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Arbitral Women Diversity Toolkit Training Event - March 12, 2020


The Toolkit is a full-day* training course for all those who want to make a difference to Diversity taking place on March 12, 2020. Groups are ideally from 20 to 30 at most. A day of mini-lectures, video clips, participatory exercises and guided workshops helps participants to make the business case for diversity, and to recognize the unconscious biases that make Diversity difficult. The goal is for each person to leave the workshop with a personal diversity plan - a goal that is achievable in that person's circumstances by a series of actions leading to behavioural change. A follow-up survey will assess the long-term influence of the Toolkit training for each participant.

*7 training hours excluding lunch; from 9.00am to 5.00pm.



Louise Barrington (right) is an independent arbitrator and mediator based in Hong Kong and Toronto. She was one of the first Chartered Arbitrators in Asia and has taught and assessed for the Institute for 20 years. As one of the two founders of ArbitralWomen, she has been studying the role of women and promoting women in international dispute resolution for 25 years. In 2006 she moderated the first panel to deal with Diversity in a seminal conference entitled "The Changing Face of International Arbitration" and since then has regularly presented Diversity issues on four continents. With a grant from AAA-ICDR she led the creation of the Diversity Toolkit, and since its inauguration in late 2018 has presented it in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, as well as training others to deliver it in their own jurisdictions.

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