By Florence de Vesvrotte (co-organizer of the World Mediation Summit)
MBBI attended the 3rd World Mediation Summit in Madrid this June.
The conference featured workshops and panel discussions on the various facets of mediation around the world and across all sectors.
MBBI, represented by board member, Elodie Van Sytzama, was a key player at the conference, and it was good to see the organization shine among European mediation professionals, as MBBI is currently expanding its operations in Europe.
In line with our values, Elodie presented on the power of mediation as an intersection between: community needs, business interests, governmental accountability and socially responsible development. She also powerfully advocated for an inclusive space for women in our field, introducing our ITI program. Span-English collaboration in the field of mediation is just in its infancy in Europe. But with little, the World Mediation Summit managed to gather professionals from more than 20 countries, and create a discussion within Spain about the need for practitioners to convene and share good practices. [Read more…]