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The Hong Kong Mediation Council (HKMC) intends to host a series of webinars entitled "Mediation Insight Series" in order to update the knowledge of mediators and hone their practical skills. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the seminars will not be held physically but conducted online via ZOOM. This is the seventh seminar which will highlight the soft skills necessary for the success of commercial mediation, in particular, the need to identify and overcome biases. It is expected to last 75 mins (including a Q&A session of 15mins) without a break. Topics to be covered or shared by speakers include:

  • Bias and heuristics;
  • Thinking systems of the brain;
  • Common biases in mediation;
  • How do cognitive biases affect mediation?
  • Strategies to minimize cognitive biases;
  • How the mediator can help parties overcome biases; and
  • Sharing by speakers

The target audience is General Mediators and Legal Practitioners including In-House Counsel.

In order to ensure that participants meet CPD requirements, the lunchtime webinar includes a quiz at the end on the content of the talk.

CPD: 1 Point

Confirmed: HKIAC

Pending: HKMAAL and the Law Society of Hong Kong