Mr. Gamey (seated middle) and dignataries with the graduands
Mr. Gamey (seated middle) and dignitaries with the graduands
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The Gamey and Gamey ADR Institute has held its 19th graduation ceremony during which 22 students graduated in Professional Executive Master of Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR).

As part of the year-long training, the students were equipped with skills for self-mediation, leadership or managerial mediation, executive mediation and professional mediation using the Prepare, Uncover, Learn, Search and Explain (PULSE) Frame.

As part of the ceremony, the 20th batch of 32 fresh students for the Professional Executive Master of (PEM) ADR was also enrolled.

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Addressing the ceremony, Mr Austin Gamey, Chief Executive Officer of Gamey and Gamey Group, congratulated the graduands for the achievement.

He urged them to efficiently utilise the knowledge gained through the training by contributing to the growth of the ADR industry.

He reminded them of the need to be honest, and uphold professionalism in their practice, and also help to resolve disputes in society.

Touching on the essence of the ADR concept, which he said was “erroneously called Alternative Dispute Resolution,” he indicated that the concept has become universally accepted and had influenced the introduction of specialised ways of resolving conflicts such as commercial cases, land, chieftaincy, family, communal disputes among others.

According to Mr Gamey, the increasing spate of conflicts, particularly land disputes, calls for more action by mediators to restore peace in communities.

“The rate of land disputes in recent times is very devastating,” he said.

Also, he said the rate at which divorce is being recorded calls for a review of the pre-marital counselling sessions, “and more so the counsellors who school would-be couples in counselling sessions may reconsider their method of counselling.”

Regarding the progress of the Gamey and Gamey Group, he announced that the organisation would next month open the Gamey and Co ADR Centre to expand its service delivery to the public.

Among other objectives, the Centre would offer a platform for ADR practitioners to efficiently practice, and also help organisations and individuals to resolve disputes without acrimony.

Mrs Joyce Atta Gyamfi, a legal practitioner and Class President, expressed appreciation to the management of the Institute for imparting support throughout the course and gave the assurance that they would use the knowledge gained to deliver quality ADR services.

The participants were presented with certificates for completing the course.

By Nii Adotey/