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‘Fireside Chat with AcIn’

Join us for an enlightening Fireside Chat on RJ for Incarcerated Youth: Diversion for Emerging Adults with the esteemed presence of Beth Koenig and Leo Hylton.

Participate in this exceptional dialogue and delve into the intricacies of employing restorative practices and justice for youth. Explore the array of opportunities as we endeavor to enhance the responsiveness and impact of our system.

Become a catalyst of global change.


Date: August 31, 2023
9:00 am - 10:30 am ET
8:00 am - 9:30 am CST
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm IST

Approximately 261,000 children globally are held in detention, according to a recent UNICEF report.  It's important to note that this number is likely an underestimation, as it excludes data from many countries. 
Restorative Justice is definitely emerging as a paradigm shift in the approach of enforcement agency towards a more sustainable future. 

Fireside Chat on Restorative Justice Programs for Young Adults offers a unique experience to learn about how restorative practices are being adopted by global organizations in addressing conflicts involving young adults. We will talk about the nuances of restorative approach of addressing the needs and challenges faced by the youth in conflict with law. 

This Chat will focus on the programs curated and conducted by Jeri Fields, RJ facilitator, DC Peace Team, USA, in dealing with the cases involving young adults with an aim to support them in taking responsibility for their act and repairing the harm done to the victim and the community.

Let's get together to engage in meaningful conversation on this very relevant topic.


Date: October 20, 2023
11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
08:30 am - 09:30 am PST
09:00 pm - 10:00 pm IST

🌐 The Future is Now! 🤖✨ Artificial Intelligence and Mediation are revolutionizing conflict resolution. Discover how cutting-edge technology is shaping the way we navigate disputes and foster collaboration. Join the conversation on the future of conflict resolution and unlock a world of innovative possibilities. 🚀🔮

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Date: 02.06.2023
Time: 07:30 pm - 09:00 pm (IST)
Platform- Zoom

Join us in our Fireside chat with Dr. Cheryl Picard, Expert Insight Mediation & Professor Emeritus, Charleton University, Canada on the topic "Helping Conflicting Parties make a wise decision with Insight Approach in Mediation." 
Insight Mediation third-party intervention that focuses on helping parties generate insights that expand what they understand about themselves, the situation, and those they are in conflict with, and reduce the sense of threat that is driving the need to defend and animating often debilitating conflict dynamics.


Date: 16.05.2023
Time: 07:30 pm - 09:00 pm (IST)
Platform- Zoom

Join us for the Fireside Chat by Accords International with Sudhanshu Batra, Ph.D. on 'Med-Arb: The Emerging Trends'.

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Date: January 15, 2023

Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm IST 

Join us for an enlightening Fireside Chat with Tara Ollapally on the "Importance of Pre-Mediation Preparation Sessions".
As a renowned mediator and trainer, Tara will share her expertise and insights on the significance of adequately preparing for mediation sessions. Don't miss this opportunity to learn valuable techniques and strategies that can enhance your mediation skills and improve your outcomes.
Register now to secure your spot and gain access to this exclusive event by Accords International.


Date: February 28, 2023
Time: 07:30-09:30 pm IST

Join us for a Fireside Chat on Rephrasing in Mediation as a Mediator's Tool!

Are you interested in learning more about the art of mediation and how it can be used to facilitate conflict resolution? Join us for a lively discussion on the powerful technique of rephrasing and how it can be used to enhance communication and understanding in mediation.

Whether you're a seasoned mediator or just starting out, this Fireside Chat is the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge and connect with other professionals in the field. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to explore the power of rephrasing in mediation! Register now to secure your spot.


Date: March 29, 2023
Time: 07:30-09:30 pm IST

10:00-11:30 EDT

Join us in our Fireside chat with #Pranjal Sinha, Co-founder/CEO of SAMA. and know how the mediation landscape is evolving in light of online dispute-resolution platforms. It is organized in collaboration with #ADR Cell MAIMS. 
No segment of our life has been bereft of the technological touch. When it comes to dispute resolution, the transition to virtual dispute resolution platforms is inevitable.


