Participating as an Expert Assessor in the IBA-VIAC CDRC Vienna Mediation & Negotiation Competition (CDRC Vienna) can be an enriching and rewarding experience for professionals and mediation experts.

Here are five compelling reasons to get involved:

Mentorship Opportunities: As an Expert Assessor, you have the chance to mentor and guide the next generation of dispute resolution professionals. Your expertise and insights can help aspiring mediators and negotiators refine their skills and navigate complex scenarios effectively.

Stay Updated: The CDRC Vienna uses the case of the Willem C Vis Arbitration Moot. This case is renowned for its currency, the challenging complexities, and it features contemporary and testing dispute resolution issues. Working with the case will keep you up-to-date with the latest trends and issues in the field and deepen your understanding of real-world disputes. It also sharpens your understanding of new trends in mediation and negotiation in a near-to-real mediation environment.

Networking: Networking is a central pillar of the CDRC Vienna and our Expert Assessors closely interact with students and fellow professionals, creating a valuable network. These connections can lead to collaborative opportunities, partnerships, or even job offers in the future.

Sharpen Your Skills: Assessing mediation sessions requires a keen eye for detail and an understanding of effective mediation and negotiation techniques and strategies. This refines your own skills, as you evaluate and provide constructive feedback to participants.

Personal Fulfillment: Giving back to the mediation community by assessing competitions can be personally fulfilling. It allows you to contribute to the growth and development of the field while witnessing the progress of emerging talents.

Our Expert Assessors are incredibly dedicated and generous colleagues, giving freely their time, a wealth of knowledge, and great expertise to the CDRC Vienna, its competitors, and other professionals.

However, participating as an Expert Assessor in the CDRC Vienna is not just about giving. It is also about gaining valuable experiences, connections, and knowledge that can enhance your professional journey. It’s a win-win opportunity that benefits both the mediators of tomorrow and your own career.

Join us in Vienna from Friday, 5 July 2024 to Wednesday, 10 July 2024 as an Expert Assessor!

The application period for Expert Assessors will open on Wednesday, 15 November 2023 and closes on Friday, 16 February 2024.