Katarzyna Przyłuska-Ciszewska (Poland)

Katarzynais an attorney at law (since 2004) and a certified mediator of ADR Group in London (since 2011), as well as of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, London (since 2017). Between 2011 and 2019, she was the President of the Mediation Center for The Polish Bar Council. She is an academic, coach, and a trainer. She was a pioneer in mediation development in Poland where she first initiated the Mediation Week. She is a member of the ELSA mediation competition for Polish students and has been a judge and mediator in the ICC Mediation Competition for a number of years. In 2019, Katarzyna has been awarded a Weinstein JAMS International Fellowship.

Katarzyna was a member of the Social Council of ADR at the Ministry of Justice from 2016-2019. Currently, she is a member of the Consultative Council Mediation Centre at the Court of Arbitration of the Confederation of Private Employers “Lewiatan”. She has been appointed in 2013 for group of Ministry of Economy in questions of system solutions in range of amicable method of solving economic dispute, economic activities facilitating practice. In 2016, she completed the Regional Mediator Workshop training organized by the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) of the World Bank Group and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators for international arbitrators. Further, she has published several articles on mediation, ethics, dignity and mindfulness in mediation and negotiation.

She is a graduate of the Law Faculty, Warsaw University and has completed negotiation classes at Harvard Law School and Pepperdine Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution, which focused primarily on facilitating  difficult conversations and workplace conflicts and harassment regarding women.

She speaks fluent Polish, English, and Italian.