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Driving Robust Dispute Resolution Programs as a Value-Added Strategy

Addressing weak points within your ADR programs and developing your program to the next level for greater cost effectiveness and resolution outcome can be a daunting task for any In-House Counsel. To succeed in the increasingly complex and competitive business environment, you must have an extremely capable ADR program to tackle business-related disputes that constantly threaten organization’s resources and bottom line. Mitigating and controlling dispute risks and costly litigation can be achieved through a properly managed, robust and aligned ADR strategy integrated with customized DRP programs and mediation champions to drive strategic value. It’s not uncommon for ADR programs to be underestimated in value or aligned to real business and resolution impact. To change perceptions and achieve strategic goals, In-House Legal Leaders must engage the business and stakeholders by understanding their critical goals and then demonstrate how ADR can achieve the resolution required.

Turning 'Theory' into 'Practice'?

This program will combine an overview of the ingredients and methodology required to elevate your established ADR program to the next level of value creation and capabilities that can position itself as a competitive advantage for the organization.  

Who should attend?

SVP’s, VP’s, Directors and Senior Managers from cross- Industry organizations with responsibilities in: • In-House Counsels • Legal Affairs/ Counsel/ Strategy • Project Professionals • Contract Advisors • Legal Advisors • ADR • Arbitration • Mediation • Conflict Resolution • Disputes • Litigation

Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation

Understand How to Best Design, Implement and Utilize ADR Programs that Meets Your Organization’s Needs and Realize Significant Legal Cost Reductions

·         Discover most effective approaches in ADR in most common corporate dispute types: Commercial, Employment, environmental, Intellectual property, real estate and construction

·         Understand various types of dispute resolutions and best ones to apply to various dispute scenarios

·         Establish key assessment and case review processes to determine best ADR approaches

  • Explore effective corporate governance and leadership approaches to ADR programs

 

Continue to Create Value as You Advance Your In-House ADR programs

·         Drive ROI by realizing significant reduction of legal costs by reducing litigation

·         Integrate ADR process excellence into the context of overall business optimization

·         Formalize a systematic approach of analyzing disputes for corrective actions

·         Determine effective strategies for current and future use of your ADR programs

 

Integrate DRP within your ADR processes for Increased Usability and Resolution in Early Disputes

  • Integrate an effective customized Dispute Resolution Program within your existing ADR program for a value-added strategy

·         Generate savings through earlier, more systematic and rapid resolution

·         Align DRP programs to the company’s culture, ADR program structure and needs

·         Control expenses through significant cost savings through pre-suit exchange of documents and information

·         Establish Effective Measurement Reporting for Program Effectiveness

  • Explore advanced mediation and dispute resolution strategies to employ

 

Recruiting Pre-Suit Mediators within ADR Constraints

·         Understand common constraints of obtaining effective mediators best fit to the needs of the case

·         Explore selection and vetting process and key considerations when choosing mediators

·         Explore the value of using local mediators to specific cases

·         Retainer relatiohships

 

What is the Role of ADR in 2013 and Beyond? How is it Changing?

·         What does it mean to provide Dispute Resolution and mediation service

·         Examine changing perceptions and expectations of ADR and In-House Counsels

·         Does ADR provide real resolution, objectives, strategies, risks and cost control

·         Assessing the role of In-House Counsel to ADR

·         Examine changing perceptions and expectations of ADR and In-House Counsels

 

 

Building a Vision for your ADR Program, and Strategies to Achieve It

·         Details..

·         Benchmark best practices on ADR programs and management methodologies

·         Formalize a systematic approach of analyzing disputes for corrective actions

·         Discover most effective starting approaches in ADR in most common corporate dispute types: Commercial, Employment, environmental, Intellectual property, real estate and construction

·         Manage conflict within early dispute phases utilizing “Early Warning and Case Assessment”

·         Discuss and evaluate Ethical Business Dilemmas

Modern Strategies and Techniques for ADR Programs that Address what Matters to the Business Now

·         ADR governance process and Risk Management

·         Navigating challenges of ADR strategy and program management

·         In-House Counsel’s role of addressing risks in commercial disputes, litigation, arbitration, ADR

·         Negotiating effective actions in response to disputes and driving change that matters

·         Details..

 

Establish Effective Measurement Reporting for Quality Control and Measuring Program Effectiveness

·         Create an effective ADR  management strategy to tackle how to effectively manage the multiple capabilities and value-add of dispute cases

·         Ensure sustainability of future cases as well as current ones

·         Create visible displays of project and stakeholder analysis

·         Enable effective change management across the organization

Benefits to you

·         Understand various types of commercial dispute types and effective  resolutions to apply within ADR programs

·         Establish key assessment and case review processes to determine best ADR approaches

·         Drive ROI by realizing significant reduction of legal costs by reducing litigation

·         Manage conflict within early dispute phases utilizing “Early Case Assessment”

·         Continue to create value as you advance your in-House ADR programs

·         Explore systematic approaches to analyzing disputes for corrective actions

·         Determine effective strategies for current and future use of your ADR programs

·         Integrate effective practices and program enhancements within your ADR processes for increased usability and resolution in early disputes

·         Establish Effective Measurement Reporting for Program Effectiveness

·         Integrate ADR process excellence into the context of overall business optimization

  • Explore advanced mediation and dispute resolution strategies
  • Benchmark best practices on ADR programs and management methodologies
  • Discuss and evaluate Ethical Business Dilemmas
  • Explore effective corporate governance and leadership buy-in approaches to ADR programs
  • Understand how to best design, implement and utilize ADR programs that meets your organization’s needs and realize significant legal cost reductions
  • Establish effective training and engagement to drive an a culture geared towards utilizing ADR for disputes

Companies already benefiting include:

Duration of Course

2 Days Day Course

Course details

August 26-27, 2013 Chicago, IL

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