interest Group of HKMC. She started mediating in 2004 and has a wealth of experience in both mediating and teaching mediation.
Jacky has served as a mediator in hundreds of cases. He is Head Trainer and Chief Assessor for TQUK/ Ofqual mediation course and Assistant Trainer of HKMAAL 40-hour curriculum, HKCAAVQ Mediation Subject Expert and ICC International Mediation Competition Coach and Judge, Professional Mediator on many mediation panels and mentor mediator for JMHO. He is a Committee Member of HKMC.