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Vision and Strategy

Our Four Pillars of Strategy

1. To promote ADR and to protect the CIArb professional standards and values by maintaining consistent and excellent high quality standards across the globe preserving and enhancing the CIArb Brand.

2. The development of Rules Ethics and Guidance to members together with education and training in all areas of ADR in parallel with the delivery of CIArb qualifications, higher level courses and academic courses and events.

3. To ensure that fraternity, services and products offered by CIArb drive a virtuous circle in member partnership, networking and benefits that are relevant and valued and that bring individuals and organisations to membership of CIArb at a sustainable and proportionate cost.

4. To examine CIArb income streams including membership subscriptions, education, training and other sources of income so that they are best allocated across CIArb.

Our Core Values

Honesty and Integrity

We act with integrity, honesty and accountability.


We listen and innovate to develop creative solutions.

In the public interest

We act ethically and work in the public interest, treating people fairly.


We embrace diverse cultures, communities and points of view.


We are open and transparent in what we do.

Continuous Improvement

We measure, monitor, analyse and improve productivity, processes, tasks and ourselves.

CIArb's Golden Thread

We achieve our objectives via our Golden Thread in globally promoting the resolution of private disputes by:

  1. Delivering education and training qualifications
  2. Developing a learned society
  3. Facilitating ADR

CIArb is currently consulting members on a proposed restructure of its Training and Qualifications Programme.

Education and Training Developments

CIArb's Director of Education and Academic Research, Dr. Subo Shanmuganathan, provides an overview of the Institute’s Golden Thread and explains the changes to CIArb's training structure.