The first cycle of the Branch Mentoring Programme, which was launched in March 2021, ended its activities in March 2022. The cycle included 4 mentoring groups each composed of 4 mentees guided by an expert mentor and active mentor supporter. This cycle included a number of interesting activities for the groups, including the conduct of meetings and mock cases at CRCICA premises.
The feedback forms received by the Branch showed the mentees’ satisfaction with the program, stating that “the mentoring activities have been effective in their understanding of the arbitration and ADR” and “contributed to their professional development in conducting research and facilitating professional connections and networking”. According to one of mentees, ““I have learned and seen some valuable and practical insights of the arbitration process that would have been very hard (nearly impossible) to encounter on my own (through my academic studies).”
It is worth noting that the Branch Mentoring Programme is the first Programme initiated by a CIArb Branch in the region and exclusive for CIArb young members under 40. The second cycle will begin in May 2022.
To watch the video of some mentoring activities, please click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv84uz7rkfw
For more information about the Branch Mentoring Programme and application for the role of a Mentee or a Mentor Supporter, please click here: