WHO WE ARE
CONCILIA is a company of professionals experienced in handling civil and commercial negotiation, mediation, arbitration and other ADR (alternative dispute resolution) techniques.
Founded in 1999, CONCILIA is considered one of the national and international best-known and respected company in the field of alternative dispute resolution (ADR, mediation, conciliation, arbitration).
Before the company was formed, some members were already active in the ADR since 1997.
CONCILIA is a company made up of academics, lawyers, accountants, experts in training and marketing that, after having gained considerable experience in theory and practice in England and the United States, have begun to work together, providing innovative training and consultancy services in alternative dispute resolution procedures.
The CONCILIA’s experts are all experienced negotiators, mediators and arbitrators of national and international reputation, with several hundred of conciliation, mediation and arbitration conducted in Italy and abroad.
WHAT WE DO
Over the last ten years CONCILIA has contributed greatly, working with top professionals to create the history of the ADR system in Italy.
The professionalism of the CONCILIA’s experts is chosen, for over ten years, by major groups, companies, lawyers, notaries, accountants, governments, chambers of commerce, ministries, universities.
HOW WE DO
The negotiation and mediation techniques managed by the CONCILIA experts, used by more than a decade, have trained and continue to train several hundreds professionals every year, in negotiation, conciliation, mediation, arbitration, strategic communication and effective management and prevention of conflicts.
The CONCILIA’s mediators and conciliators manage many hundreds of mediations and conciliations every year, also of significantly high value.
The CONCILIA’s professionals and partners have unquestioned and exemplary professional preparation, credibility and reputation, as evidenced by the numerous attendance, as mediators, associates, members, affiliates, partners of networks, associations, centers, working groups on ADR in Italy and abroad such as:
CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF ARBITRATORS, LONDON
INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION INSTITUTE
MEDIATORS BEYOND BORDERS (USA)
EUROPEAN GROUP OF MAGISTRATES FOR MEDIATION
CONFERENCE INTERNATIONAL DE MEDIATION JUDICIAIRE
AVOCATS SANS FRONTIERES
LONDON COURT OF INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION
ASSOCIATION SUISSE POUR L’ARBITRAGE
INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION
YOUNG AUSTRIAN ARBITRATION PRACTITIONER
ITALIAN SOCIETY FOR CONFLICTS MEDIATION
MEDIATION COMMISSION OF THE ROME BAR
INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF PEACE, ROME
ITALIAN AGRICOLTURAL ARBITRATION CHAMBER
TABLE OF COORDINATION OF NATIONAL ADR TRAINING CENTERS AT THE ITALIAN NATIONAL ACCOUNTANTS BAR
In addition, the CONCILIA’s professionals are fixed speakers at the World Forum of Mediation Centres, organized annually by the ADR Commission of the “Union Internationale des Avocats” (UIA).
One CONCILIA’s Board member was the only Italian mediator to be accredited at the UN Environment Forum – Copenhagen 2009, relating the politicians of the Planet on the potential of mediation to assist in the resolution of problems related to “climate change”. He is member of Rotary International.
One CONCILIA’s Board member was one of the 5 European professionals admitted -as observers- to the work of the UNCITRA L Working Group II, on International Arbitration and Conciliation.
One CONCILIA’s member is member of Panathlon International and has an high expertise on sport mediation and dispute resolution.
CONCILIA was Operating Partner in the Consortium for the EU Project “Support to the ADR in the Serbian Judiciary”, financed by the European Agency for Reconstruction of Belgrad, for the training of the Judges of the First Municipal District Court of Belgrad.
TRAINING COURSES IN:
● Civil and commercial mediation
● Family mediation
● Neuro Linguistic Programmation (N.L.P.)
● Strategic Management of Human Resources
● Strategic communication
CONSULTANCY FOR THE OPENING AND MANAGEMENT OF:
● Civil and commercial mediation chambers for public administrations, associations, professional offices, etc.
● Banking, financial and company mediations
● Civil and commercial mediations.
● Family mediations
● Arbitrations (national and international)
Two CONCILIA’s partners are, respectively, Founding partner and President, one, and Founding partner and Secretary General, the second, of the Italy Professional Chapter of Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBB), American not-for-profit Association that manages – all over the Planet – conflict management tools and practices resolution of complex social, political, environmental conflicts.
TRAINING OF NEGOTIATION AND MEDIATION
Teaching negotiation and mediation is an art!
For over the last ten years we train the best mediators and ADR experts. Over 10,000 professionals have attended our training courses and have become problem solvers, negotiators, conciliators, mediators and arbitrators, in Italy and abroad.
They are special people to whom we provide a special preparation, at the highest levels. They are professionals that we have carefully instructed during several hundreds high quality training courses, workshops, seminars, conferences, and that we continue to train at our best.
The preparation of students who rely on CONCILIA for their professional development is supervised by our trainers who are recognized as the best on the ADR market.
We personally choose the teaching staff and we want to be at the top levels.
We request from our trainers: preparation, dedication, commitment, professionalism and continuous updating, to give the best, always.
Training to “direct negotiation”, “assisted professional negotiation” (extrajudicial mediation), “arbitration” and the other A.D.R. techniques, to sharpen in few days, through theoretical close examinations and practical simulations, the necessary communicative competences and the human-relationship tools in crisis situations and to develop the individual abilities of “collaborative negotiation”, acquiring the methodology to resolve disputes of any nature, in convenient and advantageous way for all the involved parties.
CONCILIA offers reliable, valid training, from a results-oriented perspective. The training is professionally run thanks to the consolidated experience of the tutors who also have valid long-term experience as mediators.
The courses we offer are mainly characterized by the effectiveness of the training method, the result of years of
research and experience gained from the countless mediation procedures handled.
The method is based on dialogue-based learning, in which students are constantly encouraged to be active participants.
The reference model is the one used by Harvard University in the USA.
The courses for mediators are structured in four levels, and are the main channel for the acquisition of a theoretical and practical approach to the subject.
Introductory level – basic course: designed to introduce participants to the theory and practice of ADR, analyze the institutional and legislative framework of which it forms part, provide theoretical and practical training designed to develop mediators’ powers of analysis and strategic management, and to make each mediator aware of his or her personal style. One of the topics dealt with during the course relates to the management of structural, substantial and dynamic aspects of the mediation process, with the aim of analyzing disputes and strategically planning their management.
Advanced level – training: the aim is to fine-tune the skills and abilities required of mediators, and to give them the
skills they need to deal with the obstacles that most frequently arise in mediation procedures.
Specialization: mediators can be trained in specific areas, for example community mediation, tourism etc.
Apprenticeship and coaching: mediators can be introduced to the practical aspect with the support of our experts.
Special-interest courses: on request, CONCILIA organizes individual training modules designed to explore specific areas or consolidate the skills acquired in previous courses.
Concilia S.r.l. arranges final assessments at the end of the course, to check the level of knowledge acquired.
University and Academic works:
Professional knowledge and competencies have been used by CONCILIA for the organization of a number of specific and professional university courses such as a course on “Mediation and Conciliation” held at CISP – Pisa University; seminars held at the Italian Internal Affairs Ministry Secondary School; and courses aimed at conciliators held at a number of Italian Chambers of Commerce, Training Institutes, Local Authorities, Professional
Offices and Enterprises.
The professors and consultants of CONCILIA, provide their expertise as negotiators and conciliators for dispute resolution by societies, firms, and public administration authorities in Italy as well as abroad. The company could count on many important partners, all professionals of the OCS/ADR domain in Italy and abroad. We have gained a thorough knowledge in training in negotiation and conciliation domains. We have developed an effective methodology, able to transfer to trainees the basic communication competence and interpersonal relationship
capacities to solve conflict situation particularly in the frame of training sessions of few days duration.
The CONCILIA professionals have been involved in the realization of specific courses at university level aimed at forming professionals in OCS/ADR methods. CONCILIA has worked at the setting up of the first course in ADR/OCS methods by the Gregoriana University of Rome; the seminars of the High School of the Ministry of the Interior; Training Institutes, Universities and Local Authorities.
Since 1999 to date, CONCILIA has organized and delivered training modules for a number of Chamber of Commerce throughout Italy. This broad program included all training activities from the training needs assessment and the selection of participants to the designing of curricula, effective training delivery and final training evaluation. The Training Curricula included:
• introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution schemes / systems,
• utilization of methods for Alternative Dispute Resolution,
• provision of advisory services with regard to Mediation and Arbitrate,
• supervisions for the formulation of regulations.
