Workshops last for a half day or full day, depending on the topic, and class size is limited to maximize interaction. Each participant receives a certificate of completion from the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation. All workshops can also be provided on an "in-house" basis for a fixed daily rate.
The Dispute Resolution Board Foundation currently offers the following workshops:
Dispute Resolution in Multicultural Environments
This training workshop features an introductory session focused on the following topics, followed by interactive training in small groups, each led by an experienced DRBF panel of tutors and followed by a plenary discussion.
|Topic 1||Standard Form Contracts for Civil Law Countries? The World Bank Standard Bidding Document for Civil Works Contracts in Civil Law Countries and the ICC Model Form Turnkey Contract for Major Projects.|
|Topic 2||Multicultural Considerations: DBs in Countries in Transition from Communism; Countries with Religious Law as Part of Their Culture; in Developing Countries with Insecure Bureaucracies.|
|Topic 3||Dispute Resolution Buffet: UK Statutory Adjudication; Compulsory Mediation; Ad Hoc DBs. Do we say "Farewell" to Dispute Prevention?|
|Topic 4||The Use of Experts Compared: Civil Law/Common Law, "Expertise"/Independent Expert Witness; Witness Conferencing (a.k.a. "Hot Tubbing").|
Introduction to International Contracts Using DABs
This half-day workshop is designed to introduce practitioners to the use of Dispute Adjudications Boards (DABs) on international contracts. The session includes:
This course is taught by David Heslett, a British chartered civil engineer with 40 years of international construction experience and principal owner and managing director of European Construction Ventures Ltd, a management consulting, training, project management, and claims consultancy firm for the International Construction industry; and Gwyn Owen, an attorney and civil engineer with over 35 years experience in the construction industry. Mr. Owen is president-elect of the DRBF, is a published author on the subject of Dispute Boards, and is active in other industry organizations including the ICE, and has on various committees and steering groups regulating the activities of adjudicators and dispute boards both in the UK and internationally.
Dispute Review Boards: A New Process for Dispute Resolution
This workshop is an introductory, day-long program designed to educate participants about what DRBs are, how and why they work and how they can be incorporated into a project. This workshop covers current trends and methods of minimizing and managing construction claims and disputes through the use of DRBs. This program-intended for owners, engineers, architects, contractors and lawyers-is designed to help gain a better understanding of allocation of risks, methods of claims control and resolution and their impact on costs. It will also focus on application and implementation of Dispute Review Boards in construction projects. This workshop is general in nature and designed to be given before larger groups. It includes lecture, video and PowerPoint presentations. This workshop can also be shortened to a half-day, if necessary. Topics covered include:
Dispute Review Board Advanced Update Workshop
The Administration and Practice Workshop is an intensive, one-day training program designed to provide basic skills training for people who are interested in or are serving on DRBs. It includes case study, lecture, demonstrations, exercises and the exchange of experiences and suggestions for the effective use of the DRB process. The following subjects are included:
Dispute Resolution Board Users Workshop
This workshop is specifically for contractors, owners and their employees who are contemplating the use of or are involved in projects using DRBs. It is an intensive, one-day training program designed to provide basic skills training for people who are interested in working with or are using DRBs on all types of projects. It includes case study, lecture, demonstrations, exercises and the exchange of experiences and suggestions for the effective use of the DRB process. The following subjects are included:
Dispute Review Board Chairing Workshop
The workshop is an intensive, one-day program designed to address the issues involved in chairing DRBs and is for practitioners who are interested in or are currently serving as DRB chairs. It includes case study, lecture, demonstrations, exercises, discussion of chairing issues and the exchange of experiences and suggestions for improving the DRB process for owners, contractors and DRB members. It is recommended that participants have taken the Dispute Review Board Administration and Practice Workshop prior to attending this one. The following subjects are included:
For additional information on these workshops, feel free to contact the DRBF.