- Advertisement -

The alumni group of the Gamey and Gamey ADR Institute has announced the formation of the Association of PULSE Practitioners, Ghana (APPG) with the aim of supporting the promotion of professional mediation practice in Ghana.

Spearheaded by the 2022 Professional Executive Master of ADR (PEM.ADR) graduates of the Institute, the new association seeks to create the platform to promote the use of PULSE frame for the effective resolution of disputes in all sectors.

- advertisement -

PULSE is an acronym for an acclaimed five-stage (Prepare, Uncover, Learn, Search and Explain) framework used by mediators for conflict resolution.

Also meaning “People Using Language Skills Effectively” the PULSE frame, which is one of the key training tools at the Gamey and Gamey ADR Institute, serves as a critical guide for best conversation outcomes in all situations.

The formation of the association was part of an “Afadjato Declaration” made by participants at the end of a two-day mediation expedition to mount Afadja in the volta region in October last year.

President of the 2022 Cohort of the PEM.ADR, Michael Nana Yaw Aduhene Adu-Darko 

Michael Nana Yaw Aduhene Adu-Darko, P resident of the 2022 Cohort of the PEM.ADR  course, announced the plan for the association in his address at their graduation ceremony at the Gamey Apex Leadership Centre at Tema on Saturday.

According to him, the association would be launched soon after modalities for its establishment are completed, indicating that a class member, Dr. Kofi Anokye Owusu-Darko, who is a chartered banker and management consultant, was heading the committee working on the modalities.

Dr. Kofi Anokye Owusu-Darko

Nana Adu-Darko, who is also a Commissioner of the Public Service Commission, explained that the establishment of the association would help to mobilise graduates of the Gamey and Gamey ADR Institute to network for continuous learning, quality service delivery and enhanced contribution to the growth of Ghana’s ADR industry.

He, therefore, entreated all alumni of the Institute to join the association. which would also assist in promoting the welfare of ADR practitioners.

Lauding the high level of quality ADR training offered by the Institute, Nana Adu-Darko described the knowledge and skills gained through the 31-week training as “phenomenal.”

“We are confident that we have been adequately equipped with the skills needed to handle dispute cases in offering mediation and arbitration services,” he stressed.

The 29-member graduating cohort includes lawyers, human resource managers, bankers, medical practitioners, security officers, traditional leaders, union leaders, industrial relations officers, school administrators, pastors, university lecturers, media practitioners, and business executives.

They join over 570 graduates trained by the Institute since 2003 who are practicing in various fields.

The ceremony was held under the theme, “ADR: The Key to Sustainable National Peace, Wealth Creation, and Enhanced Productivity.”

By Benjamin Appiah Acquaye / www.adrdaily.com