The project included traditional in class training (30 trainees) and a practical on-the-job experience, through a stage in relevant structures that offer ADR services One of the founding members and Board member is Avv. Alessandro Bruni, a leading expert Italian mediator who has lectured in mediation techniques in Italy and abroad, author of many books as “To Mediate is Worthwhile”, Maggioli Press and “Code of Mediation in Italy and abroad”, Maggioli Press. He is also professor of “Mediation and Conciliation” and “Human Resources Strategic Management” at the International Academy of Sciences of Peace in Rome. He was also Teaching Assistant of “Mediation and Conciliation” at the University of Pisa.
CONCILIA also relies on the external contribution of university lecturers and expert mediators.
Moreover , the company worked with the University of Perugia, the High School of S. Anna in Pisa, the High School of the Italian Ministry of Interior, the International School of Politics FOCSIV, The Region of Liguria, World Mediation Forum, the International Development Law Institute, the National Conflict Resolution Center (USA), the
European Forum of Urban Security (France) and the Istituto de Solucoes Alternativas (Rio de Janeiro) CONCILIA collaborates regularly with European, North American and South American universities.
MANAGING NEGOTIATION AND MEDIATION
Companies, industrial groups, associations, public administrations, committees, professionals, consumers, continue to choose CONCILIA to manage their disputes, day after day, trusting in our professionalism, expertise and leadership position in the field.
Mediators, conciliators and arbitrators of clear and mirrored national and international fame are committed every day in CONCILIA, to resolve civil and commercial disputes and to promote lasting and shared agreements.
In many secondary offices, used by CONCILIA for the amicable settlement techniques, mediations and conciliations controlled to the Ministry of Justice, CONCILIA manages a significant number of negotiations, mediations, conciliations and arbitrations every year. From Milan to Reggio Calabria, from Rome to Cagliari, from Florence to Bari, via Catania, Palermo, and many other Italian cities.
Abroad CONCILIA, uses a network of organizations operating in the ADR market that allow us to handle mediations, negotiations and arbitrations throughout the world: from the U.S. to Japan, from Denmark to South Africa.
The CONCILIA’s mediators are all professionals in the fields of ADR, Corporate Law, Civil and Commercial Law, International and EU Law and many of them acquired the necessary preparation especially in the Anglo-Saxon countries (England and USA).
They was chosen by CONCILIA’s managers on the basis of their CV, professions and two or three interviews.
They are hi-standards qualified because, moreover, they passed the selection of the Italian Ministry of Justice Commission for ADR which provides very high standards of selection. One of them. Avv. Alessandro Bruni, is I.M.I. certified mediator.
The CONCILIA’s mediators are: • Graduated in Jurisprudence and/or Economics and/or Political Sciences
• Professional mediators (with a minimum training course of 52 hours and/or a minimum 15 years admission to their Professional Association -as BAR Association, Notary Association, Accountants Association, etc… -) accredited by the Italian Ministry of Justice for the practice of mediation in the field of corporate, financial, banking and Intermediations.
• Many of them are well-known University professors and or well-known professional in their fields
• Experienced mediators and arbitrators for Italian and/or International Bodies
• Long-term experienced professionals in the field of Italian ADR
ADVERTISING ON NEGOTIATION AND MEDIATION
Conferences, promotional and informative seminars, workshops, market research, information days, are constants in the world of CONCILIA.
We develop, coordinate and participate in events onADR and conflict management, social peace, mediation and conciliation, strategic communications, human resources management.
The CONCILIA’s partners and advisors are constantly engaged as speakers and testimonials in prestigious national and international locations, such as universities, chambers of commerce, associations, forums, lecture halls of government departments, courts of appeal, courts, TVs or radios.
Always the world of the ADR calls CONCILIA for spreading the culture of ADR, because CONCILIA wants to say ADR.
CREATING NEGOTIATION AND MEDIATION
The CONCILIA’s professionals are constantly engaged in the creation of chambers of mediation and conciliation with private facilities, networks, network associations, municipalities, communities, institutions, structures, franchises, etc.
Many national or local associations instruct CONCILIA to create and set up their own chambers for mediation and conciliation for civil and commercial disputes.
Where required by the client, CONCILIA also intervenes in the management of chambers of mediation and conciliation that has set up.
To choose CONCILIA for creating and managing the opening of chambers of mediation and conciliation means to rely on professionals who can build a serious, reliable and highly competitive project.
Professionalism, high competences, credibility, reputation, reliability, are some of the reasons why large companies, law and commercial firms, institutions, universities, private organizations and/or public professionals choose CONCILIA since 1999.
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