Young ICCA Mentoring Programme
The Young ICCA Mentoring Programme is the first structured mentoring programme established within the international arbitration community. The programme was pioneered by ICCA and Young ICCA in 2011, and is now entering its 8th cycle.
The programme provides a unique platform for young professionals to connect with and learn from the experience of more senior members of the arbitration community, including members of ICCA’s Governing Board. Members of Young ICCA may apply to participate in the Mentoring Programme at the start of each new cycle.
Applications for the 8th cycle of the Young ICCA Mentoring Programme are now open.
If you would like to be a Mentee or a Buddy in the 2021-2022 cycle of the Programme, please review the below information carefully. The deadline for applications is 1 September 2020.
What is the Young ICCA Mentoring Programme?
The Young ICCA Mentoring Programme is the first structured mentoring programme within the international arbitration community. It provides Young ICCA Members with the opportunity to be mentored by eminent arbitration specialists within the ICCA Community. Mentees are organised into groups of 3-4 and assigned to a “Mentor” – a senior arbitration expert who is usually a member of ICCA’s Governing Board – and a “Buddy” – an established mid-level arbitration practitioner. Together, the Mentor, Buddy and Mentees form a “Mentoring Group”.
Each Mentoring Group works together for two years. During this period, the Mentor and Buddy will be available to each of the Mentees in their group to provide advice and career guidance, as well as to impart arbitration wisdom and practical know-how. Guidelines outlining the role of each Mentoring Group participant – Mentor, Buddy and Mentee – and possible activities for each Mentoring Group are available below. Young ICCA Mentoring Guidelines and Recommendations »
How to Apply
If, after reviewing the below information you have any questions, please contact the Young ICCA Mentoring Programme Coordinators Emily Hay and Krystle Baptista by email at email@example.com.
APPLY TO BE A MENTEE
Who should apply?
All current Young ICCA members are eligible to apply to become Mentees in the Young ICCA Mentoring Programme. The programme is best suited to young professionals interested in international arbitration. In selecting Young ICCA Members for participation in the Programme, Young ICCA aims to achieve a broad diversity and a wide geographical distribution, including appropriate representation of Mentee applicants from countries that are underrepresented in the field of international arbitration. Applicants must have completed an initial law degree (though may be advanced students).
What are the responsibilities of the Mentee?
- Have a strong commitment to participating in activities and events set up by the Mentor and Buddy.
- Communicate regularly with both the Mentor and Buddy.
- Be available to participate in conference calls, draft articles and/or organize/participate in conferences/workshops/other events as established by the Mentor and Buddy.
- Respect and learn from their Co-Mentees and the process of the Programme.
- Applications received after the deadline of 1 September will not be accepted under any circumstances;
- Incomplete applications will be disregarded;
- No special accommodation shall be made to successful applicants, i.e., any requests for a specific Mentor or group.
- Due to the overwhelming number of applications Young ICCA expects to receive for this upcoming Programme, no feedback will be given to applicants who are not selected to participate in the 2021-2022 Mentoring Programme.
- It is up to the applicants to ensure that they enter the correct information in the application form, particularly with respect to the region and country in which they will be based over the next two years, to the extent that this is known.
- As the Mentoring Programme can only accommodate a limited number of Mentees, the applicant’s letter of motivation plays an important part in the selection process. The letter of motivation will assist the Programme Coordinators to identify candidates who demonstrate commitment and motivation and to match them with the most suitable Mentors and Buddies.
To apply for a Mentee role in the Programme, please click here.
APPLY TO BE A BUDDY
Who should apply?
Buddies must be under 45 years old and should have a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in the field of arbitration (e.g. employment with a law firm with participation in an arbitration practice; employment at a recognised arbitral institute; employment or link to an academic institution in the fields of arbitration/dispute resolution). It is up to the applicants to ensure that they enter the correct information, particularly with respect to the region and country in which they expect to be based in the next two years, to the extent possible.
What are the responsibilities of the Buddy?
- Be a full, active and available participant in the Mentoring Group meetings and activities.
- Have the willingness and ability to organize events and activities in consultation with the Mentor and take initiative in doing so where appropriate.
- Contribute to the strategic aims of the Programme by assisting the Mentor in planning the overall agenda for the calendar year.
- Collaborate with the Mentor and Mentees to set up activities.
- Communicate with Mentees regularly to ensure they are engaged in the Programme, and answer reasonable queries from Mentees regarding career development, arbitration practice and arbitration know-how.
- Applications received after the deadline of 1 September will not be accepted under any circumstances
- Incomplete applications will be disregarded
To apply for a Buddy role in the Programme, please click here.
Young ICCA Mentoring Programme Mentors
The Young ICCA Mentoring Programme would not be possible without the support and investment of its Mentors. Young ICCA wishes to extend its gratitude to the following individuals who have and continue to provide young practitioners with invaluable guidance throughout the 6th and 7th cycles of the Young ICCA Mentoring Programme:
2019 – 2020
- Gary Born
- Kevin Kim
- Toby Landau
- Johnny Veeder
- Laurent Aynes
- John Fellas
- William Park
- Eduardo Siquieros
- Andrew Clarke
- Albert Jan van den Berg
- Pierre Tercier
- Funke Adekoya
- Mohamed Abdel Raouf
- Klaus Reichert
- Klaus Sachs
- Yves Fortier
2020 – 2021
- Anke Sessler
- Claus von Wobeser
- Douglas Jones
- Eduardo Zuleta
- Emilia Onyema
- Huawei Sun
- James Hosking
- John Ohaga
- Shaheda Peeroo
- Karyl Nairn
- Loretta Malintoppi
- Michael Schneider
- Nayla Comair Obeid
- Chan Leng Sun
- Vera van Houtte
- Vladimir Khvalei
- Albert Jan van den Berg