The Marian Conflict Resolution Centre (MCRC) at the Catholic University College will open its 2021 annual Professional Mediation Training on Monday, August 9, with the objective of equipping participants with the requisite skills for mediation practice.
The five-day training programme, which is the flagship course of the Centre, has trained dozens of professionals from diverse backgrounds to become professional mediators.
In addition, the course, which is being conducted at the university at Fiapre-Sunyani in the Bono Region, continues to contribute to enhancing the human resource capacity for the Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) industry in Ghana.
A cross-section of professionals including legal practitioners, religious and traditional leaders, educationists, politicians, human resource managers, unionists, security personnel and law students have registered to participate in the training.
Topics to be treated at the session include Introduction to ADR, Mediation Skills, Understanding Conflict, Communication in Conflict Resolution, Ethical Obligations of Mediators, and Practical Challenges of Mediation, as well as stimulation exercises by the trainees.
Dr Vida Korang, Executive Director of the Centre, indicates that the course has been designed to effectively address emerging challenges in the ADR industry by equipping the trainees with advanced practical skills and knowledge.
The Centre, she explains, remains committed to enhancing its training programmes to meet the needs of prospective ADR practitioners to effectively serve the public.
Since its establishment in 2011, MCRC has acquired competence as an ADR training service provider. The centre in collaboration with Fordham University School of Law-New York, SEED Association-Switzerland, Hugh L. Carey Centre of Dispute Resolution-New York, St. John University School of Law-New York has trained people from diverse backgrounds as professional and certified mediators and arbitrators.