In the dispute resolution world, our intensely procedure-based system needs re-examination to move towards clarity, simplicity and accessibility to multiple mechanisms of dispute resolution. Changes are sought for handling conflict. These changes are not driven primarily by lawyers, bar associations, judges, or court administrators, but are being pushed most significantly by the disputants and litigants themselves. The long delays and hurdles in dispute resolution are out of sync with the fast pace of life in our newly digitized society. Disputants now demand more efficient resolution processes that deliver outcomes in days or weeks instead of months or years.
This is one of the objectives and missions of APCAM – to create efficiency and professionalism in Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanisms. Any dispute resolution procedure becomes effective when it is grounded in protecting core values such as due process, access to justice, fairness, objectivity, and equal protection. The pursuit of creating such professionalism requires more nimble understandings of human conflict and dispute resolution. We have to avoid the trap of unqualified ADR romanticism. These changes bring new challenges, surely, but they also present opportunities.
We need to focus on how people use ADR processes and not assume that any particular ADR processes have universal, intrinsic qualities independent of how people use them. We need to adopt a new competency model for professionals and users who are engaged in ADR. One way is to educate the ADR professionals, ADR providers and ADR Users to develop and promote standards. The goals would be to help the disputants effectively, efficiently, and ethically resolve their disputes, ensure compliance with the values of the ADR profession, and serve the public good.
APCAM Academy marks the Centre’s evolution into a multi-dimensional centre-of-excellence by providing affordable, innovative, dynamic, practical and comprehensive ADR training and guidance programs, with a view to enhance the quality and professionalism in ADR for both neutrals and practitioners.
With the objective to provide the best professional international disputes resolution services with high-quality dispute resolution neutrals, APCAM has developed a well-designed ACPAM’s Accreditation system for both neutrals and the relative training courses. In accordance with the APCAM’s Accreditation system, the course seeking the accredited or certified by APCAM should be conducted by APCAM Certified Trainers (ACTs).
APCAM is committed to maintain the high professional standards of International Mediation and Arbitration. Among others, developing a high-quality trainer team is of a paramount importance. The APCAM Certified Trainers Training Program aims to develop a new generation of high-quality mediation and arbitration training experts by offering cutting-edge knowledge on international dispute resolution instruments and their application in the current global regime under an intensive and interactive training model. Graduate of the APCAM Certified Trainers Training Program is eligible to be qualified as APCAM Certified Trainers (ACTs) and conduct training programs and courses certified by APCAM worldwide.
For maintaining high standards and professionalism, APCAM has developed well-designed certified training programs for mediators and arbitrators, which will be imparted by the respective centres. On successful completion of an APCAM Certified program, the participant will be qualified to apply for accreditation under the APCAM Accreditation norms, which would empanel the participant as a mediator or arbitrator in the roster of all the APCAM centres. Certified training programs, afford the opportunity to expand the horizon of your ADR practice in global platform, as only APCAM Certified neutrals are entitled to mediate or arbitrate in cross border disputes in all APCAM centres available in appx. 10 different countries in the Asia-Pacific.
APCAM Academy is introducing “APCAM Lecture Series”, as a new competency model learning program, that shines a spotlight on the important role of improving problem-solving skills, communication, increased focus on technology & innovation, innate technicalities etc. To add value, leading and internationally acclaimed ADR professionals, academics, industry experts as well as academicians will be invited to share their knowledge, skills and experience. This will be a free online academic conversation conducted monthly. Register yourself for getting the details.