Cultural Intelligence means being able to culturally adapt and effectively work and relate with people across a variety of cultural contexts, it relates to working effectively in culturally diverse situations. Cultural intelligence is a skill that is crucial for professionals working in international arbitration. How do we develop cultural intelligence, what periods in the arbitral process where such intelligence might be considered most useful and how best to work with those who appear to lack it? Join the Let’s Discuss peer-to-peer networking event and share experiences of when you have seen it work well and resources you have used to develop the skill.
Let’s Discuss is a new series of virtual events brought to you by Ciarb. The series is free for Ciarb members.
Throughout 2023 we will be running a series of virtual events, hosted by members for members. These will get under the skin of the things that really matter in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) around the world and talk about the issues that matter to you. They will be a great opportunity to learn, discuss and meet new connections.
This years’ Lets Discuss series will be centred around several key areas: adjudication, mediation, technology, and diversity and inclusion.
Each area will have a several events, spread throughout the year, each focusing on a relevant topic. It’s up to you, our members to decide, what those topics will be. Join us for the Let’s Discuss sessions and influence the conversation with your ideas, learn from fellow ADR professionals and shape the future discussion around topics that matter to you.
We will confirm events as we go through the year to ensure they are always based on the most relevant issues of the moment.
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Tope Adeyemi is a Barrister and Arbitrator practising from 33 Bedford Row Chambers in London. Her practice focuses on Regulatory Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of its London Branch Committee.
Natalia Otlinger MCIArb is a Trainee Solicitor at HFW LLP in London (1st seat - Ship Finance, 2nd seat - Commodities Litigation, 3rd seat - Shipping Litigation (international secondment in Piraeus, Greece), current seat - Aerospace Litigation) with a specific interest in international arbitration. Having obtained a Master's degree in Law from the University of Silesia in Poland, her passion for arbitration led her to London. She completed GDL with MA at the University of Law and LPC LLM at the BPP University and obtained a Distinction from both of these courses. She also worked in PR positions at CIArb and DLA Piper.
Natalia became interested in ADR by participation in the Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot in Vienna and Foreign Direct Investment Moot in London. She has been involved in the Vis Moot competition since then as coach and arbitrator on various pre-moots in Prague, Warsaw, London, Riga and Hannover. She is also a Member and PR Officer of the London Branch Committee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators