Mediation is a process of engaging the parties to create an environment that encourages a meaningful
conversation for addressing the issues and interests of the disputing parties to negotiate amongst
themselves a mutually acceptable agreement. Indian Judiciary encourages Mediation as an ideal process
for resolving disputes to reduce the burden of pending court cases. The rationale of training is to give
participants the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the skills that go into the making of a Mediator.
The Workshop will be conducted under the auspices of the Task Force on Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The workshop is designed for the participants to have hands‐on experience on the nuances of Mediation. The format of the workshop is designed for greater interaction comprising of presentations, discussions, demonstrations and role plays.
Features of Workshop
• Focussed Group Discussions
The workshop is limited to thirty participants. Small group role‐playing parallel sessions will allow participants to learn the skills of mediation with one‐on‐one feedback from experienced trainers.
The workshop will focus on basic techniques needed to mediate disputes focussing on handling emotionally charged situations, problem solving, active listening and effective questioning.
• Practical and Interactive Training
The participants will be involved in exercises and case studies, with two‐way feedback.
Objectives of Workshop
After attending the interactive workshop, the participants will be able to:
• Explore the role of mediator and learn managing differing interests of conflicting parties and handle parties in dispute with confidence
• Examine the emotional aspects of mediation for the parties and mediators
• Develop strategies for multiparty disputes by discussion on cases from private and public sector
• Reduce the number of complaints and grievances by putting off unnecessary conflicts
• Avoid costly and unnecessary lawsuits/delays
• Increase abilities to manage complex procedural issues across multiple parties
• Sharpen mediation skills with in‐depth, hands‐on‐experience from expert trainers
Dr. Aman Hingorani
Dr. Hingorani is a lawyer and mediator in the Supreme Court of India and the Delhi High Court. Dr. Hingorani has also acted as an arbitrator and as adjunct faculty to teach law students and run training courses for judicial officers, lawyers and law teachers. He has taught in programmes at several institutions in India (including National Judicial Academy, Bhopal; Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi; Indian Law Institute, New Delhi) and abroad (including Keble College, University of Oxford, UK; Law School, Warwick University, UK; South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies, Dhaka, Bangladesh). He has prepared ADR preparatory material for the All-India Bar Examination conducted annually by the Bar Council of India; and the ADR Manual for the FICCI as its National Consultant. Dr. Hingorani has 30 publications, both national and international, on various issues and has authored the book, ‘Unravelling the Kashmir Knot’, SAGE.
Ms. Reema Bhandari
Ms. Bhandari is a lawyer in the Supreme Court of India, the Delhi High Court and the District Courts. Ms. Bhandari acts as a mediator in the Supreme Court Mediation Centre and the Delhi District Court (Karkardooma). She has conducted multiple mediation trainings as Master Trainer at Delhi District Court (Tees Hazari). Ms. Bhandari has been engaged in teaching law students as adjunct faculty at the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi and at Amity University. She is Faculty at the Indian Institute of Legal and Professional Development, New Delhi to run advocacy skills training programmes for lawyers.