Being on the PracticeForte Board of Advisors.

I am privileged to be part of this enterprise that PracticeForte is engaged on. As a mediator, a trainer and a teacher, PracticeForte’s values of “Building Peace, Building Expertise” resonate very strongly with me.  Manifested in practice and life, this leads to both empowerment and collaboration, and puts it along the path of “creating a world to which people want to belong”.

Joel Lee is a Professor at the Faculty of Law, the National University of Singapore.  Joel co-pioneered the teaching of Negotiation and Mediation in the Singapore Universities and has played a significant role in furthering the development of mediation in Singapore, not just in education but in practice.  A graduate of Victoria University of Wellington and Harvard Law Schools, Joel is a partner of with CMP-Cambridge (USA) and a principal mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre.

Joel was a member of the International Mediation Institute’s Independent Standards Commission and Intercultural Taskforce and was also a key member of the Ministry of Law’s Working Group on International Commercial Mediation.  Joel is presently the founding Chair of the Board of the Singapore International Mediation Institute. He is also a Certified Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).

Joel has taught overseas at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), University of Law, Economics and Science of Aix-Marseille (Aix-en-Provence France) and Anglia Law School (UK) and is also the co-editor and co-author of the book “An Asian Perspective on Mediation” and the “Singapore Mediation Handbook”, and the General Editor of the Asian Journal onMediation.  In 2011, Joel was awarded the Outstanding Educator Award which is the National University of Singapore’s highest teaching award.

“A fifth generation descendent of Wing Chun Grandmaster Yip Man, Joel teaches Wing Chun as his own form of ADR”.

“At the launch of the Singapore Mediation Handbook”.

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