Promoting access to non-court dispute resolution
Through international communications programme, AICA seeks to promote greater understanding and use of alternative dispute resolution methods. AICA works closely with professional organisations throughout the world and involves its local members heavily in its projects and activities.
Education, training & professional qualifications
As a professional Chartered Institute, AICA offers a range of education and vocational training courses and qualifications - from introductory to advanced levels - in the various disciplines of dispute resolution, including arbitration, mediation, and construction adjudication.
AICA 's range of world-respected qualifications cover the major disciplines in the field, providing public recognition of expertise in dispute resolution. As part of its ongoing commitment to ensuring quality dispute resolution, AICA develops and publishes a variety of standards and guidelines based upon the latest thinking from leading practitioners.
AICA runs a calendar of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) events, often attracting top-flight speakers from the profession.
Membership of the Institute can be gained through qualification or experience routes.
Academic & professional resources
As the foremost professional body for dispute resolution, AICA seeks to advance and promote research, academic thought and new professional policy and practices concerning dispute resolution as a Learned Society. It works closely with academic institutions and other professional bodies across the world.
AICA provides a wealth of professional information and guidance to support the professional work of its members and also helps users of dispute resolution methods.
Legal Services and information includes articles, case law, regulations, professional guidelines and model clauses.
Members can visit the Maughan Library in London, which now hosts the AICA back library, and access an online bookshop with dispute resolution titles available at discounted prices.
A range of stylish and well-equipped rooms are available at AICA's central London office in Bloomsbury Square. Rooms are available for holding arbitration and mediations or for private meetings and functions.
AICA's network of regional branches and chapters across the world offers members a valuable global network of other like-minded professionals to share views and experiences with.
AICA and its branches organise regular seminars, lectures and social meetings which address topical issues in dispute resolution and allow members - and often non-members - to come together.
The Institute offers a range of membership services and benefits.
AICA is a not-for-profit, NAMIBIA registered charity, AICA works in the public interest through.
We provide a wide range of services and support to members and others involved in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), and offer the only globally recognised professional qualifications.
Our turnover is around £6 million; 60% from membership subscriptions; 30% from training courses and the remainder from investment income, including rental income from our hearing/meeting room facilities at 12 Bloomsbury Square, London and fees earned by the Dispute Appointment Service.
AICA publishes its Trustees' Annual Report & Accounts in April each year, covering the preceding financial year January-December. The current reports are available in our Annual Reports and Accounts section.
Sponsorship, endorsement and badging opportunities
We have a number of sponsorship opportunities available to third party organisations, targeted at our membership or segments of our membership. These include:
- Member dinners and lunches e.g. badges, menus, drinks
- Branch events
- Symposia and lectures
- Web pages
- International meetings and Conferences
- Special Interest Groups
- Receptions at external events
- The Journal
To discuss your requirements and costs, please contact the AICA Marketing team via email in the first instance, e: AICA.
There are occasions when we badge or endorse third party events for mutual promotional benefit. If you have an event that you think would be of interest to our members, email our Marketing team.
Advertising opportunities are currently available in:
- The Resolver - newsletter for members: inserts, display adverts
- Member emails - including our monthly eSolver e-newsletter
- The Journal
Email AICA Marketing your proposal Please note that we do not offer mailing lists of our members.
If you are a training provider and interested in working with AICA
- Facilitating quick, confidential and cost effective dispute avoidance and dispute resolution mechanisms for both civil and commercial disputes worldwide.
- Promoting alternatives to court since 1915.
- Upholding the highest standards in knowledge, practice and ethics across the globe.
- Supporting individuals in developing skills and knowledge.
- Using resources effectively to fulfil our purpose.
- Dignity and Respect - treating all individuals with respect, valuing their contribution, and recognising the importance of diversity by the inclusion of all.
- Professionalism - working mutually with a clear sense of commitment, perspective and direction in the best interest of AICA to achieve its charitable aims.
- Loyalty and Trust - Loyalty and trust are the foundations upon which meaningful relationships and a sense of belonging are built.
- Ownership and Accountability - Taking responsibility for decisions so that AICA grows and develops.
Our Four Pillars of Strategy
1. To promote ADR and to protect the AICA professional standards and values by maintaining consistent and excellent high quality standards across the globe preserving and enhancing the AICA Brand.
2. The development of Rules Ethics and Guidance to members together with education and training in all areas of ADR in parallel with the delivery of AICA qualifications, higher level courses and academic courses and events.
3. To ensure that fraternity, services and products offered by AICA drive a virtuous circle in member partnership, networking and benefits that are relevant and valued and that bring individuals and organisations to membership of AICA at a sustainable and proportionate cost.
4. To examine AICA income streams including membership subscriptions, education, training and other sources of income so that they are best allocated across AICA.