The Marian Conflict Resolution Centre (MCRC) of the Catholic University College of Ghana is set to hold its 2018 Professional Mediation Training with the aim of boosting the human resource capacity for the Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) industry in Ghana.
The five-day annual training programme, which would be held from August 6, at the university at Fiapre-Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region, is expected to offer the needed training to equip prospective mediators for professional practice.
Topics to be treated at the session are Introduction to ADR, Mediation Skills, , Understanding Conflict, Communication in Conflict Resolution, Ethical Obligations of Mediators, and Practical Challenges of Mediation among others,
It is targeting a cross section of professionals including legal and media practitioners, religious and traditional leaders, educationists, politicians, human resource managers, unionists, security personnel and students.
According to the Centre, the programme would be chaired by a retired High Court Judge, Justice Emmanuel Atto Assan, who is the Board Chairman of MCRC.
Mr Osei Poku, Communications Officer of the Centre, explains to the ADR Daily that this year’s training programme has been enhanced in response to the needs of trainees and the demands of the ADR industry.
He noted that the Centre’s focus on professional mediation training is to address the deficit of mediators needed by private and public sector institutions, especially the Judicial Service in enhancing its Court-Connected ADR Programme