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Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills for Global Commerce

Session ID: 21AMTP003

Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills for Global Commerce


  • Start Date

    August 17, 2021 3:00 PM (EDT)
  • End Date

    August 26, 2021 6:00 PM
  • Duration

    10 days
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Registration Status: Open

Registration for this program closes on August 13, 2021 5:00 PM

Registration Fee
Price (USD)
General $595.00

Refund Policy

Refunds (less a $25 processing fee) are available if a written cancellation request is received no later than 10 business days before the start of the program. Substitution of attendees can be made at any time.


Online Via Zoom
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Faculty and Summary

Deborah Masucci
Deborah Masucci

Brooklyn, NY

Wolf Juergen von Kumberg
Wolf Juergen von Kumberg

London and Washington, DC

Harold Coleman
Harold Coleman , Jr., a Division of the American Arbitration Association
Los Angeles, CA

This online interactive advanced mediation advocacy course will explore the legal, cultural, and regulatory frameworks within which to navigate the negotiation and mediation of international cross-border disputes. Participants will take away an appreciation for the dynamics of commercial decision-making in a global context, confidence in their ability to engage in cross-cultural challenges constructively in the parties’ negotiations, and techniques for bringing genuine value to the mediator’s role in delivering a more effective mediation experience overall.

In addition to advanced mediator techniques arising in the international context, this course will take a deeper dive into managing cross-cultural and co-mediation challenges arising in global disputes. Advocates, negotiators, and mediators alike will explore ethical standards applicable to international mediation and begin the process of thinking more adroitly about the role of ethics and persuasion in mediated settlement negotiations in a global marketplace. Application of the Singapore Convention and enforcement of cross-border mediated settlements as well as mediation in Investor State disputes also will be addressed.

This virtual course will include video vignettes, case studies, faculty demonstrations, and team exercises to illustrate key learning points and encourage lively input and engagement of workshop participants. The course will consist of recorded lectures together with interactive sessions to provide a comprehensive learning experience.


Course Information

This class will be held on ZOOM. A link will be sent prior to the first session. A syllabus will be provided.


Session Time

3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST

Session Days

Tuesday, August 17

Thursday, August 19

Tuesday, August 24

Thursday, August 26


Who Should Attend?

The course is open to anyone interested in the field of mediation and involved in cross-border commercial pursuits. Legal training and education or prior experience with mediation, while helpful, are not necessary to fully participate in and benefit from all this course has to offer.


As part of its long-standing, ongoing educational mission, the American Arbitration Association grants a limited number of scholarships that cover the cost of educational program registration. Scholarship eligibility is limited to students, government workers, retired professionals, arbitrators/mediators who are no longer active on the AAA roster, and others as may be determined by the AAA. To request a registration fee scholarship, please send an email to Include your current position and affiliation, and a brief description of the basis for your registration fee scholarship request. The American Arbitration Association reserves the right to grant or deny any request based on the information provided by the requesting individual and available space in the program.


If you are an AAA Panelist please note this program does not satisfy your annual Arbitrator Continuing Education requirement.

CLE Information:

The AAA has not applied for, and is not offering, CLE for this four-session series.  If you require CLE credit for this program, or if you are a professional in a discipline other than the practice of law, you will be able to request a certificate following attendance.  You may be able to submit the program on your own for credit and we recommend that you confirm application requirements with the appropriate licensing body.


Please contact Michael Rodriguez at or 877-250-0329.