Mediators are, by nature, interdisciplinarians. The best blend a mix of expertise from
law, psychology, negotiation theory, interpersonal skills, cross-cultural awareness and
other disciplines – and they apply insights to questions about strategy, communication,
bargaining and decision making. Of course, every matter also has a substantive
component as well – whatever the heart of the dispute is about.
At this workshop, we’ll look at a number of the fields that inform our practice and
discuss how we use knowledge from these fields in our practices, and how we might
improve even more if we were broader and more deliberate in our interdisciplinary