The CDRC Vienna has come to a close. Mediation and Negotiation Teams have exhausted themselves and are taking the opportunity to unwind at this magnificent location in the centre of Vienna. The Rathaus (Vienna City Hall) hosted the awards ceremony where victory speeches were made and the odd glas of champagne consumed.
In this video, Chair of the CDRC Advisory Board, Nadja Alexander, reflects on the events of the week. Both experts and students at CDRC Vienna have had nothing but praise for the friendly atmosphere and the high calibre of the participants. CDRC Vienna 2016 is smaller and more intimate than other mediation competitions such as the ICC event in Paris, which gives it a more personal and welcoming feel. The mediation and negotiation teams are young, passionate and enthusiastic and take the competition very seriously as do the organisers and assessors.
The competition itself was a great success, as all the teams impressed with their passion for mediation and their skills in resolving conflict.
All in all, Nadja and I feel that the future of mediation is in good hands.
Until next year!