Date: April 15, 2023
Time: 07:00 - 8:30 pm

IST (09:30 - 11:00 am EDT)
Platform- Zoom

Join us in this Fireside Chat with Ekta Bahl on 'The Mediation Bill, 2021: Issues & Challenges".  The bill covers several areas including institutional mediation, creating a regulatory body, defining a service and training provider, role, qualifications, and training of mediators, online mediation, community mediation, the possibility of cross-border mediation, nature of pre-litigation mediation, and enforcement of mediated settlement agreements. 
This conversation aims to demystify all of these for all of our participants.


Date: November 30, 2022
Time: 8.30 - 9.45 PM IST

Join us for the Fireside Chat by Accords International with Loredana Teodorescu, PhD on 'Women in Mediation and International Peace and Security'.

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Date: December 20, 2022

Time: 7:30 pm IST (3 pm CET) 

To understand the point of views parties hold and their interests, mediator needs to know 'what, when and how to ask' certain questions.
Join us for a fireside Chat with Kenneth Cloke and Michael D. Lang on July 9, 2022 to learn the art of asking questions. The chat will be moderated by Upasana Singh, Founder and CEO, Accords International and Akanksha Marwah, Co-Founder and COO, Accords International. 


Date: July 9, 2022
Time: 9:30 - 10:30 PM IST

(9:00 - 10:00 AM PDT and 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST)

A Lawyer’s role in the mediation process is both of an advocate and advisor to the client. Even if the client is embroiled in litigation, he or she can still benefit from the process of mediation. Lawyers can assist their clients with this process in a number of ways. 

Join us in this fireside Chat with dispute resolution expert, A. J. Jawad on 'Mediation Advocacy: Partnering with the Mediator' to know how lawyers can assist their clients in arriving at a settlement. The chat will be moderated by Upasana Singh, Founder and CEO, Accords International, Akanksha Marwah, Co-Founder and COO, Accords International, and Megha Chaturvedi, Associate Partner, H.K. Law Offices.  


Date: August 8, 2022

Time: 6:30PM - 7:30PM IST

Accords International is here with another amazing learning opportunity, Fireside Chat with Dr Aman Hingorani and Ms Amymay Bowes followed by a Quiz Competition on 'Innovations in Conflict Resolution and Mediation'.


Date: September 06, 2022

Time: 6:30PM - 7:30PM IST

Join us for a fireside Chat with Kathleen Ruane Leedy, Bi-Coastal Mediator, USA on June 30, 2022 to learn how a mediator can unlock the deadlock between parties at dispute in a mediation. The chat will be moderated by Upasana Singh, Founder and CEO, Accords International and Akanksha Marwah, Co-Founder and COO, Accords International.


Date : June 30th 2022

Time : 5:30- 6:30 PM IST (8:00-9:00 AM EST)

Restorative justice is a philosophy that can help rebuild the communities which care and support. Join Akanksha Marwah and Upasana Singh, Co-Founders of Accords International while they get into conversation with Tim Chapman, Chair, European Forum for Restorative Justice, in AcIn's Fireside Chat on Building Restorative Justice Culture.


Date: May 24Time 

IST 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m 

(GMT 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.) 

Resolving conflicts is easy but doing it meaningfully is an art. AcIn envisions providing long-term sustainable conflict resolution approaches. Hence, we are embarking upon a journey to make conflict resolution a life skill with the commencement of ‘Fireside Chat with AcIn’.


AcIn organizes the Chat every month with mediators/ RJ facilitators/ Academicians/ Lawyers and other experts in the field of conflict resolution to sensitize its audience about innovative techniques of conflict resolution . It will explore how conflict resolution can be reformed to make its applicability effortless.


Fireside Chat with AcIn with Douglas Noll on Restorative Mediation.

Date- April 26, 2002

Time- 07:30-08:30 pm IST II 07:00- 08:00 am PDT II

02:00-03:00 pm GMT

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