Workshop with Geoffrey Corry


working in partnership with



 A one-day Workshop with Geoffrey Corry


Dialogue Facilitator and former Chair of the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, Ireland

facilitated by Zaza Elsheikh and David Richbell

 The role of the Mediator/Facilitator in creating safe space through holding second track dialogue workshops and helping to rebuild understanding, trust and forgiveness between communities fractured by broken relationships, dispute and violence: Lessons from the British-Irish peace process

At the

iod-579a429b1e46e-579a53d290e0cTrafalgar 2 room,

The Institute of Directors

116 Pall Mall, London



On 5th July 2017 from 09.30

followed by a drinks reception at 4.30pm

and the BIMA AGM at 6pm


Cost: £250 BIMA and DRP members

£325 non-members

including lunch and reception


To book contact David



CMC Conference 11th May 2016 – workshop

On Wednesday 11th May 2016 my son Oliver (reformed solicitor) and I are running a workshop at the CMC Conference. It will be interesting because it will be our first conference since setting up The Dispute Resolution Partnership last year. The DRP covers Avoidance, Management and Resolution of disputes, and our session on Wednesday will focus on dispute avoidance and in particular on having difficult conversations.

Ironic that a solicitor and mediator should be helping people avoid disputes – doing ourselves out of business perhaps. But in all our work we see situations where we know that if only a person had said or done (or not said or not done) something early on they wouldn’t be needing us. So our aim is to help people say or do the right thing and so avoid a situation escalating into a dispute.