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International Professional Mediator Training Certificate Course (10th Cohort)


With China’s development of the "Belt and Road”, the surge in cross-border investment and business growth is anticipated. The accompanying commercial disputes thus increases, so does enterprises’ demand for cross-border mediation services. On the other hand, the Supreme People’s Court is also actively promoting the reform of Diversified Dispute Resolution Mechanism. Having been highly recommended by the Chinese Government, the tendency of adopting the Diversified Dispute Resolution Mechanism is expected in the Mainland.

The cross-border dispute resolution services provided by International Dispute Resolution and Risk Management Institute (IDRRMI) combine the strengths of both international mediation and arbitration, so that the arbitral award can be applied and executed in more than 150 regions all over the world. The parties need not file the same litigation repeatedly in different jurisdictions. Mediation does not only save time and money, but it also helps enterprises maintain their reputations and partnerships. Therefore, mediation is advantageous and irreplaceable in terms of autonomy, confidentiality, compatibility and flexibility, etc.

Aim of the Course

Catering to demand of enterprises for cross-border/ international dispute resolution service, this advanced professional training course seeks to promote the use of dispute resolution in businesses and facilitate the development of the Greater Bay Area, Belt and Road Initiative and the internationalization of Chinese enterprises. This course will train mediation professionals who are familiar with international law. Given the high demand for international law and dispute resolution experts in China, students with successfully accredited accreditation are expected to be leaders in the field.

This course mainly teaches mediation concepts, procedures, skills and related legal knowledge of the Mainland and Hong Kong through a range of interactive in-class activities, such as group discussions, real cases sharing and simulated cases (role play) exercises, etc. so that students can master all kinds of mediation skills in order to become a professional mediator. Students can also enhance their personal communication abilities and improve their interpersonal skills, effectively utilizing different mediation skills in dealing with disputes and conflicts in daily life and at work, in an organized and systematic manner.

Advantages of the Training Course

  • High Recognition
    AIDRN is a global academic institute that offers training, defines competency standards, and conducts researches and data analysis for dispute resolution and negotiation. AIDRN receives support and recognition from prominent dispute resolution organizations such as Hong Kong Mediation Centre, Mainland-Hong Kong Joint Mediation Center and universities in Australia, China and the United Kingdom. As a center for legal services and dispute resolution in the Asia Pacific Region, Hong Kong has already had a mature development in the international mode of mediation. This course combines the international mode of mediation and Diversified Dispute Resolution Mechanism with Chinese characteristics, to equip students with the most professional mediation skills and knowledge, so as to deal with various international commercial disputes.
  • International Professional Qualification
    Upon completion of this Course, graduates can apply for the Professional Mediator Accreditation Assessment organized by IDRRMI and will have the opportunities to handle cross-border/international commercial mediation cases.
  • Teaching Quality Assurance
    A team of experienced instructors is responsible for preparing the teaching materials and teaching this course. The reputable teaching team has trained up many professional mediators in Hong Kong and around the world, indicating that the teaching team and teaching materials are up to international professional standards.
  • Professional Development Platform
    Upon successful completion of this course and the accreditation assessment organized by IDRRMI, students can apply to become the International Accredited Professional Mediator of IDRRMI. IDRRMI provides diversified continuing professional development opportunities and platform to International Accredited Professional Mediators, including advanced courses, talks, seminars, mediation, case referrals, etc., in order to help them further develop their mediation profession.

Course Outline

  • Basic concepts, trends and prospects of mediation
  • Mediation Process 1: Mediation Processes, Opening Statement and Scope of Application
  • Mediation Process 2: Mediation Processes, Joint Sessions, Separate Sessions and Discussion of Details
  • Mediation Skills: Communication Skills and Questioning Skills
  • Mediation Skills: Listening Skills, Facilitation Skills, Reframing Skills, Negotiation Skills
  • Mediation Skills: Use of Body Language, Empowerment, Handling Impasses and Deadlocks, Closing the Last Gap
  • Basic Concept of Contract, Mediated Settlement Agreement and other related documents
  • Mediation Code and Mediation Ordinance
  • Mediator’s Rules and Code of Ethics
  • Role Play
  • Legal knowledge of the Mainland and Hong Kong
  • Cross-border dispute resolution service and its mixed-mode mechanisms


  • Lawyers and legal executives
  • Arbitrators and mediators
  • Scholars


Students attaining 100% attendance in the course and passing the examination at the end of the course will be awarded an "International Professional Mediator Training Certificate”.

Professional Accreditation

Students with the "International Professional Mediator Training Certificate” can apply for Professional Mediator Accreditation Assessment organized by IDRRMI. Candidates who successfully pass the assessment can apply to become the International Accredited Professional Mediator of IDRRMI.


A team of recognized and experienced trainers and mediators of IDRRMI

Course Details

Duration 40 Hours (5 days in total)
Date 16, 17, 18, 23 & 24 February 2019
Time 9 am - 5 pm (including 1.5 hrs lunch break)
Venue Archives Building, No. 1033 Shennan Rd, Shenzhen
Teaching Medium Putonghua (Teaching materials mainly in Chinese)
Tuition Fee RMB 10,800 (Original price: RMB 13,000)
Application Method Please fill in and submit the application form, with the copy of academic qualifications, to
Payment Method Please settle the payment via bank transfer, the bank details are as follows:

Bank name: China Construction Bank (Shenzhen)
Account name: Zhongxin Electron Business Trade Guarantee Promotion Center (深圳市众信电子商务交易保障促进中心)
Account no.: 4420 1508 0000 5254 2554

Eligibility Tertiary education level or above. Students are required to submit a copy of their academic qualifications at the time of enrollment.
Deadline 8 February 2019