Martial Arts, Mindfulness, Meta-Model and Metaphor: Exploring the Multi-Disciplinary Nature of Mediation

Posted by Institutional Development Scheme for HKSYU

Event Type: Public Lecture

Event Theme: Negotiation and Persuasion

Speaker: Dr Joel Lee (Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore)

Date: 20 April 2017 (Thursday)

Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Hong Kong Productivity Council, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Language: English


1) Free Admission
2) We recommend registration in advance for seat-reservation and news update.
3) Remarks on CPD Registration approval:
  i. Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited (HKMAAL): 1.5 CPD Points
  ii. Hong Kong Mediation Centre (HKMC): 1.5 CPD Points
  iii. Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC): 1.5 CPD Points


It is common ground that the field of mediation draws its knowledge, strength and inspiration from many sources and disciplines and weaves them together in a beautiful tapestry. Without tapping on this multi-disciplinary nature, mediators would not be able to, as successfully, assist parties in resolving their disputes and coming to agreement.

Some of the fields that mediation draws upon are familiar ones; decision sciences, psychology, game theory and the law. This talk will look at some areas which are a bit more off the beaten path and will examine the areas of martial arts, mindfulness, the meta-model and metaphor. It will look at how they can contribute to mediation in three ways. The first would be in relation to the practice of mediation, the second as it relates to the training of mediators and finally the often overlooked area of mediator care and management.

Consistent with the theme of being a bit off the beaten path, this talk will not be carried out in a strict lecture format and it will involve some demonstrations and a small amount of audience participation and input. Regardless, it is hoped that the audience will leave this talk with some ideas of enhancing their practice and teaching of mediation.

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